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What’s a Story Worth?: Final Fantasy VII Remake and the History of Storytelling

In light of recent controversy about whether Final Fantasy VII Remake is telling a complete story, Connor Felty shares how storytelling has changed over the years and asks us to consider what a digital, interactive story is worth.

The Knowledge of Good and Evil in Tomb Raider

In Tomb Raider, writer Matthew Birdzell says evil and suffering can tempt us to fight fire with fire. But friends can anchor us to overcome evil with good.

How to Run Your Very Own Online Trivia Night

Whether you're a trivia night regular or just curious, our quick start guide for running an online trivia night will have your friends and family showing off their obscure knowledge in no time.

12 Bingeable Shows that Restore our Faith in Humanity

With all of our increased screen time, the Love Thy Nerd writers have compiled a list of TV and anime that restore our faith in humanity.

Final Fantasy XV, Joy, and the Pandemic

Joy can feel unimportant during dangerous times like the coronavirus pandemic, but Final Fantasy XV shows how we always need it, especially amid dark times.

Beastars and the Pain of Forbidden Love

Beastars shows the difficulty of love between incompatible people. Whether it's requited or not, sometimes denying that love is how to love someone best.

Holding out Hope in Parks and Recreation

People's shortcomings make us jaded, but we're all works in progress. Patience in light of that helps us find and stoke the potential for good in us all.

Gaming, God, and Learning to Thrive with Autism

When I listen to nerd culture podcasts, a typical question that guests are asked is, “When did you discover that you were a nerd?” What’s fascinating for me is that my nerd story started out of necessity more than anything. My earliest memory of something I was nerdy about is from when I was around […]

A Community of Smash Bros.

Ryan wasn't so sure when he first brought his son to a Smash Bros. tournament, but they've been more welcoming and encouraging than he ever imagined.

When People Can’t Be Vulnerable: A Reflection on Revenge of the Sith

Of course Anakin's fall was inevitable and dramatic, but could permission to be vulnerable have saved him?