Written by: Josh Beard

Is Gaming As An Escape Dangerous?

If you’re anything like me, gaming is more than just a passing fancy or a general hobby. Gaming is a lifestyle, a passion, and an escape from the everyday rigors of the world around us. When I get stressed, anxious, or worn down, I love being able to escape to…

Representation From the Eyes of the Represented

Until a couple of years ago, I have never worried about representation in video games. If I’m being completely honest with you all, it’s just never something that crossed my mind. Until recent years, it’s just not a topic I felt like I needed to bother myself with. That’s because…

Gaming Habits And The Effects Of The Pandemic

First of all, I’m not going to start this piece by acting like my gaming habits were great and I didn’t play a lot of video games before the pandemic. I did and there’s no sense in denying it.  My gaming habits have never been what most would call “healthy,”…

Finding Balance In A Digital World

When I was a kid, I fell a lot. I fell over, fell down, fell sideways when I was sitting in chairs, etc., and when I say I fell a lot, I do mean A LOT. It wasn’t my fault, to be honest, genetics and the awkwardness of childhood didn’t…

The Responsibility of the Gaming Influencer

Gaming Influencers need to get their act together. I need you to know my brain is thinking another word, but I’m typing “act” because this is my second article on Ritual Motion and, while I’m not 100% positive, I’m like 99.9% sure no-no words aren’t allowed. Before we dive deeper…

What Makes a Man? Gaming and Masculinity

I’ll start with a simple question: What makes a man? It’s a question that I’ve heard my entire life and the most prominent answer is always one thing: “BE TOUGH. DON’T SHOW EMOTION.” It’s such a jaded view of a nuanced question. This perception of the idea of “masculinity” is…