A recap of DreamHack Dallas 2019

Tox wins the Halo Grassroots MCC Halo 3 tournament at Dreamhack Dallas

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On May 28th, Google's Lead Digital Coach in Illinois, JinJa Birkenbeue, sat down to have a chat with Sugar Gamers founder Keisha Howard.

The second day of Combo Breaker hosted the finals for the Killer Instinct tournament. This is my first time covering a …

An interview with the talented Shawna Mills.

Cover from the newest chapter of Far Cry - Far Cry: New Dawn.

Audio interview with musician John Swihart, who was part of the two-person team that made the soundtrack for the newest chapter in the Far Cry series – Far Cry new Dawn.

Sugar Gamers would like to welcome back special contributor Tamiko Little! She has been taking a critical look at the game …

Back in 2013, Eve Online developer CCP had a fascinating idea. They wanted to develop a console shooter game that would …

Samantha “Persia” Hancock is iconic. Her passion, work ethic, and pure love for esports and the gaming community has persisted well …

What if WB and Disney swapped comic book universes?

Ross Hersemann has been a long time friend to Sugar Gamers. He’s a fellow Chicagoan and nerd of all trades. The …

After scrolling through Netflix looking for anything to stimulate me, I stumbled across “Playing Hard.” A documentary focused on the development …

Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory: a darkly humorous CRPG, adapted from the tabletop role-playing game created by Dan Gelber, Greg Costikyan and Eric Goldberg.

Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory: a darkly humorous CRPG, adapted from the tabletop role-playing game created by Dan Gelber, Greg Costikyan and Eric Goldberg.

This past Friday I spoke to students at Colombia College Chicago about narrative design in games. I was invited by the …

Zoinks! MK’s signature big boobies are gone! How did this happen?! Who would do such a thing?! Here’s a better question: …

The big players in the tech industry seem to be hellbent on putting the future of their companies in the hands …

When it comes to investing in clothing these days, people really like to get bang for their buck. Imagine buying a …

‘Twas the night before International Women’s Day and I found myself in downtown Chicago for my first Dresscode pop up event. …

It was right here on SugarGamers.com that a little webcomic written by myself and drawn by Erika Swanson was born. The …

I have never been much a gaming mouse snob. I play PC games and tend to lean toward standard layouts. When …

The big fuss in comics right now is the recent speculation of Disney shutting down Marvel Comics. I don’t believe I …

GDC 2019 is quickly approaching and we wanted to let everyone know Sugar Gamers will be there in force! Our fearless …

As part of this Black History Month, we wanted to take a dive into some of the deeper influences that underlie Project Violacea.

We here at Sugar Gamers are so lucky to have a friend in wildly successful illustrator and artist John Gallagher. The …

Comics, ladies and gentlemen. We read them, and they transport us to new worlds and universes. The pages flow with stories …

I am 50-year-old woman who plays video games.  I am not by any stretch of the imagination the “target market”.  When I do …

Hulu hit a nerve for me with their new series Pen15, a show where comedians Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle play …

The Sugar Gamers visited a special event and playtested our new Project Violacea tabletop Roleplaying Game.

Comicsgate has once again made its way to my front door, not by way of harassment, which was my first encounter …

In light of massive layoffs and talk of unions for game workers, I think it’s safe to say that the current …

EA’s Apex Legends, the latest free to play battle royale sensation dropped in on gamers like a bomb with no warning. …

ump into the Frozen Tundra of Open World Venus, Get Rad on a Hoverboard, Save Animals From Extinction, and More!

Jump into the Frozen Tundra of Open World Venus, Get Rad on a Hoverboard, Save Animals From Extinction, and More!

As a comic book writer, I spend a lot of time at comic conventions. It is there that I am surrounded …

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Skrillex and Hikaru Utada have shared the official video for their latest song "Face My Fears", out now on Utada's Face My Fears EP and featured as the opening theme of the recently released game, Kingdom Hearts 3.

