Archive for September, 2010

25
Sep
10

Lakeside dorm holds Just Dance tournament

Just Dance tourney

Lakeside residents competing in a "Just Dance" tournament.

The rugs of Lakeside Residential Complex at the University of Florida were officially cut on Wednesday evening during a heated videogame dance-off.

Ubisoft campus representative, Jay Uy, set up the “Just Dance” tournament in order to promote a larger upcoming “Just Dance 2” tournament, which will coincide with the new game’s release. Uy said the dorm event, which drew about 40 people, was quite a success considering this was his first time setting up a dorm event.

“I think a lot of people loved the game. They’re still playing even though it’s pretty much over,” Uy said, motioning to a group of three people dancing while “Jerk it Out” by Caesars blared from the television speakers.

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25
Sep
10

Local developer shows zombie game at UF club meeting

Agapitus Lye at Gator Gaming

Agapitus Lye sharing footage with Gator Gaming from his studio's upcoming game, "Dungeon Defenders."

Footage of a zombie apocalypse was unleashed at Gator Gaming’s member meeting on Wednesday, care of local game studio executive Agapitus Lye.

Lye shared a video of an early build of Trendy Entertainment’s next project: “AfterLife.” The game is still at an early stage of development, but Lye outlined several of it’s key features, including the fact that a famous movie director was collaborating with his team.

“He’s the biggest zombie director, and whoever that may be, I don’t know,” Lye said coyly.

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19
Sep
10

playCAST Episode One: Gator Gaming


Below is the first episode of playCAST, which is playWISE’s gaming podcast. Check it out to learn more about Gator Gaming, the University of Florida’s biggest gaming club. Guests include Kyle Kirwan and Spencer Ellinor.

Listen to the podcast in iTunes

Click here to download the episode directly

18
Sep
10

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and other Ubisoft tournaments at UF

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood“, “Shaun White Skateboarding” and “Just Dance 2” will all be playable at tournaments hosted by international videogame publisher Ubisoft on the University of Florida campus throughout the Fall 2010 semester.

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18
Sep
10

EA hosting football videogame tournaments at UF

Electronic Arts, one of the largest international videogame publishers, will be holding “Madden NFL 11” or “NCAA Football 11” tournaments at every home Gator football game for the rest of the 2010-2011 season. The first of the season was a “Madden” tournament, which was held Sept. 11 before the University of Florida took down the University of South Florida in “The Swamp.”

Philip Asher, a senior at UF and one of EA’s campus representatives, said there were around 40 people at the booth on Saturday to play videogames, 12 of whom competed in the tournament.

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11
Sep
10

Review — Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker (PC)

Shepard and Liara share a moment.

Mass Effect 2” was released in January 2010 with rave reviews from most media outlets. Since then BioWare, the game’s developer, has been releasing a steady stream of downloadable content to supplement the game and keep players coming back to its sci-fi action RPG.

On Sept. 9 2010, the most recent bit of DLC, “Lair of the Shadow Broker,” was released, which is a continuation of the story explored in the “Mass Effect” comic book. Read on to find out if it lives up to the standards set by the original game.

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10
Sep
10

A first look at Firefall

Firefall,” the first game from Red 5 Studios, was announced a few days ago at the 2010 Penny Arcade Expo. According to a Red 5 press release, the game “combines intense competitive multiplayer and large-scale cooperative gameplay,” which basically means it’s an MMO shooter.

The development team includes a few industry veterans, including Mark Kern who worked as┬álead developer for World of Warcraft. The game’s most appealing aspect may not be its development team but rather its price: $0.

Since the game won’t be officially released for over a year, little else is known about “Firefall”. However, a gameplay trailer has been released which contains some enticing details.

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