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Enactus Provides Aid for Refugee Communities of Amarillo

Enactus Provides Aid for Refugee Communities of Amarillo

April 10, 2016

On a sunny, windy Saturday, members of WT’s Enactus program gathered at the Astoria Park Apartments in Amarillo, TX. The sprawling complex is home to a large community of refugees from Africa, Asia,...

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WTs New Stadium Proposal

WT’s New Stadium Proposal

March 4, 2016

Last semester the WT Student Senate passed a bill calling for a student referendum on the construction of a new sports stadium for the university. The vote will be held on March 29 and 30, and leading...

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Deadpool: Violent, Vulgar, Bloody Hilarious

Deadpool: Violent, Vulgar, Bloody Hilarious

February 24, 2016

Superhero movies have become an interesting beast over the last few years. Marvel/Disney continues with its juggernaut of a cinematic universe, producing films based on practically unknown superhero teams...

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Plus INT Episode #63 Shownotes

February 4, 2016

  Want to listen to this episode? Click here! This episode was recorded on February 2, 2016 This episode is 57 MB. This episode is 1 hour and 2 minutes long. This episode was produced...

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63 – One Punch Cast

February 4, 2016

Guess who's back? Not the Backstreet Boys, because we didn't have the budget, but the next best thing. Plus INT returns for the Spring as we have an hour-long Geeking Out where we talk about the stuff...

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Plus INT Episode #62 Shownotes

November 19, 2015

Want to listen to this episode? Click here! This episode was recorded on November 3, 2015. This episode is 64 MB. This episode is 1 hour and 7 minutes long. This episode was produced by Preston...

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62 – This Podcast… it fills you with determination

November 19, 2015

This week on PlusINT, the crew is filled with determination from the releases of Fallout 4 and Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void (but mostly Fallout 4), the arcade Dissida Final Fantasy continues to look...

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Plus INT Episode #61 Shownotes

November 5, 2015

Want to listen to this episode? Click here! This episode was recorded on November 3, 2015. This episode is 64 MB. This episode is 1 hour and 7 minutes long. This episode was produced by Preston...

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61 – Full House

November 5, 2015

This week on Plus INT, it's a full house as the crew talk about Blizzard no longer releasing WoW sub numbers, the closure of Kojima Productions Los Angeles, a well-made Metroid short film, and the release...

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60 – Podcast is not Crash

October 29, 2015

This week on Plus INT, Gabe finally gets the intro right as the crew covers some of Sony's stuff from Paris Games Week (that's a thing?), the appropriate waiting time for spoilers, the new NieR game gets...

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Plus INT Episode #59 Shownotes

October 15, 2015

  Want to listen to this episode? Click here! This episode was recorded on October 13, 2015. This episode is 67 MB. This episode is 1 hour and 13 minutes long. This episode was produced...

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59 – Nuclear Powered Podcast

October 15, 2015

The full crew is back together this week on Plus INT to talk about whether or not the podcast could be used as a weapon of mass destruction, the popularity of the Star Wars Battlefront beta, the introduction...

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Plus INT Episode #58 Shownotes

October 8, 2015

  Want to listen to this episode? Click here! This episode was recorded on October 6, 2015. This episode is 61 MB. This episode is 1 hour and 7 minutes long. This episode was produced...

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58 – The Beardman Cometh

October 8, 2015

As was foretold by an ancient prophecy, when the celestial bodies align once more, the Beard shall return to us. This week on Plus INT, Russell "Beardman" Sanderson returns, bringing along new guest Will...

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Plus INT Episode #57 Show Notes

October 1, 2015

Want to listen to this episode? Click here! This episode was recorded on September 29, 2015. This episode is 65 MB. This episode is 1 hour and 10 minutes long. This episode was produced by...

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57 – Get your rock off my podcast

October 1, 2015

This week on Plus INT, Gabe drags Preston off the MGSV Train and onto the Destiny Train, with Shannon coming along for the ride. They also discuss the SAG-AFTRA issue, the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront...

