Battle royale explodes into ‘Call of Duty’ beta

September 24, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “Call of Duty” released its newest playlist titled “Blackout,” in a beta last week for players who pre ordered the next iteration of their franchise. A beta is when developers release a game to players, that way they can get some criticism from the people who are actually going to play the game. A playlist is any featured game type that players may choose. After the recent…

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Game Club wants students to join

By Miguel Dominguez The East Los Angeles College game club is a place where gamers go to unite and play different types of games. “The game club is a welcoming and safe club to students who enjoy playing games” says Michael Nitzani. Nitzani is the advisor of the club and has been a member since 2017. Nitzani likes to meet new members of the club and listen to their backgrounds…

September 22, 2018
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Financial opportunities open in video game streaming

May 23, 2018

By Andrew Ayala Video games have become something deeper than a past-time or a hobby. Nowadays, they open new paths to multiple career and life-sustaining possibilities. Some of these top-earning titles include being a streamer, which is someone who plays video games live for those who enjoy watching, being a YouTuber, which is someone who makes videos on new games, tutorials or even unboxing of special editions and being a…

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Modern video games are full price with half the content

By Gustavo Buenrostro Video game companies’ focus has shifted towards3 profit rather than having a complete game. Video game companies 10 to 15 years ago would focus on giving a complete game to players. The game that they would give would have extra levels, different skins or even entire levels that are locked out and the player would have to play the game to unlock them. Big companies like Bungie,…

April 11, 2018
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Video games not to blame for gun violence

By Gustavo Buenrostro “Video games are the cause of violence” is a narrative that is played out at this point, yet it still persists. President Donald Trump made a statement saying that video games are shaping the youths mind to be more violent in early March after the shooting in Florida. He also said that movies are also violent triggers for young people. The Kentucky governor Matt Bevin said video…

March 21, 2018
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Jason lives in new multiplayer game

October 18, 2017

By Frank Portillo The extremely violent and entertaining “Friday the 13th” was released Friday, which happened to be the thirteenth. The game gives players the ability to control the machete-wielding Jason Vorhees and hapless camp counselors. “Friday the 13th” is currently only playable online and requires an internet connection and Xbox Live account. Having a headset can sometimes be the difference between winning and losing matches. Being able to communicate…

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Pokemon 25th anniversary delivers new experience for longtime fans

By Francisco Portillo  The recently released videogame demo for Pokemon Sun and Moon puts its beautiful new region of Alola on display. The demo takes place in the fictional city of Hau’oli, which is a coastal city that closely resembles Hawaii. Using Hawaiian culture as the basis for character interactions,  the antagonist character, the controlled player, is constantly greeted with the friendly “Alola,” greeting as opposed to the real- world’s…

November 3, 2016
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Independent video game takes players through Alaskan wilderness

By Albert Lucero “Never Alone” is a unique independent video game made by Kisima Ingitchuna. This small four to six hour platform takes the player on a journey through the Alaskan wilderness. The game revolves around a young girl named Nuna, who had drifted away from her family due to a blizzard and an artic fox, which is Nuna’s spirit animal. The player must use both the girl and fox…

December 17, 2014
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