Mortal Kombat: A Loving Rivalry

Mortal Kombat isn’t exactly family friendly. With its storied history of exaggerated violence and attempted censorship, it’s been a long favored target of organizations and individuals who argue against the psychological benefits of gaming. Fortunately for me, my family never got that memo. In fact, Mortal Kombat is one of the first games I remember…

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Social Gaming: Playing for Your Health

COVID-19 is here. All across the country “shelter in place” orders have rolled out and “social distancing” guidelines are becoming more and more strict. Some places have locked down their streets entirely, hoping to curb the spread of the coronavirus even if it means restricting their populations to a temporary lifestyle that exists entirely in…

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Why ‘Knights of the Old Republic’ is the Perfect Choice

Following the closing credits (and no post-credits scene, because this isn’t Marvel) of Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker, the nerd masses will be without a Jedi path for the first time since 1977. That’s 42 years. When Lucasfilm announced the most influential science fiction story line in cinematic history was coming to a…

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