Buffing Mental Fortitude: Gamifying Anxiety

Buffing Mental Fortitude: Gamifying Anxiety

Back in the very beginning when Start 2 Continue was but a newborn, one of the first regular columns I wrote was entitled “A Life of Gaming.” While I cannot seem to find the articles anymore — having abandoned that project for more SEO-friendly pursuits — I wanted to touch upon the core topic of why I started that segment to begin with: how video games have helped me with anxiety.… Read more...

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3 Things Don’t Starve Together Taught Me About Cooking

3 Things Don’t Starve Together Taught Me About Cooking

Whenever I play survival games like Don’t Starve Together, I feel like my character eats better than I do. In fairness, I just vegetate in front of the computer, making sure to fend off starvation and darkness without being able to get ample time away to grab myself something to eat. Still, as the designated house marm, staying back at base and tending to the farms and crock pots while others go out exploring, I’ve learned a few things about food that I’ve found myself applying to my waking life.… Read more...

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Wageslaves and Runners: 4 Freelancing Lessons from Shadowrun

Wageslaves and Runners: 4 Freelancing Lessons from Shadowrun

// < !).push({}); // ]]> For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been into the Medieval-type fantasy genre: early exposure to games like Warcraft, Heroes of Might & Magic, and Baldur’s Gate all played their role in shaping my appreciation for elves, dwarves, wizards, and demons. It wasn’t until Shadowrun Returns, however, that I got my first taste of these mystical creatures outside of their usual haunts, the backdrop shifting from hills and dales to neon streets and shady bars in Seattle.…

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The Play’s the Thing: Geralt the Entrepreneur

The Play’s the Thing: Geralt the Entrepreneur

// < !).push({}); // ]]> For those familiar with the world of The Witcher, you know that isn’t the cheeriest place to visit. Between all the war, pillaging, xenophobia, and errant magi, witches, and priests running amok on top of it, it does paint a rather dreary picture. But as the Blood and Wine mini-expansion has proven with the fairytale locale of Toussaint, the sun does seem to shine from time to time on this nameless world.… Read...

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