‘Modern Warfare III’ fails to live up to its original legacy

Following a successful prison break from a Kastovian gulag, a former terrorist is let loose unto the world. The danger of another World War looms heavy over everyone’s heads and leaves one question… where is Makarov?  “Modern Warfare III” picks up hot off the heels of last year’s “Modern Warfare II,” and follows Task Force 141’s attempts to stop Vladimir Makarov and his Konni Group from instigating a global conflict between the East and West. The game also includes a few supporting characters from “MWII” …

Speaker series explores how to find and keep a job in the arts

Finding a job can be an adventure with obstacles and considerations, and trying to figure out the next career path best fits a person’s needs. This can include working hard to achieve the goal of becoming the most groundbreaking artist. Last Monday, in the Westerbeck Recital Hall, Pasadena City College’s Visual Arts and Media division hosted an event called “Getting and Keeping a Job in the Arts.” Students had a chance to learn and consider their desired career path.  Adam J. Fowler, a founding partner …

Webheads unite! ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’ swings to new heights 

In the large city of New York, players can web swing and feel how rapidly they can move along skyscrapers and bridges as Spider-Man. As you freefall from the skies, crime is at every corner for you to intervene and rescue those in need by delivering them to safety. With the support of your tech savvy best friend Ganke Lee and investigative journalist Mary Jane Watson, uncovering crime feels like a breeze. From numerous famous Spidey suits and combat gadgets at the palm of your …

‘Mortal Kombat 1’ refines fighting but leaves everything else fatally unfinished

The latest installment of Netherrealm Studios’ “Mortal Kombat” franchise is out a mere four years after “Mortal Kombat 11” was released, rebooting the series yet again by literally taking matters back to square one. As is typical with a new “Mortal Kombat” game, fan expectations were high when the development team announced the title only four months before its release, with many unanswered questions over what would be so different from 2011’s “Mortal Kombat” reboot. Now that the game is out, the supposed fresh start …

‘Starfield’ launches players into stellar journey

Following an announcement in 2018 and a few setbacks, “Starfield,” the latest RPG game by industry powerhouse Bethesda Game Studios finally landed in gamer’s hands.  Instead of re-releasing another port of “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” for the millionth time, Bethesda has instead opted to make an entirely brand new title. This time around, “Starfield” sends players to the far future and opens the floodgates to an immersive fictional version of our galaxy that is just begging to be explored. True to most Bethesda games, …

‘Jedi: Survivor’ forces itself to the top of ‘Star Wars’ gaming

In 2019, Respawn Entertainment released “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order,” which completely revived single-player “Star Wars” games. Four years later, they have returned to amaze fans once again with a brand new game, and sequel to their beloved game, “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.” The game once again follows Cal Kestis (played by Cameron Monaghan) and the crew of the Mantis, five years after the events of “Fallen Order.” Now a Jedi Knight on the run, Cal must navigate an ever-changing galaxy as the Empire closes …

‘Resident Evil 4’ remastered into modern masterpiece … again

After 18 years, two additional remakes, and a load of spin-offs, Capcom has finally released “Resident Evil 4” and with it, has once again revitalized the survival horror genre. Capcom started its remake trend in 2019 with their remaster of “Resident Evil 2,” which they continued with 2020’s “Resident Evil 3.” The game follows the exact same story as the original, making it easy for people to jump in whether they’ve played the original or not. Eight years after the events of “Resident Evil 2,” …

‘The Last of Us’ deviates from game and elevates into prestige TV

With half of its episodes yet to be released, “The Last of Us” is one of the best shows TV has to offer. The new HBO series opened to universal praise solely from the first two episodes. The much-talked-about third episode, “Long, Long Time,” showed the series is adept at adapting the original story and creating new compelling plotlines in the best episode yet. Now at the halfway point, the show has already proven to be essential viewing. After Joel and Ellie nearly escaped from …

‘The Last of Us’ brings humanity to the zombie apocalypse

Despite the many failed attempts of adapting a video game onto the big screen such as 2022’s “Uncharted” and 2021’s “Mortal Kombat”. HBO Max’s new series, “The Last of Us” has proved to not only be a faithful adaptation of the source material but has been appealing to more audiences.  “The Last of Us” follows Joel and Ellie who are tasked with ensuring Ellie arrives on the west coast of the U.S. with the deadly challenges of facing infected people and the hostile remnants of …

PCC students rely on their devices for better or worse

Laying in bed at 10 pm listening to the latest, greatest hits before drifting into slumber is a novel treat that many of us take for granted. In a day and age where humankind is afforded such luxuries at the tip of a finger, one can almost forget that it was not so long ago when such instant gratification was nearly nonexistent. During the course of the last 20 years or perhaps more exclusively the last decade, an entire new platform of electronics has unveiled …