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Cal Highs Esports Club will be hosting a Rocket League Tournament of March 27. Its the first esports tournament hosted by the school in more than a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Esports Club hosts school-wide gaming tournament

Daphne So, Features Editor March 12, 2021

Cal High gamers should gear up for the first official school-wide tournament they’ve had in a long time. The school’s Esports Club will be hosting a school-wide “Rocket League” tournament on...

Many gamers dreamed of but were not able to find a PS5 this holiday season.

The struggles of obtaining a PS5

Evan Heinz, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

The pandemic has hurt many industries but gaming companies have been thriving. The new edition consoles, the Xbox Series X and PS5, have been selling like hot cakes and are in huge demand. “I asked...

Gamers have been waiting for years for Cyberpunk 2077 to finally hit the stores. The wait ended last week.

The wait is finally over for much-anticipated ‘Cyberpunk 2077’

Sri Kotipalli, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

Despite a booming game industry, there has been a lot of confusion over the release of one game in particular: “Cyberpunk 2077”. There’s no confusion anymore. The highly anticipated “Cyberpunk...

‘Demon Souls’ shows the great potential of the PS5

Evan Heinz, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

Three years ago, I got into Souls Like Games created by a gaming company known as From Soft. Souls Like Games are what fans call games with From Soft’s type of design philosophy. Gamers can save their...

The newest hit game, Among Us, has formed many friendships and broken several more. Jelly beans run around, do tasks, and avoid getting killed as they vote players off the ship.

“Among Us”: saving 2020 one emergency meeting at a time

Shannah Saul, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

If there’s one phrase every student recognizes right now, it’s this: red sus. From game maker Innersloth, “Among Us” is shaping up to be one of 2020’s biggest phenomenona. Though the game...

New video games release make 2020 slightly better than completely awful

New video games release make 2020 slightly better than completely awful

Dominic Aguilar October 9, 2020

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a total dumpster fire. But so far 2020 has been a great year for video games, and it still has much more to offer.  Along with the new generation...

Club Penguin has risen from the grave.

Club Penguin Returns

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor April 8, 2020

In the darkest of times, our childhood has risen up from the ashes. On April 1, the world rejoiced for the first time in a long time, as the monumentally popular online game, Club Penguin, made a triumphant...

2018’s best and worst video games

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor December 18, 2018

So 2018 is about to come to a close, which means the last video games of the year are about to or have already been released.  And while some of this year’s games certainly didn’t disappoint...

New and noteworthy in the world of video games

Tim Hoffman, Staff Writer February 28, 2014

In the last few months, the Internet has been exploding with joy, rage, grief, and controversy as many major video game companies made several major announcements. “Super Smash Bros” and several...

Video games cause teen violence

Adam Jackson, A&E Editor April 29, 2013

Although video games are becoming more popular, some claim that these games have no impact on the average teenager. But the truth of the matter is that violent video games have a huge bearing on the...

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