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Reflections

The Cost of War in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

Many mech animes glorify the violence they depict, but Mobile Suit Gundam Wing doesn't shy away from the human cost of war.

Worship and Wonder in Death Stranding

The dangerous yet beautiful world of Death Stranding might just move you to worship.

I Gave Football Video Games a Chance, and it Sucked

Trying a football video game gave April-Lyn a new appreciation for how non-gamers must feel when they pick up a controller.

Saying Goodbye in GRIS

As Gris overcomes her loss, the game GRIS helped David overcome his.

Remembering the Self-Giving Love of Qui-Gon Jinn

As we prepare for the release of The Rise of Skywalker, Andrea Racoti reflects on how Qui-Gon Jinn stands out from the rest of the Jedi of his generation.

Bringing Your Family To A Knife Fight: How Family Matters In Children of Morta

Can a game pull off a class-based system where each character feels connected and like part of a family without a super cheesy story? Children of Morta does, and writer Cameron Franklin explains how.

Facing the Darkness: A Reflection on Concrete Genie

Ryan Eighmey explains how Concrete Genie is about light overcoming the darkness inside ourselves, in those around us, and extending love and forgiveness.

Looking Back at the Black Hole: Reflections on the Fortnite Publicity Stunt

With Epic Games’s most recent PR stunt and the launch of Fortnite Chapter 2, LTN writers share their perspectives on the Black Hole Event. From appreciation to critique, writers Zach Carpenter, Ryan Eighmey, and Joey Thurmond discuss what the Black Hole Event has meant to them.

Love Thy Dead Neighbor: A Mortician’s Tale

A Mortician's Tale gives players a glimpse into the reality of care after death and examines how we can best respect the deceased.

My Most Grievous Fault: Blasphemous’ Angelic Goal to Re-enchant the World

Team 17's Blasphemous offers a glimpse of a reenchanted world, where concepts that are the bedrock of Christian faith are more than abstract terms.