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56 – Ethics in Gabe’s journalism

September 17, 2015

With our second mic finally deciding to cooperate with us, Plus INT celebrates this occasion by talking about Pokemon Go, the release of Destiny: The Taken King, the odd numbering of Kingdom Hearts, and...

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Plus INT Episode #56 Show Notes

September 17, 2015

  Want to listen to this episode? Click here! This episode was recorded on September 15, 2015. This episode is 65 MB. This episode is 1 hour and 12 minutes long. This episode was produced...

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55 – Nier and dear to Gabe’s heart

September 10, 2015

This week on Plus INT, the Power Trio covers the next expansion for The Witcher III, The differences between Frictional's SOMA and Amnesia (besides necessitating brown pants), and a tease of the upcoming...

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Plus INT Episode #54 Shownotes

September 3, 2015

Want to listen to this episode? Click here! This episode was recorded on September 1, 2015. This episode is 62 MB. This episode is 1 hour and 8 minutes long. This episode was produced by Preston...

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54 – A Hype to Surpass Metal Gear

September 3, 2015

"From the ashes of Plus INT comes a new show. Welcome to the Metal Gear Power Hour, brought to you by The Prairie! Starring Solid Preston, Liquid Gabriel, and Solidus Shannon, we bring you the latest news...

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53 – We Podcast Again!

August 27, 2015

"Rising from the abyss of summer, Plus INT rides back for the semester on the Metal Gear Solid V hype train, bringing news of Hyper Light Drifter's release window, Don't Starve's upcoming new content,...

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52 – Silenced Hills

April 29, 2015

This week on Plus INT, the team covers Steam's paid mod controversy, the end of Silent Hills as we know it, Gengar joining the fight in Pokken Tournament, and the mandatory "OH DEAR GOD WHAT THE HECK IS...

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50 – Beard Envy

April 16, 2015

For show notes on this episode, click here! SPOILERS for Game of Thrones and Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man This week on Plus INT, the crew gathers together for our 50th episode! They also talk about...

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‘Home’ encourages young audiences to face fears

‘Home’ encourages young audiences to face fears

April 15, 2015

Alien invasions are often a terrifying and dramatic event in film. Explosions, lasers and missiles fly as the valiant human heroes fight to protect their planet from the attacking aliens. In the case of...

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49 – Shame Corner

April 9, 2015

For show notes on this episode, click here! This week on Plus INT, the crew talks Nintendo Direct quite a bit as Mewtwo's first proper gameplay trailer is unveiled for Smash, Lucas makes a comeback,...

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Bloodborne gives darker twist to Souls Formula

Bloodborne gives darker twist to Souls Formula

April 8, 2015

There are many things fans of From Software’s ‘Souls,’ games are familiar with; death, frustration, exhilaration and triumph are key among them. The series’ uncompromising yet fair difficulty...

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‘Cities: Skylines’ expands the city-building genre

‘Cities: Skylines’ expands the city-building genre

March 25, 2015

Since the release of “Sim City 4” more than a decade ago, fans of the city builder genre have been through a sort of drought. “Societies” followed in 2007, but it was not well-received by fans,...

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WT professor awarded Fulbright research grant

WT professor awarded Fulbright research grant

March 11, 2015

West Texas A&M University is home to professors with a wide array of backgrounds, both professional and non-professional. Among these is Dr. Paul H. Clark, professor of History at WT, who holds...

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46 – Live Long and Prosper

March 5, 2015

For show notes on this episode, click here! SPOILERS for Parks and Recreation This week on Plus INT, the crew returns to honor the memory of Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock himself and an amazing human being...

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45 – Majora’s Mask: The Podcast

February 19, 2015

For show notes on this episode, click here! This week on Plus INT, Russell joins the crew once again as they talk about the return of O-Haruhi-sama, Ganon getting his own DLC for Hyrule Warriors, the...

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King rejuvenates horror with release of  ‘Revival’

King rejuvenates horror with release of ‘Revival’

February 18, 2015

Stephen King, the ever-prolific maestro of horror, has turned to one of the genre’s deepest and strangest roots for his latest piece, “Revival.” The story’s tone is set almost immediately by the...

