video games

If we want progress, stop scapegoating gaming

If we want progress, stop scapegoating gaming

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 02/22/2018 Last Wednesday, high school students and faculty members became the victims of yet another mass shooting, this time in Parkland, Florida. A 19-year-old gunman ended the lives of 17 innocent people with a modified AR-15 rifle. As is tradition in the wake of these tragedies, politicians and self-proclaimed […]

The plight of a disabled gamer against time

The plight of a disabled gamer against time

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer I hate being sick. Unfortunately, my disability has the capability to turn minor colds into full-blown pandemics, only curable through a proverbial cocktail of antibiotics and steroids. Very rarely does this method fail, but if and when it does, I am forced to leave the comforts of my home, […]

What does “Gamer” mean in a more mainstream world

What does “Gamer” mean in a more mainstream world

By Craig Taylor | Staff Writer Gamer. It’s a word that is so common among video game enthusiasts and gaming media that few people even think about. Most would simply define the word as “someone who plays video games.” But in 2017, what does that mean? Is the mom who plays “Candy Crush” on her […]

Voice actors go on strike, demand higher pay

Voice actors go on strike, demand higher pay

By Craig Taylor | Staff Writer The union of video game voice actors is about to enter its third week of picketing against select publishers. The Screen Actors Guild American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) are asking for better working conditions and residual contracts from select video game publishers before they return to […]

Nine ways to make your rainy nights ten out of ten

Nine ways to make your rainy nights ten out of ten

By Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer Hibernation isn’t just for bears. Around every October, college students start to stay indoors more and more. The cold rainy weather keeps them burrowed in their dorms aside from the occasional trip to class. With so much time inside it’s easy to get bored. However, it’s not impossible to […]

Xbox One gets backwards compatibility

Xbox One gets backwards compatibility

By Craig Taylor | The Duquesne Duke Starting today, Xbox One owners are now able to play select Xbox 360 games on their Xbox One via the latest system update. The new technology emulates an Xbox 360 operating system on Xbox One, so games will work just the same, including online functionality. Players also have […]

“NHL16” delivers where “NHL15” failed

By Craig Taylor | the Duquesne Duke After last year’s disappointing start on next generation consoles, EA Canada turned to the NHL community for advice on how to make “NHL 16” a game worthy of fans’ praise. The result is the game “NHL 15” should have been one year ago, albeit with marginal improvements across […]

Nintendo names new president after Iwata’s passing

Nintendo names new president after Iwata’s passing

By Grant Stoner | the Duquesne Duke Early last week, Nintendo unveiled the name of its next president, Tatsumi Kimishima, after the untimely passing of former President and CEO Satoru Iwata. Prior to Iwata’s death, video gaming giant Nintendo had announced that a new console would be available to consumers within the next year, as […]

Insert Token to Begin: South Side scores new arcade

Insert Token to Begin: South Side scores new arcade

By: Aaron Warnick | The Duquesne Duke It’s like walking into fireworks. Lights of every color and unfamiliar noises bounce around the room from every direction. Immediately to your front, a row of machines, seemingly in a yelling match, shout “COMBO!” or “FIGHT!” The sound of several racecar games vrrmmm and hum together from the […]

Minecraft hits next-gen

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor Minecraft has been one the best-selling games over the last several years on Xbox 360 and PC. This past week Minecraft reached even greater heights when it was released on the PlayStation 4 on Thrusday, Sept. 4 and the Xbox One the following day. Minecraft is an open world game […]