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‘Elden Ring’ lets gaming’s literary roots shine

Christopher Hill, Staff Writer // April 21, 2022

Developer FromSoftware has a reputation of making finely tuned and difficult games for a niche audience of “hardcore” gamers, but something has changed with their new title “Elden Ring,” released...

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

Online gambling is now child’s play

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"...

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

“No Man’s Sky” revisited

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...

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

New gaming event raises money for Chico animal shelter

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...

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...

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...

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