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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

When online mobs flood mainstream discussions every couple of years after the latest “woke, social justice warrior, liberal-agenda-pushing” video game releases — wanting to keep politics out of video games — what they truly mean to say is “we don’t want politics we don’t agree with in video games.”

Everything is political, including video games.

Ashley Huang and Myles Kim February 12, 2024

When online mobs flood mainstream discussions every couple of years after the latest “woke, social justice warrior, liberal-agenda-pushing” video game releases —  wanting to keep politics out of...

In most video games, players strive to be the richest, most powerful or skillful entity — though at the cost of time.

Pixels to problems: how game addictions work

Apurva Krishnamurthy and Robert Yu February 12, 2024

From the peaceful villages of “Animal Crossing” to the ferocious battles fought in “Dark Souls,” video games offer a convenient escape from one’s daily routine. In most video games, players strive...

From Chicago Rummy to Final Fantasy XIV, students and teachers reflect on how their experiences with games have been impactful in creating meaningful memories.

Game memories, since 1965

Daeun Chung and Olivia Yuan February 12, 2024

With a variety of formats, designs and themes, games hold the power to define and connect the chapters of countless lives. From Chicago Rummy to “Final Fantasy XIV,” students and teachers reflect on...

The issue of gender bias in the gaming industry and community lies in the ignorance of harassment, as people insist that their comments are just jokes, turning the responsibility of female gamers if they feel offended, humiliated, or undermined.

The warped world of gender in gaming

Qianzi Loo and Meadow Shen February 12, 2024

“Oh, you’re a girl?!” “But wait, you’re too good to be a girl gamer.”  Over time, these deprecating remarks have become running jokes. Still, they serve as reminders of the bias that exists...

Mahjong, Yutnori and Loteria are not only sources of entertainment but also reflections of the social dynamics in communities that play them.

Games unlock gateways to culture and tradition

Nicole Ge, Staffer February 12, 2024

Traditional games have a rich history and can offer a unique glimpse into the cultures where they originated. These games are not only sources of entertainment but also reflections of the social dynamics...

In the world of game development, ideas become interactive experiences through a dynamic process. The journey from an initial concept to creating a refined, playable game involves creativity, technology and dedication.

Decoding the game development process

Deeksha Raj, Business Manager February 12, 2024

In the world of game development, ideas become interactive experiences through a dynamic process. The journey from an initial concept to creating a refined, playable game involves creativity, technology...

A programmer sits, red-eyed, with dark eyebags and copious amounts of caffeine in their system as they stare at the blue light emitted from their computer screen, concluding yet another day of unpaid overtime because another company executive over-promised on a release date to shareholders.

Investigating game developers’ fight for labor rights.

Anushka Anand and Rohan Kakhandiki February 12, 2024

A programmer sits, red-eyed, with dark eyebags and copious amounts of caffeine in their system as they stare at the blue light emitted from their computer screen, concluding yet another day of unpaid overtime...