Google Stadia, The Future of Gaming? Nah…

If you haven't heard about Google's big announcement today at the Game Developers Conference(GDC), let's bring you up to speed! Google announced its new gaming platform today called Stadia. Stadia promises to be a completely cloud based gaming service with quite an impressive number of features that not only sound great but should be the … Continue reading Google Stadia, The Future of Gaming? Nah…

Examining Vampyr’s Unique Social System

Love it or leave, Dontnod’s post-World War I vampire drama Vampyr has an interesting and unique social system that is unlike anything else in gaming. Social systems in video games have traditionally served numerous interlinking roles such as world, character, and relationship building, as well as a meter for morality. Over the years video games … Continue reading Examining Vampyr’s Unique Social System

The Peaks and Perils of Being a Mentally Ill Content Creator

While this article may be geared towards my work as a streamer and writer, I hope to make this applicable to whatever your preferred creative form may be. So whether you’re a streamer or writer like myself, Youtuber, musician, artist, cosplayer, crocheter, whatever you may be! I hope you can find some levity and potentially … Continue reading The Peaks and Perils of Being a Mentally Ill Content Creator

0pti’s Top 5 “I played a lot of games but struggled to find 10 I loved as much as these” Games of the Year

While I certainly played enough games this year to fill up a top ten list, not every game I played this year left a significant impact on the landscape of my gaming career. The few that did though, are certainly worthy of the utmost praise. So here’s a short list of my top five games … Continue reading 0pti’s Top 5 “I played a lot of games but struggled to find 10 I loved as much as these” Games of the Year

Trigger Warning! Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Part 4 – My Own Hel is Beautiful

[“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! Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Part 4 – My Own Hel is Beautiful

Trigger Warning! Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Part 3 – You Deserve to be Loved

[“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! Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Part 3 – You Deserve to be Loved