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“Detective Pikachu” Review: The First Great Video Game Adaptation

By Ashley Zhou When “Detective Pikachu” was first announced, many Pokemon and video game fanatics rolled their...

Xbox & Nintendo: An Interesting Relationship

As of 2019, most believe the end of the console generation of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is near.

PlayStation’s View of E3 and their Plans for the Future of Games

Effectively, Sony sees games heading toward a place where consumers no longer care what console/platform they’re playing on as long as the game is what is wanted. This means that while the company is still trying to keep their own brand on top, they see the need to start cooperating with other companies to create a better industry.

Apex Legends: A Surprise to Be Sure, But a Welcome One

“Apex Legends” is a new “Battle Royale” game, developed by Respawn Entertainment. The game was released on Feb. 4 as a free-to-play game for the Xbox one, PlayStation 4, and PC. It takes place in the same universe as the developer’s prior AAA game, “Titanfall.” Though the aesthetics may share the DNA of its predecessors, the game differs greatly in terms of gameplay.

Blizzcon 2018 Wows Gamers at Annual Convention

Blizzcon 2018, Blizzard Entertainment’s annual gaming competition, announced an exciting list of new and soon to be released content.

Video Game Adaptations: A Mixed Reception

By Albert Thai Le Warner Bros. Pictures will be releasing “Tomb Raider” (2018) in theaters on March 16. As a live action reboot of...

The Return of Cyberpunk

By Albert Thai Le With last year’s release of “Bladerunner 2049” and the upcoming Netflix series adaptation of Richard Morgan’s “Altered Carbon,” it’s no...

Exploring the Legacy of the Star Wars Universe

By Albert Thai Le  It’s been over 40 years since the release of “A New Hope” set the Star Wars universe into motion for...

The Witching Hour: Magia Transformo Featured at IndieCade

by Elyse Joseph Three figures dressed in bright robes and pointed hats dance around a glowing, neon green circle, reading from spell books as...

From Stuffy to Selfie: Social Media Reframes the Museum Experience

One of the most recently-invented holidays (but arguably, one of the better ones compared to Squirrel Appreciation and Kazoo Day), Museum Selfie Day,...

The Problem with Video Game Movies

By Hubert Ta Whenever I hear about a new movie based on a video game, I take a measured approach. If it’s helmed...

Rockstar Games Must Live Up to its Red Dead Reputation

By Hubert Ta If you consider yourself a gamer at any level, chances are you’ve heard of Red Dead Redemption 2’s upcoming release in...

NEWS

First COVID-19 Death In Orange County

Orange County officials reported the county's first death due to COVID-19 on March 24. The individual was a man in his 70s...

Undergraduate Creates Brave Spaces Program To Empower Students

Brave Spaces, a year long course, seeks for students to share their narrative through digital storytelling. The student initiated program was created...

First Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 At UCI

A non-student resident of UCI’s graduate housing tested positive for COVID-19 according to an announcement from the Medical Director of the UCI...

OPINION

The World Should Learn From Taiwan In Fighting The COVID-19 Crisis

If the world learns from anyone about how to handle the COVID-19 crisis, it should learn from Taiwan. Despite its close proximity...

Letter From The Managing Editor: Addressing Faulty Assumptions Made By The ASUCI Senate Parliamentarian

Usually a letter of this nature comes from the Editor-In-Chief, but given that the Editor-In-Chief is the reporter in this situation, this...

Chancellor Gillman, It’s Time To Cancel Class

Editor’s Note: Today, March 10, UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman released an email stating that UCI will be transitioning to a remote learning...

SPORTS

COVID-19’s Effect On Sports

The day began like any ordinary day at UCI on Tuesday, March 10.

UCI Men’s Basketball Suffers Defeat To CSUN 72-70 On Senior Night

The UC Irvine Men’s Basketball team lost to the Cal State Northridge Matadors in their final regular season game ending 72-70 at...

UCI Men’s Volleyball Defeats Grand Canyon University In Four Sets

No. 7 UCI Men’s Volleyball team defeated No. 8 Grand Canyon University Antelopes, 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 24-26, 25-18) on Feb. 28 at...

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