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NYU launching Magnet video game institute in Brooklyn this fall

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New York University plans to open the Media and Games Network center in Brooklyn this fall, where students will be able to study video game design, coding and art, according to an article published in the Wall Street Journal.

Called "Magnet" for short, the 40,000-square-foot facility will expand the university's existing Game Center with more classes, degrees and students.

"I think it's going to be good," said Frank Lantz, NYU Game Center's director. "We're going to make Downtown Brooklyn cool."

For more on Lantz and NYU Game Center, be sure to read Polygon's feature in which he explained that "Part of our goal is that, we want to open that up for people who might not have considered it.'"