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Whitties look to establish esports community on campus

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter March 18, 2021

Until recently, Whitman College has not had an organized esports scene, but new developments indicate that tides are changing and competitive gaming may finally find a home on campus. Over the past...

Life hack: Webkinz is free and nothing is stopping you from signing up right now

Ann Karneus, ringlord May 15, 2020

Quarantine undisputedly sucks, but fortunately there is a silver lining. With all the free time it has afforded me – as well as the encouragement I’ve received to revert back to an unhealthy, childlike...

Games Journalism Needs Better Audience

Blair Hanley Frank February 14, 2013

A few weeks ago, a good chunk of the game journalism world was fooled into believing a fake rumor about the future of the Xbox. An anonymous source, claiming to have inside information, sent an email...

Quality games must avoid difficulty for difficulty’s sake

Blair Hanley Frank March 11, 2012

I'm sick and tired of hearing people complain about the lack of difficulty in modern video games. While the current crop of major releases is certainly easier than specimens of yesteryear like "Battletoads,"...

Illustration: Binta Loos-Diallo

5 fun ways to keep gaming at Whitman ‘on the cheap’

Blair Hanley Frank January 26, 2012

If you're anything like me, break is a fantastic time to unwind and enjoy the latest that the video game industry has to offer. But let's face it: being a Whitman student is a lot of work. I know I...

Illustration: MaryAnne Bowen

Modern shooters should focus on story

Blair Hanley Frank December 8, 2011

Fair warning: this column contains  graphic  spoilers for the "Modern Warfare" series and "Battlefield 3." It's the holiday season, and that means there's a bumper crop of video games pouring...

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