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LSU championship

Humberto Chairez, Reporter

April 29, 2020

Louisiana State University (LSU) is set to play the University of Akron on April 29 for the Rocket League Collegiate Championship. Rocket League is a massively popular game that is available to play on all gaming platforms. The concept of cars playing soccer has even been broadcasted on ESPN2. Each game lasts five minutes, and overtime lasts until one team has scored. The...

Op-ed: Books versus games

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

April 23, 2020

There are many forms of entertainment in the world like video games and books, but with more modern technology being made, more people have decided to play video games instead of reading books. I used to play video games a lot when I was younger, but as I grew over the years and started to focus more on school, I changed my habit to reading books. There are over 2.5 ...

Overwatch 2 coming soon

Alex Gutierrez, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Earlier this month at Blizzcon, an annual gaming convention hosted by Blizzard entertainment to discuss new games releases, features, and content, Blizzard announced a new highly anticipated sequel or expansion to the “Overwatch” franchise. Jeff Kaplan and the “Overwatch” team introduced a new series to its already popular “Overwatch: Origins” series at the convention...

“Luigi’s Mansion,” a unique remake for Nintendo

Ruben Lira, Reporter

December 5, 2018

When the Nintendo GameCube came out in early 2000, there were so many games to play and choose from. “Luigi’s Mansion” gave the Mario brother his own game. It was a very unique game that was not like most Mario games released. Nintendo had recently released the same game for the newer console the Nintendo 3DS. The game, although still the same, has slight changes since...

CSUB hosts annual RowdyCon event

Ruben Lira, Reporter

October 17, 2018

Cal State University Bakersfield (CSUB) held its annual RowdyCon fundraiser on Oct 6. RowdyCon is an "Extra Life" gaming charity event, with all proceeds going to the Lauren Small Children's Center. The event started in 2012 and has continued each year since. RowdyCon derived its name from Rowdy the Roadrunner, the CSUB mascot. The main event featured a vendor expo as well...

New Sonic game will please both old and new fans

Ruben Lira, Reporter

September 27, 2018

“Sonic Mania Plus” is a blast from the past that gives Sonic the Hedgehog fans what they always wanted from a Sonic game. The game was created by the team Whitehead, who are huge fans of the series. The game starts with the conclusion of War to Take Back the Planet. Sonic is transported back to Angel Island by the Phantom Ruby. He traverses the land and finds Mighty the A...

Super Smash

Ruben Lira, Reporter

September 17, 2018

“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” comes out this holiday season for Nintendo Switch. It is a highly anticipated game for the end of the year as it will have every character ever. Over 67 characters have been announced so far and over 300 stages for combatants to take to the fight. This is the greatest franchise of all-star characters since its very first game back on Nintendo...

Escape in games

Escape in games

Brandon Cowan, Web Editor

October 4, 2017

A way that video games help people is by providing a means to escape from the terrible things that are happening in someone’s life. I have never been...

Video games can be artistic

Steven Martin, Photographer

October 17, 2012

I was going to start off this article with a definition of the word art, but I figured that would be facetious of me. You see, the word art means different things to different people. I’m not an art major, but I do consider myself an art critic. I think to some degree we all are. Are video games art? I think they are. They just don’t have to hang in a museum (although...

Providing an atmosphere, not just a store

Providing an atmosphere, not just a store

November 30, 2011

There are five GameStop locations in Bakersfield all containing the same product and atmosphere. That is a major reason why Otto Cargill decided to...

A harmless hobby or anti-social behavior?

A harmless hobby or anti-social behavior?

November 16, 2011

CON by Cassandra McGowan Video Games. Ugh. There are no words to describe how much I loathe  trying to talk to my fiancée while he’s playing...

Madden continues success with deepest installment yet

Madden continues success with deepest installment yet

September 8, 2011

Every August, I go out and spend $60 I don’t have for the newest "Madden" video game, and nearly every year I am disappointed by how little the game...

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