The Guilfordian

Minecraft Steve in Smash

Renata Diaz, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

“Super Smash Bros. Brawl” is a game that I have loved ever since I was a child. I remember waking up on the weekends and racing to turn on the Wii so that I could play my favorite game. I can’t seem to recall why, but my favorite character in the game had to be Samus from the “Metroid” series....

Playable Vergil in Devil May Cry 5 brings SSS Motivation

Courtesy of gamingbolt.com

Francisco Montenegro, Opinion Editor

October 8, 2020

On Sept. 16, a trailer for “Devil May Cry 5” Special Edition premiered on Sony’s Playstation Showcase. Some of the features it announced were Turbo Mode for those who want to play a faster version of the game, Legendary Dark Knight mode for those who have mastered the other difficulties, and Ver...

The fight between Apple and Epic Games’ Fortnite

The fight between Apple and Epic Games’ Fortnite

Freddie Stultz, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

Epic Games, the company behind the hit game “Fortnite,” started a war with Apple when they created their own payment system to prevent Apple from collecting its standard 30 percent of app sales and in-app purchases. As a result, Apple removed “Fortnite” from the App Store, and also terminated...

Microsoft acquisition could reinvigorate Bethesda

Liam Connolly, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

Bethesda Softworks has made and published some of the greatest video games in the history of the medium. Many of us have grown up on classics like “The Elder Scrolls,” “Fallout,” and other fanatic franchises that earned the company its reputation as one of the biggest in gaming. Despite the games...

There’s a new mainstream game ‘Among Us’

There’s a new mainstream game 'Among Us'

Dakota McLean, Staff Writer

October 1, 2020

I could hear the laughing and screaming mixed in on a late-night discord call. People tried to defend themselves as best as they could, explaining their trip through the map and where they were when a body was found. I tried my best to lie through my teeth and say that I was doing a task that didn’t...

Bethesda drops ball with ‘Fallout 76’

Bethesda drops ball with ‘Fallout 76’

Paris Torrence, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Earlier this year at the 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Bethesda Softworks’ Game Director Todd Howard revealed the highly anticipated “Fallout 76”. Howard announced that “Fallout 76” was a prequel to the “Fallout” series and is four times the size of “Fallout 4”. I could hardly conta...

Community gaming finds a home at Guilford

Community gaming finds a home at Guilford

Aubrey King, Staff Writer

February 20, 2015

This is it. The whole game comes down to this. Your friends crowd around the TV. Your character races across the screen as you practically crush the controller in anticipation. A roar rips through the crowd as you clench victory. This is community gaming. In dorms, commons and student unions across...

GamerGate: keep calm and respect women in gaming

GamerGate: keep calm and respect women in gaming

Aubrey King, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

Disaster has struck. The princess has been kidnapped, and now you, the valiant hero, must rescue the powerless victim. Sound familiar? Anita Sarkeesian, host of the web series Feminist Frequency, thinks so. A few months ago, Sarkeesian released a video that critically analyzed the role of female characters ...

Shifting gamer demographics should spell positive changes

Aubrey King, Staff Writer

September 12, 2014

“Wait, you’re a girl?” cries the high-pitched, microphone-distorted voice of yet another young male gamer.  “Yes,” responds a confident female player.  What follows is a brutal demonstration of the rampant digital sexism found in a rapidly growing industry. Slurs, cat-calls, insults and oth...