My Article Has Been Posted to CheckPoint.org.au! Please see the link below for the full article! There Are Two Types of Games… There are generally two different types of games: There’s the kind of game that changes our lives; the story and characters are so intense that we kinda feel that we are in the … Continue reading We Need Both Silly and Serious Games
Its a video essay about the psychology of Horror Games and the way we can actually use them to benefit our emotional well-being, however counter-intuitive that may seem...
This movies is full to the brim with tenderness and nostalgia. Up to the final shot of the film we are reminded very softly, like a felt paw on our shoulder, that we should remember to nourish our inner child - to listen to them deeply and respectfully - and to be a little kinder to ourselves.
This gentle and punish-less game is ideal for those who might need an oasis away from anxiety or stress. Its accessibility, gorgeous design, and stress-free gameplay make it ideal for relaxation and recovery.
You might feel guilty about the Netflix binge, but don't! Media helps us recover from stress and work strain, but it won't work if you're ashamed of watching TV or playing games...
If we are ambitious we keep a close eye on the time and an even closer eye on our actions. We are tireless judges scrutinizing every hour and every hobby we have for productive uses. If we fail to justify spending energy on something fun we cut it out, feeling guilty for indulging in it. … Continue reading The Art of Stopping
If we have trouble forgiving small offenses we might find it hard to know the difference between mistakes and betrayals. Something goes wrong and we feel a twinge of panic - we feel overlooked, disrespected, and burdened by our offender. If we're particularly sensitive to others' mistakes our entire days can be soured by someone's … Continue reading Thoughts: On Forgiving the Little Things
Today, it seems easier than ever to become famous. All you need is a smartphone and a winning personality. We're tickled by the internet's ability to quickly thrust someone onto the world stage of fame (or escorted off it), but we might also long for it for ourselves. We, on some level, want to be … Continue reading Thoughts: On Wanting Fame
The Stanley Parable is a peculiar game that came out just about 5 years ago. I played it and loved it. I squirreled my way to every ending possible. And even today, whenever I dig through my memory for my favorite narrative games, it still rises towards the top. Which is funny because The Stanley … Continue reading The Stanley Parable: Meaningful Choice
What does it mean to be generous in a relationship? Being generous feels like a duty to give our attention, time, and energy to others. To give our efforts towards pleasing others and to do it gracefully. However, it can be difficult to find a balance. Many of us, saddled by experiences in our childhoods, … Continue reading Thoughts: On Generosity in Relationships