Tag Archives: bullying

When Game Industry Jobs Leave People Open to Harassment, How Do We Minimize the Harm?

When we talk about mental health in the games industry, the conversation often focuses on two groups: game developers and game consumers. Surrounding those two groups are many others, though, including streamers, community managers, marketers, and journalists. Steve Bailey, a games analyst and former games journalist, has an opinion piece in MCV that points out […]

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Don’t Miss This Look at One of Calvin and Hobbes’ Best Storylines

If you need a good cry this afternoon, I have the perfect Calvin and Hobbes storyline for you: the one where Calvin finds a baby raccoon. Read it, have a good cathartic sob, and keep it in your heart forever. But that’s not the storyline that Kevin Wong discusses in this excellent article for Kotaku. […]

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How One Minecraft Server Helps Kids With Autism

Minecraft is a blank canvas for creativity, one that’s loved by kids and parents alike. It’s been lauded for the skills it helps children build, like problem-solving, communication, research, and persistence. Its educational potential also makes it particularly popular among parents and educators of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Take this Australian school, where […]

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How to Be Accountable When You’ve Caused Harm

Image credit: Léa Dubedout Sometimes we hurt the people we care about. Not just those of us dealing with mental health issues, though those can make it harder to pay attention to the needs and feelings of others. But just about everyone has the capacity to harm someone else, intentionally or otherwise, and it’s awful […]

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Square Enix is Looking For #EverydayHeroes

For a game embedded in the fantasy of time travel, Life is Strange handles a lot of real-life issues. Grief, abuse, drug-use, bullying, depression – each takes center stage as protagonist Max Caulfield tries, and sometimes fails, to help the people around her. It doesn’t take the power of time travel to listen to a […]

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