It’s Hard to Play a Character Who’s a ****—but It’s Worth It

In *** of War, Kratos is kind of mean, but finishing his journey has its rewards.

The New Story of Seasons Is Animal Crossing for Post-Lockdown Life

Animal Crossing provided a respite for people overwhelmed in quarantine. Pioneers of Olive Town offers similar…

Sometimes It’s OK to Give Up

Just because you devoted 100 hours of your life to it, doesn't mean you have to…

Sometimes It’s OK to Give Up

Just because you devoted 100 hours of your life to it, doesn't mean you have to…

Sometimes It’s OK to Give Up

Just because you devoted 100 hours of your life to it, doesn't mean you have to…

Can Video Games Be a Healthy Outlet for Stress Relief?

Personal experience says yes, but here’s what science says on the matter.

The Case for Launching an Easy Mode for Difficult Games

Balancing a studio’s desire to create a challenging game and casual players’ demands for something lighter…

The Real Pleasure and Pain of Making Choices in Video Games

Life is chaos, but needing to control a fictional story can be stressful too.

Bugsnax Is Keeping Me Going (and It Might Just Help You Too)

The island quest-style game is perfect for this "casual gaming" moment.