video gaming

Hero Nation /

In this week's "On The Ground-Ypsi" online story preview, WEMU's LIsa Barry and OTGY project manager Sarah Rigg talk with the founder of Hero Nation, Jermaine Dickerson, about this year's event, which will be online due to COVID-19.

Eastern Michigan University

Video game competitions, or "eSports," has grown from a social activity among friends to a nearly $1 billion business.  eSports teams are now forming in school districts and universities across the country, including Eastern Michigan University.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Lisa Barry and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg talk about EMU associate vice president of student affairs Calvin Phillips, who explains how EMU's new eSports team will impact the university and its students.

Smash Bros.
Wikipedia Media Commons /

Eastern Michigan University students, under the direction of Dr. Sadaf Ali and Patrick Campion, were given the opportunity to create a reporting project as a final project in their CTAT 334 class.  This is the work of Will Bogen, reporting on groups who meet and play the video game "Super Smash Bros. Melee," both socially and competitively.

Pokemon Go
Migue TV 2 /

You don't have to be a video game player to have noticed the current craze of people playing "Pokemon Go" on their cell phones.  It's had an impact on local players in the community.

Gaming for Good

Feb 13, 2013

An Eastern Michigan University marketing student is getting some pretty high-profile attention for a charity he created.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Gamers Outreach Foundation