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Humble Grove’s ’29’ Will Release for Free on November 29

We’ve been watching Humble Grove’s 29 as it makes its way toward release, and now we know when that will be: November 29, 2017. And as if a release date weren’t exciting enough, its creators have also announced that 29 will be free on Steam and itch.io. As Waypoint reported earlier this year, 29 takes […]

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Announcing the Dr. Mark Award for Recognition of Excellence in the Portrayal of Mental Health, Healing, and Hope

This Saturday, for the first time, Take This will be presenting the Dr. Mark Award for Recognition of Excellence in the Portrayal of Mental Health, Healing, and Hope. It recognizes a game that goes above and beyond in portraying the cornerstones of the Take This mission: mental health issues, healing, and hope. The award will […]

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Where to Find Take This at PAX West 2017

Take This has quite a presence at PAX West 2017, so here’s a look at where you can find the AFK Room, Take This merchandise, and the several exciting panels we’ll be part of this year. AFK Room: Looking for your bastion of calm at the busy show? You can find the AFK Room on […]

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What Persona 5 Teaches Us About Our Real Friendships

For some of us, high school is a time full of intense, powerful friendships — and that’s the high school experience the Persona series portrays. But even for those of us who had it good, socially speaking, as teenagers, high school eventually becomes a memory, and those intense friendships don’t often last. Writing for Kotaku, […]

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Don’t Miss This Video on Mental Illness Representation in TV and Games

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice isn’t the first game, or even the first high-budget game, to explore mental health issues with at least a modicum of respect, but in this video, YouTube game analysis channel HeavyEyed argues that it’s a turning point, part of a shift toward creators in both TV and games who are able to […]

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Last Night’s MTV VMA’s Reminded Millions of Viewers About the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you don’t pay attention to pop music, you might not be aware that #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 is 1-800-273-8255. Yes, that’s the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and it’s also the title of a single from Logic. It’s a straightforward song about suicidality, in which Logic, Alessia Cara and […]

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‘The End Is Nigh’ is a Punishing Platformer About the Dark Side of Indie Development

When we talk about games that are good for players with anxiety, we usually talk about tranquil games like Stardew Valley or Journey. But for my money, I’ll take ultra-difficult platformers like Super Meat Boy. Nothing beats an overwhelming fear of failure like a game where failure is almost certain and its consequences are almost […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Prepping for PAX

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you might have missed. This week, good news about therapy, conversation about crunch, and the ways we mix gaming and jobs. Crunch Culture Is Never Just About Individual Choice “At the end of the day, no matter how much an individual loves it, […]

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Take This and the AFK Room Will Be at PAX West 2017

Heading to PAX West 2017? We’ll be there, bringing the AFK Room, panels, and some amazing new merchandise. From Friday, September 1st to Monday, September 4th, you’ll find Take This in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. We have two bases of operations at PAX: the AFK Room and our booth in the Diversity […]

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A Therapist Explains What Makes a Good Therapist

Looking for a therapist is a huge step, so it can be tempting to just stick with the first one you find – or at least the first one that doesn’t raise any big red flags. Our experts have some thoughts on how you can find a therapist and how to look for a good […]

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