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Gaming Systems & Computer Games

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: BagoGames on Foter.com

Titan Gaming and Collectibles is adding Fortnite to its menu of gaming options, and they’re marking the occasion with a kickoff tournament on July 14. Fortnite launched as a paid-for game on July 25, 2017, that encouraged cooperative play between... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The Whitehorse Dice Knights are providing a haven for roleplaying gamers who are “LFG” – or looking for group – in the Yukon’s capital. The Dice Knights are the brainchild of group organizers Eli Boivin, Siobhan McLeod and Travis Lohner, and they... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Catherine Newsome

This November one of the most watched sporting competitions on the planet will be broadcast and you likely know nothing about it. On November 4, small groups of Yukoners will gather in living rooms and basements for viewing parties to watch the... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: IMDb

Warcraft: The Beginning is an epic fantasy film that released on digital download September 13, 2016. It’s based on a popular series of video games by Blizzard Entertainment. This two hour movie is directed by Duncan Jones and written by Duncan... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

The clever people who invented Pokémon Go obviously did not have my generation in mind when they launched the new smartphone craze that's taking the world by storm. When you give the name Snorlax to one of your ethereal and elusive characters, an... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukomicon

A comic-con is an annual event where sci-fi lovers congregate to pay homage to super heroes/villains/authors/actors/producers who help bring this genre to life on the big screen/small screen and comic pages. Cities in North America and around the... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: submitted by the Yukon Comic Culture Society

The International Tabletop Day celebrates board gaming around the world and an event is being hosted in Whitehorse this year by the Yukon Comic Culture Society (YCCS) on Saturday, April 30. The free event takes place at the Whitehorse Public... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2015-08-20 PHOTO: Todd Sjodin

Yukoners have a hidden talent. Last August, over 800 people flocked to the territory’s first-ever comic convention, and many of them came in elaborate costumes they made themselves. Vickybunnangel, professional cosplayer and judge of YukomiCon... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2015-08-13 PHOTO: TKS Photography

Gaming is a diverse hobby. It extends beyond the Scrabble and Monopoly of family gatherings, or the video games many associate with teenage boys. These days, gamers come in all stripes and have access to a vast and ever-expanding world of... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Breaking news in the world of virtual lifestyling: the real world simulation game, The Sims 4, now has basements. Virtual people worldwide can now get their damn virtual stuff out of the virtual hallway closet into a virtual two-level underground... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

What are those? “Whiffle balls.” What are they for? “Tic-Tac-Toe.” Five-year-old Nash Battersby is about to school me in the art of winning prizes at the Fun Fair at Whitehorse Elementary School, this Friday and Saturday. Read more

Yukon Families

If you’re in your mid-thirties like I am, you may remember watching one of your parents playing Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo. Back the ‘80s, controlling Mario was so intense that most moms and dads whipped the controller up in frantic Read more

Old Crow

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If your experience with board games only goes as far as Monopoly, Scrabble, and Battleship, then there’s a whole new world just waiting for you to discover. “We needed those original basic board games as a foundation,” explains Shawn Underhill, Read more

Hobbies

Barring the whole atheism thing, I swear on a giant stack of Bibles that the next paragraph is completely true. Scanning the BBC News website recently, one article in particular leapt out and grabbed my attention. It seems that Father Gabriel... Read more

Humour

It had to happen. After all, it was only a matter of time. This is the sad lament of someone's subculture becoming even more dorky than its original conception. Yes, I'm talking about gamers. Read more

Humour

I am a geek. I've travelled the length and breadth of the geeky spectrum. In my teens I was cooping myself up in darkened basements, surrounded by junk food and simulated adventuring detritus. My equally dorky pals would pour through ludicrously... Read more

Humour

When I set out to review any game, I make it a point not to read any of the instructions to see how easy it is to pick up. With Mech Assault 2, this was a mistake, but not because the game was too difficult to master. Read more

Hobbies