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Students and faculty voice concerns over game industry layoffs

Joseph Dziak, Reporter March 8, 2024

As the video game industry lays off more developers, faculty and students have voiced their concerns over how common layoffs have become. In 2023, gaming site Kotaku reported that over 6,000 developers...

A student plays video game Hogwarts Legacy.

The effects video games have on mental health

Molly Hoffer, Digital Tech November 25, 2023

Video games have been around now for more than 30 years. However, people are just now beginning to conduct research on the correlation between video games and mental health.  According to the American...

Kent States DI Hub where Art Without Limits was scheduled to be.

Art Without Limits moves to virtual platform following winter weather conditions

Benjamin Weaver Reporter February 3, 2022

The massive snow storm hitting campus has caused The College of the Arts’ art entrepreneurs panel to be fully virtual Feb 4. Art Without Limits was originally taking place in the DI Hub from 9 a.m....

Two members of the video games club play games on the Nintendo Switch at their horror-themed game night on Oct. 31, 2018. 

Kent State video games club sees increased engagement

Jenna Langan November 10, 2018

video games club video from Jenna Langan on Vimeo.The Kent State video games club is growing as more and more students bond over playing video games each week.Every Wednesday, over 20 students gather in...

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Video gaming becomes sports team on Kent campus

Hannah Kelley September 24, 2018

After months of preparation, Kent State has made its first eSports and Gaming Club official.On Saturday Sept. 22, the club finalized its first varsity teams lists and released their official jerseys and...

Game on: Kent State’s video game major at an all-time high

Samanatha Ickes October 26, 2016

Turan Koptur started as a Kent State undergraduate student in 2007 with a passion for video games.Koptur, now a lecturer of engineering technology at Kent State's Tuscarawas Campus, grew up playing games...

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Zach Blanner: What is the Nintendo Switch?

Zach Blanner October 25, 2016

Nintendo SwitchEver since Nintendo’s press conference back in March 2015, Nintendo fans have been eagerly awaiting the day they truly find out what the NX is all about. As of 9 am. Thursday, October...


Zach Blanner: Early Impressions of PlayStation VR

Zach Blanner October 15, 2016

It was 2014 at the Game Developers Conference when Sony announced that they too, along with oculus rift, have been working on their own virtual reality headset, called Project Morpheus at the time. Then...

Gamers praise new E-Sports club

Eric Conway February 28, 2016

One Kent State sophomore came to Kent with the hope of joining a community in which he and his peers could grow within the video game realm. There wasn’t one until he started his own.Sophomore computer...

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