The UTA Central Library hosted The Basement Launch and Level UP event on Saturday morning, introducing a video gaming, tabletop gaming and virtual reality space for students.
Eight-bit music envelops the room. One thumb mashes the B button while the other maneuvers incoming projectiles. Noises that resemble an explosion resonate from the speakers as points are tallied and the time bonus is applied. Level one is complete.
The Central Library hosted its Third Thursday Game Night, which had been revived from previous semesters. Students could choose to play each other in video games spanning across multiple consoles or challenge an opponent to a game of Jenga, Connect Four or other board games.
During the summer, local high school students came to UTA for a two-week workshop called SEED9, where the students collaborated with faculty and college students to bring a mobile video game to life. They called the end product Lazers In Space, a space shooter inspired and designed as an homage of the arcade video game Space Invaders.
Princess Peach, Link, Wario, Zelda, Kirby, Pac-Man. The names sound familiar to the average gamer, but soon there will be a new level of familiarity with these and plenty other characters. The new Super Smash Bros. game will hit the Nintendo 3DS on Friday, and has long time players excited for the next saga.
Students were swerving, jerking and nearly running over people’s toes Monday when given the chance to see what it was like to drive under the influence.
On any given day people would assume it was a class going on in Engineering Research Building Room 103, but the noises from Call of Duty: Black Ops II made the point Monday that engineers are not all about books, circuits and codes. The Association for Computing Machinery organized a gatheri…
Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Yoshi lap around the tracks competing for first place in the Mushroom Cup. While playing Mario Kart Wii, students enjoyed food, drinks and video games supporting Kappa Alpha Order on Thursday on the University Center mall. Kappa Alpha is recruiting for their …
A child rushes into his room with a small box and clunky gray Game Boy in hand and hurriedly kicks off his shoes, sitting cross-legged on the floor. He places the Game Boy to the side and eagerly fumbles with the box, fingers tracing the edges, searching for a small piece of tape that keeps …
Zachary Palmer, eSports club member, said that with recent developments in the video game industry, there is a chance that one of his biggest passions could take a turn for the worse.
Brandon Berry, secretary treasurer for the Student Veteran Organization, said that he hopes the group's last event of the semester will help bring more awareness about the organization and what they do for veteran students.
During the summer, business freshman Devan Subramaniam lived at his professional gaming team house in San Diego, where he practiced playing StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty eight hours a day.
Throughout the year, professional gaming has gotten a boost of popularity. Ranging from the talk of eSports becoming part of the Olympics to some of the first tournaments with million dollar prize pools, it’s safe to say that the stigma of video games being just a useless hobby is slowly declining.
The holiday season is around the corner, and each year there are a few anticipated games that can be blockbusters. Nielsen released its Holiday 2012 Most Anticipated Games list, which identifies the top 10 games for PS3, Xbox and Nintendo Wii gaming systems. Nielsen is commonly known for mea…