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PULSE hosts Sexual Responsibility week in JBK

PULSE hosts Sexual Responsibility week in JBK

February 11, 2015

The Texas Panhandle has an unfortunate problem, one that many school systems fail to properly educate young teens about. Sex Education is a touchy topic in the area; schools, teachers and parents differ...

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42 – Listening to Cereal

January 29, 2015

For show notes on this episode, click here! SPOILERS for Five Nights at Freddy's From the new Prairie Studio, Plus INT is back! This week, the gang talks about the things they've been geeking out over...

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Wages affect student workers

Wages affect student workers

January 28, 2015

Minimum wage works out to about 12 cents a minute.   At the beginning of 2015, the minimum wage was raised in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Texas was not among them, the state’s...

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41 – Stannis the Mannis

November 20, 2014

For show notes on this episode, click here! SPOILERS for Game of Thrones! Dragonball is coming back, news is leaking about Telltale's Game of Thrones game, and we have a new guest host! All this and...

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Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’ fun for adults and children

Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’ fun for adults and children

November 19, 2014

Big Hero 6” is the latest movie to be put out by Disney Animation Studios, inspired by a Marvel Comic superhero team of the same name. The story centers around the young Hiro Hamada, a robotics genius...

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40 – The End of an Era

November 13, 2014

For show notes on this episode, click here! SPOILERS for Naruto, Big Hero 6 and Doctor Who Naruto is over and Gabe and Preston have a LOT to say about that. They also chat about the Majora's Mask remake,...

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39 – Grand Theft Podcast The Ballad of Gabe Silvas

November 6, 2014

For show notes on this episode, click here! SPOILERS for Attack on Titan, Doctor Who, Future Diary (Mirai Nikki), Godzilla 2014, Red Dead Redemption There's going to be a Marvel and Attack on Titan...

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38 – Plus INT VS. Superman

October 30, 2014

For show notes on this episode, click here! SPOILERS for Guardians of the Galaxy, Kill la Kill and Nier! In this episode of Plus INT, Preston and Gabe get their geek over Super Smash Bros for Wii U...

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Davis is strong on education and women’s rights

Davis is strong on education and women’s rights

October 29, 2014

Ed. Note: Written with the help of Russell Sanderson and Tyler Anderson   The name of Wendy Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, quickly became recognized across Texas during the summer of...

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36 – Gabe Is Not Allowed to Sing

October 9, 2014

For show notes on this episode, click here! SPOILERS for Binding of Isaac, Game of Thrones, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Katawa Shoujo, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch! Gabe is banned from singing...

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35 - But WHY?

35 – But WHY?

October 2, 2014

For show notes on this episode, click here! This week, Preston and Gabriel try to figure out why in the world anyone would want to make a Tetris movie. There's also talk of the next Windows OS, Hyper...

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The flag of the ISIS, which contains the historical seal of Muhammad on the bottom and above it the Shahada which translates to there is no god but god

Analysis: A primer on the rise of the Islamic State

October 1, 2014

With their rapid capture of territory in Iraq and Syria, and the wave of violence and barbarism following along with them, the extremists known as the Islamic State have quickly gained notoriety in ...

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Geeking Out 1 - All About Jojo

Geeking Out 1 – All About Jojo

September 13, 2014

For show notes on this episode, click here! SPOILERS for Shin Megami Tensei I and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure! For the first Geeking Out episode, Preston and Gabe fanboy out about Jojo's Bizarre Adventure...

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32 - Awkward Pauses and Coughs

32 – Awkward Pauses and Coughs

September 11, 2014

For a detailed list of show notes on this episode, including a list of links, click here! Plus INT is back from school and ready to start "season" three! This week, we talk about Nintendo news, Naruto...

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Izaak Chavez performs infront of a crowd while on tour.

WT graduate follows music aspirations

August 27, 2014

“The band had been on the radio station and I would help out,” said Izaak Chavez, a graduate of WT, “I had made a joke that if they needed another guitarist to let me know.” Shortly afterwards,...

