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The Division 2 Beta and The Silence Found in Catastrophe

The Division 2 gives an eerie picture of what happens when chaos reigns in our world, resembling home in a way that's unsettling yet important to dwell on.

The Ties That Bind – More Than Romance on Valentine’s Day

Spending time with people is work. There’s no way around that. Whether it’s a stranger or the person you know better than anyone else, it takes more than a smile and small talk to get through life in a way that makes all parties feel valued. These are the experiences that gave us pause and […]

Why Microsoft is Right: “When Everyone Plays, We All Win”

Microsoft's Super Bowl commercial showed us how gaming has the potential to bring people together.

Resident Evil 2 Is How We Feel Inside

Newly released Resident Evil 2 unexpectedly reminds an LTN writer of life at home and his own anxieties.

Life is a Roguelike

In my more philosophical moments I have begun to reflect on how, more than any other genre save for purely realistic (fill-in-the-blank) simulators, Roguelikes reflect the essence of real life.

Honestly, Metroid Fans—Honest Nintendo is Best Nintendo

Let’s be honest—video game fans are always clamoring for news about upcoming titles. From devouring magazines to traveling to conventions, fans have been devoted to following the development of games they want to play because, unlike mediums such as books or films, video games are an immensely interactive art form that requires one’s direct physical […]

Seeking the Kingdom for Everyone in Kingdom Hearts

No matter where they come from in life, Kingdom Hearts can find its way into the heart of anyone.

An Unexpected Getaway in Ashen

Can video games give us rest from the stress of parenting, starting new jobs, or other significant life challenges? Ashen did.

The Walking Dead, The Horror of Choice, and the Value of Second Chances

When The Walking Dead unveils your character, you might be surprised by what you find.

In Dropsy, the Key to Happiness is The World Rightly Ordered

It doesn't help his nightmares, and it doesn't end the mourning of others, but Dropsy does good anyway.