Category Archives: News

Weekly INT Boost – Sharing Our Stories

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming stories you may have missed. This week, we have three amazing stories about gamers and game developers dealing with adversity, and we also have a look at a fascinating new tech initiative that may help us understand how PTSD develops. An 8-Year Opiate Addiction […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Taking It Easy

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming news you may have missed. This week, we have thoughts on accessibility, burnout, gray matter and more. Video Games May Affect The Brain Differently, Depending On What You Play “People in the group that played action video games lost gray matter in the hippocampus, […]

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GamesIndustry.Biz Starts a New Push to Reward – and Increase – Healthy Workplaces in Gaming

Earlier this month, GamesIndustry.biz announced a brand-new initiative: The Best Places To Work Awards. Initially focusing on the UK video game market, the awards program will take a comprehensive look at businesses that are nominated, considering their working conditions, benefits, company culture, diversity, stability, and other factors. In an industry still rife with harmful business […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Who Needs Perfection?

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you may have missed. This week, we have stories about PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Life Is Strange, FFXIV, and new research about how many of us are likely to deal with mental health issues in our lives. PlayerUnknown: Violent Words Have Consequences, Even While Role-Playing […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Taking the Time to Play

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you’ve missed. This weeks brings us some truly excellent writing on mental health and the emotional impact of games, including fantastic pieces from sociologist Katherine Cross and game journalist Ben Kuchera. Making Time for Play “That’s right. Picking up that new copy of […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Gaming the System

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental healthy, psychology and gaming articles you may have missed. This week, we have a few new angles on gamification, a retrospective on gaming’s biggest meditation on grief, and lots more. Get ready for serious games that improve your judgment “Commenting on the success of his team’s strategy, […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Light Summer Reading

Looking for some light summer reading? Here’s a roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you’ve missed. This week, we have a new program offering therapy to people who wouldn’t normally be able to access it, a psychologist’s look at Hellblade, and more. Therapy for Everybody “Bishop is part of a unique new […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Change of Seasons

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming news you may have missed. This week, we have a school that’s turning out the lights to save students from depression, tips for managing healthy distractions, and more. There’s a good kind of distraction and a bad kind. Here’s how to tell the difference […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Take a Breather

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you may have missed. This week, we have a peek into our E3 AFK Room, new research on VR and autism, and a lot more. Amid the madness of E3, there’s a silent sanctuary for rest (and adult coloring books) ”We need to […]

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Weekly INT Boost – En Route to E3

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and games stories you’ve missed. This week we check in with the comic book world, consider the value of empathy games, and share a reminder to creators to take care of themselves. Marvel’s Hulk Is Telling a Painful Story About the Psychological Trauma of Being a […]

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