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Dark Souls 2 adds polish and difficulty

April 22, 2014

The philosophy behind the Souls series of games has always differed from other mainstream games. Never unfair but always uncompromisingly unforgiving, the slightest mistakes are punished and the game never...

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Squad 37 geared up for battle.

The dead rise again Humans vs. Zombies

April 8, 2014

It’s spring. The weather is getting warmer, green leaves grow on the trees, the dead rise and the Nerf bullets fly. It’s time again for Humans vs. Zombies at West Texas A&M University, a game...

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WT students react to dorm changes

April 1, 2014

When students living in Cross and Jones hall first found out that both dorms were being reserved for incoming Freshmen enrolled in the university’s Living Learning Community program, reactions varied...

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31 – Best Friends

March 28, 2014

For a detailed list of show notes on this episode, including a list of links, click here! The gang's all here in this week's episode of Plus INT! We talk about the Varsity Theater closing, the latest...

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Classifies: The SCP Foundation

March 20, 2014

In the heady days of my time in high school, I often found myself scouring the Internet in search of good creepy pasta. For those unfamiliar with the term, it’s a play on a play on words. Copy pastas...

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Cross and Jones residents gather at the Q & A meeting.

Jones and Cross Hall could become co-ed

March 18, 2014

Beginning next fall, West Texas A&M will be expanding and moving its Living Learning Communities. Focused on improving the experience of incoming freshmen, the program involves each group of students...

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Brock McGuire band visits WT’s campus

March 4, 2014

On Feb. 24 the Brock McGuire band, four Irish musicians playing a mix of songs one part traditional Irish music and one part Appalachian Bluegrass music, performed in the Northen Recital Hall to a...

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29 – Praise the Helix

February 27, 2014

This week Preston returns and the Plus INT crew geeks out about Twitch Plays Pokemon! We also talk about the Netflix-Comcast deal, superhero film casting, and Yellow City Comic-Con. For a detailed...

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Comm Department celebrates Comm Week

February 19, 2014

By the time one reads this paper, Comm Week 2014 will already be in full swing. Monday saw the Voice Game Show in the FAC recital hall as well as the Alumni Table Talk, which featured several WT Communication...

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Books vs. Movies

February 7, 2014

While I enjoy the occasional trip to the movies and streaming television shows, reading was my favorite way to consume stories before anything else. Getting lost in the pages and my own imagination...

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Paradox Interactive making new games

February 4, 2014

Paradox Interactive, developers of successful strategy titles such as Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV, have been very busy as of late. Starting in January they began teasing fans on their...

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Art by Chris Brockman.

Movie Review: Her

January 31, 2014

People seem to develop oddly emotional relationships with their electronics. I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen someone angrily whack a TV with bad reception, desperately beg a bluescreening...

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Review: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

January 28, 2014

Even the most voracious reader would find the task of reading the complete works of Stephen King daunting at best. The native New England author, who published his first novel in 1973, isn’t helping...

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Google Glass to be used in Dr. Emily Kinsky’s New Media Class

WT’s New Media class tests Google Glass

January 21, 2014

  A small, sleek device sits on a person’s head as they walk down the street, like a pair of glasses without any lenses and a small square chunk of glass hovering just over one eye. The person...

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Flyer for the fake student body elections.

New Media simulates election scandals

November 12, 2013

Dr. Sarah Vartabedian’s New Media class has, over the course of the semester, been working on a project utilizing social media. The class, split into seven groups, has been tasked with creating fictional...

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Remember, remember the 5th of Nov.

November 5, 2013

“Remember, remember, the fifth of November, the gunpowder, treason and plot,” said V, the eponymous character of the 1980’s graphic novel V for Vendetta by Alan Moore, “I see no reason why...

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Q&A with the admins of WT Secrets page

November 5, 2013

Shortly following the demise of the WT Confessions Facebook page, a new challenger has appeared. While following a similar format, where WTAMU students anonymously submit juicy tidbits to go up on...

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26 – Meta Meta Meta

October 31, 2013

This Halloween the Plus INT crew talks about spooky games, N64 remakes, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and more! SPOILERS for Assassin's Creed, Dangan Ronpa, Persona 2, Person 4 Arena, Madoka Magic and the...

