Category Archives: News

Weekly INT Boost – Looking Forward

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming news you might have missed. This week, we have big news of our own: One Gamer Fund is raising money for several gaming-related charities, and Take This is thrilled to be involved. You can learn more here. In this week’s roundup, you’ll find big […]

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Weekly INT Boost – The Road’s Ahead

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health articles you might have missed. This week, we have the joys of Splatoon, the dangers of burnout, and more. Burning out at work isn’t just about being exhausted — it’s also about being lonely “In analyzing the General Social Survey of 2016, we found that, compared […]

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Weekly INT Boost – eSports, Mental Health and Hope

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you might have missed. This week, we have a look at the new Life is Strange, mental health in eSports and lots more. Read on! PAX Panel: eSports has a mental health problem, and the entire industry needs to team up to fix […]

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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 – Taking It Easy

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming news you may have missed. This week, we have thoughts on accessibility, burnout, gray matter and more. Video Games May Affect The Brain Differently, Depending On What You Play “People in the group that played action video games lost gray matter in the hippocampus, […]

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GamesIndustry.Biz Starts a New Push to Reward – and Increase – Healthy Workplaces in Gaming

Earlier this month, GamesIndustry.biz announced a brand-new initiative: The Best Places To Work Awards. Initially focusing on the UK video game market, the awards program will take a comprehensive look at businesses that are nominated, considering their working conditions, benefits, company culture, diversity, stability, and other factors. In an industry still rife with harmful business […]

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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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