Gaming

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On designing a game that interconnects my life and connects with others

Published Jan. 20, 2020

It's fun (and frustrating, yes) to watch people playtest your creation. Every game night provided a new opportunity to make the experience a little better. But then one day you watch a game play out with your complete silence and that's when you know that you've made something special that actually works.

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10 things you can't miss at Fall Experiment 2019

Published Sept. 30, 2019

Times are changing - and a growing tech and startup community is now brewing in Brew City. And any good tech startup community needs a good tech startup convention. Enter Fall Experiment, taking place in October. Here are the ten must-attend events.

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How to buy your Fall X tickets

Published Sept. 23, 2019

The event lineup for Fall Experiment, hosted Oct. 4-5 at the Wisconsin Center in Downtown Milwaukee, is set - and it's impressive. But how do you get tickets? Many have asked what the process is, so I'm laying it out for you right here, right now.

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Can you Cover5?

Published Sept. 3, 2019

What's Cover 5? Simple. It's a combination of a standard office pool pick 'em, along with some elements of Vegas-style point spread watching - Cover 5 gives you and your friends the ability to pick teams each week to win

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42 Lounge moving beneath Oak & Shield Gaming Pub

Published Feb. 10, 2018

Yesterday, during a Facebook Live special announcement, 42 Lounge owner Lynn Richter added to the news in saying she was moving her popular geek bar below Oak & Shield Gaming Pub. The space is currently home to Karma Bar & Grill.

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Bucks' NBA 2K League esports team unveils name, logo for inaugural season

Published Dec. 14, 2017

The Milwaukee Bucks are one of 17 professional basketball franchises that will have an affiliated esports team competing in the NBA 2K league during its inaugural season next year, and now that team has a name and look. It's called Bucks Gaming, and its new logo looks familiar.

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Binary is a hidden gaming gem in West Allis

Published Aug. 21, 2016

Tucked away in West Allis is Binary: Games, Foods and Spirits, a small gamer's paradise on the corner of 92nd and Lincoln. Various banners from "Game of Thrones" hang from the ceiling, there are mannequins donning "Star Trek" costumes and tons more.

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Tips, tricks and a beginner's guide to Pokémon Go

Published July 24, 2016

Trying to catch 'em all in Pokémon Go, the new reality-based mobile game making the globe travel around to catch little critters? Here's a small overview of what Pokémon Go is - and some small tips and tricks to help you be the best like no one ever was.

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Geek pub and grill upgrades beer offerings

Published March 16, 2016

42 Ale House has an impressive 24 tap lines; however, until recently, many of the beer choices were what owner Anthony Nilles describes as, "beers you can get pretty much anywhere." That has now changed.

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Bingo raises big bucks for kids

Published Dec. 5, 2015

Since 1994, Potawatomi Hotel and Casino has raised millions of dollars for dozens of children's organizations. For the past few years, OnMilwaukee staff members have called a bingo game in support of the program, and senior writer Molly Snyder seems to have a calling for bingo calling.