The Oak Leaf

Eileen Rodriguez endures the harassment so common to female gamers.

Don’t call me an e-girl: What it’s like being a woman in the gamer world

December 13, 2018

“Slut!” he called me. I’d only been logged in for a minute. “You suck at this game because she takes no skill to play,” he taunted, after I chose the character I wanted to be. “You’re teaming with your male friend. You must be an e-gi...

Season 4 of Fornite is out now.

What’s the fuss about Fortnite?

May 17, 2018

While running through the grassy knolls of Greasy Grove with my rare pump shotgun, I realized something: Fortnite is a way of life. Yes, technically it’s a video game. But people aren’t playing Fortnite because it has the best storyline or graphic...

Wargaming: Strategic military operation play

Wargaming: Strategic military operation play

May 3, 2018

Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40k, HeroScape, BattleTech and War Machine are games I heard about but never touched. I got into wargaming after I found a number of fan fictions and was offered an army from a friend who was selling his. Wargaming, a t...

Are you ready for battle?

To battle, once again

November 14, 2017

The drums of war beat anew. For the first time in 14 years, red-eyed, green-skinned orcs are facing off against pale, fleshy humans. With the announcement of World of Warcraft’s newest expansion, “Battle for Azeroth,” we see a return to the class...

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