Raynika Awotwi

Raynika Awotwi
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Raynika Awotwi is an aspiring writer, parlaying into her tenure with Comics and Gaming after her internship with Magazines Canada.
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Diversity in eSports: The Ongoing Struggle

Diversity in eSports: The Ongoing Struggle

Let’s face it: eSports is scorching up the scene. ESPN ran a story last year examining eSports’ massive appeal; based on findings from market research firm Newzoo, 205 million played or...
Karmaka: What Goes Around, Plays Around 7

Karmaka: What Goes Around, Plays Around

Perhaps it was karma rewarding me for sending out to the universe positive vibes, for the sunrays greeted me the moment I stepped out of Ossington station on a Friday morning....
Do Action Games Encourage Suicide? 5

Do Action Games Encourage Suicide?

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst young people in Canada; the statistic is the same over in the United States. While...
“A Virtual Bet”: Simulating Sport Outcomes with EA Sports and FIFA Games - 2014-07-15 15:27:54

“A Virtual Bet”: Simulating Sport Outcomes with EA Sports and FIFA Games

Prior to the start of the 2014 World Cup, the developers at EA Sports simulated through 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil their take on how the tournament would play out. They...
Amazon Fire TV: Big Deal for Microconsoles - 2014-05-20 14:18:04

Amazon Fire TV: Big Deal for Microconsoles

When Amazon officially released its Android-powered microconsole and digital media player—the Fire TV—back in April, there was a new kid on the videogaming block. However, this “kid” is the world’s largest...
Videogames and Art: More Than the Hand and the Eye - 2014-04-07 13:37:13

Videogames and Art: More Than the Hand and the Eye

“Videogames are something we don’t understand,” Jonathan Mak says during an artist talk at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)’s Jackman Hall last Wednesday evening. The striking quote made by The...
Ouya Co-Founder Departs From Company

Ouya Co-Founder Departs From Company

Ouya’s co-founder Muffi Ghadiali has parted ways from the company. As TechCrunch confirmed today, Ghadiali was described as a key factor in ensuring the Android-based console’s success. During his time at Ouya,...
Microsoft Studios Shuts Down Office in Victoria, B.C.

Microsoft Studios Shuts Down Office in Victoria, B.C.

Microsoft Studios has closed its office in Victoria, B.C., leaving at least 30 employees jobless. The office opened its doors in early 2012, as Microsoft promised a slew of games would...
Fulgore Slashes His Way to Killer Instinct Reboot In March 2014

Fulgore Slashes His Way to Killer Instinct Reboot In March 2014

As the Xbox One makes its long-awaited debut within retail outlets today, those anxious to play as Fulgore in the exclusive Killer Instinct reboot would have to wait, as Microsoft announced...
Experience the ‘Interesting Uses’ of ‘Writerly’ Videogames at the WordPlay Festival 1

Experience the ‘Interesting Uses’ of ‘Writerly’ Videogames at the WordPlay Festival

WordPlay is a free, one-day festival that is designed to discuss and celebrate words and writing in modern videogames. The festival takes place tomorrow, Nov. 16 at the Toronto Reference Library. The...
GamesAid Auctions Special Edition White Xbox One On Ebay

GamesAid Auctions Special Edition White Xbox One On Ebay

British videogame children’s charity GamesAid has announced today an Ebay auctioning of a limited edition white Xbox One, which was exclusively designed for members of the Xbox One launch team. According to...
Rockstar Compensates GTA Online Players with $500,000 Following Technical Issues

Rockstar Compensates GTA Online Players with $500,000 Following Technical Issues

As a result of the technical problems experienced on Grand Theft Auto Online recently, Rockstar Games has decided to reward affected players with in-game deposits of $500,000. The money will be divided...