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Howard Philips Lovecraft, author of horror novels.

Lovecraft continues to entice readers

October 29, 2013

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and...

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25 – Mind Equals Blown

October 24, 2013

Plus INT is back! Joining Preston and Gabe this week is guest host Shannon McKeown. The trio talks about the end of the Wii U and whether copyright violations on YouTube are going too far. Then, the...

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24 – Fun for the Whole Family

October 10, 2013

SPOILERS for Attack on Titan and Warhammer 40k! In this week's episode of Plus INT the guys get their fanboy on over Warhammer, discuss the success of GTA V and the not-so-successful release of Beyond:...

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Planetary Annihilation launches Beta

October 8, 2013

In August 2012, Uber Entertainment launched a Kickstarter campaign as part of an initial wave of video games attempting to gain funding using the service. Their goal was a relatively modest $900,000....

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Buff Entertainment Brief

October 1, 2013

WT students across campus have been reacting and adapting to the seventh version of Apple’s iOS, released Sept. 18. The update comes with a number of tweaks and polishes to Apple’s previous services,...

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23 – Visual Novel Land

September 26, 2013

In this week's episode of Plus INT Gabe, Preston and Georgia gab about Steam OS, YouTube Comment Revamps and the passing of Nintendo's Hiroshi Yamauchi. And then they debate -- are visual novels the...

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WT tests OOHLALA App

September 17, 2013

WT Core is bringing students a new way to keep their lives on track and in order. Partnering with Montreal-based company OOHLALA, students can now download the eponymous OOHLALA Campus App for IOS...

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A Brave New World on Civ V expansion

September 10, 2013

At its release, many longtime fans of Sid Meier’s Civilization series decried the fifth entry as being simplistic and dumbed down compared to its predecessors. The game’s one-unit-per-tile system,...

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Conquer Earth in Europa Universalis IV

September 3, 2013

Saving the world is the task that noble goal gamers are often faced with, but every once in a while getting behind the reins of a powerful empire and conquering it can be just as fun. Paradox Interactive’s...

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20 – A Whole New World of Nerdiness

August 29, 2013

We start off this second "season" of Plus INT by catching you up on gaming and tech you news may have missed over the summer — oh, and we branch out into a whole new world of nerdiness by getting...

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WTAMU Tech Store Opens Doors in JBK

August 27, 2013

Returning students passing through the Jack B. Kelley Student Center may have spotted a new addition on their way. Announced last year, the long awaited eBuff Tech Store will be opening its doors from...

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Payday 2 improves upon predecessor

August 27, 2013

2011’s Payday: The Heist thrust gamers into the roles of four masked bank robbers who inevitably found themselves wading through endless masses of riot police to accomplish their objective. Those...

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@WTcrushes shut downs Twitter feed

April 23, 2013

Infamous Twitter account @WTCrushes disappeared from the Internet last week on the same day The Prairie’s story on the account. Rumors began to grow among students concerning the demise of the account,...

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@WTCrushes had more than1,000 followers as of April 13.

@WTCrushes, fun or too far?

April 16, 2013

An anonymous Twitter account donning the WT logo has exploded virtually overnight as various users post confessionals about crushes they have on particular WT students and explicit sexual statements...

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Plus INT Episode #15

April 11, 2013

Join us for episode fifteen of Plus INT as we slip into bad accents, long for Google Fiber, debate whether or not indie game developers are jumping ship from Microsoft to Sony, and more nerdy news....

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Religious Organization sparks student protest

April 9, 2013

WT students walking past the buffalo fountain met an unexpected surprise Monday afternoon, April 8.  A travelling group of preachers bearing signs emblazoned with slogans such as, “repent or perish,”...

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Plus INT Episode #14

April 4, 2013

This week Facebook is getting ready to launch a phone, Amazon has bought Goodreads, a federal judge rules used digital files can't be resold, The War Z gets hacked, WT hosts some geektastic events...

