Written by: Monica Miller

Avoid ‘Game Over’ by Scoring Healthier Takeout

Sometimes, it can feel impossible to find the time to cook three meals a day. As a result, many of us find ourselves ordering takeout more than we anticipate.  Honestly, it’s hard to beat the convenience of having a complete, piping hot meal delivered to our doorstep—especially when we are…

Gaming and Esports: What’s the Difference?

Outside of the industry, many use “gaming” and “esports” interchangeably in conversations. This common mistake is understandable, given that both involve the act of playing video games.  However, they are truly different from each other.  For starters, the gaming industry generated over $150 billion in revenue last year, as compared…

Top 3 Steps to Help You Grind for a Career in Gaming

Finding a career is challenging, especially now. The sweeping work-from-home adjustments made last year were a catalyst for well-needed changes in the job market, but they can be confusing to navigate. In a Microsoft survey of 30,000 people from 31 countries, results showed that 73% of workers want to continue…

More Than Meets the Eye: A Farewell

There is always more than what meets the eye. That’s why I started writing this blog series. My goal was to shine a spotlight on gamers, who are traditionally underrepresented due to stigma.  There is a lot more to a gamer than what we see from the outside, and I…

7 Exercise Moves You Can Do While You Wait For Queue

Finding time to exercise can be hard. These days, we are overloaded with obligations. Whether it’s a job, school, family, or something else entirely, our time is typically spent on things outside of ourselves.  When we spend more time sitting than moving, it can lead to negative consequences for our…

3 Ways Video Games Can Empower Autistic Players

Video games historically have had a reputation of being addictive, violent, and/or harmful. However, as more research is performed and as educators implement esports/gaming programs, the narrative about video games is changing.  One of the attractive qualities about video games and esports is that they can be inclusive. This inclusivity…

More Than Meets the Eye: Fan Service in Video Games

One of my favorite things about video games is being able to customize my character so they look bad*ss on the battlefield. Whether it’s something as simple as changing hair color, creating awesome outfits, or unlocking new skins, character customization is always something that captures my attention in any game….

Wanted: Healthy Food and Beverage Sponsors

Sometimes it’s hard for gamers to pay attention to what we’re eating. With food and beverage brand logos everywhere, from ad campaigns to C9’s jersey, there’s no doubt we’re thinking about food and beverages a lot. We may notice our waistlines expanding after munching on Doritos for a few days…

Red Dead America: Esports, Gaming, and Academics

Talk with any collegiate esports coach across the nation, and you’ll soon find that their lists of responsibilities expand beyond coaching their teams. Esports coaches are often collaborating with many different departments within their institutions, the most common being academics.  While many coaches stipulate a minimum GPA requirement for students…

More Than Meets the Eye: Virtual Learning

I’ll never forget about this motivational speaker they invited to my high school back in the early 2010s. His name is Jeff Yalden. His presentation was very eccentric, moving, and hilarious, and he reminded me a lot of Matt Foley (in a good way) in that one SNL sketch.  Except,…

More Than Meets the Eye: Solo Queue

Video games are becoming more prevalent in daily life due to being one of few available sources of entertainment and regular social interaction during the pandemic. A more diverse audience is tapping into the community than ever before. As gaming has become, dare I say, “mainstream,” many are realizing the…

More Than Meets the Eye: Stepping Up

As a member of a South Philly Italian household, food was the centerpiece of my familial experience. We love nothing more than to share a chat over delicious foods, pass down ancient family recipes, and ensure that no one leaves a gathering hungry (or without copious amounts of leftovers). As…