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Weekly INT Boost – Lights That Don’t Go Out

In this week’s roundup, we have a look at therapy games in Japan, personal stories of games and acceptance, and thoughts on how certain psychological principles could be better used in games. Role-playing video game helps fight against depression for counselor-shy Japanese “‘I was studying CBT at university and knew it was a highly reliable […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Greetings From PAX West

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you may have missed. This week, we have musings on Dream Daddy, Hellblade, and Sea Hero Quest, as well as Google’s new approach to depression and thoughts on the value of being visible as marginalized creators. Three heartfelt lessons from Dream Daddy “The […]

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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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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 – 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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