Written by: Elise Nelson

5 Games That Capture That Sweet Summer Feeling

Ah, summer 2021: much of the world has finally started to open up again, which means we can finally get outside to enjoy the season to the fullest. Lounge by a pool, take a vacation, attend a barbecue… or, if you want to stay inside, that’s totally understandable too. If…

5 Totally Bad*ss LGBTQ Video Game Characters

LGBTQ representation in video games is not yet where it needs to be. Has it gotten better since the early days of video games? Yes. But we aren’t quite there yet. That’s why it’s so important to highlight and talk about the LGBTQ characters that do appear in our favorite…

5 Video Games Proven To Reduce Anxiety

Many of us turn to video games in times when we need to unwind from a stressful situation or when we simply want to have a relaxing, care-free day. In my case, after a long work week, my Saturdays often involve a morning cup of coffee, a cozy blanket, and…

The 5 Most Relaxing Video Games Out Right Now

I usually have one of three goals when it comes to my gaming sessions. Sometimes, I’m in the mood for some healthy competition with friends. Other times, I’m determined to beat that near-impossible game I’ve been at for weeks, hopefully without throwing my controller at a wall. Then there’s my…

Relax With These Calming Video Game Soundtracks

Back in December, I watched and covered The Game Awards for the very first time. As I got the stream all set up on my iPad and finished up another story before the show began, I couldn’t help but notice that the powerful orchestra music during the show’s countdown made…

Pay Attention: Mindless Eating While Gaming Can Become A Bad Habit

When it comes to snacking, I often think about one iconic line from Jack Black’s role as Dewey Finn in School of Rock: No, Dewey. It is not a crime to have a penchant for eating. However, snacking can get pretty unhealthy, especially when it’s done mindlessly. This is often…

An Animal Crossing Group Chat Helped Me Survive Lockdown

I know, I know – you’ve heard enough about Animal Crossing: New Horizons becoming the new way to socialize amid the pandemic. We even mentioned it in a post about video games as a social platform just a few months ago. Well, I have firsthand experience in meeting new friends…