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Playing for keeps in Major League Gaming

Playing video games for money sounds like a pretty fun job. You might not want to drop out of school and commit 15 hours a day to gaming quite yet though.

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    Viewpoint: Gamer stereotype needs to ctrl+F4

Viewpoint: Gamer stereotype needs to ctrl+F4

Stereotypes are everywhere. The color of your skin, your religion, your age, occupation and even your hair color make you subject to stereotyping.

Some can be hurtful to you emotionally, some can even hurt your ability to get a job, and there are also some that are just annoying, but either way they affect your life in some way.

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    Editorial: EA cheats system, isn’t gamer friendly

Editorial: EA cheats system, isn’t gamer friendly

Electronic Arts used to be on top of the video game world. Carrying titles such as “Madden”, “The Sims”, various Star Wars games and “FIFA”, EA was once a well-respected video game developer.

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    Students catch glimpse of future with Oculus Rift

Students catch glimpse of future with Oculus Rift

After years of research and imagining the innumerable possibilities, virtual reality is just now becoming a real possibility for video games.

Jonmichael Seibert, second-year graduate student, is researching a prototype model of Oculus Rift, a 3-D virtual reality headset.

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    Gaming provides common ground for dorm room life

Gaming provides common ground for dorm room life

For freshman guys living on campus, dorm life is all fun and games, especially the gaming part.

Men in their first year at Baylor are thrust into the sometimes quiet, lonely or silly dorm life. Knowing only a few other residents, if any, upon move-in day, scores of men stumble upon new friends and a sense of community through a popular common interest: video games.

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    Great Video Games: And the winner is…

Great Video Games: And the winner is…

First Place In what was admittedly a surprise, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” for the Sega Genesis won the title for the “Greatest Game” in our online poll. The results were overwhelming, with “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” receiving 26.3 percent of the overall votes — more that 11 percent higher than

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    Smashing Good Time: Three takes on ‘Smash Bros.’

Smashing Good Time: Three takes on ‘Smash Bros.’

The “Great Video Game” series has been probably the most fun thing I’ve gotten to participate in at the Lariat. I’ve enjoyed reading all of the submissions that people have turned in — the academic analysis of “NASCAR Thunder 2003,” the religious look at “The Legend of Zelda,” the philosophical explorations of “BioShock” and “Pokemon Snap,” etc.

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    ‘Super Mario 64’  brings cake pursuit to greatness

‘Super Mario 64’ brings cake pursuit to greatness

“Super Mario 64” all started for me, Mario, when I received a letter from Princess Peach, which asked me to come to her castle to eat a special cake she had prepared. Of course, next thing I knew, I was in front of the castle after what seemed like a blackout. I was so acting like a good little man in blue overalls. I ran up to the castle and entered in.

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    ‘Army Men’ marches to immortality

‘Army Men’ marches to immortality

I leapt from my mother’s 1994 Mercury Villager, bounded for the front door, and with haste jumped the stairs to the room I shared with my younger brother. I had just returned from Blockbuster, my young mind’s pinnacle of joys — a reward for cleaning my room. I held the limited edition green case in my hands.

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    Viewpoint: Expect major game releases at E3 2012

Viewpoint: Expect major game releases at E3 2012

The Electronic Entertainment Expo — or E3 as it’s more commonly known — created in 1995, has always been a location for video game companies, as well as technology innovators, to reveal groundbreaking achievements and long-awaited products to the masses. This year is no different.

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