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Gaming for Connection

Our world may be more "connected" than ever, but we should invest in lasting social capital to help protect ourselves and the people around us from isolation.

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.

Untitled Goose Game and Schadenfreude

We exhibit glee at the silly mistakes and misfortune of others, but how much is too much? Untitled Goose Game prompts reflection upon our love of mischief.

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.

10 Games That Handle Death Well

Gamers are well acquinted with simulated death. However, some games treat it as more than just an obstacle towards progression or a gory death sequence. Here are 10 games to get you started.

15 Games That Gave Us The Creeps

There’s a snap in the air, shadows lengthen across the ground, and you’d better check under your bed before you fall asleep. The spooky season is upon us, and the writers of LTN want to share a few of our favorite scary games. Bioshock  Dark, damp, and dreary, Bioshock perfectly blends unusual and uncomfortable. From […]

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission and The Good Shepherd

Writer Zach Carpenter explores ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission and how a simple question from his son reminded him that the one is just as important as the many.
WoW Classic Scarlet Monastery

Azeroth and the Real World: How I Bridge Them Both in WoW Classic

LTN writer Al Martens discusses how his time playing World of Warcraft has changed him after reflecting on the game's history, the release of WoW Classic, and the person he is now.