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Vibrant Media Lab offers glimpse into first game system

The inside of the Vibrant Media Lab in the Cathedral of Learning.
March 18, 2019
The group, the Vibrant Media Lab, will present one of the earliest-created game consoles in history — the Magnavox Odyssey — to Pitt students on April 5 in order to promote a wider understanding of the history and culture behind video games along with the VML’s work for the past two years.

esports make natural addition to Olympics

(Illustration by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)
February 11, 2018

It’s the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. Two combatants pick up pieces of plastic laced with electrical current and various input chambers. They do not face each other directly, but they fight on a screen...

Microtransactions mar gaming experience

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)
December 4, 2017

A short time ago in an industry not so far away, the gaming empire Electronic Arts released a video game called “Star Wars Battlefront II” — but gamers should keep their wallets handy if they want...

Hold out on video game hype culture, wait for results

March 23, 2017

When two gamers took their players on a virtual journey to a far-off video game planet, they expected to be able to see and interact with each other’s player in the game. To their surprise, they saw...

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