My Little Story
TJ discusses how gaming helped him cope with the onset of his grandmother’s Alzheimer’s.
It has been a long, long time since I updated this, and I’m terribly sorry. I have been jet-setting all across the country! I am going to attempt to follow a regimented updating schedule, which means I will post two stories every Wednesday until there are no more to post.
Games are great.
You are great.
Making Fantasy my Reality
B’Rock discusses how Final Fantasy helped keep them stable in a family that suffered from a variety of mental disabilities.
Interactivity Helps me Cope With Chronic Apathy
Whodin discusses how, after suffering from depression and apathy in his childhood, video games were one of the few things that could make him excited again.
Why It’s Important to Read
Trey Smit discusses how his brother learned the importance of reading through playing The Legend of Zelda: The Adventure of Link.
A Day in Sim City
Lauren discusses how, on the day she planned to commit suicide following years of living in an abusive family, The Sims helped distract and comfort her, preventing her death.
The Strength to Choose Another Way
Joan discusses how Yuna’s bravery in FFX helped her confront her abusive husband and escape her marriage.
How WoW Helped me Through an Abusive 2 Year Relationship
Jo discusses how, while she was trapped in a mentally and physically abusive relationship, WoW was the only thing that helped restore her sense of self-worth.
Cultural Identity Issues and Gaming
Charlie Appleton discusses how Saints Row 2, and other games that allow character customization, helped him reconcile his Korean and British heritages.
Metroid Changed my Life
Michelle Perl discusses how creating a cosplay replication of the Zero Suit Samus outfit motivated her to lose over 100 pounds.
See Michelle’s feature in Nintendo Power Magazine here.
Interested in joining a video game-inspired charity organization? Michelle is also involved with SOS Gamers. Check them out here!