Building Bridges with Call of Duty: Warzone

How Call of Duty’s battle royale mode helped me bond with my brothers-in-law during quarantine. Read more

I had never played online games before social distancing, a result of habit more than anything else. As a teenager living under my parents’ roof, the only thing in our house that was connected to the internet was the family computer, carefully positioned in a central location, near foot traffic, and always password protected for good measure. This created an invisible barrier around our house, warding away viruses, porn, and any other evil spirits that dared drift our way, and while this certainly spared me a few punishments and eye-openers, it also gifted me a lasting distrust of the internet and everyone on it.

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By Porter Simmons

Porter Simmons is a writer and e-commerce director from Salt Lake City. You can find his latest posts on or follow him on Twitter @portersimmons5.