Mirela Tsvetkova was 14 when she first saw her older brother playing the battle arena video game League of Legends. She thought it looked interesting and asked if she could give it a go. Five years later, Tsvetkova is managing Ryerson’s League of Legends eSports team. She’s the only woman in the 12 person group. “League of Legends was a […]
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Toronto’s Madden NFL 17 showdown on Sept. 10 had all the hallmarks of a regular football game but there was one noticeable difference: the tournament’s 64 contestants were playing on Xbox. The tournament, hosted at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre’s Microsoft store, was organized by Canadian Gaming Tournaments to coincide with the start of this year’s NFL season. In addition […]
Doesn’t recording yourself playing video games with your friends for YouTube sound like the dream final thesis project?
Take a young peasant girl in a medieval era, sword-fighting and the avenging of her parents’ death by killing the king, and you have Heiress, an interactive video game created by a group of eight fourth-year students in the RTA School of Media. The students call themselves Black Canvas Games and they are only the second group from the RTA program to risk going beyond radio and television to create a one-player, interactive video […]
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 […]