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Identity Pathways

These relate to games that help us understand ourselves and our place in the world. This uncovers the important identity work that players are often doing in the games they play. Dress-up and role-play in the play room, video games offer a chance for us to be someone else for a while. Building understanding and compassion for ourselves and others.

Aaron found the traditional forms of education and learning a challenge. Exam-focused teaching and classroom interactions meant that he often found himself lagging behind his peers.

25/03/2022 / 2 years ago

I’m Carlos Rodela, a sketch comedian, video producer and one of the co-hosts of the So Videogames Podcast. During my childhood, I grew up with a looming divorce and regular intervals of yelling around the apartment. My brother and I often retreated into our bedroom to play games. This escape into another world helped us envision a new place to exist, a new land to explore, and somewhere we could feel empowered.

26/10/2022 / 21 months ago

From my earliest memories of playing Manic Miner on a BBC Micro, video games have been a big part of my life. They give me a sense of immersion like my other big hobby, mountain biking, where I don’t (or can’t) think about anything else. My body and my mind are silenced as they are put to work on the task at hand.

23/05/2023 / 14 months ago

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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