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Obscure Entertainment Recommendations During Quarantine!

Posted on Apr 1, 2020 9:34:16 AM by Stefani Johnson in student life, in tips, in COVID-19, in Coronavirus, in social distancing, in flatten the curve, in self quarantine

Amid full-time work and school during this quarantine, I still find myself with hours of boredom per day. If you are anything like me, you’ve probably been blasting the same 3 playlists over and over and searching for new Netflix shows every 3 days. Fret not, I have complied a list of entertainment recommendations to help cure your boredom. If I’ve done my job, you’ve never heard of most of these recommendations.

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Don't Starve: What makes the game fun? (Part 1: Asymmetry)

Posted on Apr 1, 2020 3:19:55 AM by Hakim Ottey in student activities, in student blog, in Student Ambassador, in Game art and animation degree, in Game Art and Design Degree, in game art degree, in game concept, in game demo, in game design degree, in game designers, in game dev, in game developer, in game devs, in game programmer, in game programming, in game programming degree, in game studies, in game studies degree, in gamer, in gaming community

Hi, again! Happy to be back to writing gaming blogs for all of you guys! This time around, I’m going to be talking about a game that I just rediscovered my love for - Don’t Starve! More specifically, Don’t Starve Together - the multiplayer sequel to the original game. 

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How to Succeed in Online Courses

Posted on Mar 19, 2020 9:48:06 AM by Bailey Nielsen in technology, in tips, in tips and tricks, in best schools for STEM, in best technology colleges, in best technology schools, in online students, in online technology degrees, in back to school, in emergency tips, in online technology college, in online technology degree, in online schools, in COVID-19, in online college, in Coronavirus, in virtual education, in online classes, in college tips

Due to recent events, UAT has transitioned to online classes. But how do you go from an on-ground class to online and still remain the successful student you are? From a student who takes both online and on ground classes, here are a few tricks I use to help get me through.

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Seamless Transition from Person to Computer.

Posted on Mar 16, 2020 3:38:00 AM by Marcos Xochihua in advancing technology, in online college, in Coronavirus, in virtual education, in online classes, in college tips, in social distancing, in flatten the curve, in self quarantine, in online learning

We all know about the recent events in the news. From the start of this year, we have encountered many different events. The current event we're dealing with is the pandemic and many students like myself are recommended to not be on campus. Due to this precautionary method, all of our classes are now virtual!

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Death In Video Games: How It Can Be Built On

Posted on Mar 5, 2020 3:29:00 AM by Hakim Ottey

When your HP runs out, the game is over.

How many games follow that same strategy of punishing the player for not following the rules failing to meet an objective?

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The Importance of Gameplay Loops in Game Design

Posted on Jan 14, 2020 12:30:34 PM by Jordan Brown in video games, in Game Design, in Game Development, in video game design, in game design tips

A considerable amount of work goes into developing a game. Artists paint beautiful worlds, writers craft elaborate stories, and programmers construct complex game mechanics, but none of these by themselves make a game ‘good’. All of those things will contribute to a game’s overall quality, but above all else, you’ll need to create a good gameplay loop.

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IT’S HAMMER TIME:Using Valve’s Hammer To Create Portal 2 Maps-Part 3.1

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 4:52:25 PM by Hakim Ottey in gaming, in Student Ambassador, in best schools for game design, in game design degree, in game developer, in Editing, in gaming community, in Tutorials, in game design tips, in hammer

Hi! Happy New Years to all those who are reading! This blog was supposed to have been released last year, but I needed more time to flesh things out a bit. Too long, Didn't Read: I’m a bit late! I digress; today we will be learning about creating a new project and the engines tools. The tools section will be split between two blogs, so keep an eye out for part 2.

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No TikTok for Military Personnel

Posted on Jan 8, 2020 1:28:24 PM by Marcos Xochihua in network engineering, in Network Security, in technology forensics, in data security, in cyber security, in Data breaches, in data privacy, in Data Science


The US Army has now deemed that using the Chinese owned app TikTok, which the US Army was using it to recruit and promote their own branch of service, is a potential security risk that needs to be banned.  

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6 Months later, My Experience as a Student Ambassador

Posted on Jan 7, 2020 10:01:50 AM by Marcos Xochihua in Student Ambassador


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A bit of Advice

Posted on Jan 6, 2020 1:07:29 PM by Bailey Nielsen in Student Life, in Student Ambassador

If life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Life can be crazy and can throw you some curve balls and as a college student, this can be especially true. Compiled here is a list of advice from our very own UAT students.

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