Are you ready for the Egg Bowl Oct. 13? Diehard Rebels and Bulldogs know that date is a little early for the popular football game that will be held on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22. But the first-ever Esports Egg Bowl, an electronic matchup, will be held Oct. 13 in The Pavilion at Ole Miss between UM and Mississippi State University, two schools with a 100-year old football rivalry. Organizers say the doors will open at 10 a.m., and the games will begin at noon. Club leaders hope this event will attract new members, fans and the ability to offer future scholarships.
The new-age craze of intense video game play may appear, at first glance, to be a strange choice of hobby. Hours spent staring at a screen alone in a dark room, fueled by soda and candy and the joy of pixelated explosions, seems like the last thing this generation should be invested in. But thankfully, there is far more to gaming than most realize: improved cognitive functions, emotional comprehension, and even better social skills.
It’s an early winter morning at Weir Hall. Several students are seated in the building’s lounge, passing around a small foam football. Time passes as they wait for a member of their group currently held hostage by a professor.
Since the days of the PS3 and the Xbox 360, the price of a new game pushed out by a triple-A studio has been $60. For $60, you would usually get a complete, quality-assured product.