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Snippet: Playing Tetris can decrease traumatic flashbacks.

Just a quick note on how gaming can help to heal some pain.  More…

Casual Friday: An ode to the days of the competitive couch.

Though I wouldn’t say I’m an overly competitive person, I do miss the days of playing against people in person, the days of couch competition. More…

The call of duty on Veteran’s Day.

Recently I went out with someone and ended up talking about Call of Duty. She told me she had a grievance against the franchise, and her points feel particularly relevant on Veteran’s Day.

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Why play games?

When going through life, it’s worthwhile to sit down and ask yourself basic questions. Lately, my basic question has been: why play games at all? More…

We need scripted gaming to teach lessons.

A recent article in PC Gamer magazine claims that scripted set pieces in gaming are vanishing to make way for open worlds. I certainly hope that’s not the case, not if we still intend to tackle deep issues with gaming. More…

Casual Friday: Welcome to Jurassic Park.

I’ve got a tendency to be pretty serious here at Intelligame, but I think every-so-often it’s worthwhile to just kick back and talk about games for the sake of talking about games, reminiscing about old times or getting excited about new ones. Hence the new, completely original, 100% unique, never-used-in-any-other-context Casual Friday! More…

About Intelligame Reviews

Focusing on if a game is “objectively good” or not in a review serves more to hinder than help the culture around games, and that’s why Intelligame reviews will be a bit different than the reviews you find at many sites: we won’t use review scores.

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Intelligame Month Two is On the Way

We’re walking into the second full month of Intelligame, so let’s make like any good one-month anniversary and talk about the future. More…

Turning the difficulty up brings out the best cooperation.

There’s nothing like an almost-punishing challenge to bring a group together, and those bonds cross over the digital divide. More…

Can Halo convince us to Hunt the Truth?

Gaming is a huge modern storytelling medium, and some of the stories coming from gaming are as deep and thought-provoking as novels. So what will it take to get non-gamers interested in them? More…