‘Call of Duty’ drops best battle royale yet

March 19, 2020

By Andrew Ayala Activision creates the perfect blend of an intense first-player-shooter with the popular battle royale game mode in their newest addition to “Call of Duty Modern Warfare,” titled “Warzone.” “Warzone” is a free-to-play massive multiplayer battle royale with lobbies of up to 150 players. Gamers drop into a map called Verdansk, which looks like a battle-worn East European country. The game plays out like a typical battle royale…

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VPAM workshop attendees learn alebrije-type art

March 12, 2020

By Melvin Bui  The Vincent Price Art Museum showcased alebrije art during its monthly community art workshop.  The museum always pairs an exhibit with the art being made, to show people that anyone can be creative with the right materials.  This month’s workshop was on how to make an alebrije, which is brightly colored Mexican folk art that is made to replicate mythical or fantastic beasts.    Alebrije are unique…

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Final Fantasy VII demo hypes up fans for revamped version

March 12, 2020

By Luis Castilla “Final Fantasy VII” is one of the most influential video games of all time and with its remake just around the corner, the demo is raising hype to new levels. When “Final Fantasy VII” was originally released in 1997, it revolutionized the video game industry.  The Final Fantasy franchise  innovated the role-playing game (RPG) genre, but “Final Fantasy VII” was the largest, most complex game to date….

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Netflix’s ‘Castlevaina’ creates hopeless ambience

March 12, 2020

By Luis Castilla Season three of Netflix’s anime adaptation of the long-running video game franchise “Castlevania” sees its three main characters abandon all hope. Having vanquished Dracula at the end of season two, his son, the half-vampire-half-human Alucard is now living in his father’s abandoned castle, the titular Castlevania. Clearly depressed and lonely, Alucard fashions dolls of Trevor Belmont, the last of the legendary monster-hunting Belmont clan and Speaker-magician Sypha…

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Affleck’s new movie resonates with his off-screen life

March 12, 2020

By Mayra Pereyra   The “Way Back” is a movie  about a former high school basketball sensation, struggling with alcoholism, who’s offered a coaching job at his alma mater.    As the team starts to win, he becomes motivated to overcome his addiction. Affleck plays an alcoholic and can relate to his character since he has been dealing with addiction for quite some time.    Affleck has said he has…

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Nazi war criminals brought to justice in “Hunters” debut

By Juan Calvillo Amazon’s “Hunters“ takes creative license with a tragic moment in history, but allows its main character to figure whether the best revenge is revenge.  Taking place in a fictional world, the show asks the audience to imagine a world where Nazis managed to escape to the United States. Over the 10-episode first-season run of “Hunters,” the main characters go through hell and back as Nazi enemies come…

March 3, 2020
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Strokes contrasting songs hint at diverse album

By Gustavo Buenrostro Seven years after their last full-length album, The Strokes released two new singles from their upcoming album “The New Abnormal.”  The first of the singles titled “At the Door” was released to the public on February 11, debuting at Bernie Sanders’ New Hampshire political rally the day before. The song has a very somber tone with a heavy use of synths as the lead sound in the…

March 3, 2020
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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ hindered by bad visuals

Juliett Maria Villegas Sonic the Hedgehog boomed into theaters on Valentine’s Day 2020 and it surely captured America’s heart fast.  This action packed, comedy-adventure film is about an extraterrestial hedgehog named Sonic seeking asylum from a rival tribe on his home world. After ignoring his caretaker’s request to hide his supersonic speed and thus being exposed to danger,  Sonic travels to earth with only a bag of teleportation rings, forcing…

March 2, 2020
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