Patrick Shields

I love the outdoors as well as the indoors, and when I'm not gaming, writing, or being musical, you can find me outside, climbing trees and getting lost off the road less traveled. It is a known fact that I've been blessed with the greatest kids in the world and an incredible wife who is an awesome nurse and my superhero. I've played games on nearly every system ever made and regularly go back to the classic games that helped raise this fine fellow. When asked which system or computer I prefer, there's only one answer: yes.
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The Importance of Music in Video Games

The Importance of Music in Video Games

The rush of storming the lair of evil doers, the crescendo of enacting that perfect heist, the emotional loss of a beloved character, through it all we take in the breathtaking graphics, admire the impeccable lighting, and enjoy the tight controls that engage us with the latest masterpiece of gaming.…
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The Psychology of Grinding in Video Games

The Psychology of Grinding in Video Games

Many moons ago I set off on an adventure unlike any I had ever experienced. It took place across a huge world, sprawling several continents and oceans. There were kings and princesses, magical towns, caverns filled with timeless treasures, and fierce monsters traversing every nook and cranny. I had never…
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