Janani Mangai Srinivasan, Wake Forest University
These creators will guide you through everything from junk journaling to the art of the 3D pen.
Mirella Gonzales, Texas Tech University
Say goodbye to any spare time you had left because Club Penguin Rewritten is the perfect recreation of your favorite childhood game.
Seemingly simple and repetitive open-ended games like Minecraft and Animal Crossing can positively influence your mental health.
Nanda Illahi, Okayama University
These games will have you so consumed that you’ll forget about any quarantines.
Janella Tibbetts, Framingham State University
First appearing almost 20 years ago, the franchise is back with a new game that has all of the fun of its predecessors.
Lisa Lilianstrom, Northern Illinois University
This game isn’t just fun puzzles and a psychotic teddy bear. Its relevant mental health metaphors make it the perfect game to get you through a lonely quarantine.
The best part? These little known video games won’t cost you much to play. Some of them are even free.
Bradford Smith, Louisiana State University
You’re not necessarily born with the talent — with enough dedication, anyone can achieve pro gaming glory.
Kayla Placide, University at Buffalo
Both shows are based on beloved fantasy books, but are they comparable?
Video game creators have feelings too, and it’s time for us to start treating them like the human beings they are.
Which one is better? The battle rages on.
Nathan Coles, Oakland University
The sequel to Overwatch introduces a lot of exciting additions for fans to experience.
Gabriel Egbert, University of Louisville
Amazon Prime hopes to ride the fantasy wave with a show based on this 14-book series.
The 2020 presidential election is seeing a new challenger.
Matthew Robison, University of South Florida
This clever combination of the stealth and point-and-click subgenres encourages a penchant for mayhem.
Sure, it’s fun to play video games, but how about making them?
The little Swedish company that could is making a big name for itself.
Maddy Ipema, Columbia College Chicago
Hip-hop culture needs to make female representation and diversity a priority.
Emma Dailey Mitchell, Columbia College Chicago
They survived Defy. Now let’s see who survived the Apocalypse.
Brandon Suss, University of South Carolina
In a world where the show doesn’t exist, and this isn’t a tie-in product, it would just be a boring video game.
Don’t let these fly under your radar, or you’ll miss out on some truly weird and wonderful games.
Paige Brauser, Connecticut College
It’s basically ‘Mario Party’ on your phone.
Jillian Morris, Chapman University
These style savants are pushing the world of jawns into overdrive.
Grace John, Rutgers University
A fierce, multilingual, female rapper? Yes, please.
Sometimes procrastination is a good thing.
Jocelyn Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
Be prepared to pause while you try and stop laughing.
Thomas Turner, University of Rhode Island
It’s definitely not a traditional game review, but that might be a good thing.
Sierra Zareck, Haverford College
And the future is bright.
Becca Blyn, Harvey Mudd College
We’re all in the ‘Endgame’ now.
The new beta from Bethesda has been almost universally panned, and it’s not even technically out yet.
Anastasia Cottone, St. Bonaventure University
Like the food they eat, Rhett and Link are hilarious but weird.
Tiger Woods dominated golf for a decade by incorporating strength training. Gamers would do well to take note.
The meticulous detailing, variety of available cars and emphasis on the driving experience have already landed the game a shelf of accolades.
Carrie Christensen, Pensacola Christian College
‘Fornite’ Monopoly, anyone?
Casey LaValley, Ferris State University
It’s time to even the score.
Winter may be coming a bit later than expected.
Christian Nelson, Eastern Michigan University
Discussing the elephant in the game chat.
Jamie Lovley, University of Maine
And judging by some of their fan followings, ‘Fortnite’ should be worried.
Monica Petrucci, Emerson College
Hip hop has changed a LOT in the last five years, and these artists are largely to thank.
Shaina Lapuebla, Central Connecticut State University
Twenty-one and up only.
Alexis Rogers, Temple University
Anybody else suddenly get in the mood for ice cream?
It’s the first headset that’s made the hype surrounding virtual reality seem realistic.
Caitlyn Conville, Bergen Community College
Honestly don’t even watch these.
Caleb Edwards, Michigan State University
The rising popularity of speedrunning, the newest craze in the gaming world, has led to the creation of frenetic, weeklong gaming marathons.
The possibilities will only make your ex-girlfriend’s brother’s Netflix password even more valuable.
The indie video game parody is based on educational games from the 1980s and 1990s.
Joey Cunningham, University of Arizona
Take a break from ‘Fortnite’ and browse these anticipated, upcoming battle royale games.
Alex Futo, Otterbein University
‘Pokémon Go’ changed the way users play, and Nintendo wants that to continue that trend.
When it comes to climbing, farming, fighting and golfing, these Nintendo Switch games aren’t playing around.
Sema’Jay Hall, San Francisco State University
The bromance nobody asked for.
Kerrianna Wallace, Arcadia University
The app/game that’s pushing players to tears with its beautiful visuals, music and story.
Jonathan Christian, Northwest Vista College
As the founder of JCSoft Inc., the MIT undergraduate is a rising talent with the potential to change the gaming industry forever.
Cason Ragland, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
They may not be books or films, but games can still tell captivating stories that players love.
From the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972 to the advent of virtual reality games, the infographic lays out the entire 46-year history of the game industry.
