UW Geek Week

Why College Students Need Pokémon

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The sounds of fingers clicking on keyboards filled the dim auditorium. On a stage, a dozen gamers sat in a row, their LAN party projected onto a screen behind them. Two emcees narrated the gamers’ battle maneuvers in real time. In the audience, students sat in clumps, fingers whizzing over computers. Toward the back of the room, a group of gamers lounged in a circle, laughing over Nintendo 3DS XLs. They had come to play competitive Pokémon, and though most of them had already been ousted from the group tournament, they stuck around to chat with friends and see who would win. Read More


Pokémon Explained

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Pokémon (short for “Pocket Monsters”) is a franchise spawned by Nintendo that has encompassed nearly every medium possible for children: widely popular video games, hit TV shows, accessible and thought-provoking trading card games, and more. This article centers around the handheld games, but there are also a number of console games that have similar themes and multiplayer options. The video games center around the capture, training, and cultivation of several Pokémon, eventually leading up to the defeat of several superior Pokémon trainers known as gym leaders. The goal is to become the most powerful Pokémon trainer in the world.

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