How a tiny Portland company got mixed up in gaming’s biggest controversy.

Cover Story
The most controversial video game of 2013 didn’t feature a single gun. There were no prostitutes bloodily murdered, no spines pulled out through anyone’s throat, and no heaving animated bosoms.&nb   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: Wil Wheaton

The iconic geek talks about tabletop gaming and the merits of being a douchebag.

Q & A
There was a time when Wil Wheaton was best known as a Teen Beat heartthrob and worst as "that annoying kid from Star Trek." Though he would forever be Gordie Lachance in our moss-encrusted Oregon hearts   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 RUTH BROWN

Dr. Know: Stuffing the Odds

Should I enter the lottery’s Thanksgiving Day Raffle?

Dr. Know
Should I enter the lottery’s Thanksgiving Day Raffle? My odds aren’t great, but aren’t they better in this game, since they only sell a limited number of tickets? I’m feeling lucky! —So   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MARTY SMITH

Willamette Geek: Leave Your Red Shirt at Home

Spaceship Simulation hits Portland


Willamette Geek is WW's column for nerdy news and events around Portland: gaming, tech, comics, conventions, sci fi, teh interwebs and other pursuits of the intellectually superior.5th Wall Gaming, a local company that runs gaming parties of the role playing variety, has a new toy that stimulates our nerdy bits: Spaceship Simulation, a LARP-LAN hybrid game that replicates the bridge of a space ship ...   More
Thursday, December 8, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Crapping Out

A state analysis finds a private casino would cost Oregon millions every year.

News Stories
Between now and the Nov. 6 election, promoters of a vast new 3,500-slot-machine casino in Wood Village hope to keep voters’ attention...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Magic Kingdom

Does being cool matter at a competitive Magic tournament with $3,000 on the line?

Featured Stories
There was no stigma when I started playing Magic: The Gathering. In 1996, the game caught on like wildfire at my parochial school in Akron, Ohio.   More
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 PETE COTTELL

Willamette Geek: Gran Turismo 5 Finally Has Ship Date

While many won't believe the following news about Gran Turismo 5 until the game is spinning in their PlayStation 3s, Sony has announced that the ultimate in home console racing simulators is finally getting a ship date: Nov. 24. The fact that a "demo" version of this game that shipped more than two years ago (GT5 Prologue) has sold nearly 5 million copies makes it an understatement to say there's ...   More
Friday, November 12, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Gamevania: Your Week in Video Games

Wow, this Hannah Montana The Movie game has become the bane of my existence. Every time I casually break into a girl's house and turn her computer on to WW's most recent Gamevania post (and then ask her about it from the window of the police cruiser) she questions if I really did rent the game. Well, if everyone's attitude is going to be like that, then I guess I will simply have to skip reviewing ...   More
Friday, May 1, 2009 Ryan Fleming

GamerVania: Your Week in Video Games

If you have a detective's instinct for minutiae (or you are “that guy” who goes to parties and tells people that Vader's chest plate was totally on backwards when he was fighting Ben in Star Wars Episode IV), you'll notice an addition to the title of this web column. Gone is “GameVania.” But in its passing we can introduce its successor: GamerVania. I know! Awesome, right? Well, ...   More
Friday, May 8, 2009 Ryan Fleming

GamerVania: Your Week in Video Games

The addition of the letter ‘R' has been a tremendous success. That was really all that was missing from the title of this web column. I walk into my game store with confidence now, giving nods all around to the staff, even the odd chest bump. People like the ‘R', it is just a good solid letter. This week I was mercifully spared from games that are straight up crap, but instead I ...   More
Thursday, May 14, 2009 Ryan Fleming


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