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Podcast: Music in video games

Whether you’re exploring the endless expanse of an open world or facing down a fire-breathing dragon, musical cues can shape your gaming experience, even if you don’t realize it. On this episode of the Emerald Podcast Network, join Mat and Dana as they discuss the subtle role that music plays …

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Podcast: From Bowser to GLADOS – video game villains

If there’s a hero, then there’s a villain. Join Mat and Dana as they discuss one of the greatest driving forces in any gamer’s quest: taking down the big bad final boss, from Bowser and Ganon to Andrew Ryan and GLADOS. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan.

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Podcast: How the smartphone stole flash games’ thunder

In this episode of the Emerald Podcast Network, Mat Brock and Eric Schucht discuss how flash game culture contributed to the development of mobile phone gaming. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan.

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Podcast: Goodbye Club Penguin and how MMO games die

This time on the Emerald Podcast Network, Mathew Brock and Eric Schucht discuss the shutdown of the popular social MMO Club Penguin and the lifecycle of MMO games in general, particularly how they die out and why it hits so hard. You can read more about Club Penguin’s shutdown here. …

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Emerald Recommends: Last minute gift ideas for your parents

Update: 3:05 p.m. More last minute gift ideas have been added to the list. Let’s face it: our parents do a lot for us. In addition to being the reason we are in this world at all, our parents spent years loving us unconditionally, providing a home, feeding us, doing our …

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Escaping in Eugene

Why roll dice or tap away on a controller when you can decode the secret message and find the hidden door yourself? The hostess at Dare Escape Rooms instructs groups of 2-6 patrons to close their eyes as she leads them into the dark and musty room. After the door …

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Podcast: Pokémon Sun and Moon

  Emerald arts and culture associate editor Mat Brock and videographer Eric Schucht share their thoughts on the upcoming Pokémon game, “Pokémon Sun and Moon.”

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A new path for student groups

Out of the 223 student organizations currently recognized by the ASUO, only 26 have official meeting or office spaces, according to Julie Scroggins, the student organization advisor for the ASUO. The rest make do reserving space wherever available. This usually means students have to haul materials to the location of …

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Podcast: Gaming Week in Review – Electronic Entertainment Expo preview

Chris and Matthew stall from their Dead Week responsibilities to gaze into the future. Peek at their previews for the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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Podcast: Gaming Week in Review – Console leaks and PAC 12 recognizing eSports

In this week’s Gaming Week in Review Podcast, Christopher Berg and Mathew Brock discuss recent leaks concerning Microsoft’s plans for the new Xbox One model. They also share their thoughts on the possibility of PAC 12 including eSports in the future.

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Podcast: Gaming Week in Review – Disney Infinity and Pokemon

In this week’s Gaming Week In Review, Christopher Berg and Matthew Brock cover the untimely ends for Disney Infinity and Project Spark. Before long, they break down the new generation of YouTube celebrities, and the many complexities of Pokemon starters.

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Podcast: Gaming Week in Review – The Future of Shooters

In the first podcast edition of the Gaming Week in Review, Daily Emerald A&C writers Matthew Brock and Chris Berg come together to discuss the beta of Blizzard’s new first-person shooter, Overwatch. They also touch on two other upcoming gun fiestas, from opposite ends of history – Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare …

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Emerald Recommends TV to binge watch this break

Ah, spring break. As the weather becomes much nicer and student responsibilities fade away, the compulsion grows to draw the curtains, stay inside, and watch hours of TV on end. This week, you need not binge-watch those dark television programs about the trials of the human spirit, the likes of …

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What’s in store for gaming in 2016?

2016 is shaping up to be a huge year for the gaming industry, and may even overshadow 2015 despite impactful releases from last year like The Witcher 3 and Undertale. Next year’s game catalog boasts many long-awaited sequels as well as exciting new properties that could shape the climate of …

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Star Wars: What are the fans saying?

Fans have plenty to say about the new Star Wars film. Here are some of the most common sentiments.

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Does ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ live up to the monumental hype?

For a blockbuster as massive as ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ the Emerald enlisted three reviewers to compare opinions. One could not find tickets at any theater, so we are left with a double review from a ‘Star Wars’ fanatic and a casual fan. All reviews are spoiler-free.

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Gaming Week in Review: Psychonauts 2 Is Looking For Funding

Kick off December with a bang with Psychonauts 2, The 2015 Game Awards and a whole lot of great deals on video games.

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