#1Recognized as one of the top game design programs in North America by the Princeton Review, USC Games represents an exciting collaboration between the School of Cinematic Arts’ Interactive Media & Games Division and the Viterbi School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science. Incorporating elements of design, artistry, production and engineering, USC Games offers an utterly unique educational experience for students, and serves as the launching pad for them to play significant roles in the game design field. With rigorous, hands-on instruction from master designers, producers, engineers and working professionals in the industry, students have an unprecedented level of opportunity to delve into every aspect of creating games for a global audience. Read more about our specific undergraduate and graduate degree programs here.

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January 24, 2019

The Heart of Disney’s Kingdom

One of the most popular JRPGs and beloved game franchises for USC Games students is the Kingdom Hearts series. Their...
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December 19, 2018

Super Smash Bros is Back!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Nintendo's 5th installment of one of their flagship titles. This 2D fighter was released on...
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December 18, 2018

Manipulating the Elements in Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4 is an action-adventure game and the fourth game in the Just Cause Series. Created by Avalanche Studios,...
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December 17, 2018

Has PUBG Lost Its Touch?

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a 100 player Battle Royale game where they are dropped onto a map and are forced...
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December 7, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 Online

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been one of the most anticipated video game releases of 2018. On November 29th, the...
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December 5, 2018

Hitman 2: The Return of Agent 47

With the first Hitman making its debut in 2016, Hitman 2 is the second game in the latest Hitman series from developer IO Interactive. Continuing...
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November 28, 2018

Fallout 76 Analysis

Given that I have barely played any installation of Fallout since Fallout 3, my memories of this gaming franchise have...
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November 26, 2018

Ralph Breaks The Internet Review

Once again, Disney Animation found their way into our hearts by packing this colorful animated film with humor, excitement and...
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November 23, 2018

Gender Equality Sells: Women in the Games Industry

Women face occupational segregation in nearly every industry. The majority of women in the United States work in male-dominated workspaces,...
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November 21, 2018

The Last of Us Part II and Violence in Games

The Last of Us, as it was originally pitched to me back in 2012, sounded derivate: yet another post-apocalyptic romp...
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