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Content creation is now an easy way for the general public to make a career out of their simple interests with the rise in streaming platforms such as Twitch and Youtube. (Photo via Unsplash)

Content creation: make money by living your daily life

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

Many people might “Twitch” at the thought of openly living on the internet, but it seems to be the new popular social trend. On March 14th, American variety streamer Ludwig Ahgren started streaming...

Twitch is a worldwide live streaming platform used for different types of entertainment. People are using it to raise money for charities and organizations as the pandemic has brought on more tragedies and hardships these past 12 months. (Photo via Unsplash)

How content creators are using their platforms for the greater good

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

About six months ago, a young teen decided to start streaming and uploading “Minecraft” gaming videos. With his Gen Z humor and a following of only a few people, he thought that was as good as it could...

It’s a story that maybe wasn’t necessary to tell, but “Age of Calamity” tells it enthusiastically, and the actual gameplay feels like the best refinement of “Dynasty Warriors” to date. (Screenshot by Alexander Musa)

“Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity” – A fun pseudo-prequel in need of better hardware

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer December 7, 2020

“Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity” is the second “Hyrule Warriors” title, and technically a prequel/alternate history to 2017’s “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” As with the preceding...

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)

“It’s about time” Crash Bandicoot came back

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor 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...

Video games are a good way to explore far away lands while staying at home. (Courtesy of Bagogames)

Video games to play while under quarantine

Bram Martinez April 1, 2020

Some people still want social time, but COVID-19 is still a thing, so maybe isolation is a better route. Now that everyone is in quarantine, there are a limited amount of activities that can be done. Most...

“Sonic the Hedgehog” was released into theaters across the United States on Feb. 14, 2020. Sonic arrives on the big screen in an action packed and funny film that everyone in the family and fans of the series can enjoy. (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

“Sonic the Hedgehog” makes a fast and furious impact in his big screen debut

Brandon Zamora February 25, 2020

After receiving heavy fan backlash about the main character’s design, when the first trailers came, Paramount Pictures makes the adjustment to not only fix Sonic’s design, but create a good movie that...

American River College Eric Key smiles during a StarCraft game against the University of Utah during the 2016 TESPA StarCraft Collegiate Series. Key and teammate Becky Harris, representing ARC, won the game three matches to none but was knocked out of the tournament in the next round by the University of Washington. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

ARC students compete in StarCraft collegiate tournament

Jordan Schauberger April 8, 2016

On the backs of games like League of Legends, StarCraft and Counter Strike, eSports has slowly integrated into the traditional sports scene. Two American River College students were a testament to that...

 Speaker Brian Linville gave a lecture on how to break out into the gaming industry and get a job designing for gaming companies.

Local gaming studio recruiter gives a lecture at American River College

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson April 21, 2015

The video game industry is continually growing as technology develops and with them comes a niche job market that is particularly hard to break into. Last Thursday the first lecture in an Art New Media...

Throwback Thursday Review: Tomb Raider

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson March 26, 2015

Game: “Tomb Raider” System: Xbox 360/ Playstation 3 ESRB Rating: Mature Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language Personal Rating: 5/5 Lara Croft: for the general public it is the...

“Smash” club holds first tournament of the semester

“Smash” club holds first tournament of the semester

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson 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

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

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson 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...

Gamers unite and raise money for children’s hospitals

Gamers unite and raise money for children’s hospitals

Adnan Ramic and Adnan Ramic November 15, 2013

The gaming culture has been stereotyped for as long as it has existed. When people hear the term gamer, they may picture an overweight male who lives in his parents’ basement scarfing down burgers and...

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