The Northerner

New esports team balances intercollegiate competition with love of games

New esports team balances intercollegiate competition with love of games

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

“Getting people to actually see each other when they play each other builds bonds that are way stronger than playing on the internet.”

NKU students present Purrpulsion game at Ohio Game Developer Expo

NKU students present Purrpulsion game at Ohio Game Developer Expo

Dylan Tierney, Contributer

November 12, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

Video games are a part of many students’ lives, but few have the opportunity to actually create them. Students at the Center For Applied Informatics recently had the opportunity to present their passion project, Purrpulsion, to the Ohio Game Developer Expo. “We’re a team of eight and are looking ...

Wii U hits the Game Room

Wii U hits the Game Room

Dylan Tierney, Contributer

October 8, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

With the arrival of Nintendo’s Wii U, NKU’s game room has its first next-gen console. In a room bustling with XBOX 360s and PlayStation 3s, it’s a breath of fresh air. “Nintendo has always been big on-couch co-op,” said student Josh Lawson. “This is something the other two console [manufact...

Student Union’s gameroom begins transition to next gen with Wii U console

Student Union’s gameroom begins transition to next gen with Wii U console

Dylan Tierney, Contributor

September 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life

New video game consoles are in full force, however adding these new pieces of technology to NKU’s Game Room is not as simple as it may seem. The Game Room currently has multiple Playstation 3’s, XBOX 360’s, and Wiis already in its library. “The Wii U will be our first experiment [with new conso...

Gaming marathon raises over $500 to donate to charity

Mac Payton, Contributing writer

November 7, 2012


Filed under Sports

When Branden Middendorf became the president of the MINjas, he said he wanted to do a charity event the only way he knew how — a 24-hour gaming marathon. That dream came to fruition this past weekend, when the group held its first charity event for Child’s Play, a national nonprofit organization...

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