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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...

Good Game Episode 2: Force of Habit

Graphic by Chris Jones/SAC.Media.

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

Photo courtesy of IGDB/Animal Crossing New Horizons Press Kit.

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

Graphic by Natalie Lu/SAC.Media.

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

Graphic by Chris Jones/SAC.Media.

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...

Gamefest 2019: Student Creativity in Full Force

A Mt. SAC student tests a virtual reality game at the Video game Fest at Mt. SAC building 13. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media.

Chris Jones

December 13, 2019

The last time I was in the lobby of building 13, it was quiet with students silently tending to their studies. This time, it was abuzz with students from the Commercial Entertainment Arts department sharing their work from the semester. The show floor was alive with people admiring artwork, listening...

Digging for Treasure, Part 5

Photo illustration by Destany Anderson/SAC.Media.

Chris Jones

December 6, 2019

To say that there are a lot of games out there would be the understatement of the century. So many games come out each year that it’s impossible to keep up with them all; meaning that many of them fly under the radar. There’s also the matter of older games being forgotten simply because younger generations...

Digging for Treasure, Part 4

Photo illustration by Destany Anderson/SAC.Media.

Chris Jones

December 5, 2019

To say that there are a lot of games out there would be the understatement of the century. So many games come out each year that it’s impossible to keep up with them all, meaning that many of them fly under the radar. There’s also the matter of older games being forgotten simply because younger generations...

Getting Lost and Loving It, Part Two

Graphic: Alinna Boonklun/ SAC.Media

Chris Jones

November 14, 2019

In part one, I discussed how there’s a difference between games that look great and games that have interesting worlds. To illustrate my point, I focused on two of the more impressive maps from “Monster Hunter World” and demonstrated how they depict environments unlike anything that can be foun...

Digging For Treasure, Part Two

A serious gamer’s shelf loaded with treasure. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media

Chris Jones

November 12, 2019

To say that there are a lot of games out there would be the understatement of the century. So many games come out each year that it’s impossible to keep up with them all, meaning that many of them fly under the radar. There’s also the matter of older games being forgotten simply because younger generations...

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