The Guilfordian

Mario Kart Tour ranks as top mobile game

Jake Vickers, Staff Writer

October 12, 2019

With over 10 million first day downloads and a 4.8 star rating on the App Store, it is safe to say that Mario Kart Tour is a hit. Many are satisfied with the simple controls and well-designed graphics, while others are upset about the excessive microtransactions and lack of online competition. In th...

Modern innovations allow video gamers to explore uncharted worlds with virtual reality

Modern innovations allow video gamers to explore uncharted worlds with virtual reality

Annie Vo, Staff Writer

October 12, 2019

From Pac Man and Pong to Overwatch and Fortnite, video games have changed over nearly half a century to become the advanced graphic and gameplay-boosting items that are now synonymous with today’s gaming network. As the future looms before us, gamers and citizens alike should be prepared for the innovation...

Nintendo Switch debuts two ‘Pokémon’ titles

Nintendo Switch debuts two ‘Pokémon’ titles

Brendan Shoemaker, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018

On Friday, Nov. 16, “Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu!” and “Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee!” were released for the Nintendo Switch. The games are the first traditional Pokémon games from the series to be released to a home video game console, as opposed to a handheld game console, and borrow many ...

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...

eSports battle: more like eCompetitions

Yahya Salih, Staff Writer

November 13, 2015

When I was younger, people would call you lazy if you played video games all day. Today, some people might call you an athlete. But seriously, how can clicking a mouse all day while playing games on your computer or clicking buttons on your controller to an Xbox One game make you an athlete? Does...

Extra lives are for more than video games

Aubrey King, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015

Play games. Heal kids. The motto of popular fund-raising initiative Extra Life inspires curiosity. What could be better than playing video games and helping people? Founded in 2008 as an extension of video gaming website Sarcastic Gamer, Extra Life raises money for Children’s Miracle Network...

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...

QuakerQuest: opinions on video gaming at Guilford

QuakerQuest: opinions on video gaming at Guilford

Josh Ballard, Staff Writer

April 19, 2013

“Evil pure and simple, destructive of social interchange, and of artistic effect,” wrote John Collier in “The Problem of Motion Pictures.” Such was the rhetoric against film in the 1900s. Similar claims are now being levied against a more modern medium: video games. With the rash of shootings...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Editor

November 30, 2012

  England and Wales, United Kingdom After two cases of harassment led to murder, the High Courts of England and Wales have created a law declaring stalking a criminal offense. The newly named crime carries a maximum six-month sentence, and if found guilty of “stalking with violence” or...