By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| Gender equality is a necessity in today's society, and all forms of entertainment should follow this—especially video games. Recently, video game companies joined the movement for fair gender representation, but have they truly? Female lead characters in video games have become a trend lately with the release of "Assassin's Creed Syndicate," the sequel "Rise of the Tomb Raider," and now the introduction to Linkle — Link's (from "The Legend of Zelda franchise) female counterpart. Are video game companies doing this for profit or because they genuinely want a female presence in their product? Wait, sounds like that might be the money train coming … [Read more...] about Do video companies really care about gender equality?
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| YouTube has created a subscription service called YouTube Red, and it opens up multiple avenues on how it may provide online video and educational content. "Google has been breaking even in terms of revenue and cost production with YouTube for the past nine years," according to Dan Bates, a writer for DailyMail.com. Charging people money to watch some of their favorite creators make unique content is the same principle as the famous web based video content Hulu followed. Hulu, back in 2009, used to be free for everyone and gained most of their revenue from ads, just like YouTube. Now, Hulu is a subscription service with only certain content … [Read more...] about Youtube the next hulu?
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| Virtual Reality (VR) is here, giving the option to live life beyond the means of reality. VR machines are a way for people to become more immersed in video games rather than just playing them. Every student interviewed was consistent in their knowledge of the technology available for virtual reality: none. "I have heard about VR machines but honestly never seen one nor how to acquire one," said student Travis Gamboa. Many students are either unaware about VR machines and how they operate, or are just uninterested due to it being an unknown tech to many people. VR machines allow for a more in-depth gaming culture, allowing developers to … [Read more...] about Virtual Reality, do you know about it?