video games

Michigan State’s Next Sports Championships May Be Lurking In Cyberspace

Oct 15, 2019
Egames
MSU League of Legends

MSU’s League of Legends esports team is one of the best in college, and the players are setting Big Ten and national championships as their 2019-20 goal.

Michigan State Video Game Development Lives Up To Top 10 Rating

May 17, 2019
Amanda Poole

Video games are more than something Michigan State students play. The development of new games, and the academic study of the science is putting MSU at the head of the class nationally.

 

WATCH - Gamers For Giving: MSU eSports Participates In One Of The Largest Independent LAN Parties

Apr 24, 2019
eSports
Amanda Poole

Playing video games can be more than just for competition, as the eSports community comes together to raise money for charity.

Michigan State’s eSports Players Live For The Competitive Side Of Gaming

Mar 13, 2019
eSports
Amanda Poole

MSU student eGamers want to win and make money playing their sport...and some are making it big.

 

Matt Meagher
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

Matt Meagher, knows as "MMG" to online gamers, has created a six-figure venture due to his popular YouTube channel centered on the "Madden" video game. 


Michigan State’s Growth In E-Sports Clubs Mirrors National Collegiate Trend

Jan 2, 2019
E-Sports
Marissa Chupp

But MSU’s growth could stall if a solution is not found for tight space like other universities such as Ohio State and Western Michigan are building. 

Competitive Video Game StarCraft Finds Strong Following at Michigan State

Dec 7, 2018
Sam Tracy

StarCraft Has Been Long Popular in South Korea, but Now Is Spreading at the Collegiate Level

Super Smash Bros. Video Game Creates Popular Following at Michigan State

Nov 8, 2018
Carter Prost

The legendary Nintendo 64 game has produced two student clubs at MSU, and its own distinct culture.

Michigan State Wades into the World of E-Sports Through League of Legends

Oct 3, 2018
E-Sports
Trevor Toczydlowski

MSU’s League of Legends team part of growing collegiate trend across the U.S., embracing the wave of e-sports competitors and fans.

ThunderbirdStrike.com

A video game developed by a Michigan State University assistant professor supports "eco-terrorism" by enabling players to zap imaginary oil pipelines with lightning bolts, an industry group said Wednesday, although the designer countered that it's not meant to incite violence.

League of Legends game image
Courtesy photo / Big Ten Network

Televised sports come in all sorts of forms. This time of year, basketball dominates sports broadcasting, but there’s hockey, too, and spring training baseball is getting started. At the Big Ten Network, they’re adding something different to the lineup: League of Legends. Teams from conference schools are competing right now in the popular video game, and the championship will be televised at the end of March.


Current Sports | 5/13/16 | #701

May 13, 2016
Business Wire

Madden Covers, Friday the 13, Detroit Tigers, Bullpen Problems, Diamond Leung, Golden State Warriors, and Reflection Friday.


Video games offer learning opportunities in the classroom

Oct 21, 2014
O'Donnell at desk with computers
Courtesy

If you’re a parent living in the 21st century, chances are you’ve had to tell your kids to turn off the video games and go outside to play. But video games aren’t just for recreation anymore. They’re also increasingly being used as learning tools in the classroom.