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Xbox One X the “World’s Most Powerful Console” finally released

Xbox One X the “World’s Most Powerful Console” finally released

Shoib Ahmadzai,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Microsoft finally released its latest and most powerful iteration of its Xbox One gaming console, the Xbox One X, on Nov. 7. Microsoft claims it's a “true 4K gaming” machine and “the world's most powerful console.” Initially teased under the name “Project Scorpio,” at Microsoft’s conference...

Local arcades give gamers taste of nostalgia

Local arcades give gamers taste of nostalgia

Degen Gleason-Hyman,
Contributor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

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 Gameboy Advance SP, the Nintendo DS Lite and lastly the Nintendo DSi. Those kept me busy until one day in my mid-t...

Extra video game content not worth extra cash

Extra video game content not worth extra cash

Degen Gleason-Hyman,
Contributor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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 eager to play the eighth installment. But my excitement dwindled quickly: soon after the release, gam...

Game Con now free for East Bay students

Game Con now free for East Bay students

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

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 2 a.m. The Old Union and New Union will offer a variety of games, such as Dance Dance Revolution,...

Classic gaming comes to Hayward

Classic gaming comes to Hayward

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

October 8, 2016


Filed under Features

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 is headed to the High Scores Arcade. Outside the 1980s-themed interactive arcade museum, the bright...

Want some gaming with your coffee?

Want some gaming with your coffee?

Shannon Stroud,
Metro Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Settled in between an acupuncture office and a nail salon, on B Street between Main Street and Foothill Boulevard, Downtown Hayward’s Kin Cafe will transform from a coffee shop into a computer game room. Originally, Kin was a retail store for variety gifts and wedding accessories, but over the la...

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