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

Washington Square News

A man in a jacket peeks out between pieces of newspaper covering a window. A teenage girl stands behind the man and watches him as he looks out.

‘The Last of Us’ brings its source game to life in the best way possible 

This January, fans of the iconic zombie survival video game “The Last of Us” get to revisit the story of Ellie and Joel on HBO Max almost 10 years after the original game released.
Pritheva Zakaria, Contributing Writer February 6, 2023

“The Last of Us” is a name avid gamers know all too well. Recently, the popular video game was adapted into a TV show on HBO Max with a star-studded cast featuring the likes...

Two rows of 12 photos are displayed in the gallery in the lobby of the Tisch building.

Photography and multimedia series ‘Show One’ illuminates prevalent themes in modern culture

From the Photography & Imaging department class of 2022, “Show One” displays works that cover themes prevalent in modern society through a variety of artistic mediums.
Bryn Borzillo, Contributing Writer March 2, 2022

“Show One” is the first in this year’s series of photography and multimedia showcases by the Photography & Imaging department at the Tisch School of the Arts. Pieced...

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...

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...

Sonics design is significantly improved from what weve seen at the films reveal. The visual success, nonetheless, couldnt save the film from its flimsy plot. (Photo by Hassan Elgamal)

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ and a 40-Year-Old All-American Boy

“Sonic the Hedgehog” is a bog standard first outing for the blue blur.
Fareid El Gafy, Film Editor February 19, 2020

“Sonic the Hedgehog” is exactly what we thought it would be. If the film portended by the “Gangsta’s Paradise” trailer appeals to you, then you will likely see past its...

After a tumultuous release, graphic designers were charged with adjusting the films effects based on audience reactions. (Image via pixabay)

The Patched Film Adopts the Worst From Video Games

Films such as “Cats” and “Sonic the Hedgehog” show that the movie industry is taking a spooky page from the video game industry in releasing unfinished products and rushing fixes at the artists’ expense.
Fareid El Gafy, Film & TV Editor January 27, 2020

Any film or video game buff will tell you that when the two mediums come together the result is often ugly and offensive. Video game films gave us such abominations as the peanut-headed,...

(Staff Illustration by Marva Shi)

‘Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Is a Perfect Blend of Strategic Action and Blissful School Life

The latest entry in Nintendo’s near 30-year-old fantasy role-playing game series may be the strongest yet.
Nakul Handa, Staff Writer September 10, 2019

Hype has been brewing for “Fire Emblem: Three Houses,” ever since the E3 2019 trailer that showcased a time skip in which the characters we once saw as plucky students turn...

Scary Movies Too Boring? Try A Horror Game Instead

Scary Movies Too Boring? Try A Horror Game Instead

Jack Campbell, Contributing Writer November 1, 2016
There are already a vast number of underappreciated horror games that are potentially more fun and scary to experience than horror films, so just give them a chance.
Video game carefully handles suicide

Video game carefully handles suicide

Carter Glace, Staff Writer April 8, 2015
In the video game "Life is Strange," gamers are placed into a suicide prevention scenario, where the player is supposed to persuade their friend to not jump off a ledge. While aspects of "Life is Strange" can be improved, it opens up the possibility for creating more impactful, serious games.
“Rooftop Cop” comprises five mini games, each exploring the role of police in society.

Grad student video game nominated for award

Amanda D. Morris, staff writer February 2, 2015
Tisch student Stephen Lawrence Clark created a video game called Rooftop Cop, which won an award at the Independent Games Festival.
Game Center Incubator highlights variety of student work

Game Center Incubator highlights variety of student work

Sophie Ding, Contributing Writer September 8, 2014
NYU Game Center Incubator showcased the first generation of games created by graduate students in NYU’s Game Center MFA program.