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Bridging the Divide in World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is defined by the Horde–Alliance conflict, but cross-faction play represents a joyous unification transcending differences.

Accepting Our Path in Shadow of the Tomb Raider

When it's hard to see the good in our circumstances, Shadow of the Tomb Raider reminds us to find God's blessings in the way things are.

Free Play 153 | Season 6 Finale

E3 used to be the summer’s most exciting time for video games with all the press conferences from the biggest developers, but over time it’s slowly gone downhill with this year having no E3 at all. From going from an industry only show to one that’s completely open to fans and having some disappointing announcements, it seems like companies just didn’t want to be a part of it anymore.

3 Nerdy Tips for Boosting Your Mental Health

With Mental Health Awareness Month in view, Chief Social Media Nerd Kate Kadowaki has 3 nerdy tips for how you can boost your mental health.

Free Play 147 | Playstation’s Answer to Game Pass

Playstation’s subscription service is supposed to launch really soon (it could even be out now) and we’re curious about what benefits and services it’ll offer. Will there be PS5 exclusives available? Or will they just combine Playstation Plus and Playstation Now under one name and call it a day? We make some guesses and predictions.

Free Play 146 | Review Bombed

Community Content Producer Andy - aka Prodigas - asked us our thoughts on review bombing, why people feel the need to score games 0 out of 10 that haven’t even been released or give 0 or 1 scores to balance out the ratings of popular games with high ratings. Horizon Forbidden West is one such game that got hammered by negative reviews before it was even out yet. What about the idea that art is subjective? And can you share your experience with something in a review in a constructive way, even if it wasn’t necessarily a good experience? That’s what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play podcast.

Free Play 145 | Games That Teach Us Things

Community Content Producer Kyle Matthews sent us Overisles is a tabletop RPG currently on Kickstarter to teach sign language and promote deaf awareness. The game is developed by Hatchlings Games along with the deaf community and a high school D&D team. We dig into the details about Overisles and other games that can teach valuable skills this week on the Free Play podcast.

Free Play 144 | Non-Gaming Partners

Hold onto your butts beacuse this week Free Play is teaming up with Moviga to bring you a cross-promotional, 2-part episode LIVE from TantrumCon 2022.

The Time We Share in Ghost of Tsushima

It's easy to get caught up in all that's new and grand, but Ghost of Tsushima reminds players of the emotional anchor that family can provide.

Free Play 143 | Live From TantrumCon 2022 With Moviga

Hold onto your butts beacuse this week Free Play is teaming up with Moviga to bring you a cross-promotional, 2-part episode LIVE from TantrumCon 2022.