How gaming is giving agoraphobic young people a window into the world
Adventure and fighting games are not just a form of escapism. For some people suffering from social anxiety or depression, they're a vital outlet.
Help! I'm obsessed with... this Sims version of the Spirited Away bathhouse
There's something very satisfying about watching other people build your fave Studio Ghibli worlds on The Sims 4.
Inside Balenciaga's new video game, where you can play in its Autumn 2021 collection
Choose your player, and step into Demna Gvasalia's futuristic vision of Balenciaga circa 2031 in 'Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow'.
Are video games actually good for our mental health?
A new study by Oxford University has found a link between gaming and players reporting positive mental wellbeing.
How The Last of Us Part II brought lesbian representation to gaming
The game pointedly asks its players to remember that not only do lesbians and other queer folk exist in every world but that we deserve to use our lens to tell these new stories.
You can get paid to be an interior designer in Animal Crossing now
Step aside OnlyFans, there’s a new virtual side-hustle in town.
Rina Sawayama fucking loves Final Fantasy
The British-Japanese pop star joined us on NOTHING TO Hi-DE to talk about live plans, her debut album, and her undying love for video games.
Inside the Animal Crossing fashion community turning out looks
In an era of social distancing the game has become the best way to turn a look — and engage with community while you're at it.
The most comforting video games to play while self-isolating
We're all gonna be stuck indoors for the foreseeable future. Time to get into gaming to distract yourself from the end times.
The Black creatives changing the face of cosplay
Faced with a racist obsession with "accuracy", Black cosplayers are fighting to prove that cosplay applies to all and not just some.
20 years on, The Sims is still the ultimate roleplay fantasy for generation rent
Imagine if Rosebud worked in real life. Ha. Ha ha ha ha ha.
Is the gaming world becoming more trans-inclusive?
With upcoming release 'Tell Me Why' marking the first video game from a major developer to feature a playable transgender character, it seems the industry is beginning to modernise.