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Caves and Cliffs and Ravines, oh my!

Caves and Cliffs and Ravines, oh my!

Mojang has announced a new Minecraft update, labeled 1.17
Sam Jourdan, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

During October of 2020, Mojang announced that there would be a new update to their increasingly popular game, Minecraft. The addition, called the “Caves and Cliffs” update, covered new mobs, decorative...

Twitch sites are experiencing an influx of users from series such as the Dream SMP, as well as reaching great success with fundraising for certain organizations.

The Rise of Twitch

How the Twitch platform is beating records with their streamers.
Sam Jourdan, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

Twitch is a live streaming service operated by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon. The site first launched in June 2011 as a spin-off of the streaming platform Justin.tv before the company was...

An example as to what the Gacha mechanic might look like in a game. This one is similar to a gumball machine.

Why are Gacha games still popular?

A look at this genre of video games and how it has kept players around despite it’s most stressful feature.
Adrian Llorin, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

Gacha games: video games that implement the gacha mechanic. The gacha mechanic has players use in-game currency to receive a random virtual item. Similar to loot boxes in other video games, the gacha...

People should be rushing to play these new games coming out this Spring and Summer!

Spring-ing into Video Games

What games are worth paying attention to this Spring and Summer.
Ciaran Henderson, Editor-in-Chief & Staff Writer February 22, 2021

This Spring is packed tight with big video game releases, probably contributing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the needence to stay home. Regardless, these are some of the games that have caught...

This image symbolizes video game addiction by being locked to a keyboard.

Video Game addiction

Stories and solutions of how to combat the issue
Michael Thinglum, Staff Writer November 30, 2020

Video games have swept America’s teens since the days of Pac-Man. They are a great way to relax, although they can sometimes become addictive. Derek Lamb, a sophomore at Oakmont, talks about his video...

One of the most played games by teens right now is Among Us.

Among Us makes landfall

The popularization of the indie game in quarantine setting
Genn Muller, Staff Writer October 13, 2020

The increased boredom of being stuck at home in quarantine has got all us all on edge, but thankfully, there’s substitutes to sitting at home and crying. Since late August, Among Us, a multiplayer game...

Among Us is one of the hottest new games for teens.

Game Review: Among Us

The new hit game Among Us has students everywhere hooked.
Laurie Lencioni, Staff Writer October 13, 2020

Among Us is an online digital murder mystery game in which ten players try to determine which of them are the imposters on a space ship, which can hold one to three imposters. You must discuss and try...

Final Fantasy XVI is in the works after much anticipation from fans.

Final Fantasy XVI Trailer release

Sony announces Final Fantasy 16 is in the makings at PS5 showcase
Sofia Davalos, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

The newest edition of the Final Fantasy series is finally undergoing production after five years. The Final Fantasy series is a Japanese fantasy and science fantasy role-playing video game created by...

'Apex Legends' Review

‘Apex Legends’ Review

Paul McLaughlin, Staff Writer, Sports Editor, & Copy Editor February 14, 2019

Apex Legends was released by Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts on February 4, 2019, as a new battle royale themed game. Over the past couple of years, the battle royale genre had become oversaturated...

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‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ is a smash hit

Paul McLaughlin and Bryce Kent-Lozano November 27, 2018

Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 sold $725 million in its first three days – an astounding feat. This even beats the best opening weekend in box office history: Avengers: Infinity War, which...

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