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The Stigma Surrounding Handhelds and “Filthy Casuals”

My first gaming console was a Flame Red Game Boy Advance SP. I got it for my birthday one year with a copy of Pokemon Sapphire. It sparked my unending love of games. But to many of the people in

The Stigma Surrounding Handhelds and “Filthy Casuals”

My first gaming console was a Flame Red Game Boy Advance SP. I got it for my birthday one year with a copy of Pokemon Sapphire. It sparked my unending love of games. But to many of the people in

Forming Friendships with Games

Inspired by my conversation with Nia on my previous blog, I really want to look deeper into friendship in games. What is striking to me is that, on the Internet where “stranger danger” is more vocalized than ever, games, particularly

Forming Friendships with Games

Inspired by my conversation with Nia on my previous blog, I really want to look deeper into friendship in games. What is striking to me is that, on the Internet where “stranger danger” is more vocalized than ever, games, particularly

Using Gaming as Motivation

A lot of people tend to using gaming as a form of procrastination. Instead of doing their homework they’ll play their video game for hours on end and then rush to get their assignment done. I, on the other hand,

Using Gaming as Motivation

A lot of people tend to using gaming as a form of procrastination. Instead of doing their homework they’ll play their video game for hours on end and then rush to get their assignment done. I, on the other hand,

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Lootbox lottery

In recent news, Belgium’s Justice Minister, Koen Geens, has accused the creators of Fifa 18 of illegal gambling in their inclusion of lootboxes. The easiest way to explain what lootboxes are is to say that they are rewards available in

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Lootbox lottery

In recent news, Belgium’s Justice Minister, Koen Geens, has accused the creators of Fifa 18 of illegal gambling in their inclusion of lootboxes. The easiest way to explain what lootboxes are is to say that they are rewards available in

How old should a child be to play their first video game?

As weird as it is to think about a time where my parent had to go to the library for research in elementary school, instead of just being able to look up information online, it is even more peculiar to

How old should a child be to play their first video game?

As weird as it is to think about a time where my parent had to go to the library for research in elementary school, instead of just being able to look up information online, it is even more peculiar to

The Humor in Death

Humor in the morbid is common in real life situations. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device used to diagnose and treat patients who have circulatory issues, usually relating to heart complications. AEDs are used during CPR,

The Humor in Death

Humor in the morbid is common in real life situations. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device used to diagnose and treat patients who have circulatory issues, usually relating to heart complications. AEDs are used during CPR,

Identity and Champion Selection in LoL

As I have mentioned in my previous post, the only game I currently play seriously is League of Legends (LoL). I have been playing the game on and off for at least 4 years now and my mentality about Champion Selection

Identity and Champion Selection in LoL

As I have mentioned in my previous post, the only game I currently play seriously is League of Legends (LoL). I have been playing the game on and off for at least 4 years now and my mentality about Champion Selection