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Gamification, Part 2: Five Ways to Gamify Your Wellness

Gamification can boost your mental and physical wellness. Welcome back to our gamification series! In last week’s article, we talked about how you can apply the principles of gamification to your exercise and physical health to make working out less of a chore. This week, we’ll be discussing how you…

5 Tips to Avoid Tilt in Gaming

Tilt is a part of the competitive gaming culture, but unfortunately it’s detrimental to our skills in-game and our mood IRL. Urban Dictionary calls tilt an “emotional state” that comes from doing the same thing repeatedly and having the same negative results. It can feel like an “emotional breakdown” from…

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…

Purposeful Play: Finding Balance Between Esports and College

Thanks to their ballooning worldwide popularity, esports have extended into the collegiate space over the last several years. Schools have started and managed their own teams to compete in tournaments hosted by organizations like CSL Esports and Tespa; the biggest schools are even offering scholarships to prospective players. The amount…

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…

Maintaining Balance and Positive Health in Esports

What if I told you the secret to a successful and long career in esports didn’t rely on your skill in-game? The grind mentality has cultivated a negative culture in gaming and esports, and placed an unnecessary burden on competitors, content creators, and nearly every other role that exists in…

The Dark Side of Content

“Do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” A career in esports and video games is a dream for many. Streamers like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter, Imane “Pokimane” Anys, and Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo have all created massive careers in content creation, and helped…