Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Released on Nov. 12, 2020, the PS5 remains in high demand due to it being incredibly difficult to purchase. A worldwide chip shortage is making it challenging for Sony to produce more of these critically acclaimed and seemingly rare gaming consoles.

PlayStation 5: One Year Later

Ryan Leon, Online Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2021

Nov 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the Sony PlayStation 5 console’s release. Debuting with two different versions (disk and digital) the PS5 allowed gamers to choose what console they wanted more based on their preference. Costing $100 more than the digital model, the standard disk edition...

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Battlefield 2042 introduces the next step in the dynamic weather systems and levelution systems of past titles by having large, game impacting events happening at random, like tornadoes that can suck up players and throw them around.

Battlefield 2042 Beta: Concerned and Hyped

Brandon Lee Ramirez, Reporter October 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 released in Nov, but the beta gives fans a chance to experience a slice of the game before the official...

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Apex Legends implements a seasons system, where each season brings big updates that can impact the metagame. This constantly evolving format also brings special events like season eights War Games event.

Live Services : The Future of Video Games

Brandon Ramirez, Opinion Co-Editor September 28, 2021

What and Where Within the last decade, the face of the games industry has changed and shifted in a multitude of ways. The current state of the industry is inundated with forms of interaction, monetization, and play that were either entirely unavailable a decade ago, or at least not as widely used. A...

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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, Social Media 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 sales and distribution of video games all together due to a large amount of violence across the...

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The Weird World Of Old Video Game Ads

Brandon Lee Ramirez, Reporter April 28, 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 on a collision course. Technology was advancing fast, and had weird shelf lives. The Internet also...

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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

A definite must-buy video game for 2021.
Raymond Luna, Social Media 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 collector's edition retails for $99.99 and comes with pins, stickers, DLC and a Magnamallo Amiibo figure. Synopsis “Monster...

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Games developers who had recently released games now have only a limited release, and will be some of the last games to release on Vita. The closure was done without the developers knowledge, meaning these limited releases were entirely unintended.

Sony To Close Legacy Playstation Stores

Brandon Lee Ramirez, Reporter April 8, 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 devices on 27th August 2021. Additionally, the remaining purchase functionality for PSP (PlayStation...

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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, Reporter 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 with a price of $5 I figured why not? Unity released back in 2014, and was placed in the French Revolution....

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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, Reporter 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 2019 release marked a low point for developer Bioware. Anthem was a move into multiplayer games as...

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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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PlayStation 5 Showcase

PlayStation's Upcoming Games and Console
Wesley Fukuda September 27, 2020

Sony Interactive Entertainment is one of the biggest and most recognizable companies in gaming. They provide some of the best tech for their consoles and have created some of the most memorable games. From classics like Banjo Kazooie to their latest masterpieces like God of War, they are a gaming company...

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Sony Files Patent for PSVR Esports Spectator

Estevan Macias, Print Executive Editor May 1, 2019

With VR still seen as an accessory and not so much the future of technology right now, Sony seems to want to change that. Recently Sony had filed a patent for a titled “Spectator View Into An Interactive Gaming World Showcased In A Live Event Held In A Real-World Venue.” The idea behind it is...

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