Post Tagged with: "video games"

The new Star Wars Battlefront 2 game was available in stores worldwide last Friday. (Photo by Isabella Perrone)

Pay-to-win takes a bite out of wallets

The relationship between millennials and video games is a long one, but it’s been shaky in recent years. Climbing prices, incomplete games, and now, Electronic Art’s (EA) latest blunder, has left players feeling peeved and ripped off.

Group photo of the League of Legends orientation night on October 5, 2016. (Brooks Harvey)

Where are all the women in competitive gaming?

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 […]

by Brooks Harvey· · Science & Technology, Sports
Students playing Journey, a PlayStation game, at the Student Learning Centre (Emerson Brito/The Ryersonian)

Pop-up arcade project proves video games more than just violence, a form of art

Female masters student wanted to share her passion in video games by creating a pop-up arcade for her project. So yes, women can love video games, too.

by Emerson Brito· · Interactives, News, On Campus, students
Video game designer Merritt Kopas speaks to Rye about the role of games. (Emily Joveski / Ryersonian Staff)

Dames Making Games: Q & A with Merritt Kopas

Video games often require you to hurt other characters in some way to win the game, but rarely is it because characters ask you to. That’s what makes the game Consensual Torture Simulator so unique. It’s a kinky interactive text-based game, made using the simple online game development platform Twine, where the goal is to make your virtual girlfriend cry. […]

by Emily Joveski· · Arts & Life, Media
Ryersonian reporter Emily Rivas says many women have been sexually harassed at ComCons. (Courtesy of Emily Rivas)

Being geeky isn’t easy sometimes

I remember my first comic convention vividly. It was 2012 and I had carefully prepared my Bioshock splicer cosplay with great detail — right down to the ripped tights, the fake blood and wrench, and the vintage-styled dress. As I eagerly walked around the Fan Expo grounds, I encountered everything I thought I would: The over-priced Jedi robe of my […]

by Emily Rivas· · Opinion
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