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The Best Games for Non-Gamers

Living with a partner who isn’t a gamer can sometimes be challenging. It’s always fun to have some of the same hobbies. Thankfully, I live with my partner who isn’t a gamer but has become open to the idea of gaming over the course of our relationship. Living through a…

It’s Time for PlayStation Home to Return

PlayStation Home was ahead of its time, and like other platforms such as Second Life, PS Home is one of those platforms that keeps popping up every time someone starts talking about the metaverse. With everyone envisioning what the metaverse should look like, it’s now the perfect time for Sony…

The Life of Call of Duty Esports Has Been Stripped Away

Call of Duty esports has never felt more fragile. Now as a fully recognized franchised league under Activision’s umbrella, you’d think the league would be thriving. Unfortunately, we’re several months after the launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard and there’s nothing to be said about the Call of Duty League…

8 Gaming New Year’s Resolutions

We’ve all done it. We make a New Year’s Resolution and start it off. Then it falls on the wayside after a couple of months. But what if you got even more specific with that resolution and focused it around something you love? I think it’s safe to say if…

Finding Acceptance: Gaming While Queer

Gaming as a queer person has evolved since the 1990s, and now more than ever it is easy to find someone to identify with in video games. Growing up male and feminine in the Deep South, I struggled to fit into a world defined by masculinity. Southern society requires you…

P.T. is Still One of the Best Horror Games Ever Made

P.T. might have only been a glimpse into what could have been achieved with Hideo Kojima’s Silent Hills, but it’s still one of the best horror games ever created. If you’re lucky enough to have a PS4 with the teaser still installed, it’s worth jumping back into the experience. What…

How do Games Help You Build Social Resilience?

Games can provide a lower stakes environment to practice social skills, build social resilience, and find social connections. Along with being an activity for self-expression, creativity, and fun, games also provide social benefits for many players in powerful ways. Gaming as an act of self-care doesn’t end with relaxation; the…

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…

Esports in the Olympics: Is it Only a Matter of Time?

Esports in the Olympics has been a sporadic topic for years. As more people have entered the industry, the loose topic has become more of a debate: Should esports be included in the Olympics? Who needs whom the most?  According to a report from Reuters, the esports industry is projected…