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How One Esports Coach Got Her Start

How One Esports Coach Got Her Start

Ever wonder how esports coaches get their start? In this blog post, Danielle Sirekis, the head esports coach for Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan, talks about the experiences that inspired her love of gaming. What inspired...

New Esports Camp Gives High Schoolers a Sample of College Life

New Esports Camp Gives High Schoolers a Sample of College Life

UOP's Summer Camp is Dedicated to Esports, Game Design, and the Esports Industry Small class sizes. Dedicated faculty. Hands-on learning. How ‘bout spending part of your summer on a New England campus—in the heart of Northern California?! This summer, the University...

Off camera with John Riggs, retro gaming YouTube superstar

Off camera with John Riggs, retro gaming YouTube superstar

Interview with John Riggs We caught up with self-proclaimed breakfast cereal enthusiast John Rigg last week at the Sac Gamers Expo to get to know the man behind the uber-popular John Riggs Gaming Nostalgia YouTube channel. With more than 25 million views, Riggs is...

Awesome Happenings at Sac Gamers Expo this Month!

Awesome Happenings at Sac Gamers Expo this Month!

Get your tickets and go! Q&A with Sac Gamers Expo founder Chris Modica The Sac Gamers Expo returns on December 18 and 19. We’re stoked to be attending with a booth and sponsoring the Free Play Lounge. We interviewed Chris Modica, the Expo’s founder, to get some...

Melody of the Machine: The Music of Video Games

Melody of the Machine: The Music of Video Games

Thanks to Superjump, a video game magazine designed to honor the art and science behind the games they love, for allowing us to reprint this article by Andrew Johnston, a writer of fiction, documentarian, currently "stranded" in...

6 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Digital Arts School

6 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Digital Arts School

Choosing a digital arts school is a big deal. The moving pieces of a program should fit together to provide you with the very best tools, skills and knowledge to eventually embark on a career in the digital world that piques your interests. Fortunately, there’s a huge...

The Art of Digital Storytelling in Gaming

The Art of Digital Storytelling in Gaming

Storytelling is one of humankind’s oldest arts. It’s not so surprising, then, that this timeless tradition also exists in the digital realm. Complex characters, intriguing plots, emotional connection...they all contribute to the entertainment value of a video game....

Tips for Creating Dynamic Video Game Characters

Tips for Creating Dynamic Video Game Characters

Imagine you’re playing a video game with great graphics, a beautiful soundtrack, and the most realistic concept art you’ve ever seen...but no characters. Although it’s possible for such a game to exist, a video game without characters would be like a user manual...