The Student News Site of Weber State University

The Signpost

The Signpost

The Signpost

The Long Drive is a video game about survival and exploration through driving in this video game world.

Gaming for the greater good

Alma Bell, Reporter November 10, 2022

Extra Life was a 25-hour livestream on Nov. 5 aiming to give gamers and the average person the ability to contribute to the entertainment of fundraising events. The idea for the event started with a...

Extra Life is the foundation the charity event is raising money for. Gamers and their groups can sign up through them to raise money for the charity.

Jugando para el bien común

Marianna Lopez Luritta, Culture editor November 10, 2022

Extra Life fue un livestream de 25 horas de duración que tuvo lugar el 5 de noviembre con el objetivo de dar a los jugadores y al público en general la posibilidad de contribuir al entretenimiento de...

Those interested in joining the Wyvern Gaming Club can join the clubs Facebook page, block party station or just show up to a club meeting. Photo credit: Pixabay

Wyvern Gaming Club celebrates its 20th anniversary

Lissete Landaverde August 27, 2021

Finding a place in the world is not the easiest thing for anyone, but the existence of different campus clubs makes it easier to meet new people and share interests with one another.The Wyvern Gaming Club,...

Students participate in the Coding Boot Camp Saturday at WSUs main campus. (Robert Lewis / The Signpost)

Coding, creativity and bridging the divide between art and science

Aubrielle Degn February 6, 2020

During Richard Fry’s high school experience in the 1980s, he said that he often felt like the odd one out. Computers were first coming onto the market, and Fry said he could finally be creative and...

Despite the challenges theyve faced, women are and have always been an active part of the gaming community. (Alli Rickards/The Signpost)

Women gamers lagged in past, heard in future

Sierra Hawkins November 9, 2019

The first Google result that appears when “girl LGBT YouTube gamers” is searched is a 2009 video from YouTuber Blunty, titled “Lesbian Gamer Girl is an Idiot.” It's a reminder of...

Local venders and patrons participating in Fyrecon 2017 event. (Brooke Lilley / Signpost)

Fyrecon brings creators together

Leah Higginbotham June 24, 2019

From New York Times bestselling authors to famous artists who’ve worked at Disney, Fyrecon 2019 at Weber State Davis Campus brought some big names this year. Fyrecon is a writing and art conference...

Mitchell Aardema filling out a survey after testing the game Path of the Watcher. (Marissa Wolford / The Signpost) Photo credit: Marissa Wolford

No matter your major, you can create video games

Kainoa Nunez March 21, 2019

A flyer in Elizabeth Hall offered free pizza, like many events on campus, but this flyer also offered Weber State University students an opportunity not many get: the chance to test a video game.Erick...

Students learn about and design virtual reality experiences. (Joshua Wineholt / The Signpost)

WSU visits a virtual environment

Kainoa Nunez January 31, 2019

Weber State University’s department of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology hosted a virtual reality boot camp from Jan. 24 to Jan. 26 as part of their Coding and Creativity Series. The three-day...

Fortnite Gamers: Adolescents or addicts?

Fortnite Gamers: Adolescents or addicts?

Jake Mcmahon December 7, 2018

Since its initial launch in July last year, Fortnite has attracted over 125 million players across multiple platforms including Xbox, Playstation and, as recently as October, the mobile Android platform...

Achievement unlocked: surviving game development

Achievement unlocked: surviving game development

Cameron Gifford December 7, 2018

It’s hard to be a video game developer, especially in Utah. Even someone relatively familiar with the game industry could be forgiven for not realizing development happens in Utah at all. Most...

Sorry everyone, your problem is in another castle

Sorry everyone, your problem is in another castle

Cameron Gifford November 8, 2018

I’ve been playing video games for over two decades. When I was very young, it was a way to bond with my mom. We used to spend hours playing together. Well, I played. She watched. It was just a way...

A scene from the film, The First Purge. (Universal Pictures)

Make video games great again

Nic Muranaka July 3, 2018

When did media get so political? I’m not talking about the news and late night talk shows. Feel free to breathe a sigh of relief. Then again, if you did think this was going to be about those, I...

Load More Stories
Donate to The Signpost