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Best of the Best: The Souls Series

Let’s talk about one of the best video game series of all time! In a day and age where video games seem to have become an easy and boring sell for corporate America to cash in on, the Souls series reminds us of what a video game is supposed to be, all while being great pieces of art.

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Matt’s Top 10 Favorite Video Game Heroes

I’ve already done an article about my favorite video game villains, and now it’s time to talk about my favorite heroes. The heroes are the ones we (usually) play as during our adventures in video games. They are the ones we connect to, thrive with and feel for as we control their destinies in our tiny hands. It’s great when you think about it, though. Heroes are the ones that we literally “control.” So, I’m sure there are some theories about the protagonist of a game having their own character, but they wouldn’t have life unless it weren’t for the human psyche controlling them. Therefore, the human’s psyche is contributing to the character and their personality, creating a completely new life form that would not exist without that’s a mixture of human and technology…

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On the Couch with Matt: Why Video Games?

Video Games. Well, I could go on and on about this glorious invention, but I’m not trying to go on and on today; I’m just trying to explain my reasons for loving this art form so much. Now, as I’ve grown older I don’t play as many video games as I used to. Back in the day, it was wake up, go to school, go home, play video games and do homework when my parents thought I was sleeping. I’ve been through addiction at 14, 15, 16 and 17 years old; thank “World of Warcraft” for that one. I’ve also failed tests because “Grand Theft Auto” made my time disappear. I matured after graduating from high school, though. I only left video games to my TRUE free time when it came to college, and after graduating from there I tried becoming a Twitch streamer for a little while, but that didn’t work out the way I wanted it to.

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Matt’s Top 10 Favorite Video Game Villains

The Villain. In most games, there are thugs, bodyguards, ninjas, secret agents, zombies, monsters, and plenty more of an assortment of henchmen that usually follow the direction of one sole proprietor. This person is the villain. Sometimes they are female, most of the time they are male, but there have been moments when you could not categorize them as either. The villain is the one person/being/thing we are trying to stop during the course of a video game. Think Mario trying to save Princess Peach from Bowser, Link trying to save Zelda from Ganon, Ethan Mars trying to save his son from the Origami Killer, and your Jedi trying to stop Darth Malak’s evil plans. Sometimes the villain isn’t as obvious as those. Sometimes there’s such an incredible twist that you discover you’ve been working for the villain the entire time.

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