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Video games to play while under quarantine

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

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 people can waste their time watching TV or catch up on the book that people lie to themselves a...

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

“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)

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 leaves fans of the series happy and on Feb. 14, “Sonic the Hedgehog” was released in theaters in the...

ARC students compete in StarCraft collegiate tournament

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)

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 when they took part in the Tespa Collegiate StarCraft Series over the past three months. Eric Key ...

Local gaming studio recruiter gives a lecture at American River College

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

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 series took place entitled “An Aspiring Artist’s Guide Towards Preparing For A Career in the...

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 name of a fairly poor Angelina Jolie film. To gamers it is so much more. The “Tomb Raider”...

“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 major, took the grand prize thanks to his work with speedy characters Fox and Falco, both from...

“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 American River College. Now in it’s second semester, the club was created by ARC students Vlad...

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 chips while wiping his greasy fingers and crumbs on his shirt and shorts. They may also picture him...

Gamers unite and raise money for children’s hospitals

Gamers unite and raise money for children’s hospitals

Adnan Ramic and Adnan Ramic

November 13, 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 chips while wiping his greasy fingers and crumbs on his shirt and shorts. They may also picture him...

Newest Pokemon installment makes the little things count

Official box art for the new Pokemon games.

Adnan Ramic and Adnan Ramic

October 17, 2013

There has been a main series Pokemon game released annually for the past five years. In the Pokemon community, rumors have suggested Pokemon had lost its edge, just releasing carbon copies of their games. The newest versions – “Pokemon X” and Pokemon Y”, are better than any Pokemon game before. The...

Head to Head: Xbox One and the PlayStation 4

Head to Head: Xbox One and the PlayStation 4

Kameron Schmid and Kevin Ford

October 16, 2013

XBox--Kevin Ford When Microsoft's Xbox 360 was first released back in 2005, it was one of the most hyped gaming consoles to date. With the inevitable release of the Xbox One, it is obvious Microsoft wants to expand its market beyond gamers.The Xbox One comes with many features, some new and some ...

LeBron takes the spotlight in the new installment of “NBA 2K”

LeBron takes the spotlight in the new installment of “NBA 2K”

Kevin Ford and Kevin Ford

October 14, 2013

Company 2K games is back again with the newest installment of its sports video game series, “NBA 2K14.” In this edition of NBA 2K, league MVP LeBron James is the main focus. 2K14 introduces Path to Greatness, a new playable mode that lets the user control the fate of LeBron James. You are...

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