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‘Extinction’ wastes your time

‘Extinction’ wastes your time

Ulises Duenas

April 15, 2018


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Sometimes when I buy something, I feel like a prisoner to my own bad decision. I have to get my money's worth out of something even if it's a waste of time. "Extinction" is a game that costs $60 and the best thing that can come from playing it is being able to tell people not to buy it.There's no point...

‘The Leisure Seeker’ is a heartfelt romantic-comedy

‘The Leisure Seeker’ is a heartfelt romantic-comedy

Angel Ortega

April 14, 2018


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Though the film 'The Leisure Seeker' is an emotionally driven film, it does have flaws that almost lead it to its demise.The film “The Leisure Seeker,” John (Donald Sutherland) and Ella Spencer (Helen Mirren) are a retired couple who are cared for by their children, Jane (Janel Moloney) ...

‘Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga’ is better than ever

‘Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga’ is better than ever

April 9, 2018


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 Mario and Luigi are the most iconic duo in gaming. They've had games across a wide variety of genres, but some of their best games are RPG's. "Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga" originally came out in 2003, but it's recently been remade for the 3DS. This new version updates the vi...

Fifty years later: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ continues to inspire future filmmakers

Fifty years later: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ continues to inspire future filmmakers

Angel Ortega

April 5, 2018


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After 50 years since its release, “2001: A Space Odyssey’s” groundbreaking practical effects, cinematography and visualizations continue to hold the benchmark for future directors, filmmakers and cinematic auteurs. “2001: A Space Odyssey,” adapted from a short story by sci-fi author Arthur...

Five underrated games worth checking out

Five underrated games worth checking out

Ulises Duenas

April 3, 2018


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For this list, I wanted to pick some underrated games that are easily obtainable and can be found for a good price. The list is in no particular order. 1. Spec Ops: The LineMy first impression of "Spec Ops" was that it was a generic third-person military shooter game. After a while, it becomes clear that the ...

‘Trimps’ is all you need

‘Trimps’ is all you need

Ulises Duenas

March 18, 2018


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Incremental games are extremely simple and after a while they basically play themselves. A ton of these games have been released in the past five years, but the one that get its right the most is "Trimps."When a game of "Trimps" begins the player will gather food and wood and then start using Trimps to do al...

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ delivers a flawed, but poignant romance

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ delivers a flawed, but poignant romance

Angel Ortega

March 15, 2018


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Though the film does not deliver anything noteworthy in terms of cinematic value, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” brings a heartfelt and emotional romance to the big screen. Recently featured at The Pageant in Chico, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” follows t...

Bach Festival showcases classical music

Bach Festival showcases classical music

Natalie Hanson

March 14, 2018


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9JQ1cSyoXo&feature=youtu.be On the same weekend Uncle Dad's Art Collective brought songs of Stevie Wonder, Chico Performances teamed up with School Of The Arts to present the 2018 Chico Bach Festival. The Bach Festival offered a different experience called Vivaldi...

‘Prey’ will draw you in and not let you go

‘Prey’ will draw you in and not let you go

Ulises Duenas

March 13, 2018


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"Prey" feels like the combination of ideas from a lot of different games. Blending elements from "Bioshock", "Deus Ex", "Dishonered" and others make for a game that was sorely overlooked at the time of its release.The most notable thing about “Prey” is the creative freedom it gives the p...

Chico performances present Uncle Dad’s Art Collective

Chico performances present Uncle Dad’s Art Collective

Natalie Hanson

March 13, 2018


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A weekend of musical events offered distinctly different, exciting journeys into two very different but unforgettable styles of music thanks to Chico's School of the Arts. Through SOTA, Uncle Dad’s Art Collective returned to Chico for a colorful, soul-filled tribute to Stevie Wonder at 7:30 p.m....

‘The Shape of Water’ delivers unique love story between janitor, creature

‘The Shape of Water’ delivers unique love story between janitor, creature

Angel Ortega

March 7, 2018


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Guillermo del Toro reinvents how monsters in movies are depicted with his signature filmmaking style and methods in his film, “The Shape of Water." There are many good qualities throughout the film with Sally Hawkins’ performance and the romantic narrative between the two main characters. However, ...

‘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...

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