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Nathan Chizen

Nathan Chizen, Video Games Editor

Nathan Chizen is a junior majoring in Cinema Studies and minoring in Journalism. Also an installation artist, he works with audio technology and video to reconsider the utility of digital services and how they affect our environment. Born in the Canadian midwest, he's partial to snowy days and consuming literally any kind of media. When he isn't doing that, you can find him skating around the city or trying to get through his ever-growing list of books that he "needs" to read. Follow him on Instagram at @normcore.nathaniel.

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A crowd of concert-goers dressed in summer outfits in the foreground and an outdoor stage in the background. The weather is sunny.

Q&A: Gov Ball co-founder Tom Russell on what makes the festival tick

WSN spoke with Governor’s Ball co-founder Tom Russell about the festival’s history and this year’s lineup.
Nathan Chizen, Contributing Writer Apr 27, 2022

Governor’s Ball, New York's premier music festival, is back, returning to Citi Field in early June. WSN spoke with co-founder Tom Russell about what to expect from this year’s...

Former Bethesda lead artist Nathan Purkeypile spoke to WSN on working on “Skyrim” and the “Fallout” series. With over 14 years of experience, Purkeypile has a long established a name for himself. (Image courtesy of Nathan Purkeypile)

Former Bethesda lead artist discusses working on ‘Skyrim’ and the ‘Fallout’ series

Having worked at the studio for over 14 years, Nate Purkeypile reflects on his time designing some of the most beloved RPGs of all time.
Nathan Chizen, Video Games Editor Apr 29, 2021
Having worked at the studio for over 14 years, Nate Purkeypile reflects on his time designing some of the most beloved RPGs of all time.
Playstation owners are now able to obtain free games that are playable on the PS4, PS5, and Playstation VR exclusives. Sony is continuing its Play at Home initiative to help people combat the second year of the pandemic. (Photo by Shy Mitchell)

Playstation just gave away a bunch of games for free, and you should play all of them

With the continuation of Sony’s “Play at Home” initiative, our Video Game Editor reviews some of the games that users can add to their collection.
Nathan Chizen, Video Games Editor Mar 30, 2021

As we begin the second year of the pandemic, dread, boredom and anxiety continue to eat away at all of us. In order to combat this, Sony decided to continue its “Play at Home”...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, released on March 20, 2020, is a life simulation game played in real-time on the Nintendo Switch. “New Horizons” provided its users a virtual safe haven during the first months of the pandemic. (Staff Photos by Nathan Chizen, Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

The bittersweet joy of returning to ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

One year after abandoning his village, Nathan returns to see how things have changed and reminisces on the joy “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” brought him during the pandemic.
Nathan Chizen, Video Game Editor Mar 23, 2021

After months of not even thinking about my island, Windsblow, I decided to return to my home in “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” one year after its release date.  When...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Weekly Radio Roundup: March 5 – March 11

Read about the most notable singles released this week.

This past week’s releases provided a glimpse into the new sounds and influences trending in the music industry.  From soul music to 1970s glam rock, these tracks gave us an...