Written by: Casey David Muir-Taylor

Video Game Music For Every Mood

Music is everywhere. From commercials to films to television and video games, it permeates everything around us. For many gamers, music can enhance their gaming experience. Gamers are also increasingly using games as a way to discover music. In fact, 28% of Gen Z use gaming to find new music….

6 Video Games That Will Make You Happy

If you’re anything like me, games influence your mood a lot. As an empath, it can be difficult to not get too influenced by overwhelming emotions. Sometimes, I just want to play some happy games. So many games offer narrative-rich stories that are often saturated in sadness, anger, and emotional…

The 5 Best Overwatch Characters for Beginners

Even several years after its release, Overwatch still holds a special place in my heart. It’s themes of friendship and comradery and its opening theme still hit me with all the feels. With Overwatch 2 on the horizon and a continually competitive esports league, I’m hoping Overwatch gains more momentum…

Making Connections: In Defense of Chrono Cross’s Large Cast

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers was released this week to much fanfare. It is a remaster of the sort of sequel to Chrono Trigger and comes with a whole host of gameplay enhancements and graphical upgrades. It is often criticized by fans of Chrono Trigger for not bridging the connection…

Is PlayStation’s New Subscription Service Enough?

If you haven’t heard, PlayStation recently announced their answer to Xbox’s Game Pass. While PlayStation has offered a couple of services that do similar things, there had been whispers for months that they’d be announcing a service they internally called PlayStation Spartacus. There were many rumors about just what that…

5 Games To Play If You Love Ghostwire: Tokyo

Ghostwire: Tokyo is the newest game from Tango Gameworks, the creators behind the Evil Within games. While Evil Within relies on scares and gore, Ghostwire: Tokyo offers up a fun open world experience in the heart of Tokyo. The only catch is that the entire population has disappeared, there are…

If Looks Could Kill: The Most Fashionable Characters in Gaming

Video games have always intersected with a number of different avenues. We’ve seen ways gaming can influence mental health and how certain games are built to help strengthen our bodies. These intersections don’t always have to be serious, and the way fashion connects to gaming is evidence of that. It…

Exploring the Intersection of Fashion and Gaming

Video games are here to stay. While some may write them off, they’re immensely popular. The gaming industry is more profitable than both the music and film industries combined. Direct revenue from the gaming industry generally is estimated to come in around anywhere from $180 billion to $200 billion. That’s…

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: 6 Features We Hope To See

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is still fresh on the digital and store shelves, but more Pokémon is already on the way. In the recent Pokémon Direct, it came as somewhat of a surprise for many to see Pokémon Scarlet and Violet announced. Generation 9 of Pokémon is expected to release in…

Good Versus Evil: The Morality Dilemma in Video Games

The impossible decisions we make in video games often force us to face our own morality. How do our morals shape our gaming experiences? An Impossible Decision You’ve spent hours playing through Life is Strange as Max Caufield. You’ve used your time controlling powers a hundred times over to make…

The Wordle Effect: Gaming As A Social Phenomenon

Have you heard of Wordle? In the last month or two, it has taken the world by storm and become a bit of a phenomenon. Josh Wardle created this word-guessing game for his wife, a lover of word games. In it, players have six tries to guess a five-letter word….