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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...

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)
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” 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)
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...

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)
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...

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.
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

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
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...

Gamers unite and raise money for children’s hospitals

Gamers unite and raise money for children’s hospitals
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...

Gamers unite and raise money for children’s hospitals

Gamers unite and raise money for children’s hospitals
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...

Newest Pokemon installment makes the little things count

Official box art for the new Pokemon games.
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....

Head to Head: Xbox One and the PlayStation 4

Head to Head: Xbox One and the PlayStation 4
October 15, 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...

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