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I will admit, this interview is long overdue. Kevin Fair has been a friend and ally to the Sugar Gamers cause since the beginning. He has a big hearted personality that loves to encourage community. He turned his ability to galvanize gamers across Chicago and beyond into a thriving business with IPG (I Play Games). I figured it was about time I gave good ‘ole Kev one of my …

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During my adventures in LA I found myself at a tech mixer in Santa Monica. Amid some of the projects and startups on display, a VR game rose above the crowd. With a iconic neon 80’s motif and sensational synth music to boot, creative director and graphic designer Abraham Aguero had a winning combo. The game adds unique mechanics to the music rhythm game genre that I have not …

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With a love for games and LOTS of brains, we found ourselves drawn to Iyanu founder Madison Campbell. Campbell works out of New York as a tip top example of what women can achieve in stem. Her resume is an impressive stack of ambitious ventures. She wants to expand job markets and change minds on an international level. Meanwhile she has managed to find balance and play her favorite …

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Chicago’s Ravenswood has been on the rise for years becoming one of Chicago’s most fashionable neighborhoods and now it can add Redline VR as one of its notable residents. This virtual reality arcade promises to deliver immersive and unique VR experiences. Sugar Gamers is excited that Redline co-founders Jonathan Irons and Aaron Sawyer have chosen Chicago to be the home for their business. Chicago has become a hotbed of …

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Bethany Maddock Chats with Sugar Gamers about her incredible cosplays!

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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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It was a cold and dreary comic convention in November complete with winter storm warning and I happened to stumble upon artist and writer Asia Dye. Her vibrant and original art immediately jumped out at me. I was completely drawn in by her bold color stories and striking line work. I rushed to her table and immediately got into her business, like I do. Her comic is Project:AEGIS and I …

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(featured image from Orun. art credit: Julio Rocha) I met local game deb Nell Raban at a meetup of game writers in downtown Chicago. We hit it off talking about the industry and what we love and wish would improve. It’s always fun to commiserate with other game writers. She has an impressive work ethic and lots of ideas. I want to thank her for taking the time to share her …

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While in New Orleans covering the Gears of War tournament, I was immediately drawn to the brilliant energy of Jourdan Kerl. You can’t miss her, she brings so much passion and personality to the broadcast team. I love how you can tell she has to contain her excitement with the rest of us as she conducts interviews and provides viewers with updates and tournament analysis. I cannot tell you how …

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By Colin Kyle The sountrack is a critical part of the multifaceted experience that is gaming. From the earliest tunes with only a handful of humble bits to the sweeping orchestral masterpieces we have today, music creates atmosphere and immerses you in the game. Music also represents a cool and underappreciated avenue to enter the game and entertainment industry for people who are musically inclined. To give us a taste …

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