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Super Smash Bros. Club members share a love for the classic game

Members Allan Bona, left, and Alex Blanco, right, play the Super Smash Bros. Melee game on their pink TV on the third floor of the AIRC, Thursday, Nov. 3.
(Photo by Harold Williams Jr.)

Sharlene Phou

November 10, 2016

Three years ago, after losing a game of “Super Smash Bros. Melee,” then-sophomore graphic design major Ray Burgess discovered that there was an active community around the game upon online research of tournament level gameplay. This community, Burgess said, is something he couldn’t find at Sacramento State. ...

The quick evolution of technology

Justyce Mirjanovic

October 9, 2014

Technology has created its own place in the world and there is no going back. From flip phones to iPhones, there is no denying technology has become an everyday part of life.The cellphone is not the only device that has come a long way, but it did almost make the house phone non-existent. Before cel...

Handheld system throwdown

Handheld system throwdown

Nathan Mendelowitz

February 6, 2013

When it comes to handheld gaming, Nintendo is considered the king because of multiple successes with the GameBoy, GameBoy Advance and the Nintendo DS. Many companies have tried to dethrone Nintendo-like Sega and Sony-but have never come close. However, the 3DS might have a true challenger this time a...

Motion tech still far behind

Here is a visual representation of the uncanny valley and how it affects humans. 

Nick Scheuer

October 31, 2012

Motion controls seem to be the next big trend with console developers. Ever since Nintendo introduced the Wii in 2006, Sony and Microsoft have been trying to replicate the Wii’s success with the Playstation Move and the Kinect, respectively. However, motion controls will not last long, due to a psych...

Wii U just an update

Sergio Pecanha color illustration of Sony Playstation vs Nintendo Wii, set up as paddles in a game of Pong.

Nathan Mendelowitz

September 19, 2012

With the always changing environment in the video game world, it’s no surprise to see a new console being released this holiday season. However, the Wii U, which gaming giant Nintendo is releasing, is nothing more than a glorified Wii not worth the time and money of gamers and shows a growing trend o...

GameFly revitalizes game rentals and helps innovate game availability

Nathan Mendelowitz

August 29, 2012

Renting games has been a big part of the gaming industry since being able to rent Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo games at Blockbuster and Hollywood Video beginning in 1987.However, in recent years with the collapse of both Blockbuster and Hollywood Video, renting games seemed lost. Then GameFly arriv...

Giants, A’s push for the playoffs

Russell Preston 

State Hornet Staff

August 29, 2012

With nearly a month left in the regular season of Major League Baseball, there is something special going on in the Bay Area: Oakland and San Francisco both making strong playoff runs.The last time both teams made the playoffs was in 2003. Just take a moment and imagine where you were in September of 200...

Wii U a promising prospect for online gamers

Nathan Mendelowitz

March 8, 2012

The upcoming console from Nintendo has garnered a good deal of attention. With speculation of powerful graphics and an innovative controller, the Wii U has already achieved cult status. With what I’ve seen and heard, I have my own questions and hopes for the console. Nintendo is finally making the jump ...

Motion tech has potential to include serious gamers

Nathan Mendelowitz

February 16, 2012

Motion technology is relatively new. Starting with the Nintendo Wii in 2006, it ushered in a new way to play games and made Nintendo stand out as an innovator. Gamers are now able to interact with their game on a level not possible before. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have finally caught up ...