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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...

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...

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...

Motion tech still far behind

Here is a visual representation of the uncanny valley and how it affects humans. 
Nick Scheuer October 30, 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...

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 18, 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...

GameFly revitalizes game rentals and helps innovate game availability

Nathan Mendelowitz August 28, 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...

Giants, A’s push for the playoffs

Russell Preston 
State Hornet Staff August 28, 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...

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...

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...

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