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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Tino’s Bridge Corner #2

Tino Mori, Columnist September 24, 2015

Hello! Welcome back to this little corner of Bridge-related malarkey! If you read last week's column and have returned for more, then you've got some serious gumption! Let's get started with some bridge...

Game Night at Sweet Basil

Game Night at Sweet Basil

Emma Cooper, Columnist September 24, 2015

If you're looking for more than just pizza at Sweet Basil, Wednesday nights are the time for you. Sweet Basil hosts the Walla Walla Go Club (WWGC) game night each week on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. A...

Movie Drinking Games

Nathan Fisher October 3, 2014

Last Thursday, I was curling up on my couch with a nice glass of wine getting ready to start my Shonda Rhimes night with "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" when it dawned on me that hey, I'm drinking a glass...

Walla Walla Book Nooks Delight Buyers

Serena Runyan September 26, 2013
Take a trip downtown and discover three independent bookstores in Walla Walla.
Illustration: MaryAnne Bowen

Modern shooters should focus on story

Blair Hanley Frank December 8, 2011
It's the holiday season, and that means there's a bumper crop of video games pouring out of development houses and vying for our screen time. Two of the biggest releases this year are "Battlefield 3" and "Modern Warfare 3," a pair of photorealistic First-Person Shooters that put you behind the eyes of soldiers. Each game has sold millions of copies, raking in even more millions of dollars for their developers and publishers. They're popular, sure, but the developers are taking the wrong lessons from their popularity. The problem isn't that "Battlefield 3" and "Modern Warfare 3" are successful, it's that the gaming industry sees them as successes.
Illustration by Bowen

Growing eSports requires accessibility

Blair Hanley Frank November 17, 2011
Sometimes, when I'm bored, I like to watch other people play video games. I'm not alone, either—an entire community has sprung up in support of "eSports," which is a fancy term for what most people would consider competitive video gaming. Interestingly, it's fairly popular: Video streams of popular tournaments will often bring in tens of thousands of viewers who are following their favorite teams and players. But as far as the popular consciousness goes, eSports isn't often discussed just because most people don't even know it exists. For those of us who enjoy it, we really want to see it flourish. There's a lot of talk about growing eSports and making eSports more popular, but it's often directed at a pre-existing community. If the eSports community is going to stand up and scream WE DEMAND TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY, we need to be willing to take outreach seriously.
Credit: Jung Song

Video game morality needs to grow up

Blair Hanley Frank February 3, 2011
Moral choice systems are all the rage in video gaming these days. There's only one problem: not all choices are created equal.

Walla Walla provides local gifts

Nate Lessler December 2, 2010

With only two weeks left before the end of the first semester, it's time for students to start thinking about gifts for the holidays. Below, The Pioneer provides a list of the top eight local shops to...

Humans vs. Zombies excitement hits campus

Humans vs. Zombies excitement hits campus

Sean McNulty September 16, 2010
Popular tag game Humans vs. Zombies returns to campus for its fall season of manic, paranoid entertainment.
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