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A really good way to gauge interest in these big intellectual properties while also get a feel for numbers is by looking at Twitch. Each of the games listed are cross platform, and allow for crossplay. And, they only represent views streams of these games were getting, but they're really telling when considering how popular they are worldwide. With such large reach it's not surprising Sony pushed Epic for Fortnite.

Epic v. Apple

Brandon Lee Ramirez, Opinion Editor May 19, 2021

Open Secrets All bets are off. The open secrets of the games industry that were brought up in the loot box hearings continue to be dredged up in the Epic v. Apple case. The suit was based around Apple...

The Nintendo Switch is rated as one of the most popular video game consoles to date. The versatility to be able to use it as a home system and a portable device is the biggest selling point. For $20 gamers can get a year long subscription to Nintendo’s online subscription service. It is the cheapest you can find compared to other leading competitors such as Xbox and Playstation.

The Virtual World

Raymond Luna, Digital/Print Editor in Chief April 28, 2021

The Bad Video games are often depicted as harmful and manipulative. The bad rep comes from the country's problem of mass shootings, depression, and poor mental health. Countries such as Venezuela banned...

The strange effect in the Mental Wealth commercial was done with 90's CGI and facial tracing. Really impressive, if not off putting.

The Weird World Of Old Video Game Ads

Brandon Lee Ramirez, Opinion Editor April 28, 2021

In the 90’s and 00’s, video games were building to the world-encompassing business we know now. Back then, things were different. The shift of the console wars had set Sony and Microsoft on a collision...

Raymond takes his rollerblades to an empty hockey rink to practice

Life: One year into Covid

Raymond Luna, Digital/Print Editor In Chief April 22, 2021

D-Day March 13, 2020 is a day I can remember so vividly in my mind as if it was yesterday. I wouldn't have known that would be the last day the world seemed normal. No masks, no social distancing and...

Monster Hunter Rise is an action RPG that sends players off to hunt monsters, equip weapons and upgrade armor. The game is currently available where video games are sold and on Nintendo’s Eshop.

Monster Hunter Rise

Raymond Luna, Digital/Print Editor In Chief April 15, 2021

Monster Hunter Rise released on the Nintendo Switch March 26, 2021. For $59.99 you get the standard edition (just a copy of the game). For $69.99 is the deluxe edition (includes the game and DLC). The...

Justice League Snyder Cut was released on March 18,2021. It is currently available for streaming exclusively on HBO Max. The film stars; Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Henry Cavill, and Ray Fisher.

Justice League Snyder Cut Review

Raymond Luna, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2021

Backstory Finally after 4 years fans finally get to see Justice League directed by Zack Snyder. Zack Snyder had to pull out from the project due to his daughter committing suicide during filming. The...

The Los Angeles Lakers brand new starting center is ready to start his new journey here in LA.

NBA Trade Deadline

Justin Gomez, Reporter April 5, 2021

The NBA trade deadline is the last day teams can make trades with one another. This year the trade deadline was on March 25th. Therefore a couple days before a lot of big trades went down. This due to...

Carey Mulligan as Cassandra in the film Promising Young Woman.

Promising Young Woman Movie Review

Valeria Yanez, Reporter April 5, 2021

“Promising Young Woman'' is about a medical school drop out named Cassandra that is 30 years old. The movie shows the realities of sexual assault and how men have been excused for thier predatory behavior,...

This disclaimer plays before Unity. It, like the other disclaimers, implies the diversity of the development. Despite the ideas and cultures being explored in the games, a lot of seems to have been for show in hindsight.

Ubisoft And The Mistreatment Of Women In The Games Industry

Brandon Lee Ramirez, Opinion Editor March 25, 2021

I’ve been on a bit of an Assassin’s Creed kick lately. I finally got around to watching the movie, and picked up Unity on sale. Unity has been on my list of “games I want” since its release and...

How to Cope with Social Stress

How to Cope with Social Stress

John Rodriguez, Photo Editor March 18, 2021

Everyone at some point or another has dealt with social stress. We have dealt with stress that may stem from one's relationships with other people. We may have also dealt with stress from our social environment...

Bioware’s Anthem announcement at 2018’s E3 was a big deal for the company. Bioware’s reputation had wavered since it’s height in the early 2010’s. This new release would pioneer a new direction for the company while allowing it to maintain the RPG element they were famous for. Or at least that was the intention.

EA, Bioware, and The Future Of Single Player Games

Brandon Lee Ramirez, Opinion Editor March 17, 2021

What Pushed EA Toward Single Player? I’ve been on the edge of my seat over the past few weeks as games developer Bioware and publisher Electronic Arts decided on the future of their game Anthem. The...

Elizabeth Olsen (left) and Paul Bettany (right) star in the all new Disney+ show Wandavision which takes place just two weeks after the events of Avengers Endgame.

WandaVision Review

Raymond Luna, Digital/Print Editor In Chief March 17, 2021

What feels like an eternity, we finally get a dose of Marvel since Avengers Endgame. Black Widow was supposed to have been released Summer 2020, but with the pandemic being at an all time high this past...

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