The Orion

Online gambling is now child’s play

Online gambling has become easy for children to take part in. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

Reed Mccoy

January 29, 2019

Imagine a huge casino for children, a place with no supervision, specifically designed for them to gamble away their parent's money. They go in and soon get addicted to the thrill. The desire to "win big" leads them to spend more and more, without understanding what they are doing to themselves. This...

“No Man’s Sky” revisited

Aliens hanging out in a space station. Photo credit: Ulises Duenas

Ulises Duenas

August 26, 2017

When "No Man's Sky" was first announced, it created quite the buzz. The game was being published by Sony even though the developer, Hello Games, was a small indie studio. Sean Murray, founder of Hello Games, went on TV shows and did various interviews with gaming sites. He made the game sound like it was...

New gaming event raises money for Chico animal shelter

Students participate in the Game for Good charity event at Chico State’s UHUB. Photo courtesy of Dominick Finetti.

Courtney Weaver

May 5, 2015

The Game for Good charity event was held from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday at Chico State’s UHUB. Game for Good is a new gaming event where students play video games to raise money for local businesses. Chico State was one of 20 schools to participate in the event and raised over $110 for the Chico Animal ...

Students analyze video games’ benefits

Christine Lee

May 6, 2014

Chico State psychology students found that playing video games has positive effects.Playing video games contribute to a person's cognitive, motivational, emotional and social abilities, according to their research. "I don't play video games but I'm going to now," said Priscilla Gates, a senior psych...

Facebook bids on virtual reality

Kevin Crittenden

April 1, 2014

Facebook has arranged to purchase the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality apparatus that is not yet available to consumers. The three billion dollar deal is a bold bid on a technology that could give people even less reason to socialize in person. While most people associate virtual reality with gaming, Faceb...

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