I will admit, this interview is long overdue. Kevin Fair has been a friend and ally to the Sugar Gamers cause …

During my adventures in LA I found myself at a tech mixer in Santa Monica. Amid some of the projects and …

Last November, quickly after Stan Lee’s death, Bill Maher decided is was time to shit on comic book fans. This week, …

As far as manga creators go, Naoki Urasawa is one of the big guns with an endless list of successful titles. …

Spider-Man was the first hero that I was able to identify with at a young age. He was able to convince …

I have become a pro at giving the talk about getting rejected in the game industry. A big reason for that …

I ran into this lovely lady at Dreamhack Atlanta and I have been a fan ever since. She was competing in …

With a love for games and LOTS of brains, we found ourselves drawn to Iyanu founder Madison Campbell. Campbell works out …

We got a pretty nifty holiday present this year in the form of the world’s first digital esports reporter! Assembled by …

In today’s political climate, the area of identity politics is a powder keg ready to blow at the slightest Facebook comment. …

Chicago’s Ravenswood has been on the rise for years becoming one of Chicago’s most fashionable neighborhoods and now it can add …

Vice News recently did a piece on the juggernaut that is Fortnite. Part of the piece involved looking at professional Fornite …

Every holiday season it is tradition for me to binge watch my favorite Christmas movies. Some years I am nostalgic and …

Bethany Maddock Chats with Sugar Gamers about her incredible cosplays!

Ignite Gaming Lounge in Chicago has complimented Chicago’s robust video game scene for a while now and recently they decided to …

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 …

In the year 2003, something happened that altered the course of human history. It was  game changing. It was an innovation …

This article was originally published in 2017. Because Sugar Gamers is participating in Nikki Lynette’s self-care challenge, and because there is a …

There are certain art forms that are distinctly American. In the literary sense the genre of the western is a central …

When you think of the rapper Soulja Boy, you probably think of his smash hit (from like 10 years ago) called …

Hello. My name is Nikki Lynette and I am sore all over. I feel like I did a full body workout …

During my adventures at Dreamhack Atlanta I was alerted to an interesting new shooter from 1047 Games that goes by the handle …

It was a cold and dreary comic convention in November complete with winter storm warning and I happened to stumble upon artist …

The model pictured above has over 151,000 followers on Instagram. She’s been featured in high fashion publications like Vogue and Cosmopolitan, …

Halo 5 is hanging up its hat in terms of official esports tournaments and Dreamhack Atlanta housed the goodbye party with the …

Why Stan Lee is the Father of Geek Culture The loss of Stan Lee will be felt all over the world. …

(featured image from Orun. art credit: Julio Rocha) I met local game deb Nell Raban at a meetup of game writers in downtown …

Much to my delight, the entirety of MTV’s animated show Daria has been available on Hulu and naturally I had to binge. …

Last weekend I was invited as a guest at a micro con at the infamous Blue Box Cafe in Elgin and my …

Here is a situation I have seen countless times on Twitch with low-level streamers both male and female alike struggling to build …

While in New Orleans covering the Gears of War tournament, I was immediately drawn to the brilliant energy of Jourdan Kerl. You …

Ninja disclosed in an interview that he does not stream with women to avoid rumors that he is dating them. He said …

By Colin Kyle The sountrack is a critical part of the multifaceted experience that is gaming. From the earliest tunes with only …

Back when I was new to covering esports, I was eager to jump in to the Halo scene as it was and …

There is no esports fandom quite like the one that is dedicated to the Gears of War Pro Circuit. They have patented …

The Halo Championship Series in New Orleans was a rambunctious ride of hype and unpredictability. Alongside the players we’ve come to know, …

The first time I attended E3 I was a new journalist under the Sugar Gamers handle with the boss lady herself Keisha …

Announcing a major Sugar Gamers collaboration release that you can get right now – featuring the first published work of fiction written …

Hello again SG readers, this is the second installment in my series of interviews with esports professionals that I think you’ll love. …

Sugar Gamers readers, please allow me to introduce you to a woman who inspires me as a Halo fan, the utterly fabulous Lena …

Columbus, Ohio was home to the North American Regional Finals for the Halo Championship series and it was everything esports fans could …

It’s not for my sake that I ask this question, I KNOW where we are. I have to ask, like a broken …

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Fan entitlement to intellectual properties they don’t own has grown way out of control. From filing petitions so Zack Snyder can never …

In real life, I am a barely functional snowboarder. I can stay upright for an extended period of time, I can move …

pro Tekken player Cuddle_Core aka Jeannail Carter is a top-notch representative of the fighting game community's Midwest talent

To my mind, pro Tekken player Cuddle_Core aka Jeannail Carter is a top-notch representative of the fighting game community’s Midwest talent. When …

HBO partnered up with AT&T and Direct TV to bring a one of a kind fan experience to Chicago’s Westworld fans. We …

The world of video gaming could be next in line behind Hollywood as a newsworthy hotbed of harassment and scandal. I …

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