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Remastering the State of Video Game Franchises

Michael Lin Staff Writer For every new and exciting video game series released each year, there are no doubt several recognizable titles released alongside them. Ask...

Monthly Smash Hit “HiTMAN” Comes to a Close

Matthew Lee Video Games Columnist The Hitman game franchise has always released games that revolve around the unique concept of silent assassination ever since their first game,...

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...

“Paladins” Treads Line Between Variation and Imitation, But Most Video Games Do

Matthew Lee Staff Writer On Sep. 12, Hi-Rez Studios released the open beta for its up-and-coming team shooter game "Paladins: Champions of the Realm." The video...

An Overview of Overwatch

Matthew Lee Staff Writer After an extremely successful and popular beta period, Blizzard Entertainment released their highly anticipated multiplayer game Overwatch on May 23, 2016, a day earlier...

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,...

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...

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...

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...