Trigger Warning! Silent Hill 2 – Angela Orosco and the Long Term Effects of Abuse

[“Trigger Warning” – is a piece dedicated to showcasing video games which focus on mental disorders as well as emotional and psychological trauma. It is my hope as a lifelong gamer and sufferer of various psychological disorders to combine my greatest passion with my greatest weakness to benefit the gaming community at large. These pieces … Continue reading Trigger Warning! Silent Hill 2 – Angela Orosco and the Long Term Effects of Abuse

A Hello From 0ptimystic!

Welcome to my website! A humble, cobbled together collection of articles I wrote over the last two years and the future home of all my efforts to be a content creator. Over the last two years I've been writing for a website called The Game Bolt. I wrote reviews, editorials, preview pieces, and most importantly, "Trigger Warning!" a series I dedicated to using video games as a way to cope with and understand mental illness and trauma. It was from "Trigger Warning!" that I gained my current platform as a nerd who advocates for mental illness awareness and seeks to end the stigma behind.

Trigger Warning! – Undertale: Love, Hope, and Compassion

*This post was originally published on The Game Bolt in December, 2016* [“Trigger Warning” – is a piece dedicated to showcasing video games which focus on mental disorders as well as emotional and psychological trauma. It is my hope as a lifelong gamer and sufferer of various psychological disorders to combine my greatest passion with … Continue reading Trigger Warning! – Undertale: Love, Hope, and Compassion

Trigger Warning: Brothers A Tale of Two Sons- Coping with Death

*This post was originally published on The Game Bolt in November, 2016* [“Trigger Warning” – is a piece dedicated to showcasing video games which focus on mental disorders as well as emotional and psychological trauma. It is my hope as a lifelong gamer and sufferer of various psychological disorders to combine my greatest passion with … Continue reading Trigger Warning: Brothers A Tale of Two Sons- Coping with Death

Trigger Warning! Ether One – The Demon that is Dementia

*This article was originally published on The Game Bolt in August, 2016* [“Trigger Warning” – is a piece dedicated to showcasing video games which focus on mental disorders as well as emotional and psychological trauma. It is my hope as a lifelong gamer and sufferer of various psychological disorders to combine my greatest passion with … Continue reading Trigger Warning! Ether One – The Demon that is Dementia

Metal Gear Survive and Konami’s Continued IP Abuse

*This post was originally published on The Game Bolt in August, 2016* Now, I’m not saying Konami is dead in the water. However, I will say that they have no clue what their established audience wants anymore and they don’t seem to care. At Gamescom 2016, Konami put out a trailer for the newest Metal … Continue reading Metal Gear Survive and Konami’s Continued IP Abuse

Pokemon Go is Doing Authentic ‘Good’ in the World, and that’s a Beautiful Thing

*This post was originally published on The Game Bolt in July, 2016* If you have eyes, ears, and a stable connection to any sort of news or social media then you’ve definitely been inundated with Pokemon Go over the previous weeks. The success of the app is undeniable. In the few short weeks it’s been … Continue reading Pokemon Go is Doing Authentic ‘Good’ in the World, and that’s a Beautiful Thing