Extra Life

Brett Masse explores gaming lifestyle and culture

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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...

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In games and in life, do we always need to be right?

There’s been a murder in a run-down area of Krakow, Poland. “The Stacks”...

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What ‘Grand Theft Auto’ taught me about planning and peace


Again, we have experienced how uncertain life can be. The reminders are frequent...

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When playing video games becomes my act of resistance

The news is troubling. When you sit and listen to the radio, a romantic piece of equipment...