When Christie Chung arrived at Ryerson’s League of Legends (LoL) orientation night on Oct. 5, she wasn’t surprised to find that the crowd was mostly male. Chung, a fourth-year Ryerson nursing student and organizer of the LoL club, believes women are not as involved as men in competitive eSports because the games played are geared towards men. “There’s a smaller […]
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The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. announced that inter-provincial agencies are looking to create a new lottery game aimed at appealing to a younger demographic. Experts say this could be detrimental to the millennial generation. A Ryersonian article from October 2013 explained that “young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 are two to three times more likely to develop a […]
This week, The Ryersonian explores LGBTQ representation in video games, and how a new wave of LGBTQ gamers are finding new game characters to relate to. From lesbian character Ellie in The Last of Us, to Grand Theft Auto‘s homophobic slurs, we pinpoint the various approaches to the LGBTQ community and what it means for them as a whole. This […]
Franklin Clinton is a gangster. A real two-bit thug. And as he stood there in his baggy pants and hoodie, in the dusk, in a rain-slicked, graffiti-strewn driveway in a simulated parody of L.A. County’s Compton, all Franklin wanted to do was play with his dog. “Go get it, Chop,” he called out through the speakers of my TV. A […]
You’ve watched all the trailers and seen all the ads. You’ve read all the reviews. You might have even have had a chance to play the game, which came out last Tuesday to resounding commercial and critical success. Yes, we’re talking about GTA V, the latest entry in the Grand Theft Auto series. And it’s kind of a big deal: […]