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  • Breath of Wild: Link's WILD adventure

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    Disclaimer: I have yet to beat this game.  These are my impressions of it thus far and a discussion of it's praise by the media and fans alike. This is not a review. 

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    Disclaimer: I have yet to beat this game. These are my impressions of it thus far and a discussion of it's praise by the media and fans alike. This is not a review. Sorry for the terrible pun in the title, if you can even call it that and not a complete... More
  • Why The Nintendo Switch is a Smart Move From Nintendo

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    Nintendo Switch Logo. White on Red Field

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    I feel like it's safe to say that Nintendo learned it's lesson from the Wii U...well, most of it's lesson, at any rate. Regardless of how you feel about the Switch, it's amazing to actually see Nintendo working like a well oiled marketing... More
  • A Retrospective on Batman: Arkham Knight

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    Disclaimer: There will be spoilers for this game and likely for others in the Arkham series. You have been warned.

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    Disclaimer: There will be spoilers for this game and likely for others in the Arkham series. You have been warned. Okay, so this June it will have been two years since Arkham Knight was released, and the fact that we have yet to receive a "Game of... More
  • In Defense of Batman V Superman

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    I'm a superhero fan.  I love reading comics and watching movies that follow the adventures of my favorite characters.  Marvel has done a fantastic job of handling The Avengers, whether or not you like their movies or not (I adore them) it's admirable that they were able to make something that used to be so niche such a huge mainstream phenomenon.  Nobody prior to Iron Man thought that they'd live to see an Avengers movie.  Several years later here we are: Comic book movies are king and we owe a huge thanks to Marvel for that.  

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    I'm a superhero fan. I love reading comics and watching movies that follow the adventures of my favorite characters. Marvel has done a fantastic job of handling The Avengers, whether or not you like their movies or not (I adore them) it's admirable... More
  • At What Point Do New Consoles Become Worth It?

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    Hello all, Windmill here! 

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    Hello all, Windmill here! In a few short months the PS4 and Xbox One will have officially been on the market for a full year. Both consoles have sold several million units, and developers are finally beginning to devote their full attention to developing... More
  • I Have Writer's Block (And that's okay)

    I haven't blogged in quite some time and while I've had a few ideas as to what I could blog about unfortunately anything from a lack of motivation to some infuriating computer problems have kept me from releasing another blog. When E3 began, I'd intended to blog about a whole number of things,

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    I haven't blogged in quite some time and while I've had a few ideas as to what I could blog about unfortunately anything from a lack of motivation to some infuriating computer problems have kept me from releasing another blog. When E3 began, I'd... More
  • Thoughts so Far: Dark Souls II

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    Hello all, Windmill here. I want to talk with all of you and let you know about my feelings towards the recently released Dark Souls II. Now, this isn't a full review and I likely will not publish one. This blog is meant to let you know what I think of the game so far as I haven't beat it yet,

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    Hello all, Windmill here. I want to talk with all of you and let you know about my feelings towards the recently released Dark Souls II. Now, this isn't a full review and I likely will not publish one. This blog is meant to let you know what I think... More
  • My Excitement (and Concern) for Batman: Arkham Knight

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    Hello all, Windmill here with a new blog. As I'm sure many of you are probably already aware Rocksteady's next batman game Arkham Knight is coming later this year and it is slated to be the last Batman game in the Arkham series, at least as far as Rocksteady is confirmed. This news brings with

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    Hello all, Windmill here with a new blog. As I'm sure many of you are probably already aware Rocksteady's next batman game Arkham Knight is coming later this year and it is slated to be the last Batman game in the Arkham series, at least as far... More
  • Does Over Exposure to a Game Before Release Ruin The Experience For You?

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    Hello all, it is I Proprietary-Windmill!  And I've come to bring you another one of my blogs!

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    Hello all, it is I Proprietary-Windmill! And I've come to bring you another one of my blogs! Today's subject has to do with how video games are marketed and just how much exposure to a game before its actual release is too much. Marketing. It's... More
  • Backtracking in Video Games and How to Do it Right

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    Many video game developers these days usually decide to put a focus on choice and crafting large open worlds for players to explore.   Even narrative focused games now usually offer plenty of choices the player can make that allows them to shape the story so that it may really be their own unique experience.  It's rather easy to contrast a linear game versus a non linear game:  One has a straight line (hence the word linear) and the other has one that may start out as a straight line, but quickly branches out after a certain point, putting more control over the game's pacing in the players hands.  It may be safe to assume that games with large open worlds are more popular than games that offer smaller more contained worlds, but I'm here to say that these smaller worlds can be made just as much fun as their massive open world counter parts by one simple game mechanic:  Backtracking

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    Many video game developers these days usually decide to put a focus on choice and crafting large open worlds for players to explore. Even narrative focused games now usually offer plenty of choices the player can make that allows them to shape the story... More
  • Achievements: Why an Entertaining Challenge is Better than Tedious Chores

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    When achievements first made their way onto the console scene with the launch of the Xbox 360,  many probably doubted that they would ever be as popular as they are today.  Achievements can be viewed as a developer's attempt to add longevity to their games, giving gamers more replay value once the main content of the game has been depleted.  But I must ask:  Is it better for this added replay value to simply be there regardless of whether it's actually fun or not? I don't know about you, but my answer is a big NO! And let me explain why.

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    When achievements first made their way onto the console scene with the launch of the Xbox 360, many probably doubted that they would ever be as popular as they are today. Achievements can be viewed as a developer's attempt to add longevity to their... More
  • Windmill's Grand Theft Auto V Review Spectacular!

    Disclaimer:  This review is as spoiler free as I could make it, and if I ruined anything about the games story I apologize, that was not my intention.

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    Disclaimer: This review is as spoiler free as I could make it, and if I ruined anything about the games story I apologize, that was not my intention. *A review of multiplayer will not be included as I do not have a reliable internet connection and cannot... More
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