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  • GAME BYTES: Gamers, stop being hypocrites, please

    GAME BYTES  Gamers  stop being hypocrites  please

    The World Cup ended on Sunday, and legions of nerds shouted “thank God!” before turning on a livestream of the EVO 2014 fighting game tournaments. It was a weird day, and seemingly no one batted an eye at this.

  • MEET THE BAND: Della Ray

    MEET THE BAND  Della Ray

    This week meet Della Ray, a married-couple band featuring Adam and Natalie Morrow of Callooh! Callay! Della Ray will play the after-party for the Bama's Summer Shindig II at the Alcove International Tavern. Also playing the after-party will be...

  • LOCAL Q&A: Holly Roberts

    LOCAL Q A  Holly Roberts

    Holly Roberts joined Kentuck last year as its program manager, moving here from Dothan. Roberts says she enjoys the diversity Tuscaloosa has to offer and loves bringing visitors to Tuscaloosa's hidden treasures.

  • GAME BYTES: The effect of episodic games

    GAME BYTES  The effect of episodic games

    A few years ago — or more like nine, really — somebody named Gabe Newell announced that the beloved “Half-Life” franchise would, in the wake of “Half-Life 2,” move to an episodic model. Instead of one big release...

  • DIRTY CASUAL: For some, giving up Xbox for PS3 will be worth the trade

    DIRTY CASUAL  For some  giving up Xbox for PS3 will be worth the trade

    Despite telling myself some time ago that consoles weren’t really my thing anymore and that I’d likely never get one again (in print, no less), I’ve caved. I’m now a semi-happy but mostly ambivalent owner of a PlayStation 3.

  • DIRTY CASUAL: Gain leadership skills from games

    DIRTY CASUAL  Gain leadership skills from games

    Leads a group of dozens of like-minded individuals in high-stakes progression-focused goals.”
    “Organizational optimization resulted in a 30 percent increase in productivity.”

  • GAME BYTES: People are still individuals

    GAME BYTES  People are still individuals

    It’s old wisdom that when a population reaches a certain size it becomes difficult to think of people as individuals making up a whole, rather than just as being a uniform component of that whole, but even with smart people acknowledging this...

  • LOCAL Q&A: Jennifer Greer, interim dean at Alabama's communications college

    LOCAL Q A  Jennifer Greer  interim dean at Alabama s communications college

    Jennifer Greer has worked with the University of Alabama’s journalism department for seven years. Greer recently completed a one-year appointment as interim dean of UA’s College of Communication and Information Sciences. Greer considers...

  • MEET THE BAND: The Park Band

    MEET THE BAND  The Park Band

    This week, meet The Park Band. These Alabama natives are a popular pick among University of Alabama fraternity and sororities, but also enjoy playing at various bars on The Strip. The band celebrated six years together in June. Though they stick to...

  • DIRTY CASUAL: Scholarships for gamers? Yep

    DIRTY CASUAL  Scholarships for gamers  Yep

    Scholarships to play video games? Even optimistic me didn't think something like this would happen so soon: A college in Chicago (Robert Morris University-Illinois) recently announced it's offering scholarships for competitive gamers who play...

  • GAME BYTES: Publishers don’t need white knights

    GAME BYTES  Publishers don  8217 t need white knights

    Humongous corporations that make things they want you to buy do not actually care about you. Maybe it seems obvious when I say it like that, and yet so often we don’t act like we agree. But it’s true, and they certainly don’t need...

  • LOCAL Q&A: Katie Plott

    LOCAL Q A  Katie Plott

    As a Tuscaloosa native, Katie Plott is a student who can call Tuscaloosa home all year long. Plott is very active at the University of Alabama as well as within the city. Plott finds that being from Tuscaloosa doesn’t mean one can’t have...