Gaming November!

Christina Brooks on Thursday, 10 November 2011. Posted in Clubs, Computing, Labs, Majors & Minors, Student Life

This November is the month of games, specifically video games. One of my biggest passions is video games. I actually hope to work in the industry someday by working on their websites or other kinds of medias. Now while I don’t have near as much time as I would like to play video games, tons of great games coming out this November. And sooo conveniently, some of them are coming out during week 10 and exam week! Thankfully though, Thanksgiving break is right around the corner so there will be plenty of time to finally game over break.

I knew I chose the right school when I found out how big of a role video games play in this school. Not only are they played by a big percentage of the students (so lots of people to talk about these new releases with!) but one of the biggest clubs on campus revolves around video games! The Electronic Gaming Society puts on video game get-togethers every week to play some of the newest games and every so often they have a big LAN tournament! Unfortunately I can never go to the weekly meet-ups but the LAN tournaments are really intense and tons of fun to watch! Check them out on facebook and their official website!

RIT also offers a Game Design major, ranked #9 for undergraduate by Princeton Review (yup, we’re that good. *brushes off shoulders*). This major is really cool because the students learn how to actually make games and all of the coding and theory behind it! Their labs are really swagged out too, with dual monitors, alienware hardware, and the new Xbox 360s hooked up to them so they can test out their games right away. And on a side note, these labs can also be used for actual gaming, which is really cool. So if you need a break from your coding and game making, hop onto Steam and game away!

Now I don’t want you all to think that there’s only video games here at RIT. There’s so much more! I’m just gushing about one of my favorite parts, of many, about RIT. I’m really pumped for the release of Skyrim (which is released tonight actually!), doing the campaign of MW3, and I still need to get BF3 once payday rolls in (I know, I know it came out in October, but still, the graphics?! Crazyy!!).

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