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Don’t be a dick: Toxicity in the gaming community

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“Hey, thanks!” I shouted as one of my teammates shot down an enemy player who had been tailing me for ages. I was feeling relieved, when I heard a different teammate angrily respond, “Shut up, fag!” I sighed and muted myself.
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Building character

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Going through the hormonal war that was puberty, I wanted to be somewhere, and someone, far, far away. Through games, I could do just that.
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My strange addiction

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I played so often that I began dreaming in Overwatch matches. My muscle memory became more accustomed to a game’s controls than to other aspects of my life.
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Console consolation: Gaming as self-care

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Apart from taking positive steps for self-care like going to see a psychiatrist at Tang, I needed to get away, yet stay in the present. I needed a break. Naturally, I turned to playing a video game.
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