Inna Vjuzhanina doesn’t necessarily paint exclusively video game characters.
But her love for the medium came from her desire to pay tribute to her favorite video game heroine, Lara Croft.
Now, the Ukrainian artist has been building a side hustle that revolves around the “Tomb Raider” leading lady.
“While searching for a way to pay tribute to my beloved heroine, I started painting,” the Ukraine-based artist said recently. “That turned out to be the biggest passion of my life. Lara Croft is one of my biggest muses to this day.”
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It appears that passionate college football fans might be able to claim a huge win in the video game world.
Electronic Arts Maitland-based executive Daryl Holt told ESPN in a story posted on Tuesday that the popular video game company would be bringing back its NCAA Football franchise.
While it’s unlikely to come this year, next year could be a possibility.
The announcement could mean hiring for Electronic Arts when it moves into downtown Orlando this summer.
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The video game “Wick,” built by students at UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, has a dark look, a simple premise – and it’s adorable.
An anthropomorphic candle navigates a cathedral, its wick and flame serving as its life force, as it tries to finish a task its fallen master could not complete.
Then the monster shows up.
“Wick” is a roughly 20-minute adventure that puts players in the role of the cleverly named candle Jean Wick.
The fiery protagonist plays a cat-and-mouse game with a gnarly, gruesome-sounding and -looking demon with a severe case of the hatreds for this little guy.
Continue reading UCF/FIEA-built video game racking up downloads, strong reviews →
The highest-profile video game built in Central Florida returns for its 28th year on Friday.
The latest entry in Electronic Arts’ Madden NFL series, built in Maitland, will include a bonus for hardcore gamers.
Those who buy the game for Sony PS4 4 or Xbox One can automatically upgrade if they buy a next-generation console.
Both the Sony PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will debut by the end of the year, according to the latest estimates.
Continue reading Madden NFL 21, built in Maitland, set to debut Friday. Fo’ shizzle. →
Magic Gaming couldn’t capitalize on a series of turnovers committed by Wizards District Gaming early in the fourth quarter Friday, leading to the team’s first loss of the season.
The Magic trailed by 14 points heading into the final period of the decisive game and held the Wizards without a point on their first possession.
But three turnovers in the first 1 minute, 15 seconds of the quarter – during which the Wizards were held scoreless – stopped the Magic from gaining any ground.
Continue reading Magic Gaming lose to Wizards to split two games this week →
Magic Gaming head coach Jonah Edwards says being a coach in the NBA 2K League has been something he could never foreseen while working at Best Buy during college.
But now that he’s in it, he’s all in as the squad prepares for the start of the league’s third year on Wednesday.
“It’s all been crazy,” he told the OVG in an interview on Saturday. “It’s definitely like a dream come true to be a part of this.”
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The Florida Mayhem travel to Houston this weekend for a pair of matches as they try to improve on their 1-1 record.
The Mayhem start its weekend with a 3 p.m. match Saturday against New York Excelsior (3-1), which has a 10-4 map record and sits in fourth place in the league.
The squad is coming off a 3-0 sweep of Houston on Sunday, which helped Excelsior earn a weekend split.
The Mayhem follows that yo with a match against the London Spitfire (1-2).
The Spitfire picked up its first win last week and has a 4-8 map record.
Florida, meanwhile comes off a bye week after splitting a pair of matches two weeks ago.
For more info and team statistics, visit the Overwatch League’s site.
A concert featuring bands that play music related to the Mega Man video game series will roll into Orlando on Saturday night.
The concert presented by Ongaku Overdrive, which last year hosted a concert with bands playing music from Final Fantasy, will start at 7 p.m. at The Abbey music venue at 100 S. Eola Drive.
The show will feature local rapper EyeQ, Tampa-based DJ RoboRob, hip hop emcee Richie Branson and Danimal Cannon, a video game music composer and chip tune rock artist.
Athens, Ga.,-based Bit Brigade will headline the show.
Tickets are available at the
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The Magic Gaming squad finished its 2020 look Saturday, drafting a two-year veteran who head coach Jonah Edwards said he had targeted in the league’s first year.
Alexander “Profusion” Snowden, an explosive shooting guard who last season averaged 16 points and shot more than 50 percent from 3, was the first player chosen by the Magic, who picked him in the second round.
Magic Gaming followed that up by selecting Daniel “djbama” Burge in Round 4.
Continue reading Magic Gaming lands former Celtics player in draft →
The Florida Mutineers used a literal last-second victory to catapult them on a run in Atlanta this weekend that ended with a loss in the championship match to the host team Faze.
The showing earned them 30 points and pushed them into fifth place three events into the Call of Duty League’s inaugural season. The Mutineers have only participated in two of the events so far.
The team had to rally after dropping its opening match to the London Royal Ravens 3-1 in the initial double-elimination portion of the schedule.
Continue reading On life support, Mutineers rally for epic run to title match in Atlanta →