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‘Battlefield 1’ ends with an ‘Apocalypse’

‘Battlefield 1’ ends with an ‘Apocalypse’

Ulises Duenas

March 5, 2018


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"Battlefield 1's" expansions and updates have done a great job of improving a game that felt lacking before. The final DLC called "Apocalypse" adds some good stuff, but it doesn't feel like the big sendoff that the game needed.The main draw of these expansions are always the new maps. "Apocalypse" a...

‘Rust’: The second job you never wanted

‘Rust’: The second job you never wanted

Ulises Duenas

February 27, 2018


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After being in early access for over four years, "Rust" still has a lot of issues that keep it from achieving its potential. While the idea of a survival game is interesting, the execution of it in "Rust" makes for a game that is too annoying to like. When you begin "Rust," you're dropped into...

Timothée Chalamet delivers outstanding performance in ‘Call Me by Your Name’

Timothée Chalamet delivers outstanding performance in ‘Call Me by Your Name’

Angel Ortega

February 23, 2018


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“Call Me by Your Name” is one of the best romances in recent years, earning it a Best Picture nomination at this year’s Academy Awards. Adapted from the novel of the same name by André Aciman, “Call Me by Your Name” tells the story of 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Ch...

‘Monster Hunter World’ is all style and even more substance

‘Monster Hunter World’ is all style and even more substance

Ulises Duenas

February 21, 2018


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"Monster Hunter" has been delivering addictive and long-lasting experiences for years, but confusing mechanics and difficult combat made it hard for new players to get into it. "Monster Hunter World" takes some big steps forward in multiple areas while still retaining the core of what makes the series...

‘Winchester’ fails to deliver a fright

‘Winchester’ fails to deliver a fright

Angel Ortega

February 19, 2018


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"Winchester" had the potential to be a decent horror film, but its overuse of clichés makes it one of the most disappointing horror films of the year. In terms of commercial success at the box office, horror movies are the current zeitgeist of the film industry. Many of 2017’s most successful movies...

‘Black Panther’ is Marvel’s next big thing

‘Black Panther’ is Marvel’s next big thing

Ulises Duenas

February 18, 2018


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"Black Panther" feels more like a spy movie than a superhero one, but it makes for one of the best movies in Marvel's cinematic universe. The fictional country of Wakanda is filled with political intrigue, ancient traditions and technology that is on the razor's edge. It's a setting that adds a new dimension...

Associated Student Productions brings concerts back to the BMU

Associated Student Productions brings concerts back to the BMU

February 12, 2018


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The Bell Memorial Union has been a study hub and cafeteria for years. A.S. Productions has tried to add to the overall atmosphere of the BMU by adding live entertainment, including both local and not local artists and soon, comedians. The A.S. Productions new manager Hugh Hammond has a plan to start...

‘Fortnite’ pits players against each other in a battle for survival

‘Fortnite’ pits players against each other in a battle for survival

Ulises Duenas

February 10, 2018


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You and 99 other players are dropped on an island with the simple goal of outlasting all of them and being the last one standing. That's the basic gist of "Fortnite's" battle royale mode. "Fortnite" was originally a cooperative game that focused on building structures and killing zombies, but it became ...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is one of best films of the year

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is one of best films of the year

Angel Ortega

February 5, 2018


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A favorite for this year’s Best Picture award at the Academy Awards, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is playing at The Pageant Theatre this week until Thursday, Feb. 8. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" has been regarded as one of the best films of 2017, with a hi...

‘Resident Evil 7’ ushers in a new era of terror

‘Resident Evil 7’ ushers in a new era of terror

Ulises Duenas

February 5, 2018


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"Resident Evil" is synonymous with the survival-horror genre, but it seemed to have lost its way in favor of more action-oriented gameplay. "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard" takes the series back to its roots while also bringing it into a new age. The biggest change in "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard" ...

Rising country music artist performs at Chico State

Rising country music artist performs at Chico State

Hannah Yeager

February 4, 2018


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The second concert hosted by Associated Student Productions lit up the Bell Memorial Union with up-and-coming country artist, Frank Ray. Ray falls in the contemporary pop-country genre and dazzled the crowd with some of his original songs like "Every Time You Run," which hit number 15 on the Texas...

Can ‘Madden 18’ predict the Super Bowl winners? Probably

Can ‘Madden 18’ predict the Super Bowl winners? Probably

Ulises Duenas

February 3, 2018


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Why listen to sports experts when a computer can do all the work for you? "Madden 18" uses sophisticated technology to accurately simulate the outcome of any NFL match-up. The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots were pitted against each other in a best of five competition to see who was more...

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