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Bethesda drops ball with ‘Fallout 76’

Bethesda drops ball with ‘Fallout 76’

Paris Torrence, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Earlier this year at the 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Bethesda Softworks’ Game Director Todd Howard revealed the highly anticipated “Fallout 76”. Howard announced that “Fallout 76” was a prequel to the “Fallout” series and is four times the size of “Fallout 4”. I could hardly conta...

Community gaming finds a home at Guilford

Community gaming finds a home at Guilford

Aubrey King, Staff Writer

February 20, 2015

This is it. The whole game comes down to this. Your friends crowd around the TV. Your character races across the screen as you practically crush the controller in anticipation. A roar rips through the crowd as you clench victory. This is community gaming. In dorms, commons and student unions across...

GamerGate: keep calm and respect women in gaming

GamerGate: keep calm and respect women in gaming

Aubrey King, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

Disaster has struck. The princess has been kidnapped, and now you, the valiant hero, must rescue the powerless victim. Sound familiar? Anita Sarkeesian, host of the web series Feminist Frequency, thinks so. A few months ago, Sarkeesian released a video that critically analyzed the role of female characters ...

Shifting gamer demographics should spell positive changes

Aubrey King, Staff Writer

September 12, 2014

“Wait, you’re a girl?” cries the high-pitched, microphone-distorted voice of yet another young male gamer.  “Yes,” responds a confident female player.  What follows is a brutal demonstration of the rampant digital sexism found in a rapidly growing industry. Slurs, cat-calls, insults and oth...

QuakerQuest: opinions on video gaming at Guilford

QuakerQuest: opinions on video gaming at Guilford

Josh Ballard, Staff Writer

April 19, 2013

“Evil pure and simple, destructive of social interchange, and of artistic effect,” wrote John Collier in “The Problem of Motion Pictures.” Such was the rhetoric against film in the 1900s. Similar claims are now being levied against a more modern medium: video games. With the rash of shootings...