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Podcast: What makes our favorite horror video games work

Podcast: What makes our favorite horror video games work

Alex Coba, Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, and Grant Schmieding

October 28, 2018


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Halloween is almost here and we're ready for new games of the season, with another podcast this week as we discuss our favorite scary video games. As video games progress rapidly through improving technology and increasing possibilities, horror games have been some of the most lucrative offerings in the me...

Podcast: We can’t wait for the return of “Red Dead Redemption”

Podcast: We can’t wait for the return of “Red Dead Redemption”

Alex Coba, Ulises Duenas, and Grant Schmieding

October 22, 2018


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"Red Dead Redemption II" is on the horizon with a release date set for Oct. 26. What better time to reminisce about the quality and legacy of the first game? This week we got together to talk about what made "RDR" so memorable and enduring. We also go over the various reasons why we're so excited ab...

Arts in Review Podcast: Fans of “Assassin’s Creed” series prepare for release of “Odyssey”

Arts in Review Podcast: Fans of “Assassin’s Creed” series prepare for release of “Odyssey”

Ulises Duenas, Grant Schmieding, Alex Coba, and Natalie Hanson

October 1, 2018


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This week, we are talking about the history of the "Assassin's Creed" video games and our personal perspectives on the franchise. In anticipation of the new game, now released, "Assassin's Creed: Odyssey." We sat down to discuss the game franchise's impact on video gaming overall. Combat and gameplay...

‘Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga’ is better than ever

‘Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga’ is better than ever

April 9, 2018


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 Mario and Luigi are the most iconic duo in gaming. They've had games across a wide variety of genres, but some of their best games are RPG's. "Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga" originally came out in 2003, but it's recently been remade for the 3DS. This new version updates the vi...

‘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...

‘Rainbow Six Siege’ is fresh air in a cramped market

‘Rainbow Six Siege’ is fresh air in a cramped market

Ulises Duenas

September 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Finding a multiplayer shooter that's worth sticking with is hard to come by these days. It's not enough to just offer good game-play anymore. With so many games coming out, developers need to to do more and more to keep their player base alive. "Rainbow Six: Siege" is the case of a game that appeals to...

Tekken 7 reigns as the king of fighters

Tekken 7 reigns as the king of fighters

Ulises Duenas

September 20, 2017


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I didn't really play 'Tekken' prior to getting 'Tekken 7,' but I was always aware of it. One of the first things anyone hears about 'Tekken' is how difficult it can be for newcomers. Most fighting games have a lot of depth, but 'Tekken' stands out as one of the toughest to learn. It's that same depth...

‘Destiny 2’ rights the wrongs of the series

‘Destiny 2’ rights the wrongs of the series

Ulises Duenas

September 11, 2017


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I didn't like the first "Destiny" all that much but still played a lot of it. Probably more than I should have. That's the nature of these loot-based games. They keep you coming back for more. "Destiny 2" improves upon the original in almost every way, most notably in how much there is to do. The developer, Bungie, listened to fan feedback and i...

Geek culture is a stronghold for sexism

Geek culture is a stronghold for sexism

Megan Mann

October 17, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ah, the "Nerd World." A social universe filled with comics, cosplay, video games and sexism. The sexism portion may be surprising to some, but it is by no means a secret in the geek and nerd community. For years, women have been at the ridicule of men for liking typical "male" things, such as comics and...

Students analyze video games’ benefits

Christine Lee

May 6, 2014


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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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