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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.

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‘Twas the night before International Women’s Day and I found myself in downtown Chicago for my first Dresscode pop up event. I gotta say, there is nothing more uplifting than walking into a room full of women ready and waiting for their first lesson in computer coding. Combine that enthusiasm with cute jewelry and you’ve got a fun filled evening. Everyone settling in for their first Dresscode lesson! Women …

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It was right here on SugarGamers.com that a little webcomic written by myself and drawn by Erika Swanson was born. The webcomic was Shero and Vex, the satirical story of a hero and villain who are roommates. It has since evolved into its own little phenomenon on its own site at SheroAndVex.com. Now your two favorite roomies are coming up on 50 issues and we thought that was something …

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As far as manga creators go, Naoki Urasawa is one of the big guns with an endless list of successful titles. Some of my personal favorites include Master Keaton, 20th Century Boys, and Monster. His perspective is one that is diverse and unfathomably imaginative. So you can imagine my delight when I was extended an invitation to Japan House for the preview of their Urasawa exhibit. The show was …

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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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Halo 5 is hanging up its hat in terms of official esports tournaments and Dreamhack Atlanta housed the goodbye party with the HCS (Halo Championship Series) Finals. It was a hell of a show with top halo teams getting downright scrappy to claim this final title. Re-Watch Alert: Renegades vs. Elevate First things, first, I wanna get into Renegades and Elevate. Their series on Friday was one to remember. This …

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There is no esports fandom quite like the one that is dedicated to the Gears of War Pro Circuit. They have patented their own signature brand of hype. That’s why I was elated that the entirety of the GOW hype machine was making their way down to New Orleans, a city that can house their level of passion. It seemed like there was a record breaking amount of roster swapping …

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The Halo Championship Series in New Orleans was a rambunctious ride of hype and unpredictability. Alongside the players we’ve come to know, there was a lot of fresh blood making big impressions. The New Orleans Convention Center was a decent and VERY well air conditioned venue that came with alligator sausage po’boys and more than enough room for both Halo and Gears fans to enjoy the spectacle. Attendance was a …

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