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Why We Can’t Shake Crunch and How We Can Do Better

How should we respond when we hear that those who made the games we love were pressured into working hours than demean their dignity as human beings?

8 Better Games for Kids Than Fortnite

Tired of your kid's obsession with Fortnite? Here are 8 games we've found to be healthier for children.

What Should Parents Know About Call of Duty: Black Ops 4?

Love Thy Nerd is teaming up with Andy Roberts of Family Gamer TV and author of Taming Gaming to help parents make informed decisions about the latest iteration of the wildly popular Call of Duty: Black Ops series.

Can We Talk About Video Game Addiction Without Judgement, Please?

Before we rush to defend video games from the powers at be, lets strive to have an honest conversation about video game addiction fueled by love of our neighbors.

Should You Play Violent Video Games?

While there may not be a significant causal link between video games and aggressive behavior, does that mean that video game violence should be of no concern to the gamer?

Should You Quit Your Job and Stream Video Games All Day?

Is streaming a worthwhile vocation? If so, should you devote the time, money, and energy required to do it well?

Finding Family in Fandom

While far from perfect, fandoms often provide a needed invitation to be part of a group that accepts you fully.

Quarterbacking Sucks! Five Cooperative Games That Don’t

Cooperative games challenge players to work together to solve complicated problems. Here are our writer's top picks for co-op games that empower all players to contribute their individual strengths and talents to the team.

Practicing Hospitality in Convention Spaces

Gaming and nerd culture has changed. Before I was born, tabletop roleplaying games were played in basements, and whispered about with fear and loathing. At Gen Con, attendees are now filling theaters to watch gamers roll dice. Video games were somewhat taboo, but now most everyone has at least one game on their phone. Conventions […]

Are You Wrong About Video Game Violence?

In the wake of the Parkland, FL shooting, the debate on virtual violence and real world aggression was revived. Kerry Shawgo cuts through the divisive rhetoric in order to take a hard look at the current research on the impact of video game violence.