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How Much Game is Too Much Game?

The concept of a game with hundreds of hours of content sounds appealing…but what if I want to play other games, too?

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The Benefits of Specialization in Gaming and Life

Games of all kinds teach the benefits of specialization: focusing on performing a particular task or function really well, then coordinating with others so everyone wins together. More…

Casual Friday: 20xx puts co-op and roguelike in my Mega Man X.

There’s nothing quite like Mega Man X… Except 20xx, which takes the Mega Man X formula and dials it up a notch. More…

Be SMART about your objective: on quests, sidequests, and beating the game.

With all the choices in the world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and lose track of the goal. Don’t just choose an objective: start SMART Gaming. More…

Updated: Even a false piece in Forbes about the PS4 can increase dogmatism.

Often when gaming makes its way into the mainstream, the story is misguided, sensational, and revolves around fear. A recent viral Forbes piece about the PS4 and Daesh hits all three, misrepresenting the situation and perpetuating dogmatic villainization.

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Snippet: Playing Tetris can decrease traumatic flashbacks.

Just a quick note on how gaming can help to heal some pain.  More…

Casual Friday: An ode to the days of the competitive couch.

Though I wouldn’t say I’m an overly competitive person, I do miss the days of playing against people in person, the days of couch competition. More…

The call of duty on Veteran’s Day.

Recently I went out with someone and ended up talking about Call of Duty. She told me she had a grievance against the franchise, and her points feel particularly relevant on Veteran’s Day.

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Why play games?

When going through life, it’s worthwhile to sit down and ask yourself basic questions. Lately, my basic question has been: why play games at all? More…

We need scripted gaming to teach lessons.

A recent article in PC Gamer magazine claims that scripted set pieces in gaming are vanishing to make way for open worlds. I certainly hope that’s not the case, not if we still intend to tackle deep issues with gaming. More…