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Top 5 Games We Love to Hate

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Christie Yeung, Gaming & Tech Editor

September 16, 2020

People are spending a lot more time at home due to the pandemic. One way to keep us from dying of boredom and help us stay sane is by playing video games. Choosing the right game to play is very important. Here are the five games that people often get mad at but cannot let go. No. 5 Fall Guys  ...

Politics are Crossing the Line in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Christie Yeung, Gaming & Tech Editor

September 8, 2020

For many people video games are an escape from reality. They are venues to be free and do as they please, especially during this pandemic when things aren’t always so positive. One of the games that offers such great freedom is Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but it has been drifting away from that...

The New Switch: To Wait or Not to Wait?

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Christie Yeung, Gaming & Tech Editor

September 3, 2020

Ever since this pandemic started and people had more time to play video games, the Nintendo Switch has been in high demand. Many people scrambled to buy one. Some got lucky, many did not. The release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons only heightened the demand and raised the price for the Switch. The...

Gamescom – Your One for All and All for One Gaming Fix

Taken from a public video posted by Vimeo Aug. 31.

Christie Yeung and Cesar Gonzalez

September 3, 2020

For the first time ever, Gamescom was hosted solely online due to COVID-19. The event was four days long starting on Aug. 27 until Aug. 30 and allowed creators to showcase their hard work and bring forth exciting news, such as release dates. Whether you are a console gamer or PC gamer, there is something...

Early Christmas at Nvidia’s Latest Event

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Christie Yeung, Gaming & Tech Editor

September 2, 2020

Yesterday Nvidia made an announcement on their new programs, Nvidia Broadcast, Omniverse Machinima and the much anticipated new RTX 30 Series graphic cards. The Nvidia Broadcast program offers three functionalities: audio noise removal, virtual background effects and webcam auto frame, all-in-one application....

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Takes Gaming World by Storm

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Jesse Espitia, Sports Editor

August 25, 2020

PlayStation Plus has been releasing free games monthly for its online subscription holders. Last month PlayStation offered premiere gaming titles NBA2k20, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Erica. This month’s list of games includes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (campaign mode only), and, Fall Guys: Ult...

Why can’t we all play nice?

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Christie Yeung and Jaylen Minnich Hall

August 24, 2020

In the gaming world, female gamers face inequality. They are often disrespected, stereotyped, harassed, and overlooked because of their gender. Discrimination against women is very prevalent in the gaming community. Cait Johnson, 21, English major at California State University, Long Beach said t...

Good Game Episode 2: Force of Habit

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Chris Jones, Angel Romero, Flora Tan, and Jaylen Minnich Hall

May 28, 2020

When you spend a good chunk of your life frolicking in virtual playgrounds, you tend to develop some habits whether you want to or not. That’s what this episode is all about—behaviors that, for better or worse, have become second nature for the Good Game crew. Police literally opening fire on the...

Game in Review: Animal Crossing Edition

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Lux Montes

April 10, 2020

It’s almost eerie how well “Animal Crossing New Horizons” fits into the quarantine lifestyle, for both those sheltering in place and the essential workers on the frontlines. A roleplaying game with a lot of heart, it offers a simple task-based gameplay that advances the development of an island...

Have A Game Night, Quarantine Style

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Natalie Lu

March 24, 2020

Although we’re all stuck at home at the moment (as we should be because of the coronavirus), it doesn’t mean we have to spend our days actually alone. Avid gamers are already well aware of this, but what about the people who literally have no idea how an Xbox works? Believe it or not, you can ho...

Good Game | Episode 1

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Chris Jones, Flora Tan, Angel Romero, and Jaylen Minnich Hall

March 20, 2020

In the first episode of Good Game, journalism students Chris, Flora, Angel and Jaylen have a chat about which video games influenced and left an lasting impact on them. (There’s a mention of booty shorts at some point.)

Give Video Game Music Some More Love

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Skye Salamat and Chris Jones

January 31, 2020

Back in early October, I made the case to music editor Skye that VGM deserves more attention and respect. I put together a short list of songs in the hope that she would be receptive, and much to my delight, she was. That made me smile like a dopey, gleeful idiot. So here we are again, two months...

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