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How Nostalgia Helps Us—And How it Hurts Us, Too

Joey takes a look at how nostalgia can add to our lives and benefit the films, games, and shows we love—and how it can likewise be a hindrance.

Testing Boundaries on the World Wide Web in Hypnospace Outlaw

Hypnospace Outlaw brought April-Lyn on a hilarious journey down memory lane. But not all of her memories were rosy.

Escaping As a Mouse Minstrel in Ghost of a Tale

Escaping a prison, building relationships, solving puzzles and playing music—Zach Carpenter explains how the mousy escapades of SeithCG's Ghost of a Tale has all of this and more wrapped in a visually breathtaking package.

SIE Santa Monica Studio Unveils Next Big Project: Rent-A-Kratos

SIE Santa Monica was able to use all their teraflops to bring Kratos to life and he is even more disappointed in you than your real Dad.

7 Games the Devil Uses to Get a Foothold in Your Life

Sure, Jesus loves games and all that, but here are 7 we think He'd think twice before endorsing.

The Ties That Bind in ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove

Whether in reality or digital worlds, cooperation is a powerful practice that creates spaces of emotional and social strength amidst uncertainty.

Games are Good: The Power of Play

Stephanie was less than excited when she was prescribed some playtime by her counselor, but she's found that play is one of the most important things a person can do.

Paying Attention to People in The Division

The release of The Division 2 has Mike Perna remembering the small, deeply human moments that made the first game memorable.

11 Don’t Miss Indie Games at GDC 2019 and Beyond

The Independent Games Festival Awards will be held this week at the Game Developers Conference. Editor Madeline Turnipseed highlights some of the most fascinating indie games nominated for awards.

Christianity and Conservationism in Pangolin’s Puzzle

Pangolin's Puzzle takes subverts the traditional look and feel of mobies games with a message that deftly marries Christianity and conservationism.