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‘Where Thoughts Go’ Will Let Us Share Our Secrets In VR

Developer Lucas Rizzotto is creating a space for us to share our thoughts with the universe. Where Thoughts Go is an intimate social VR space, but not of the sort that we’re used to. It is a world full of sleeping creatures, floating orbs that can be woken with a touch. Each one contains the […]

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How One Writer Overcame His Need for Video Game Completion

As part of its On Edge series about the particular stresses of life in 2017, Motherboard delved into video game completionism. There’s nothing wrong with getting a platinum trophy — the DSM-5 doesn’t include “mastered a dozen video games” in its diagnostic criteria for anything — but for Matthew Gault, the author of this piece, […]

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Don’t Miss This Panel on Mental Health in Tabletop RPGs

We recently brought you our panel from TwitchCon, which addressed building supportive communities for mental health while streaming. Here’s another TwitchCon panel you won’t want to miss out on: Mental Health and Tabletop Role-Playing Games. Moderator KelsaDelphi brought together panelists Kent Sheely, Tristarae, Adam Koebel and Andrew Gillis to talk about how mental health impacts […]

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Game-Based ‘Project EVO’ May Soon Be Prescribed for ADHD

Most of us have stories about how video games helped us through difficult times. Studios have also made any number of games designed to help people with mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders. But while players might find games like Flowy or Nevermind helpful anecdotally or in internal trials, they’re a long, expensive way from receiving […]

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Weekly INT Boost – A Link to the Future

Welcome to our roundup of the best games you may have missed. This week, we have a look at the future of Discord, thoughts about Nioh and Wolfenstein II, and more. Hellblade wins ‘games for impact’ at The Game Awards for depicting mental illness “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice won the “Games for Impact” award tonight at […]

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Twitch COO Sees Hope For Healthy Communities Online

As part of a larger conversation about the future of Twitch Extensions, Twitch cofounder and COO Kevin Lin recently shared his thoughts on the battle against toxic behavior in the video game world. For Lin, the answer lies in community. “You’ll also see broadcasters who have very carefully managed their community carefully and communicated what […]

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Humble’s Massive Holiday Bundle Goes All In for Charity

Yogscast Jingle Jam is a holiday tradition — each year since 2013, members of the Yogscast family and their fans have captured the spirit of the season by raising money for charities through streams and game bundles. It’s back again for 2017, bringing a huge new bundle with 100% of proceeds going to charity. The […]

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Soteria Brings “Anxiety Conquering” Game Design to VR

Last year, we took a peek at Soteria – Dreams as Currency, a promising-looking game about embracing and facing one’s anxieties. Its creators at Deep Games Laboratory are now taking their unique approach to virtual reality, where they hope to immerse players more thoroughly in the game. Soteria is based on the work of Anxiety […]

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Rick and Morty’s Creator Offers Wise Words About Depression

Dan Harmon has created some of the best geeky TV shows around, including “Rick and Morty,” “HarmonQuest,” and “Community.” Known for his shows’ often incisive humor, he certainly doesn’t shy away from getting serious when the situation calls for it. Case in point: Last week, one of Harmon’s Twitter followers reached out to ask him […]

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