6 Video Games That Will Make You Happy

If you’re anything like me, games influence your mood a lot. As an empath, it can be difficult to not get too influenced by overwhelming emotions. Sometimes, I just want to play some happy games. So many games offer narrative-rich stories that are often saturated in sadness, anger, and emotional…

The 5 Best 2021 Holiday In-Game Events

The holiday season is here and for gamers it means it’s time to jump into some fun in-game holiday events! Here are five games offering something extra special for the winter holiday.  Animal Crossing: New Horizons The winter season is here in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Nook’s Cranny has been…

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise Impressions

In a surprise announcement during October’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct, Nintendo revealed Happy Home Paradise, a paid DLC that brings a whole new component to the life sim. The DLC, which is a de facto sequel to 2015’s Happy Home Designer for the 3DS, allows players to design the interiors and exteriors of vacation…

The 5 Best Halloween Events in Video Games

Halloween 2021 is just a few days away — where did October go?! The month has flown by, but don’t worry; there’s still time to celebrate the spooky season in every way possible. Put on a costume. Listen to Halloween jams. Binge Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween. And hey, you…

5 Games That Capture That Sweet Summer Feeling

Ah, summer 2021: much of the world has finally started to open up again, which means we can finally get outside to enjoy the season to the fullest. Lounge by a pool, take a vacation, attend a barbecue… or, if you want to stay inside, that’s totally understandable too. If…

The 5 Most Relaxing Video Games Out Right Now

I usually have one of three goals when it comes to my gaming sessions. Sometimes, I’m in the mood for some healthy competition with friends. Other times, I’m determined to beat that near-impossible game I’ve been at for weeks, hopefully without throwing my controller at a wall. Then there’s my…

An Animal Crossing Group Chat Helped Me Survive Lockdown

I know, I know – you’ve heard enough about Animal Crossing: New Horizons becoming the new way to socialize amid the pandemic. We even mentioned it in a post about video games as a social platform just a few months ago. Well, I have firsthand experience in meeting new friends…

Animal Crossing Has Been a Vital Connection in the Pandemic

Animal Crossing: New Horizons hasn’t been just another Nintendo release. In 2020, it became a major bridge of connectivity between friends and family who couldn’t see each other thanks to the dangers of the pandemic. In the early days of COVID-19, the game’s portal of creativity helped players develop unique…