Written by: Crystal Mills

Video Game Stocking Stuffers to Buy in 2020

Video game gifts are easy to find during the holiday season, but if you’re anything like me, shopping for the holidays can feel way too stressful than it actually is. If you’re looking for some last minute stocking stuffers for your favorite gamer, here’s our top five selection: Pokemon TCG:…

Cyberpunk 2077 Highlights the Issues in the Industry

The controversy surrounding Cyberpunk 2077 has continued through the title’s broken launch. Littered with bugs, the game has been nearly unplayable for some on last-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Even reports from the new current-gen consoles have highlighted game crashes, missing features, and a massive open-world that’s more empty than…

The 5 Best Video Games to Buy This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, and it’s an incredible time for gamers. With the new PlayStation and Xbox consoles hitting the market, there are a ton of games to choose from. Here are our top five picks to buy as Christmas approaches: Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5) If you’re one of…

NFL Players Are Drafting Fans to Play Esports

Today, the Ultimate Gaming League (UGL) and Antares Gaming announced the launch of four gaming franchises that will be owned and operated by current and former NFL stars and pro players. Da Fam Gaming, Ochocinco Gaming, 4 Brothers Gaming, and Glitxh Gaming will invite millions of fans to not just…

Battling Gaming Fatigue and Burnout

2020 has been a cocktail of events and devastation, and for a lot of people, gaming has transformed into a larger source of escape and solace. Shoving away the hardships of the world for a couple of hours of gametime seems like a normal and healthy thing to do. However,…

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

“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 created massive careers in content creation, and helped…

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…