Author: ebrantle

One time a video game did depression right!

Warning: This post discusses themes of depression and suicide.  So, here’s a thing about video games: Typically, they suck at mental illness. Nine times out of ten you pick up a game that has mental illness in it and the involvement boils down to, “Crazy people with knives try to knife you, isn’t that scary???”  Frankly? No. It isn’t scary.…

The Pain of Acceptance

Warning: The piece discussed in this post contains themes of transphobia, sexual assault, and suicide. Acceptance is a video game about being transgender. It’s short, it’s simple, and it’s painful. It’s the kind of game that you won’t enjoy, no matter how you play, but that you ought to play anyway. To back up a bit, in 2014 a transgender teenager…

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