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In Between Review: A Journey Through the Stages of Grief

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Everyone deals with grief in different ways. Sometimes, we reflect on happy times in our lives, and other times we can’t help but dwell on the sorrow that’s drowning us. In Between, a recent indie game for PC, Mac, and Linux that can be downloaded on Steam, tries to help the player experience the five stages of grief through playing the game. It’s an emotional, thought-provoking, and introspective journey, a journey that not only taught me about what it must feel like trying to deal your own impending death, but also what it feels like to reflect on your own life. Read More

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Project Evo Wants to Be the First FDA-Approved Game

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Project Evo is aiming to be the first video game to ever be FDA-approved, NPR reports. The game is focused on therapy for cognitive disorders such as ADHD, autism, and depression. There’s a chance that it could help diagnose Alzheimer’s during clinical trials, which would cut down costs significantly—the team has partnered with Pfizer to this end.

However, while there are tons of therapeutic video games out there, developers don’t typically go for FDA approval. There are a lot of reasons why that is. Read More

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How Persona 3 Helped Me Overcome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Some of us use gaming as an escape. Whether things in life are too hard or just too much for us, gaming gives us a world that we can to run to when we need to find some peace. Maybe it’s just somewhere that you can be the hero, or change the world, or save the princess, or find people who understand you. When Chronic Fatigue Syndrome took over my life, that was what I needed—a place where people understood me—because I felt more alone than I had in my entire life. I wasn’t physically alone, but when you’re the only person you’ve ever even heard of who is battling CFS, it’s harrowing. Most of all, it’s isolating. Read More