Kansas City Gamers Find Community And A Virtual Escape Amid Pandemic Pressures
From Assassin's Creed to Animal Crossing, video games have provided a much needed outlet for those stuck at home.
The coronavirus lockdowns and social distancing restrictions may well be behind the gaming industry's $10 billion in first quarter sales. Today, players explain what having other worlds to experience means in the midst of the pandemic.
- Alex Criss, a clinical psychologist and author of “The Gaming Mind: A New Psychology of Videogames and the Power of Play"
- Cody Newill, gamer and audience development specialist for KCUR