Video Games

AZTEC CALENDAR Feb. 21-March 7

February 21, 2018

CAMPUS EVENTS Feb. 27: “Veterans Transfer University Fair” – Downtown Campus, Amethyst Community Room 180, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. March 3: Women’s Empowerment Conference – West Campus, J G05, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 7: Health Relationship Workshop – Northwest Campus, all day.   MOVIE OPENINGS Feb. 23: “Annihilation” Feb. 23: “Game Night” […]

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November 16, 2017

CAMPUS EVENTS Nov. 16: Scholarships Recipients and International Students –  Student Art Gallery Exhibit, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A-248, West Campus Nov. 16: STEM Club meeting –  All students welcome; no sign-up required. 3:30-5 p.m. 02-201 Conference Room, East Campus Nov. 16: “The Vocal Clarinet”- PCC Music presents Michael Thrasher and Judy Biondini, 7-8 p.m. West […]

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‘Let’s Play’ video trend a win-win

March 26, 2015

Creating video commentary about playing video games, commonly known as “Let’s Play,” has become a lucrative online trend. Making money from the videos relies on many factors, including views. A typical exchange rate of 1,300 YouTube views nets a Let’s Player about $3. The most popular Let’s Player, PewDiePie, has more than 35 million subscribers […]

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AZTEC CALENDAR: Feb. 25-March 11

February 24, 2015

CAMPUS EVENTS Feb. 25: PCC Astronomy for All lecture and stargazing, East Campus community room and observatory, 6-8:30 p.m. Details: March 2-26: José Galvez Photography Exhibit in honor of Cesar Chavez,EastCampusStudentLife,Monday-Thursday 8a.m.-7p.m.,Friday8a.m.-5p.m. Details: March 7: Produce on Wheels – With Out Waste,DesertVistanorthparkinglot, 8-11 a.m. $10 to receive up to 60 pounds of fresh […]

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Phoenix Fan Fest highlights cosplay

January 29, 2015

    Comic book conventions, or comicons, are havens for those celebrating their “nerd” side, giving people of all ages a chance to dress as favorite characters. This past December, the Phoenix Comic-con held its first Fan Fest to focus on those who enjoy cosplay. All kinds of cosplayers filled aisles in the colossal University […]

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#GamerGate: Camps form in video game industry

November 25, 2014

By ALEX FRUECHTENICHT #GamerGate, as it is commonly referred to online, has been the talk of the video game industry for the second half of 2014. What started off as a bad relationship between creator and critic split the video game community in two. The controversy has forced gamers to explore serious topics, ranging from […]

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Microtransactions: a spreading infection

September 4, 2014

By ALEX FRUECHTENICHT You’re playing a game on your phone, say, Angry Birds, Clash of Clans or the like, and a pop-up asks if you want to pay 99 cents for a one-time item that gets you a few more points. A microtransaction. It’s only 99 cents, right? Not too big of a problem. Now, […]

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Crash course in Comic-Con

September 4, 2014

By LARRY GAURANO Congratulations! After registering on months ago, keeping track of the monthly emails about purchasing badges, remembering your member id, waking up the day of the online sale, logging in at exactly 9 a.m. while never hitting refresh, sticking in your queue although it looked hopeless, having the money required to purchase […]

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TOP 10 Movies that need to be remade

September 27, 2012

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON Remakes. We’re all sick of how they mangle the message of the movies they copy, such as turning Klaatu from “The Day The Earth Stood Still” from Space Jesus into a space asshole. Here are 10 films that deserve a second chance. 10. “Demoni” The original “Demoni” was an OK zombie […]

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Sonic 4 Episode I fun, but expensive and lazy

November 21, 2010

By JAMES KELLEY Console version After years of substandard 3-D games, 2-D Sonic is back on consoles with a boom, even if the price is steep and the “game” is short. The world’s fastest video game mascot returns in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, for iPhone, Wii, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Although broken […]

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NBA Jam redux is on fire

November 9, 2010

By JAMES KELLEY Let’s face it: sports games, especially basketball games, are just not as fun as watching sports. They are usually one game and done. But the new NBA Jam, already out for Wii and coming soon to Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, is so addicting that I have to watch the clock […]

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God of War 3 worth the hype

March 25, 2010

By D.J. Ochoa After three years in development and with gamers counting down the days until they can play God of War 3, the wait is finally over. GOW3 marks the finale in Kratos’ search for vengeance towards the gods and the end of this exciting tale. With the development team at Sony Santa Monica […]

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Gamers seek volunteers for March 27 NAMI Walk

March 11, 2010

By Conrad Pursley Members of the East Campus gaming club, Gamers Unite, plan to turn off their consoles and put down their gamepads for Tucson’s March 27 NAMI Walk. The National Alliance on Mental Illness is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. The NAMI Walk is […]

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