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

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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 within the series.The best aspect of "Odyssey" is that the entire game feels like an epic journey, similar t...

‘Fallout 76’ is an atom bomb of disappointment

Was it worth it, Todd?
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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 launch, this game was downright unplayable. Performance and connectivity issues plagued it and, besides all of that, the game...

‘Dragon Quest XI’ brings series to modern age

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

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 an amazing job of blending classic gameplay with more modern RPG mechanics to create what's arguably t...

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...

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