Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Speculation that Activision Blizzard stock is going to rebound has begun as the stock has began to stabilize, despite the lawsuit from shareholders.

State Of California Sues Activision Blizzard

Brandon Lee Ramirez, Reporter September 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 violating California’s workplace protections. The suit brings to light the “frat boy” culture...

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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 theyre really telling when considering how popular they are worldwide. With such large reach its not surprising Sony pushed Epic for Fortnite.

Epic v. Apple

No Place For Heroes
Brandon Lee Ramirez, Reporter 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 charging commission for use of the App Store, and Epic Games trying to get around it. When the lawsuit...

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The study found the motivations for purchase vary.

The Effects of Loot Boxes on Mental Health

Brandon Lee Ramirez, Reporter April 21, 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 amount of spending on loot boxes from a small percentage of purchasers. It noted that in the dataset...

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Google Pulls The Plug On Stadia

Brandon Lee Ramirez, Reporter March 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. After sinking millions of dollars into Stadia’s games development, they pulled the plug before Stadia...

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Nintendo Direct 2021 Recap

Super Nintendo Letdown?
Luke Perez February 19, 2021

February 17, 2021, Nintendo ended their silence and announced upcoming games during their Nintendo Direct event. Although some games were well received, gamers and Nintendo fans were ultimately left disappointed. Here are the happy's and crappy's of Nintendo Direct 2021. The Happy's The revival of...

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Borderlands 3 to feature around 1 billion in game guns to collect.

Borderlands 3 Collector’s Edition & More

Estevan Macias, Print Executive Editor April 10, 2019

The long awaited Borderlands 3 is set to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 13, 2019. With this new release also comes 4 different versions of the game to purchase. Depending on how much people want straight out of the gate will determine which version is bought. For starters,...

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Apex Arrives Dropping In on the BR Genre

Apex is here and adding something truly unique to the BR Genre.
February 18, 2019

Apex Legends, the latest attempt at the highly overcrowded battle royale game type dropped last week. Out of nowhere it saw, came, and attracted a populace that right now doesn't seem to be able to slow down. Within less than a week Apex had at least 25 million players playing the game in its launch...

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Fortnitemares is a New Step in the Right Direction

Epic Games continues to bring their spooky spirit for this season.
Luis Gutierrez, Podcast Director October 26, 2018

Fortnitemares is entirely based around Halloween horror film and stories. This latest patch they’ve incorporated into the battle royale mode is a challenging yet exciting new mode. With tons of new content. By the edges of what used to be loot lake, a couple of mini-games can be found, exclusively...

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Nintendo Bringing Labo to Elementary Classes

Nintendo Bringing Labo to Elementary Classes

Luis Gutierrez, Podcast Director October 23, 2018

Nintendo Labo is a fairly new way to play the Nintendo Switch, where you build certain things out of cardboard and play interactive games. Parents say it's a new and fun way to play video games. The Labo has always had the platform for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) foundation...

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Tetsuya Nomura is both the creative director and character design artist of the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Having the latest entry closing out the current saga, the official cover art features most of the core characters of the series.

“Kingdom Hearts 3” to Feature Original Voice Actor

Originating the lead character of the franchise, actor Hayley Joel Osment returns to voice Sora.
Jaime Aparicio, Science and Technology Editor October 3, 2018

After a 13 year wait since the last numbered installment, the "Kingdom Hearts" franchise is finally having a proper sequel next Spring. Actor Hayley Joel Osment, now 30 years old, is confirmed to return to voice the main character Sora. Other main characters such as Riku and Kairi have yet to have their...

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Break Down

Luis Gutierrez, Podcast Director October 2, 2018
Saddle up outlaws because October 26 can’t come here fast enough! RockStar the company behind the massive hit of GTA, Max Payne, and Red Dead Redemption is
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Fortnite Season 6 Update Brings a Spooky Theme and Treats

Luis Gutierrez, Podcast Director September 28, 2018

The long anticipated season 6 is finally here! There was a lot of people guessing what the cube would do once it landed into Loot Lake and we finally have an answer along with new content for this season. The theme of this is a bit of a no-brainer. It's Halloween. For starters, one of the biggest...

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