The Walking Dead – A New Frontier: How Telltale Games’ Final Story Results Personalize Player’s Choice Further

Telltale Games succeeded in turning the popular series The Walking Dead into an interactive story experience fueled by player’s choice. The story of Lee and Clementine is one of gaming’s most emotionally satisfying stories ever told and one of the most memorable characters to come out of video games. It’s not surprising that Telltale isn’t quite ready to let go of Clementine, even if she’s playing second fiddle to a new set of characters in The Walking Dead: A New Frontier. The final results in the game can determine what kind of person Clementine develops into through your decisions in A New Frontier.

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Video Game Challenge (Special Edition) Progress Report 2: Mass Effect – Andromeda

Playing any RPG game like Mass Effect: Andromeda will require a ton of time and investment. Sometimes RPGs can be both vast and overwhelming to figure out what to do next. It’s a feeling I constantly confront every time I spend a few hours with the game. My journey through Andromeda continues with another special edition report of my video game challenge.

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Stripes Forever: A Classic Trend That Never Goes Out Of Style

Fashion goes through cycles. One minute a trend is hot and the next minute it’s not. No style is ever really retired. It just takes a few years before a trend is announced the rage again by trendsetters and fashion editors. Despite what the trend may be for the season, some trends are timeless and can be worn season after season, year after year. Stripes are one of those classic styles that never seems to get stale.

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When Boss Fights Aren’t Difficult, Just Annoyingly Long

When you play video games long enough, you become acquainted with fighting all types of boss fights. Easy boss fights. Average boss fights. Damn hard, WTF boss fights. Gamers will know and learn them well. Most video games aren’t complete with at least one major boss fight at the end of each level. Gamers come in always anticipating and expecting them. What will this boss fight be like? What strategy do I need to execute to get the best result at defeating the boss? Sometimes it’s almost easy to figure out your opponent’s go-to moves and attacks and then adjust accordingly. But once you figure out what you need to do, a fight should be quick and easy to get through, right? Not always, as I learned when fighting against the Cardinal boss in Mass Effect: Andromeda.

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Video Game Challenge (Special Edition) Progress Report 1: Mass Effect – Andromeda

Time flies when you’re having fun and April has been a great month of video gaming ever since Mass Effect: Andromeda came out. As April draws to a close this week, it’s time to start the first of many special edition video game challenge progress reports (spoiler-free unless stated otherwise) for Andromeda.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda – My First Four Hours With The Game

One of the most highly anticipated games of the year, Mass Effect: Andromeda, finally released last week and there’s already so much to say about the game. It’s a new adventure, story, and cast of characters. It may feel familiar, but there’s a lot about Andromeda that already feels different. Mostly in a good way so far.

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PAX East 2017: A Review Of The Sensory Overload That Is A Paradise For Gamers

On March 11, 2017, for the second time in my natural born life, I attended PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts. Like the last time I attended PAX East, I was only able to attend a Saturday. While it may have been a quick and short attendance for one of the biggest video game conventions held in the Northeast, I did enough to fill an entire day at the convention without ever feeling bored.

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PAX East 2017: Saturday Edition Sneak Peek

This year I had the pleasure of being able to attend PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts. It was my second time going to this convention, but I only attended Saturday. After having a full weekend away from home, I’m recovering a bit from the excitement of my single day attendance. A full write up will be coming next Monday to give myself time to collect my thoughts and recall everything I saw, did, and what my main highlights of the convention were. Spoiler Alert: Mass Effect! In the meantime, please enjoy some of the photos I have taken from Saturday to tide you over for the time being.

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Video Game Challenge Progress Report (Redux Edition Part 4): Phoenix Wright – Dual Destinies

After taking a brief break from my video game challenges to gleefully play Final Fantasy XV a bit longer, February became the month I would dutifully return to my ongoing video game challenge with Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies. Has Dual Destinies become the comeback kid for video game challenges this month?

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A February Overview: simpleek’s Geeky Agenda For The Month

We are already in the second month of 2017 and finding plenty of time to do everything I set out to do has been a challenge. I am not off to a great start with the novel writing goal I set for myself this year and will have to figure out how to stay on track with that somehow. Certain other goals have been pushed to the top of my priority list until I can finally get those finished. This doesn’t mean I don’t indulge on the much leisurely side of things and making time for this blog as I go along. Those are very much a necessity for me. I decided to give everyone a taste of what I have been doing behind the scenes and what I hope to continue doing this month.

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