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Gaming In Motion: The Joy of Motion Controls and Plastic Peripherals

It’s pretty undisputed that most gamers play with either a controller or a mouse and keyboard. As gaming has evolved over the last few decades, those two input methods have emerged as the most useful and ergonomic. Despite this, some more unique, motion control schemes have also risen to prominence…

5 Tips to Improve Your In-Game Focus

Maintaining focus during gameplay is the key to success on the leaderboards, but it’s something many people struggle with, especially during long hours of playtime. If you can’t retain focus on your objective, you won’t make progress. Here are our top five tips to help you improve your in-game focus:…

Can’t Sleep? Here Are Five Great Games For Insomniacs

Picture this: it’s late at night and you’re trying to get some rest, but you can’t seem to get any sleep. You keep tossing and turning, anticipating that big work meeting, final paper, or other gigantic task that you’ve been dreading for weeks. You know you need to get some…

Nutrition: How Your Diet Changes Your Game

Nutrition should be one of the main focuses in the performance of esports players. But why would we take the time to develop a healthy meal plan when unhealthy energy drinks and snacks are not only easier to grab, but more advertised in the esports world? The logos are literally…

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…

Tackling Stress In Games – Part 2: Minimizing Tilt

If you want to make your gaming experience healthier and more positive, it’s not enough to simply identify stressors; that’s only the first step. Tackling stress and tilt in games requires developing a mindfulness strategy that takes into consideration your own habits, the types of games you’re playing, and the…

Tackling Stress In Games – Part 1: Identifying Stressors

Think about the last time you played a game (for many of us, it was probably within the last 24 hours). Was it a fun, relaxing experience? Did it leave you feeling fulfilled and happy, or did you find yourself experiencing stress by the experience? Maybe you got tilted in…

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…

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…

Oakley Partners With Call of Duty Legend Scump

Oakley has been a staple in sports culture for decades. Now, the eyewear brand is swooping into esports, an industry that has a specific need for glasses. The partnership comes tied with Call of Duty phenom Seth “Scump” Abner, who is officially the first esports figure to become partnered beside…

Thumb and Wrist Pain: A Cautionary Tale

There are a lot of great things about gaming. It’s an excellent way to have fun with friends, channel your competitive energy into something positive, and just relax. If you love playing as much as I do, sometimes your “quick gaming breaks” can turn into multi-hour marathons. While there’s nothing…

Gamers are Active: A Short History of Exercise Games

We’ve all seen the stereotype before: gamers are sluggish, chubby, and just plain out-of-shape. That’s been around since the earliest days of gaming, lumped in with the stereotype of the young, white, male gamer. Eventually it morphed into something a little different: the stereotype of gamers who loves junk food,…