Extra Life

Brett Masse explores gaming lifestyle and culture

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In times of struggle, even behind the anonymity of a screen name, you are not alone

My earliest memories are filled with a sense of companionship. I remember a cold, glossy tile...

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How Ursula K. Le Guin showed me a new way to see video games and the world

Ursula K. Le Guin died this week. Perhaps you have heard of her or maybe some of her writings...

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Beautiful gaming nerds save the world sitting on a couch

The couch is a romantic piece of furniture.

Coming home, it’s the first thing I...

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2017 was exhausting. Also, I want to be a dog

Every year I get a little romantic come the turning of the new year and can be found sitting...

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We don’t always have to be the star, in games or in life

I recently spent a couple weeks working and living at a Zen Buddhist monastery and organic...

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A Zelda jazz cover highlights splendors of video game music

My brother recently texted me a link to a video. I'm not sure what kind of stuff your family...

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A quiet eulogy for a game franchise that shaped me

I have begun writing about this game series several times in the past but have never been...

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Games – and life – aren’t always about the shiniest weapons

I picked up a game recently that I never finished called “S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of...