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The Best Offense: How To Find Your Main In A Game

One of the amazing things about playing a competitive game is when it just clicks. Finding the character, weapon, or play strategy that works for you can elevate a game from fun to fantastic, and few things are more comforting than playing a game you know like the back of…

Colorful Relief: The Magic of E3’s Wholesome Direct

This year, the organization Wholesome Games hosted another edition of its indie spotlight show, Wholesome Direct. While not officially a part of E3, the show took place during the time that E3 was going on, unofficially making it a part of that gigantic conglomeration of shows and press conferences -…

5 Totally Bad*ss LGBTQ Video Game Characters

LGBTQ representation in video games is not yet where it needs to be. Has it gotten better since the early days of video games? Yes. But we aren’t quite there yet. That’s why it’s so important to highlight and talk about the LGBTQ characters that do appear in our favorite…

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…

So You Want To Be An Esports Writer

Have you ever read an article or piece of writing about esports and thought, “Wow, I want to do that!”? Along with the meteoric rise of esports, the field of esports writing and journalism has exploded in the past few years. As tournaments and competitions have gotten bigger and flashier,…

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…