The Importance of Celebrating Fear

Happy Halloween! On this the spookiest of nights let's think about the purpose of Halloween and horror. Why do we celebrate fear? Holidays like Halloween and horror stories have been around for all of human history. Before we hunkered down with a scary game or a horror movie we delightfully shared scary stories over hearths … Continue reading The Importance of Celebrating Fear

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How To Treat Creator’s Block With Video Games

We might notice a relationship between gaming and creativity. To Create or To Play? We might have noticed that the more often we play our games the less we feel like creating. During these times, we settle in for the night with a game instead of using the time for other more "noble" pursuits. We … Continue reading How To Treat Creator’s Block With Video Games

The Rorschach Test of Games: The Beginner’s Guide

If you're ever confused about your feelings and fears and you might feel like you need some help jump-starting an internal conversation with yourself about what has truly been bothering you lately, you might want to play The Beginner's Guide. First, Psychoanalysis... What Is It? The name is scary, but psychoanalysis is defined, by the … Continue reading The Rorschach Test of Games: The Beginner’s Guide

Mindful Rest Rituals: How Games and Movies Help Us Unwind

You get home from a long day and after the chores are done and after everyone is taken care of you settle down on the couch or in bed and watch/play your favorite titles. It's different for everyone. Some like to rest with a series they've just found, others play little handheld games, others play … Continue reading Mindful Rest Rituals: How Games and Movies Help Us Unwind