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New Pokémon Games Provide Fresh, Island-Inspired Take

Matthew Lee Video Game Columnist The Pokémon Company released a teaser demo for its upcoming 3DS games "Pokémon Sun & Moon" on Oct. 18. This demo was...

The Rent Is Too Damn High!: Musings on Video Games’ Wallet-Draining Side Effects

Matthew Lee Games Reporter In the 21st century, humans have seen technology skyrocket from simple cellular phones and digital televisions to handheld computers, ultra-high resolution displays,...

UCSB’s ‘3migos’ Battling For $100,000 Scholarship

Shanthi Guruswamy Staff Writer On Nov. 22, University of California, Santa Barbara seniors Ryan Yee, Chance Nobles and Dante Damian competed and won against UC Berkeley’s...

An Interview With Key Figures of UCSB Esports

Shanthi Guruswamy Staff Writer As part of my coverage of the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Hearthstone team 3migos, I interviewed Annie Mya Chen, president of...

Fallout 4: Mutants, Lasers and Nukes, Oh My!

David Wills Arts and Entertainment Editor Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator Have you ever thought to yourself, “I really want to explore a post-nuclear apocalyptic rendition...

5️⃣ Board Games to Play During Quarantine🎮

Marion Pochard Contributing Writer Are you stuck in quarantine with the same group of people who...

“Persona 5 Royal” is a Near-Perfect Video Game

Richard Pham Contributing Writer This article contains spoilers for Persona 5.  As of March 31, The Phantom Thieves of Heart are back to their usual antics, annihilating...

It’s the End of Split-Screen as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Weslie Skammel Illustration by Andria Chen If you’re anything like me, you probably have many fond memories of gathering around with friends to play an exciting...

Socially Connected with “Animal Crossing” During Social Distancing

Rick Zhang Contributing Writer “Animal Crossing” has always been a popular game. Yet its latest version, “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” has broken the three-day Nintendo Switch...