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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


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



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