Articles by Spencer Furniss

Features

We need to talk: gaming and depression

I have a confession – I’ve been depressed more than half of my life. There have been a few years between when it started and now where I thought that I had it figured out. Maybe I did. But the fact is that right now I don’t. And I’ve been letting it affect and harm every aspect of my life. I’ve gone through therapy and have been on some different medications, but as of right now I’m on my own when it comes to my mental health. Some of you reading this will also be on your own, dealing with something similar. I write this because I want to get to you…

Reviews

Fall Guys: a mean bean machine of fun

It isn’t often that a game comes out of the ether and surprises the world by becoming a phenomenon over night. So much of our year is spent tracking release dates (and pushed back release dates) that any game that doesn’t fit that schedule is looked over in favor of larger releases. Enter Fall Guys. A game filled to the brim with fun for the sake of fun and a love of gaming with others that shines through on every stage … for the most part.

Nostalgia

How my grampa made me a gamer

When I was a kid, I lived at my grandparents house with my mom for a while. Even after my mom got remarried I would spend the weekends that I wasn’t at my dad’s house at my grandparents, staying the night and spending time with my grandparents and cousin. My cousin and I were more spoiled than the food on Kitchen Nightmares. Our grampa loved having us at his house more than anything in the world and would always do what he could to make sure we were both as happy as possible

Editorials

An open letter to the Super Smash Bros. community

I don’t know where to begin. The last two weeks have been some of the darkest days in the Super Smash Bros. community. After major allegations against one of the top Smash Ultimate players came out, members of the community found their courage to speak out about their own abusers. At the time of this article, around 200 allegations have come out so far.