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Norse Notes

The Student News Site of Oakmont High School

Norse Notes

The Student News Site of Oakmont High School

Norse Notes

Animal Crossing New Horizons title cover.

What to Expect in the Animal Crossing New Horizons 2.0 Update

Zoey Bowers, Staff Writer November 29, 2021

Up to date, this will be one of New Horizons biggest updates since it’s release on Mar. 20, 2020, and so much is being included in the game.  One of the biggest additions is the return of old characters,...

How Dream went from streaming Minecraft to speedrunning the internet

How Dream went from streaming Minecraft to speedrunning the internet

Nova Roden and Sam Jourdan May 16, 2021

From 1 million subscribers to 20 million in under a year and a half, now a well-known name in the gaming community: Dream. Currently one of the biggest influencers on the Minecraft side of YouTube and...

The history of POG

The history of POG

Sam Jourdan, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

Pog/Poggers (pahg / pahg ers) adj 1. response to something causing excitement or delight. “Dude, that was pog!” 2. play of the game The word Pog originates from a schoolyard game labeled “Milk...

Caves and Cliffs and Ravines, oh my!

Caves and Cliffs and Ravines, oh my!

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

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 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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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