Catherine Wong, Times-Standard

Catherine Wong


Eureka, CA, United States

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Past articles by Catherine:

Well Played: Farewell Humboldt, my ‘Harvest Moon’

In many ways, I think I was always meant to come to Humboldt County.When I think about the games I loved growing up, one of the standouts is “Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland.”Released in the PlayStation 2 in 2001 by Natsume → Read More

Well Played: Escape Eureka — Humboldt County’s very own puzzle room

Being trapped in a mysterious room with only your wit, family or friends to get you out may not sound like the most appealing thing in the world, but for Eureka natives Jessalynn and Alan Sadler, escape rooms are a new way of life.Last month, t → Read More

Well Played: Underdogs headed to inaugural Overwatch League finals

After months of hard work and countless hours of live, on-stage competition, the grand finals of the inaugural Overwatch League season is finally here.The Overwatch League is an esports league dedicated to Blizzard Entertainment’s first- → Read More

Well Played: Pro gamers, devs meet with Olympic committee

A fairly sizable handful of representatives from the esports industry have gone to Lausanne, Switzerland, to meet with the International Olympic Committee and Global Association of International Sports Federation next week to discuss pro gaming within → Read More

Well Played: Digging dinosaurs? Get aboard the ‘Ark’

On Friday night, I found myself sprinting down a beach with a slingshot in one hand and a raptor hot on my heels. The next morning, I was gloriously riding down that same beach on the back of a brontosaurus.This is what the world is like in → Read More

Well Played: The save file I won’t delete

Most people wouldn’t think that of all my PlayStation 2 games, the 2002 Stormfront Studios version of “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” is among my most cherished.The reason is purely sentimental: it is the last game → Read More

Well Played: E3 is upon us — ‘Anthem’ to release in February

The days prior to the official opening of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, have become the traditional time of year for industry giants to make their big announcements for fall and winter releases, as well as things to expect nex → Read More

Well Played: In a pickle for a mechanical keyboard? Try a Gherkin

Mechanical keyboards for PC gaming are becoming more and more of a necessity for “serious” and professional gamers, but at upwards of $100 the price can pack a lot of punch for some.So, what do you do if you want all the advantage → Read More

Well Played: Supreme Court ruling paves the way for esports gambling

The news buzzing across all esports this past week has been the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a law that had been prohibiting gambling on the results of sporting events.Why?Because professional esports events and tournam → Read More

Well Played: The sky is falling in ‘Fortnite’

Is it a bird or a plane? Absolutely not.But the unidentified flying object spotted across the “Fortnite” skies has certainly got the attention it wanted. And starting Thursday, the comet (or possibly alien spacecraft) spotted late → Read More

Well Played: Family of ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ creator seeking game developer

The unpublished work of the late Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, may be used to inspire the next great adventure game series.The Gygax Trust, in partnership with the crowdfunding website Fig, announced Tuesday that the global → Read More

Well Played: Who will earn GLL Season 1’s chicken dinner?

Next weekend dozens of professional and semi-professional players will travel to Bucharest, Romania, to compete in the Global Loot League PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Season 1 Finals.And after three days of LAN competition, one team of → Read More

Well Played: ‘In-Game Purchases’ label added by ESRB

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board announced Tuesday that future video games that include some form of in-game purchases will be labelled as such, but what does that really mean?The notice of “In-Game Purchases” will be list → Read More

Well Played: Elysìa and Marvin — a ‘World of Warcraft love story

This story is very near and dear to my heart because it is my story.Near the end of the “World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria” expansion in 2014, I decided — after years of not playing — to resubscribe and create a n → Read More

Eureka City Council to talk property storage, food truck laws

The Eureka City Council at its Tuesday meeting is set to discuss an proposed ordinance banning the storage of personal property in public areas as well as a proposed amendment to the city’s municipal code regarding the regulation of food trucks → Read More