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This Disney Princess Illustration Series Advocates For Service Dogs

We’ve seen our share of Disney Princess reimaginings in our time — you know, what if Princesses were in your favorite video games? What if they were on The Simpsons? What if they lived in modern times? What if they were processed meat products? — but Arien Smith’s Disney Princess series is a little different. […]

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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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How Creating ‘Max, An Autistic Journey’ With His Dad Helped the Real Max Express Himself

MAX, An Autistic Journey landed on Steam last summer to a relatively muted reception. Some players loved it — particularly those who saw aspects of themselves or their loved ones in Max’s character. Others knocked it for what they saw as amatuer design choices and execution. But for developer Stéphane Cantin, the game was exactly […]

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Weekly INT Boost: Compassion in Gaming

Welcome to our roundup of the best health and gaming stories you may have missed. This week, we have two great pieces from Kotaku about compassion in our community, a look at how Pokemon Go players compare to the rest of the world, and some serious reflection on the hottest Netflix series of the moment. […]

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Why It Matters that Overwatch’s Symmetra is Officially Autistic

Overwatch’s Symmetra has been the center of speculation since Blizzard first released A Better World. Part of a comic series expanding the lives of the characters and the world that they live in, it follows Symmetra — real name, Satya Vaswani — as she undertakes a bit of corporate espionage. It also features this panel, […]

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Autism & Empowerment: What Gaming Means to Me

The word “empowerment” is thrown around quite frequently in discussions surrounding identity and representation in media. Seeing or reading a positive and respectful depiction of one’s identity can have a tremendously beneficial impact on an individual, especially if said individual is from a marginalized community. That being said, what defines empowerment can mean different things to […]

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Target and Others Move Toward Autism-Friendly Holiday Shopping

Christmas shopping at the mall isn’t always the best experience. Traffic, lines, crowds, awful music and pushy people would probably fill out the Family Feud list of reasons for shopping online during the holidays, but they can also be showstoppers for some of us — particularly folks who are coping with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). […]

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