Gaming




The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is less a game and more an experience. It thrusts you into a world ravaged by war and magic with the raw candor and storytelling that immerses the player. Its finest points weave the development of characters without the typical restrictions of modern titles, openly […]

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review



Here are two of the major games that release in May of 2015. Please note additional games release for various systems including handheld devices, mobile phones, etc. These are only a few of the games that release and are generally considered the “bigger’ releases, likely to be played or seen by […]

Video Game Psychology: Summary for Therapists, May 2015


Psychology of Gaming is about the exploration of what it means to be a gamer, and how we interpret what we discover as subjective human experience. Existentialism has identified the struggles of humanity since the dawn of time when early men and women began to foster the idea of life […]

Psi-Ops: Psychology of Gaming from an Existential Approach


Dissonance, the unpleasant motivational state that arises when one’s behaviors and cognitions are inconsistent with one another, is reduced by shifting attitudes and beliefs to eliminate the inconsistency (Festinger, 1957, 1964). Thus, if an individual has a choice between two ice cream flavors, art prints, or appliances, the act of […]

Decision Making in Video Games



Dragon Age Inquisition
Several people have asked how to get your first horse (mount) on Dragon Age Inquisition. It’s pretty simple, and you can get one right at the beginning of the game. All you have to do is complete the “tutorial” region and unlock the Hinterlands in Ferelden. One of the quests […]

How to get your first horse on Dragon Age Inquisition


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Psi-Ops is an opinion based editorial written by a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology. As an avid lifetime gamer, these opinions seek to blend and identify psychological factors and traits within the gaming culture. A recent article on Polygon left me thinking about the conflict of Adult-Only ratings, and the […]

Psi-Ops: When Morality and Art Conflict, Adult-Only Ratings


Titanfall
Psi-Ops is an opinion based editorial written by a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology. As an avid lifetime gamer, these opinions seek to blend and identify psychological factors and traits within the gaming culture. Titanfall recently reinforced the “sweet spot” of 6v6 competitive online matches which left gamers split between […]

Psi-Ops: Titanfall Competitive Psychology



Dragon’s Crown is an exploration in hyper-, whether it’s strength, sexuality or activity this 2D side-scrolling role-playing game reminds me of the vintage Dungeons & Dragons arcade game from the 90’s. Designed by George Kamitani, we see the natural progression and evolution of the side-scroller, or “beat ‘em up” game […]

Dragon’s Crown Review