Quote of the Day: Echoes

“We are all echoes of each other. We are all humans and feel both despair and happiness. Our similarities, as a species, are staggering. And our mental fragility is directly tied up with our humanity. We have nothing to be ashamed of in being human, any more than a tree should be ashamed of having…

Random Thoughts Vol. 2: Self Care for Gamers

If you’re a seasoned gamer, then you should be well-versed in the art of nurturing health and stamina bars. A lot of games task you with looking after your game characters, much like virtual tamagotchis that reside in your Xbox or PlayStation games. Gone are the days of ploughing into unknown environments without stopping to…

Not-So Social Media

Last week I had an epiphany; one of those rare moments of clarity where everything starts to make sense. I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with social media. It’s been a long and gruelling partnership of trying to fit in, inadequacy and fake friends. On the flip side, I’ve also met some incredible people over…

Video Games: The New Therapy?

Primarily, video games are a form of entertainment; a game that has since evolved into cultural, artistic and narrative forms. Recently, however, they have evolved past these definitions and entered the realms of education, as learning tools, and healthcare, as a form of therapy. Emerging research suggests that video games today have the potential to…