When and How to Take a Break from Games (A Gamer’s Thumb Horror Story)

When and How to Take a Break from Games (A Gamer’s Thumb Horror Story)

After a lifetime of playing video games without injury (unless you count the emotional trauma I suffered during TLOU’s opening), I finally gave myself Gamer’s Thumb, also known as De Quervain’s tendinosis. Unfortunately, this means I’m taking a very serious break from games for the next few weeks, but I also want to use this experience to warn other gamers of how easy it is to take things too far.

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I Played Through All 5 Endings of ‘Bandersnatch’ (No Spoilers)

I Played Through All 5 Endings of ‘Bandersnatch’ (No Spoilers)

If you’ve read my blog before, you know I’m a huge fan of choice-based games. When I heard Netflix’s Black Mirror came out with an interactive episode, I was intrigued. However, as I completed all five endings, I began to feel like this piece of content wasn’t made for me.

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Games Are Getting Easier to Play. Is This a Problem?

Games Are Getting Easier to Play. Is This a Problem?

Early video games are known to be more difficult than games of today, even by young people like myself, who didn’t get a chance to play them when they came out. But it seems that most recently, there’s been an even greater influx of particularly “easy” games. A quick Google search of any recent title and “too easy” will provide an abundance of results. So then we might to ask ourselves, “Are video games too easy?”

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