December, 2018

All the posts published

Every holiday season it is tradition for me to binge watch my favorite Christmas movies. Some years I am nostalgic and watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation or A Christmas Story. Some years I am sentimental at watch It’s a Wonderful life. But most years I watch unconventional Christmas movies. That’s right movies that are not rightfully considered Christmas movies though they are set around the holiday season. So here …

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Bethany Maddock Chats with Sugar Gamers about her incredible cosplays!

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Ignite Gaming Lounge in Chicago has complimented Chicago’s robust video game scene for a while now and recently they decided to expand their empire. The family run business has planted their flag in Skokie, conveniently close to the yellow line stop.  Ignite decided to do a soft “Alpha Test” this week and opened its doors to industry folks and friends. Sugar Gamers was lucky enough to be extended an …

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You don’t have to be a FPS game fan to appreciate Halo’s vast lore. It’s a solid sci-fi universe with lots of mystery and intrigue and above all, characters I love sinking my teeth into. Today I was scrolling through Twitter and saw two stories that had me very excited. One, Kat-B320 is getting her own Legendary Crate from Loot Crate in February. This Noble team member happens to …

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In the year 2003, something happened that altered the course of human history. It was  game changing. It was an innovation in the way people live and socialize. On December 2, 2003, Electronic Arts gave us The Sims. And nothing was ever the same again. Through The Sims, people were able to disengage from their real lives and live a second, more sensational existence where they could indulge in …

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This article was originally published in 2017. Because Sugar Gamers is participating in Nikki Lynette’s self-care challenge, and because there is a growing need for more mental wellness discussions within the tech & gaming community, we are posting an updated version of the original article, written by Sugar Gamers founder Keisha Howard.   Since the age of 10, video games have been my favorite way to escape from reality. As …

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There are certain art forms that are distinctly American. In the literary sense the genre of the western is a central core of the American archetype of the lone rugged individualism that has defined the mythos of the nation. This is why I was excited for a proper installment of the genre in the online gaming medium with the beta launch of Red Dead Online. On the surface RD …

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When you think of the rapper Soulja Boy, you probably think of his smash hit (from like 10 years ago) called Crank That Soulja Boy. Since he came on the scene, Soulja has been known for his dance moves and online antics. He is actually considered the pioneer of using the internet to sell yourself as an artist, being the first rapper to capitalize off of social media in …

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Hello. My name is Nikki Lynette and I am sore all over. I feel like I did a full body workout with heavy weights, but I didn’t. I got this way from doing one 45 minute class at Cycmode… and I can’t wait to do it again. Since November 24th, Sugar Gamers has been joining me in my 30 Day Self-Care Challenge for my mental health movement Get Out …

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During my adventures at Dreamhack Atlanta I was alerted to an interesting new shooter from 1047 Games that goes by the handle of Splitgate. It combines a mechanic similar to that of Portal and FPS action that would be comparable to Halo. My personal demo was in the hands of 1047’s CEO and Co-Founder Ian Proulx, who also happens to be a very accomplished Halo 5 player. His FPS passion …

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December 2018 - Sugar Gamers