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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

An illustration of a man with red skin wearing a pair of goggles with the text “Ready Player One” printed on it.

‘Ready Player One’ is a cinematic masterpiece, actually

Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” is often maligned as pure commercial noise by hoity-toity cinephiles. Despite the criticism, Spielberg’s love letter to the gaming community upholds the essence of fun action films in the face of pretentious cinema.
Andre Garcia, Contributing Writer March 31, 2023

Every decade has a defining film that taps precisely into the zeitgeist. For American audiences, the ’60s had “The Graduate,” the '70s had “Apocalypse Now” and the '80s...

Developed by 343 Industries, “Halo Infinite” is the newest installment in the “Halo” franchise. The game has successfully blended familiar aspects of “Halo” with modern first-person shooter elements. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

‘Halo Infinite’ multiplayer: the revival of a franchise

After years of anticipation, “Halo Infinite” multiplayer has been released with a fun factor that masterfully combines series traditions with novel first-person shooter elements.
Brian Savino, Contributing Writer December 8, 2021

There has been immense pressure for the Halo franchise to return to its roots after fans experienced years of disappointment from developers. The newest installment’s multiplayer...

Though historical revisionism is an issue in video games, taking liberties with the details can enhance the game play experience. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

‘Call of Duty: Vanguard’ demands historical distortion

Brian Savino, Contributing Writer September 20, 2021

The spread of misinformation is as rampant as ever, and video games are no exception to this. Despite the need for historical accuracy in both scientific and political fields revolving...

A student prepares to use the Houseparty app on their iPhone. As state governments have asked their residents to stay at home, people have begun to find new ways to connect virtually. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Virtual Hangout Apps for Social Isolation

Missing your friends in quarantine? Try these four apps to keep in touch digitally.
Madison San Miguel, Staff Writer April 30, 2020

It’s a Zoom world, and we’re all just living in it. Now that NYU has transitioned to remote learning, community members are forced to frequent the app as a pseudo-setting for...

Animal Crossing is a Nintendo video game that quickly rose in popularity among quarantined students, including WSN Managing Editor Abby Hofstetter. Abby takes comfort in the gameplay and talks about her experience with the game. (Staff Photo by Abby Hofstetter)

I Lost Control Over My Life. ‘Animal Crossing’ Gave It Back to Me.

Nintendo’s adorable game offers me consistency at a time when consistency is hard to come by.
Abby Hofstetter, Managing Editor April 13, 2020

The coronavirus gives me anxiety. I know I’m not alone in that. Specifically, mention of its symptoms and its victims, especially ones I know, sends me into a deep spiral I can’t...

NYU Tandon creates a new center for Design work. (Staff Photo by Alana Beyer)

Tisch Students Are Designing Video Games — And You Can Play Them

Testing games is an essential part of game development. Playtest Thursdays give developers a chance to get unbiased feedback.
Christopher Liang Ren, Contributing Writer November 9, 2018

The sounds of mouse clicking, button mashing and card shuffling flooded the NYU Game Center last Thursday as game developers and playtesters discussed gameplay mechanics over free...

Panelists speak at an esports event at the Fifth Avenue flagship Microsoft Store.

Universities Invest in Growing Esports Industry Teams

Warner Radliff, Deputy Sports Editor April 30, 2018
Collegiate athletic programs are investing in eSports.
From League of Legends to Dungeons and Dragons; students find a sense of community through gaming

The Global Reach of Gaming

Laura Rubio, Staff Writer September 20, 2017
With all of NYC at our fingertips, do NYU students play video games? Explore NYU's gaming culture.
“Exposure” is one of the independent video games that was shown at the NYU Incubator showcase.

Highlights from Game Center Showcase

Mack DeGeurin, Deputy News Editor September 11, 2017
Exposure was among the seven video games selected to be presented at the annual NYU Incubator showcase.
Steinhardt offers a number of individual and group music lessons for almost all instruments.

Two-Credit Classes Are the Perfect Appetizer for More Academic Courses

Lily Li, Contributing Writer September 13, 2016
Get more bang for your buck with 2-credit courses--they're included in your tuition.
NYU graduate students and faculty test Holojam, a virtual reality headset created by NYU Professor, Kenneth Perlin.

Virtual Reality Is Basically Just Reality Now, Thanks to This NYU Professor

Kate Howard, Contributing Writer February 26, 2016
NYU programmers create a project to allow for human interaction when in Virtual Reality.
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NYU gaming institute to open in Brooklyn

April 3, 2013
The Polytechnic Institute of NYU's Media and Games Network will be the first fusion curriculum with NYU.