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“It’s about time” Crash Bandicoot came back

On Oct. 2, 2020, “Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time” was released on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Crash returns in his first original game in 10 years with silly but challenging platforming gameplay for old and new fans of the series to enjoy. (Photo courtesy of Activision)
October 7, 2020

It’s been 10 years since a new addition to the Crash Bandicoot series has been released. However, on Oct. 2, 2020, that changed as Activision published the newest entry of the series, “Crash Bandicoot...

Alum demonstrates 3D software at ARC

Former animation student Jonathan Camacho, now a professional 3D Animator and modeler, demonstrates for Art New Media students. Here the students watched this geometric shaped animal transform as he pulled out claws and horns on the monster.  He textured the model with available brushes already built it Zbrush and what emerged was a complete 3D monster.
May 5, 2015

American River College alumn Jonathan Camacho, a 3D animation major who was in professor Matt Stoher’s 3D animation class, came to campus to demonstrate modeling software to art new media students. Camacho...

ARC student and Film Producer works on two films

April 13, 2015

Alonzo Chism, an American River College student who has worked with hip-hop artists such as Mistah Fab and Krumbsnatcha of Gangstarr, is now working on two films. Chism is working on “Fight 4 Your...

“Smash” club holds first tournament of the semester

“Smash” club holds first tournament of the semester
November 18, 2014

The Super Smash Brothers club at American River College held its first tournament meeting of the semester Friday and the winner walked away $30 richer. ARC student Jefferson Lott, a mechanical engineering...

“Super Smash Brothers” fans have a new favorite club at ARC

October 15, 2014

“Super Smash Brothers” has been a cornerstone for Nintendo gaming consoles for over a decade. Because some students have grown up with the series, it’s no wonder there is now a “Smash” club at...

With more left to cover, Apple updates the iPad line

A look at the aesthetic of the new iPad line released Oct. 22.
October 23, 2013

Even though Apple revealed its newest version of the iPhone a little over a month ago, it is safe to say that it still had some cards left up its sleeve. In a press conference Tuesday, Apple announced...

New Pokémon generation seeks to innovate gameplay and rekindle old fans.

Retrospective look at gameplay from generation 1 to generation 6
September 24, 2013

The world of Pokémon began with the release of “Pokémon Red” and “Pokémon Green” in Japan for the Gameboy in 1996. It was released in North America a little over two years later. Now,...

Apple keynote reveals two new iphones

Apple keynote reveals two new iphones
September 11, 2013

Apple took to Cupertino, Calif. and revealed its plans for the future of the iPhone legacy they’ve been building since 2007. CEO Tim Cook began the keynote by talking about the current status of Apple...

Technology in Churches

April 2, 2013

Fog machines, electric guitars, lasers, loud music, and multimedia displays that tower over an audience; these might be items you’d expect to see at a rock show. It is a growing trend now to see this...

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