The Mechanics of Motivation in Fortnite

Fortnite is a phenomenon and the numbers really are impressive, but why? Why is Fortnite so far ahead of other games? As was discussed in the last article, there are certain psychological needs we try and meet through playing video games. When it comes to engaging its players, Fortnite doesn’t specialize in one category like some games do, rather it cleverly addresses …

Gaming Disorder: Why It’s Easy To Misunderstand

Gaming Disorder is to be listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organization.  This is big news because having a classification clarifies how serious the problematic behaviours have to be to qualify as a disease. However, one of the concerns around having a classification at all is that video games will be further …

Game Cave: Weekly Social Gaming

Social gaming differs from the gaming that we see at home because they are actually socializing when they play in the same room as each other.  They are sharing an experience moreso than you would if you went to the movies with your friends. While there’s something to be said about connecting with friends over the internet when playing games …