“The power of [loot] is a curious thing, Make-a one man weep and another man sing…” Very occasionally I come across an article that resonates so deeply with my own experience that it spawns a response here on MisspentYouth. It … Continue reading That’s The Power Of Loot (Boxes)
I’ve come to the conclusion that there is something that video games do better than any other informal activity: the development of perseverance and problem solving skills. Continue reading Life Skill Development Through Gaming
In my 20-something years of console and PC gaming there has never been another experience quite like Journey. Continue reading Don’t Stop Believin’
Why ‘The Diversion’ you ask?
Because Tom Clancy’s The Division is the MMO shooter I play when I’m not playing that other MMO shooter… that also starts with D… and also wants your gaming time all to itself… forever. Continue reading Why You Should Play… Tom Clancy’s Diversion
Here’s something short and sweetly contentious for all the Pokemon die-hards out there. Continue reading Pokemon Day Is Here!
Sometimes in life it can be hard to step away from things we have loved but that may no longer be good for us. Continue reading The ‘Should You Quit Destiny?’ Quiz
What’s a high fantasy story without an epic journey? What’s the purpose of the fantasy genre as a whole if not to allow you – the reader, listener, viewer, or gamer – to relish your own unique emotional journey; that … Continue reading Tolkien’s Legacy: Part 3
This last seven days has seen my opinion of open world games take a serious torpedo to the stern. I’m now five hours into Monolith Production’s Middle-earth: Shadow Of Morder (PS4). On the face of it five hours doesn’t sound like much, but as it consists of eight or nine playing sessions this figure represents more initial attraction than that of any sandbox game that has come before it. Continue reading When You’re Right, You’re Right
The greatest achievement of our Minecraft Club would be the bonds that have developed between the group members. It has been fantastic to see the students form friendships through the club.
Minecraft Club has also been valuable in identifying leadership ability in students. It is wonderful when students ‘step up’ and take on a leadership role in a build project. Many of these students have not had an opportunity to show their potential in other school based activities. Continue reading The Social Benefits Of Gaming – Part 3