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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

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
Gaming journalism suffers from an over-zealous rumor mill, which can only be stopped by more discerning readership.

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
For the casual Whittie gamer, these five titles will provide cheap entertainment, without sacrificing quality or your precious study time.
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.
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