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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

COLUMN: The beauty of cozy games

COLUMN: The beauty of cozy games

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist February 26, 2024

When people think “gamer” they tend to think about Call of Duty or Fortnite. That is because those two franchises have a lot of foot traffic in the gaming community. Games that tend to have themes...

COLUMN: Video game dead-ication

COLUMN: Video game dead-ication

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist October 13, 2023

Since it is October, I decided I wanted to talk about one of my favorite topics, video games. Specifically in Halloween spirit, zombie video games. Now, I want to state, this is my opinion, and it is...

COLUMN: Video games are an important piece of my life

COLUMN: Video games are an important piece of my life

Karyne Allen, Columnist March 30, 2023

When it comes to video games, I have a hate love relationship with it. Video games are something that has always been in my life because I have brothers that happen to love video games. Even until this...

COLUMN: “Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong,” good the first time, replay not recommended

COLUMN: “Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong,” good the first time, replay not recommended

Karyne Allen, Columnist March 23, 2023

I have loved Vampires since I was a child, but the thing that I loved the most was when I was told about “Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong.” I was extremely excited to play this game. This is a...

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COLUMN: The danger of Minecraft’s hidden ideology

Ian Palacios, Columnist January 12, 2022

One idea that has permeated Western culture for thousands of years is the view that the world and all of its parts—the forests, the animals that live within them, the mountains that tower over us and...

COLUMN: The Outer Worlds is a flawed video game

COLUMN: ‘The Outer Worlds’ is a flawed video game

Elise Keane, Columnist December 8, 2021

As we gear up towards finals season, I was looking for a game that would take my mind off all the various stressors in my life. I mostly play games on my switch, so I was looking through the Nintendo store....

COLUMN: Animal Crossings new update is golden

COLUMN: ‘Animal Crossing’s’ new update is golden

Elise Keane, Columnist November 10, 2021

Quarantine had just started, and I was eager for something to do. All of my friends were talking about this new game that released on Nintendo Switch called “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.” I remembered...

COLUMN: The greatest Wii game, Boom Blox

COLUMN: The greatest Wii game, ‘Boom Blox’

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 6, 2021

Lists of the greatest video games ever made always have one glaring omission: “Boom Blox” for the Wii. This staggering masterpiece of an entertainment product was made by EA, and Steven Spielberg...

Students play video games, draw at Tarble After Hours party

Kyara Morales, Staff Reporter March 6, 2020

Students explored art exhibitions, grabbed snacks, listened to music and played board games Thursday evening during the Tarble Arts Center’s After Hours party. A Wii was provided, allowing the attendees...

Column: Terrible movies’ appeal comes from personal standards

Shelby Niehaus, Opinions Editor January 18, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a scourge on our hands. Remember when I opened up about my love for terrible movies? Last semester I printed a manifesto on the beauty and unadulterated joy that is truly...

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