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Tuesday, June 2nd 2020

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...

Party Games for the ‘Grown Up’ with Jackbox Party Pack 3

Spencer Wu Staff Writer I recently played a game unlike anything I have ever played before. Actually, it was a series of games unlike anything I...

The Rise and Relative Fall of Pokémon Go at UCSB

Matthew Lee Staff Writer On July 6, Niantic released the highly anticipated Pokémon GO phone app for iPhone and Android devices. To many people, Pokémon GO...

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...

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...

How Downloadable Content Stormed into the Gaming Industry

Matthew Lee Games Reporter In this modern age of video games, developers are often pressured to release new games at faster rates by fans. The internet...

The Case For PC Over Console Gaming

Matthew Lee Staff Writer A recent debate has heated up two opposing views — and no, I am not talking about the 2016 presidential election, but...

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,...

“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...