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Virtual Reality and the Desire for Control

Video games allow us to control their worlds--Blake Atwood share how his experience with Oculus Quest has forced him to come to terms with the things in life he can't control.

Not Me But We in Fall Guys

With its team rounds and zany action, Fall Guys is a battle royale game that reminds us that we can't always succeed by ourselves.

The Pull List 2.10 | Annual Continuity

The comics industry continues with a few more hiccups while Hector and Chris cover the happenings of DC Fan-Dome and their pulls from the last week.

What is an Honorable Life? Grappling with Ghost of Tsushima’s Samurai Code

What do you do when your beliefs conflict with your conscience?

Stuck at Home with Kids? This Frustrating Game Might Make You a Better Parent

You'll laugh, you'll cry (in frustration), and you might even yell at each other, but Overcooked builds stronger, healthier families in the end.

The Last of Us 2 and the Value of Playing Games Slowly

The Last of Us 2 has Connor wondering if making time to slow down and reflect might be the key to getting more out of games that don't give us space to do so.

Hope for the Hurting in Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake reminded Al Martens of the power of empathy and the importance of loving people in the midst of their pain.

Animal Crossing and Our Yearning for Paradise

Animal Crossing's fruit-rich, stream-filled paradise offers us a glimmer of the world as it could be.

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.