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Xbox unveils affordable payment plan for consoles

By Jacob Roushia | November 6, 2019

On Nov. 18, Xbox All Access will allow gamers to pay for an Xbox One on a monthly basis. Xbox All Access will allow customers to get an Xbox console, controller, Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass for a monthly cost.Microsoft recently announced that this service...

On Oct. 8, Sony announced the upcoming release of the PlayStation 5.

Sony announces PlayStation 5

By Jacob Roushia | October 15, 2019

The PlayStation 5 has officially been announced and given a release date of Fall 2020. On Oct. 8, Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, announced the official name of their next generation console and when it will be released...

Video Game companies pledge to combat climate change

By Jacob Roushia | October 1, 2019

21 video game companies have committed to fight climate change. This news comes after the UN Climate Change Summit from Sept. 21 to 23.The 21 companies include Microsoft, PlayStation and Google. Each company has made a pledge to fight climate change in...

Transition to Office 365 to be completed

Transition to Office 365 to be completed

By Taylor Gaines | January 23, 2017

DeKALB — All Google applications will be discontinued Monday, completing the transition to Office 365.John Kearsing, Department of Information Technology project manager, can’t confirm the exact date that existing data will be deleted.The department...

Microsoft should gear up on War tactics

Microsoft should gear up on ‘War’ tactics

By Josh Alfrey | February 2, 2014

Microsoft’s purchase of a struggling Gears of War franchise requires some necessary pointers for the company.“Gears of War” has become infamous for its stale storyline featuring a horde of aliens trying to destroy the humans. However, one of the...

Pass/Fail: ‘Children of the Corn’ sketch show to mix culture, fun, fright, Basics of PowerPoint workshop to take place a few years late

By Danny Cozzi | October 22, 2013

Pass: ‘Children of the Corn’ sketch show to mix culture, fun, frightRather than getting drunk all Halloween weekend, do something with less alcohol but just as much entertainment.The School of Theatre and Dance seniors are hosting a sketch comedy...

Microsoft releases new tablet hybrid

By Roy Herrera | October 29, 2012

As the holiday season approaches, some people are already making a list of products they want to purchase and deciding between a tablet or a laptop can be difficult. A tablet is more compact and offers the main features that a laptop has. A laptop, on...

Microsoft updates Xbox software, holiday prices

By Roy Herrera | October 23, 2012

If you have an Xbox 360 with Xbox Live, you might have come across a few changes in the past couple of days. Microsoft released an update for the Xbox 360 Dashboard last week. If you are one of the few who didn’t receive the update, don’t worry; Microsoft...

Google: The new ‘evil empire’?

By David Thomas | September 29, 2010

It's weird to think that, back in the days of the 1990s, Microsoft was often derided as the "evil empire" of the corporate and technological warfare. Some would argue that Microsoft still is an evil empire like the Soviet Union. There are plenty of gamers...

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