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'Far Cry 5' explores dangers of extremism

‘Far Cry 5’ explores dangers of extremism

Justin Mutch,
Staff Writer
April 19, 2018

On March 27, video game giant Ubisoft released its long-awaited open-world first-person shooter game “Far Cry 5.” Amidst a cacophony of mixed reviews from critics and gamers alike, one thing everyone...

Speedrunning comes to the Bay Area

Speedrunning comes to the Bay Area

Michael Souza,
Contributor
April 2, 2018

Some of the fastest runners will come together in San Francisco to showcase their skills. These are not runners or athletes in the typical sense. These are video game speedrunners meeting up for Calithon...

Golden State Warriors look to dominate video gaming

Golden State Warriors look to dominate video gaming

Austin Teegarden,
Contributor
February 14, 2018

Esports — professional online video game competition between multiple players — has been growing into a worldwide phenomenon in the past decade or more. Fans like to watch professional gamers compete,...

Does the gaming community have to pay to win?

Does the gaming community have to pay to win?

Cody Davis,
Contributor
December 8, 2017

With its official release, many people in the gaming community are already complaining about Electronic Arts (EA) pay-to-win tactics established in the game “Star Wars Battlefront II”. “Star Wars...

Local arcades give gamers taste of nostalgia

Local arcades give gamers taste of nostalgia

Degen Gleason-Hyman,
Contributor
March 29, 2017

I started playing video games when I was around nine years old. My first gaming system was the grey, rectangular Gameboy by Nintendo. As I got older I played with more portable systems, specifically the...

Extra video game content not worth extra cash

Extra video game content not worth extra cash

Degen Gleason-Hyman,
Contributor
March 8, 2017

I couldn’t wait to open my copy of "Assassin’s Creed Syndicate" and start playing the open world video game when it was released on Oct. 23, 2015. I’m a huge fan of the series, so I was...

Game Con now free for East Bay students

Game Con now free for East Bay students

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
October 27, 2016

Gamers from all over the Bay Area can finally meet in one place — East Bay Game Con. The two-day convention will take place on Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Old Union, and Oct. 29 from noon to...

Classic gaming comes to Hayward

Classic gaming comes to Hayward

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
October 8, 2016

It's an early Friday night in downtown Hayward and families and college students wander up and down B Street. A beer brewery, frozen yogurt shop and movie theater line the block, but it seems everyone...

Oakland levels up with an eSports arena

Oakland levels up with an eSports arena

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 31, 2016

When new arenas and Oakland are mentioned, usually the Oakland Raiders come to mind. Even the Golden State Warriors or the Oakland Athletics would be more deserving of a new arena,...

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eSports players should be labeled as athletes

Thomas Schelstraete,
Contributor
May 18, 2016

The League of Legends 2016 Midseason Invitational is underway in China, and for the first time in the past few years, a team from the United States looks poised to compete on the international stage. The...

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