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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

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Fortnite brings a blast from the past

Jeremy Eichten, Staffer November 21, 2023

The video game “Fortnite Battle Royale” has been a popular video game ever since it was released Sept. 27, 2017. Over time, it gained millions of players across the world, and had become a big part...

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‘Risk of Rain Returns’ to the scene

Serena Bovee November 16, 2023

On Nov. 8, exactly 10 years after the original rogue-lite was released, “Risk of Rain Returns” was released by Hopoo Games. “Risk of Rain Returns” is a remaster of the original “Risk of Rain”...

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The blocks fall into place

John Hunter April 10, 2023

In 1988, entrepreneur and video game designer Henk Rogers was promoting his video game, GO, at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics show when he discovered the computer game Tetris. The events that followed...

New horror game catches players in its web

New horror game catches players in its web

Serena Bovee December 19, 2022

On Dec. 9, “Choo Choo Charles”, a horrid game about a spider train was released. In this game, you ride a train around an island, doing tasks for others and preparing to fight Charles, the spider train. This...

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New platformer from the Warner Company released

Serena Bovee June 8, 2022

In November 2021, a new platform fighter named Multiversus was announced to the gaming community being developed by the Warner company. There have been numerous betas from November to now. There have been...

Esports coach Jake Utities talks to the team in preparation June 2. The team will be playing in the state finals June 4-5.

Esports team reaches state

Aidan Shafton, Alex Geretz, and Noah Leventhal June 5, 2022

After making the Minnesota Varsity League State Championship for the second year in a row, sophomore Oliver Salita said he expects the team to place better than they did in last year’s tournament. “I...

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Nintendo switch sports review

Leo Justesen May 31, 2022

After the infamous Wii Sports, a free game enjoyable for the whole family, no one dared to step up to the plate. There had been no serious contender to that game in any way — until the Nintendo Switch...

Senior strives for stake in booming eSports industry

Senior strives for stake in booming eSports industry

Grace Schultz February 18, 2021

Seniors Adin Zweigbaum and James Peterson have been working to expand esports to high schoolers by finding new communication strategies. Esports is a way to play video games competitively on a team or...

eSports coach Jake Utities points during the eSports meeting for the spring season March 5. Utities is a tournament organizer for Minnesota Varsity Leagues State championship, which moved online for League of Legends and Overwatch because of COVID-19.

eSports teams compete from home

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff March 17, 2020

With two substitutes filling in for absent players, senior Joseph Lindstrom said he was satisfied with the team's play at the online-championship that resulted in a loss against Wayzata in the inaugural...

Junior Angel Diaz smiles during the eSports meeting March 5. According to coach Jake Utities, the meeting was in preparation for the eSports spring season.

eSports holds meeting in preparation for spring season

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff March 9, 2020

Just like in athletic sports, eSports coach Jake Utities said the tenets of collaboration, perseverance and friendship are also key to eSports.  “This program gives an opportunity for those that...

Senior Rahma Farah works on a math project where students created their own video game in her fifth hour NTA class Nov. 9.

NTA expresses creativity through video games

Yonit Krebs November 21, 2017

Working on improvements to his video game, senior Non-Traditional Academy student Abdiwahab Ali thinks the project improves basic coding knowledge. “I think (working on the video game) gives you really...

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