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Super Smash Brothers Melee Tournament

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Courtesy of the appropriately-named Jordan Feingold-Link ’16:

AEPi is hosting a SSBM tournament to raise money for charity. Prizes start at $50 for first and $25 for second, however they will increase as more people enter. Matches will be held evenings in the Butterfield A lounge.

For more information on rules, please visit here.

Date: April 15th – April 22nd
Time: 7PM – 9PM
Place: Butts A Lounge
Cost: $5

Filmmaker Sun-Higginson ’10 Tackles Sexism in the Gaming Industry

From Shannon Sun-Higginson ’10, a message to all the sexist gamers out there: GTFO.

Sun-Higginson, a filmmaker living in NYC, is currently producing a documentary by that very name.  Featuring interviews with gamers, bloggers, scholars, developers, and others involved in the field, “GTFO” aims to expose the harassment of women involved in the gaming industry. To raise money and support for the film’s production, Sun-Higginson has launched a Kickstarter page that will be up through May 10.

Sexual harassment is a rampant problem in the gaming world – one that’s been gaining attention in the news lately.  There has been some pretty impressive backlash online against this sexism, but Sun-Higginson hopes her film will call even more attention to the problem and ultimately spark some change.

Watch the trailer after the jump:

Strategy Games at ADP

Becca Martin ’10 sends words of strategy games at ADP:

Come indulge in a day of your favorite strategy games at ADP (the kind you play on boards, not computers). Monopoly, Risk, Settlers of Catan, etc, etc. Feel free to bring your own games (including extra copies of the ones mentioned).

Everyone is invited! More people = more games = more fun!

There will be snacks.

Date: Saturday, 9/27
Time:
Noon-5pm
Location:
ADP living room

WesLAN Party!

WesLAN–Wesleyan’s premier (and only) LAN gaming organization-is kicking the pants off of 2008 with our first LAN party of the year this Saturday (9/20) starting at 1pm in Usdan 110.

We will be probably be playing primarily FPS and RTS games if last year is any indication, (although we’re open to suggestions!). We will provide any software necessary [though a Steam account is a handy thing to have].

Bring yourself, your computer [and anything it needs, like power cables and a mouse], and any power strips and LAN cables that you have.

We have the room ’till 11:45–come join us for an hour or for the whole day!

If you have any questions, contact Seth Rosen ’10 [sirosen@wes], Aaron Izakowitz [aizakowitz@wesl], or Sam DeFabbia-Kane [sdefabbiakan@wes] or come check out our forums at http://www.WesLANforum.com or our table at the student activities fair on Friday–we’ll have a small LAN set up.

First Pentagon Meeting


As a followup to this post, the first meeting of Pentagon will be Sunday, August 31st, in Exley. Come with your own deck at 1:30 or arrive at 12:30 and build your own with cards provided by members.

contact Jared Gimbel at jgimbel at wes for more info

When:
Sunday, August 31st
Where:
Exley basement
Time:
12:30 for deckbuilding, 1:30 for play

Magic? I haven’t played that shit since middle school


Hey everybody! Jared Gimbel ’11 and others are starting a Magic: The Gathering Pentagon league at Wes. Pentagon is semi-casual, semi-competitive, and open to anyone who wants to join. The first meeting will be held on the first weekend of school (times to be determined), with events running throughout the semester. Interested? Email jgimbel at wes for more information.

As a sidenote, any prospective students who used to play Magic should bring any cards they have. It’s a great way to bond with your hallmates, who more than likely used to play too, and are probably just as embarrassed as you are about the fact that you still known how to play.

Sales of Red Bull will skyrocket: LAN parties!

Seth Rosen ’10 is itchin’ for a good LAN party, and hopes you’re itchin’ to party with him. Seth writes:

After a full year at Wesleyan, I’ve been pretty disappointed by the level of activity of gamers on campus. So, I’m looking to change that. Somewhere down the road, we’ll be holding LAN parties and playing together online on a regular basis. But there are a few intermediary steps.

Let’s get organized! If you have any interest in attending/helping to plan such events (maybe establish a student group), join up at Facebook or email sirosen@wes (Facebook is preferred because it’s simply easier to keep track of, etc).

Not much else to say—if you love videogames, and want to play them with other people who love videogames in a hot room into the wee hours, then click the above link, or shoot me an email. Either way, let’s get this show on the road.