Blake Chapman


E3 2019: Ubisoft Recap

 Ubisoft has always been the dark horse when it comes to E3. They never have the all-out cringe quality like EA or pulse-pounding reveals like Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo. The French developer always finds itself in the middle tiers of the E3 grading pool right beside Square Enix. This year, Ubisoft’s biggest reveal of the afternoon may have been dashed weeks before by leaks, but “Watch Dogs: Legion” and a multitude of additional titles packed the hour-long program. If only those additional announcements could have been about the games that seem to be stuck in development hell instead. 

Ball State Baseball sweeps Ohio in weekend series

The Ball State Cardinals (33-17, 17-5 MAC) swept the Ohio Bobcats (16-30, 10-13 MAC) at the Ball Diamond at First Merchants Ballpark Complex this weekend in a series of three games which included the third no-hitter in school history.

'The Odyssey' hosts first launch party for publication

Campus publication "The Odyssey" hosted its first launch party for its yearly issue. The party featured spoken word poetry read from the publication as well as shirts, posters and copies of the publication for those who attended.

How It's Played S3E4: Bowser Takes Over Nintendo

Welcome to this week's episode of How It's Played! This week we are discussing the recent change in leadership at our family friendly, and fan favorite company, Nintendo. Reggie Fils-Aime recently decided to retire from being Nintendo's President. How will this affect the company and what will happen from here on out? All of this and more on this week's episode of How It's Played.

Cardinal Esports looks to bring athletic collegiate gaming to Ball State

 An international pastime with over a billion dollars in annual revenue, an audience of 380 million spectators and 588 major events across the world is impressive on its own. When considering that this sport’s athletes compete in front of computer monitors, hands gripped to keyboards and mice, it sounds like something out of an Orson Scott Card novel. However, throughout Asia, North America and Europe, esports have become a reality for millions of fans. 

The Oscars are facing certain doom, here's how to fix it

It was not a very positive 2018 for the Academy, which included hosts stepping down, backlash about whatever that “popular film” category was supposed to be and the decision to not honor some of the most integral members of the filmmaking process. Controversy aside, the program has also been losing viewership consistently over the last five years. With some fresh ideas and a couple risks, the Oscars could be well on their way back into the spotlight.

Inside the ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ pop-up shop in Disney Springs

In preparation for the highly anticipated release of Kingdom Hearts 3 on December 29, Disney Parks has opened a pop-up shop in their lakefront shopping center Disney Springs. The small store is located in the heart of Disney Springs and features plenty of memorabilia along with a 15-minute demo of the new installment in the franchise. I recently traveled to Orlando around Christmas to visit family and luckily got the chance to experience the store and all it had to offer.