Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Brandon Lee Ramirez, Reporter

Brandon Ramirez is a native of Whittier. When he isn’t watching movies or playing video games, he enjoys writing and listening to podcasts. Wanting to become a journalist from an early age, he aims to achieve his B.A degree from Cal State Fullerton. Brandon plans to pursue his career in new media.

All content by Brandon Lee Ramirez

Battlefield 2042 Beta: Concerned and Hyped

Oct 12, 2021

Access to the Battlefield 2042 Beta began on Oct 6 through Oct 9. The first two days were only open for people who preordered the game, with the open beta beginning on the latter two. 2024 is set to be...

Oncologist Dr. Merrill Shum Named Top Doctor 2021

Oct 4, 2021

Local Oncologist and Hematologist Dr. Merrill Shum awarded Top Doctor 2021 by California Magazine and 2021 Super Doctor in his respective category by Los Angeles Magazine. Working out of The Oncology Institute...

State Of California Sues Activision Blizzard

Sep 20, 2021

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing is suing games publisher Activision Blizzard after a two year investigation. The suit was filed on July 20, alleging that Activision Blizzard was...

Epic v. Apple

May 18, 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...

Star Wars: The Bad Batch On Disney+

May 13, 2021

Star Wars day 2021 brought us the much awaited follow up to Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Star Wars: The Bad Batch released on Disney Plus on May 4. The Premiere was a near feature length  75 minutes long....

The Weird World Of Old Video Game Ads

Apr 27, 2021

In the 90’s and 00’s, video games, like 토토, 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...

The Effects of Loot Boxes on Mental Health

Apr 20, 2021

Background The recent study done for the UK House Of Lords went over the harms of gaming loot boxes. The effects of loot boxes are both psychological and monetary. The results showed a disproportionate...

Sony To Close Legacy Playstation Stores

Apr 7, 2021

In late March, Sony confirmed it plans on closing legacy Playstation Stores. An announcement stated “We are closing PlayStation Store on PlayStation 3 consoles on 2nd July 2021 and on PlayStation Vita...

Ubisoft And The Mistreatment Of Women In The Games Industry

Mar 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...

EA, Bioware, and The Future Of Single Player Games

Mar 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...

Google Pulls The Plug On Stadia

Mar 6, 2021

In February Google announced it would be closing Stadia Games and Entertainment. Google will be laying off 150 developers after only 2 years. Google was unable to manage the process of game development....

Was “The Little Things” Worth a Watch?

Feb 27, 2021

The Premise “The Little Things”, from writer-director John Lee Hancock, hit theaters and HBO Max Jan 29. This crime thriller boasts a star studded cast and is the first of the 2021 slate Warner Bros....