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After leaving the tutorial area players are greeted with a vast open world with multiple paths of exploration.

‘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...

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‘Odyssey’ is a near-perfect ‘Assassin’s Creed’

Ulises Duenas // December 4, 2018

Evolution is often necessary in games, especially when a formula becomes stale. While "Odyssey" is far from the typical "Assassin's Creed" game in terms of story and gameplay, it's still a game that fits...

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‘Fallout 76’ is an atom bomb of disappointment

Ulises Duenas // November 30, 2018

Sometimes it doesn't pay to take risks. Bethesda proves that with "Fallout 76." This is a game that does a lot of new things for the series, but ends up being a lesson in sticking to what you know.Upon...

The hero at the gates of Heliodor. Photo credit: Ulises Duenas

‘Dragon Quest XI’ brings series to modern age

Ulises Duenas // September 10, 2018

"Dragon Quest" is considered the grandfather of Japanese RPGs. The series has been going for over 30 years and has never strayed too far from its roots. Its newest incarnation, "Dragon Quest XI", does...

Students analyze video games’ benefits

Christine Lee // May 6, 2014
A group of Chico State psychology students researched how video games stimulate the human brain.
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