Everyone makes questionable decisions, but Inkbox provides a way for us to test our ideas without any commitment.
Patrick Murtha, Eastern Connecticut State University
The unanimous rejection of ‘Battlefront 2’ led to the most vicious revolt in gaming history; how will this PR nightmare impact the future of the industry?
Marissa Cortes, Stony Brook University
Because who doesn’t want to take a trip to a dystopian future where teenagers are forced to fight to the death? May the odds be ever in your favor.
Alison McCarthy, University of New Haven
If you want to become a good writer and fast, then this article is for you.
Cherie Litvin, Binghamton University
Going to college for the first time can be nerve-racking, so prepare yourself by listening to people who have already done it.
Lauren Clohessy, Northern Illinois University
Even though you’ve learned that life is more complicated than Life, and buying property is nothing like Monopoly, sometimes it’s worth it to forget that from time to time.
Eric McInnis, Arcadia University
The web retailer, which has significantly disrupted the tech, clothing and grocery industries, now has its eyes set on film and television.
Joanne Paquin, Emerson College
Maybe it’s just the thrill of being handcuffed to strangers?
Andrew Mikula, Bates College
As popularity for FMK continues to rise, it’s essential to avoid its offensive undertones.
Emily Suvannasankha, University of Central Florida
Or, why the nerds are suddenly exercising.
Olivia McCoy, University of Georgia
When it comes to relationships, you don’t have to understand the controller to be in control.
Natalie Hays, Texas State University and Guest Contributor
It’s good that the gamer community is tight-knit, but the uniform needs to go.
Look-wise, the game has an old-school feel similar to Super Mario Bros and Legend of Zelda.
You’ve seen people stream video games, but what about games of chance?
Mai Senser, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dust off your Switches! The recently announced Version 2.0 of the beloved video game promises everything players have been waiting for.
Virginia Laurie, Washington and Lee University
The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star is slated to voice the iconic Italian video game protagonist, but people are worried that the movie will focus on star power over quality.
Peyton Conner, Indiana University
The groundbreaking video game series proves that it still looks good at 25 by rolling out games that offer new perspectives on the beloved Sinnoh region.
Jayni Nielsen, Pace University
Alice Han, Pepperdine University
While the video game console has received plenty of hype from both its company and gamers alike, it may not be for everyone.
Ian Linn, Oberlin College
This year’s disappointing new video game releases and hardware promotions provide further evidence of the conference’s slow decline.
Two years after the release of the video game’s first teaser, Nintendo dropped a second trailer that unearths more of its features.
Justin Spencer, University of Texas at San Antonio
Summer Brotman, University of California, Los Angeles
The video game throws users headfirst into a shadowy forest of magic and monsters where staying sane is the greatest challenge.
Brady Fitzgerald, Immaculata University
Perhaps the most beloved video game in the franchise, this 2006 release whisks fans into a universe of dreams they won’t soon forget.
The often forgotten video game has similarities to Monopoly, but adds a twist that makes it a whole new strategy game.
James C. Loftis, University of North Texas
It is time to decide whether the video game is just all for laughs or if it truly deserves all the hype and influence it produces.
Brendan Bell, Towson University
With their new video game consoles on the horizon, Sony and Microsoft will compete once again.
As the 2010s come to a close, let’s see how the long-running video game series was able to depict the decade preceding it.
Christine Bushart, Georgia State University
It’s not about video games anymore.
Hannah Jumer, Converse College
Get ready for a feline-filled video game adventure.
Megan Mehta, University of Illinois at Chicago
The new film based on the mega-popular video game franchise is a triumph.
Video games have come front and center in the discussion surrounding freedom of online speech.
Playstation and Nintendo’s Classic Minis are both signs that the video game industry thinks there’s still money to be made from elder millennials.
LGBTQ video game characters rarely have happy endings, but fans have reason to believe this will be different.
Natalya Pomeroy, University of Houston
Players are fighting against the pay-to-win system video game companies are instilling to regain the whole story experience.
Abbey Slattery, Northwestern College
After finding fame with their video game ‘Tampon Run,’ two students hope to shift the dialogue surrounding menstruation and women in tech.
Shiloh McKinnon, Reed College
Or, how I marathoned thirteen seasons of a show based on a video game I’ve never played.
Trinity Crompton, Molloy College
With a rare 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, this Netflix fantasy series is undeniably fantastic, but what exactly makes it so great?
Isabella Savides, University of Pretoria
An immense amount of misinformation about junk food is being circulated in countries like India and Brazil, to the detriment of many citizens’ health and well-being.
Illusion Ventura, Whittier College
The Japanese role-playing game series is more popular than ever and, while this may be good news in most circumstances, the game’s servers cannot keep up with this influx of players.
Although romance simulations are mainly considered as games for men, the variety in the genre is immense and there is truly something for everyone.
If you want to watch the most recent installment of the fantasy drama but can’t remember everything that has happened, here’s a quick recap.
Jenna Amore, Oakland University
A third version of the 2009 Facebook game was released in November, and players were unsurprisingly unimpressed with the results.
Tori Barney, Columbia College Chicago
While the psychological horror movie had great potential as a haunting ghost story set in the 1960s, fans of the film’s director were let down in theaters.
The pandemic caused people to dust off their Nintendos and start a good ol’ bowling match, but will the classic game reach newer consoles?
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