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HBO’s ‘André the Giant’ documentary shows the man behind the legend

HBO’s ‘André the Giant’ documentary shows the man behind the legend

Ulises Duenas

April 19, 2018


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Before The Rock and John Cena, even before Hulk Hogan, there was one man who transcended the world of professional wrestling and became larger than life. André Roussimoff "André the Giant" was a walking, living myth. HBO's documentary does a great job of showing what André's persona as...

‘Ready Player One’ delivers on nostalgia but lacks character

‘Ready Player One’ delivers on nostalgia but lacks character

Ulises Duenas

April 16, 2018


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"Ready Player One" feels like a celebration of pop culture as whole. It has some really cool visuals and most of the references to movies and games are fun, but it also lacks a good core. The story and characters should have carried this movie through all the flashy scenes and references. In execution, th...

‘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 Dope Game’ made me do it

‘The Dope Game’ made me do it

Ulises Duenas

March 26, 2018


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We all know that the best way to learn how to do something is by playing a video game version of it. "Street Fighter" turned me into a stone-cold fighting machine and "Fortnite" has given me lightning-fast carpentry skills. That stuff is great and all, but I need to learn more practical skills for tod...

‘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...

Local coffee serves up caffeine kick and unique flavors without the guilt

Local coffee serves up caffeine kick and unique flavors without the guilt

Natalie Hanson

March 17, 2018


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It's a competitive land out here in Chico when your caffeine withdrawal sets in. If you have time between classes and need something hot in your hand fast before your face hits the desk, the first thought is likely where to get a nearby jolt of joe, fast. Sure, when I'm super rushed, I go to Creekside...

‘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...

‘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...

‘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...

‘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 ...

‘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" ...

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