Tuesday, November 12th 2019

Overwatch Review: Overwhelming Enjoyment

Matthew Lee Blizzard Entertainment is planning to release their new premier game Overwatch on May 24. In order to create some attention and allow potential...

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 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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...