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Tech Club hosts a gaming tournament

April 2, 2013

WTAMU’s Tech Club will host its first spring gaming tournament on April 6 in room 209 of the Classroom Center. “We were pretty well known for the fall tournament, but we decided to extend them...

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Maxis’ SimCity has problematic launch

March 26, 2013

Despite selling 1.1 million copies in its first two weeks after releasing, the launch of Maxis’ continuation of the long-running SimCity franchise has been marked by a range of issues, both in the...

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Plus INT Episode #11

March 7, 2013

Join us for episode eleven of Plus INT! This week, we talk about possible new planets, iWatches, Pebbles and the return of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Complete with squees.) Then, we debate whether or...

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Sony finally reveals new PlayStation 4

March 5, 2013

Sony has finally paid off the hype the company has been constructing over the last few weeks by unleashing a torrent of details on their challenger in the next console generation, the PlayStation 4....

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A supernova remnant that is located about 26,000 light years from Earth. Photo courtesy of NASA.

Scientists discover potential black hole

February 26, 2013

Scientists at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory believe they might have found the youngest black hole in our galaxy after observing the remnant of a relatively recent supernova for two and a half...

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Plus INT Episode #10

February 21, 2013

Plus INT goes into the double digits and loses a host! (Temporarily.) We talk about the Facebook and Apple hacks, the latest Destiny news, the Russian meteor (and the Russians' reaction to it... or...

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Indie spotlight: Kerbal Space Program

February 19, 2013

Space is an aspect of real life that is often simplified or misrepresented in games. The sheer scale of distances involved and the difficulties of orbital mechanics would needlessly complicate other...

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Free Fitness Classes for Students at the VHAC

February 14, 2013

Students looking to work out at WT have a variety of options available thanks to the Virgil Henson Activity Center; among those options are the fitness classes of Stephanie Stampfli. The mother of...

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THQ closes its doors due to financial struggles

February 5, 2013

Following a long series of financial struggles, which culminated in bankruptcy, videogame publisher THQ has closed its doors. The publisher’s various properties and development studios were auctioned...

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Gaming offers cheap, free ways to play

January 29, 2013

Gaming is a pastime that many students keep with them as they move into college life. Finding time between class and studying to unwind and escape the pressures of homework, deadlines and exams can...

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Plus INT: Episode #6

January 24, 2013

Join us for the sixth episode of Plus INT! This time we tackle the question of whether or not video games cause gun violence, talk about the success of the 2012 Child's Play Charity, chat about the...

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Valve confirms rumors for new console

January 22, 2013

Valve Software, developers of series such as Half Life and Portal, has confirmed Internet rumors of a move to hardware production by announcing its intention to enter the console market in force with...

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Hotline Miami: satisfyingly difficult, violent game

December 3, 2012

Hotline Miami is an ultra violent top-down action game developed by the two-man team of Dennaton Games. In the game, players control an unnamed man who begins receiving mysterious phone calls in coded...

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Natural Selection 2: low cost, high value

Natural Selection 2: low cost, high value

November 27, 2012

Despite the title, recent PC release Natural Selection 2 doesn’t have as much to do with Charles Darwin as one would think. Beginning life as a mod for the first Half Life, Natural Selection pits the...

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Plus INT Episode #3

November 15, 2012

Join us for the third episode of ​Plus INT​, in which our three geeky co-hosts are joined by Tyler Anderson! And, as always, we discuss the week’s nerdy news — Steven Sinofsky's departure from...

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Movie Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

November 13, 2012

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” a film adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s novel of the same name, follows the story of troubled teenager Charlie, played by Logan Lerman of Percy Jackson fame,...

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Reddit controversy leaves lasting effects

November 5, 2012

Where is the line drawn on privacy on the Internet, and should journalists be hunting down and outing the personal information of previously anonymous users? Reddit, a popular news and content aggregator,...

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Plus INT Episode #1

November 1, 2012

Join us for the first episode of ​Plus INT​, in which our three geeky co-hosts (Preston Thomas, Ernie Arizpe and Georgia Romig) discuss the week's nerdy news -- from Hurricane Sandy to the Disney-Lucasfilm...

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