The Ineffable Urgency of Winning Rocket League
By DukeSkath on Tuesday, 18th October, 2016 I've been playing online multiplayer games since Star Wars: Battlefront II on the PS2. I've spent hours on hours in Call of Duty, mostly okay with losing. I've played lots of Battlefield games, Gears of War, CounterStrike, and plenty of others. There's something different about Rocket League. Part... 1Read Now!
The Challenge of Mindful Video Gaming
By DukeSkath on Wednesday, 13th July, 2016 This is an excerpt from my new book MindWipe: Dealing with Stress, Anger, and Ego. In some ways, the idea of playing video games mindfully is absurd. How can you be here now when you’re deliberately escaping into a virtual... 1Read Now!
Fallout 4: Bethesda’s Storytelling Masterpiece
By DukeSkath on Tuesday, 1st December, 2015 [WARNING: This discussion includes huge spoilers for the main storyline of Fallout 4. Proceed with caution.] Bethesda is well-known for creating enormous, pulsating open worlds in games like Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Skyrim. Usually, however, the stories at the center... 0Read Now!
By DukeSkath on Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 Just discovered a cool YouTube channel that showcases various video game locales. Three faves: 1. Rapture (BioShock Infinite) http://youtu.be/RP0nVFPX1zg 2. Los Santos (Grand Theft Auto V) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHuvw4mvcpk 3. Rook Islands (Far Cry 3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIRv68gg0bo Bonus #1 for Chinny Bonus #2... 0Read Now!