The State Hornet

The University Union Games Room hosts semester’s last NBA 2K16 video game tournament

Students participate in the

Marvin Davis

April 27, 2016

On Friday, April 22 in the University Union Games Room, 16 students participated in the last video game tournament of the semester, centered on the sports game "NBA 2K16." The tournament started at 1 p.m. with students being put into a bracket-style tournament. There was a winner’s bracket and...

Video games proven to be more than a fad

Virginia McCormick

October 9, 2014

Approximately 800 crushed, dilapidated Atari 2600 game cartridges are scheduled for public auction in the coming months.The Alamogordo, New Mexico city council voted 7-0 on Sept. 9 to offer the now infamous “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” games for sale on eBay, as well as on the council’s own websi...

Grand Theft Auto not responsible for real life violence

Grand Theft Auto not responsible for real life violence

Jaime Carrillo

October 1, 2013

Violent video games are the favorite scapegoat for all  problems ailing the modern world but have little to do with actual, real-life murder.Before taking down a conception the media seems to have about video games, I love video games, but tend to shy away from any game with guns, knives, blood, se...

The ‘Sims’ finally bring the college experience with new expansion ‘University Life’

Since Sims can now go to college, they can indulge in the many party games real college students participate in.

Brittany Lambert

March 13, 2013

Electronic Arts and Maxis give Sims the college experience with the release of its latest computer expansion pack “The Sims 3: University Life.” “The Sims,” first released in 2000, is a popular computer-simulation game where you get the power to control the lives of simulated characters called Si...

MMO games can be more than a gaming experience

Imran Majid

February 13, 2013

It’s late afternoon on the second floor of the University Union, where students stay comfortably spread around the chairs and tables that lie directly above EcoGrounds. There is a hum, bustle and chatter in this sanctuary as people take a break from being inside a classroom and instead post status up...

GAME THEORY: GameStop fails with expertise

Nathan Mendelowitz

May 2, 2012

With video games becoming a more widely accepted medium for entertainment, it is clear gamers need a place to go to for information and buying games. GameStop has become the biggest store solely dedicated to offering services for gamers and it’s been nice for a while. Electronics retail giant Best Buy h...

GAME THEORY: Developers need to be more creative with ports

Nathan Mendelowitz

March 28, 2012

Being able to download classic games and arcade favorites on consoles has been a breath of fresh air. It allows gamers to relive the old days and see how video games have changed over time. Developers have been hard at work releasing as many of these classics as they can but have allowed innovation to t...

Movies made from video games waste potential

Movies based on video game plots often lack accuracy and disappoint fans of the game.

Nathan Mendelowitz

February 29, 2012

It’s easy to think video games and movies would mix well. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case with movies based on video games. Every movie with a plot and theme based on a video game has been awful and disappointing. This doesn’t mean they all aren’t enjoyable. This sounds odd, but let...