Writer. Gamer. Adopted Mountain Man. I write about games, mental health, the great outdoors, and the odd piece of fiction. @PeterCacek on Twitter.

It’s cold. It’s snowing. It’s the perfect time for a hike.

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Photo by Riccardo Chiarini on Unsplash


A desperate escape for a desperate man

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Image public domain, courtesy of The British Library, modified from original.


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How this simple game about stacking blocks has grown, changed, and adapted to each new generation


It’s hard admitting that a career path isn’t right for you, especially when you’ve pursued it for so long

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Photo by Jornada Produtora on Unsplash


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After so many ups and downs, it’s still an uphill battle for this ancestor of modern gaming


A strange profession requires equally strange people

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Photo by Elevate on Unsplash


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Long lines, harsh weather, and the fear of missing out. But above it all: comradery.


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How an indie game uses tried and true mechanics to promote mental health


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How much we value our time with a game plays a large role in the likelihood we’ll spend money on it


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With so many elements at odds with one another, this game still managed to stick with me after four years

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