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 …

Understanding The Video Game Debate

With the recent fear and excitement around Fortnite’s overwhelming popularity and the timing of the World Health Organization’s classification of a “Gaming Disorder”, It’s a great time to gain a little clarity around the video game debate. Personally, I’m interested in understanding the perspective of both sides of the debate so that we can truly learn from the exercise. With …

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 …

Headspace Holiday Program #9 – July 9-12 2018

This program is FREE, thanks to headspace Elsternwick. Headspace has supported GameAware holiday programs for over two years and has helped many families to get access to help. The Holiday Program is designed to encourage responsible gaming through self-regulation. Increasing social connectedness with other hobbies and self-awareness are some of the ways the program aims to reduce harmful gaming habits. The partnership …

What is he doing in there?

*Re-posted from Feb 21st 2017* I recently listened to a fantastic podcast that was put together by Michelle Ransom-Hughes, a radio producer at the ABC. Her podcast is called “What’s he doing in there?” and it was done on the ABC show called Earshot. The expressive illustration was done by Sophie Beer. You’ll hear Michelle interviewing her son Marco to discuss his …