Written by: Josh Beard

DayZ Is The Ultimate Cozy Game

DayZ might interject a dose of high danger, but beyond that it’s the ultimate cozy game. That’s right. I said it. I’m not going to act like I didn’t write that headline in that specific way, hoping to entice you to click into this Frankenstein’s monster of a video game…

Who Has The Power: Gamers vs Creators

Anytime I think of the word “power,” my brain immediately goes to Emperor Palpatine from Revenge of the Sith while he’s roasting Mace Windu. Is anyone in that boat with me? The context doesn’t even need to matter. If someone utters that word, I immediately dive into Palpatine mode and yell,…

Gaming and Financial Health: What are the Pitfalls?

Health and wellness awareness in the gaming and esports worlds is at an all-time peak. It’s what we’re all about here at Ritual Motion. How can we, the gamers, find a physical and mental balance between our favorite hobby and the life outside of it? As a united subculture, I…

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…