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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…

Games On (Big) Screens: What Makes A Good Video Game Movie?

When Warcraft, the simply-titled movie adaptation of the original Warcraft game, was announced, fans were cautiously optimistic. Gaming movies have struggled since enterprising creatives and Hollywood execs first tried to combine the two mediums, but the backing of Blizzard, a studio known for its character and storytelling prowess, made many hope that…

Never Enough Time: The Dangers of Crunch In The Game Industry

If you’re a part of video game fan communities on the internet, you’ve probably heard the word “crunch” tossed around. As large game studios’ practices and proceedings have come into light in recent years, crunch has become a much more talked about part of making games. As fun and exciting…

What Video Games are Coming in March? – Part Two

Video games are coming in hot throughout March. Over 30 titles, either brand new or existing games expanding to other platforms, will be released in the upcoming month. Check out Part Two of the entire list below! Maglam Lord (PlayStation 4, Switch) – March 18   Marvel’s Avengers (PlayStation 5,…

What Video Games are Coming in March? – Part One

Video games are coming in hot throughout March. Over 30 titles, either brand new or existing games expanding to other platforms, will be released in the upcoming month. Check out Part One of the entire list below! Harvest Moon: One World (Switch) – March 2   Neptunia Virtual Stars (PlayStation…

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,…

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 Games are Coming in January?

The future of video games looks incredible in 2021, and major releases are coming in January! With a mixture of re-releases, AAA titles, and remasters, there will be plenty of amazing games to grab in the beginning of 2021. Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues (PC) January 5 Sure,…

XP League Signs International Franchise Deal in Canada

XP League (XPL), the youth esports league modeled after traditional little league sports, announced the signing of its first international franchise agreement in Canada. Seasoned entrepreneur Kevin Sterling will be driving the brand’s expansion in Ottawa. First launched in September 2020, XP League has grown to 18 territories in 11…

Cyberpunk 2077 Highlights the Issues in the Industry

The controversy surrounding Cyberpunk 2077 has continued through the title’s broken launch. Littered with bugs, the game has been nearly unplayable for some on last-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Even reports from the new current-gen consoles have highlighted game crashes, missing features, and a massive open-world that’s more empty than…