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Through the Fog and into the Light

  To say that this was an easy journey would be a lie. To say that this is the only time I’ve made this journey would also be a lie. To say that the journey is to be made alone is perhaps the biggest lie of them all. Depression is a hell of a thing. […]

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Self-Care and Streaming: Taking Time Off

Popular YouTube creator Jacksepticeye recently announced that he is taking a break. He cited several reasons, including finding less joy in creating videos, fears of diminished quality of his work, and his own mental health. He described the energy he spends on his work: creating videos daily, going on tour, and doing live shows. He […]

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MORE THAN CHARACTER STATS & ABILITY SCORES: WHY VIOLENCE IS SO HARD TO PREDICT

It’s hard to go a day without hearing about another violent incident: a local robbery, a public brawl, a school shooting. Disturbing events hit media platforms and spread like wildfire. As a result, there has been an incredible pressure on scientists and legal authorities to figure out, “How can we catch the bad guys before […]

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The Take This Streaming Ambassador Program is Here!

On a panel at TwitchCon last year, we announced the development of an ambassador program for streamers. Earlier this year, we announced more details. The day has come when we can finally and excitedly announce that the Take This Streaming Ambassador program is now accepting applicants for its first year! Over the last several years, […]

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Gaming Disorder and the World Health Organization

With the recent news about the inclusion of Gaming Disorder in the draft of the upcoming ICD-11, we asked Dr. Kelli Dunlap (doctor of psychology, game developer, manager of mental health research and design at iThrive games, and Take This volunteer) for her thoughts on the inclusion. While this article is a bit longer and […]

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Take This Named as Charity Partner

We are very pleased to have been named as the official Charity Partner of the inaugural Business of Indie Games Virtual Summit, to be held July 24-27, 2018. This global online event will focus exclusively on the strategy, finance & marketing of independent video games, and is an excellent forum in which to highlight that, […]

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Highlighting Hope Charity Event

If you’re in the Seattle area this Thursday, June 21st, come join Take This at Mox Boarding House in Bellevue, Washington for our first annual Highlighting Hope charity speed painting contest, as part of Mox’s Lock & Load pre-show event, and judged by our special guests: the Privateer Press studio team! The grand prize for […]

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Industry Veterans Jeff Green, Christian Svensson, and Kelsey Wesley join Take This, Inc. Board

The world’s first video game non-profit announces a massive expansion to its Board of Directors, adding industry veterans from Devolver Digital, Six Foot, EA, Uber, IGDA, Microsoft, and Hit Detection. Los Angeles CA —June 7, 2018 — E3 2018 — Now hosting its third consecutive AFK (Away from Keyboard) Room at E3, Take This will […]

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Suicide is a Scourge

Today, news broke that the world lost one of my heroes to suicide. I love food and cooking with a passion, and Anthony Bourdain was responsible for that in no small way. Earlier this week, we lost a brilliant icon in the fashion world to suicide. Kate Spade was responsible for at least one person […]

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We’re Heading to E3 2018!

It’s almost time for E3 and we’re looking forward to another great show! We’ll be bringing the AFK Room, our trained team of Psychomancers, and the Hope Booth. Stop by and say hi! For more details about the AFK Room and Hope Booth during E3, keep an eye on our Twitter! AFK Room Our AFK Room […]

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