Written by: Crystal Mills

Gaming for Tots Fundraiser Launches Dec. 1

The holiday season is here and Ritual Motion is celebrating by hosting another charity Super Smash Bros. tournament! Gaming for Tots is an open singles tournament that will be held on Smash.gg on Dec. 12. Entry for the tournament is free; however, players can offer a donation to help benefit…

The Dark Side of Content

The Dark Side of Content By: Crystal Mills “Do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” A career in esports and video games is a dream for many. Streamers like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter, Imane “Pokimane” Anys, and Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo have all…

Video Games are the New Social Platforms

Twitter and Facebook are usually the first social media platforms that come to mind, and in the age of COVID-19, the connectivity that social media provides has become a lifeline. Time spent online has increased across the board, however, gaming has experienced a dramatic surge in popularity during lockdown. According…

The Social Impact of Gaming

As of this year, 3.1 billion people across the planet—or roughly 40% of the global population—play video games on the regular. That’s a huge amount of people putting a lot of money into the industry and driving insane revenues. By the end of 2020, the industry is on track to…

Women in Gaming: Career Success Story

Over the past month, Ritual Motion has published a series of articles and interviews featuring the topic of women and the female experience in gaming and esports. We are proud to be part of the movement to shine a spotlight on the challenges women face in the gaming and esports…

Women in Gaming: Author, Suzanne Park

Suzanne Park’s Loathe at First Sight is a comedic and charismatic romance set in the video game industry. The protagonist Melody Joo, a Korean American, has landed her very first job in the gaming industry as a production assistant at Seventeen Studios. She learns quickly that this field isn’t friendly…

How to Embrace Stress Free Gaming

Video games offer an outlet for our frustrations and allow us to temporarily escape from the real world. Games have become a safety blanket and provided entertainment during lockdown, but the stressors inside video games can build a counterproductive experience and create unhealthy habits. Understanding your triggers and embracing your…

Women in Games: A State of the Industry

The gaming and esports industry is seeing an incredible explosion in audience growth on all levels, including women who are playing and interested in working in esports. However, it’s also uncovered a dark culture that has existed for far too long. Stories of sexism and misogyny in video games are…