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GAME TIME - Ethan Vadnais and Edward Shifflett officiate the tournament going on in the NMU gaming room.

Esports builds connections within NMU gaming community

Nathan Kwapisz March 21, 2023

Esports can start from early connections to video games in childhood and blossom into a full-blown club or varsity sport in college. Esports allows players an escape and to make whatever Esports is to...

TIME TO PLAY THE GAME—Marquettes newest gaming store, Iron Golem Games, holds new opportunities for gamers to come and enjoy. Dallas Wiertella/NW

Iron Golem Games presents area’s newest gaming hub

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

A new game store, Iron Golem Games, offers a wide variety of services that extends beyond just selling products to both experienced hobbyist and casual table-top enthusiasts. Located at 328 W. Washington...

TIME TO PLAY THE GAME—Here is the brand new gaming setup for the NMU Esports team in Harden Hall. Now the wait is on from COVID-19 to when they can use it. Photo courtesy of Mark Kirkendall.

Esports prepping to start playing in its new home

Sadie Brink November 24, 2020

Earlier in the semester, the North wind published an article about the newly formed EA Sports team. After months of construction on their room being drawn out and prepared, the room is finally ready for...

Student curates largest fighting video game conference in Midwest

John LaPine February 21, 2013

Five years ago, gamers Lee Cole and Marc Larson sat down in the living room of Cole’s Ishpeming apartment to play a videogame called “Guilty Gear.” What they didn’t know is that they were starting...

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