Archive for the Games Category

War Robots (Review by Riley Robertson)

Posted in 21st Century, Games, Sci-fi on June 8, 2018 by Mr. Winch

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War Robots is a challenging game, but it’s fun to play with your friends. You can level up and better loot, better weapons and upgrade your robot. The stronger your robot gets, the harder the competition gets. You can also start a clan with your friends that have the game. You can spend hour on end grinding at the game and leveling up. You can get War Robots on iPhones and Androids but you can also link your Facebook to it so you can share your progress with people and earn achievement and save all of your hard work. So what are you waiting for: go download the game War Robots and grind to the best.


Sorry (Game Review by Riley Robertson)

Posted in Games, Uncategorized on June 1, 2018 by Mr. Winch

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Sorry is a fantastic game first introduced 1934 by Parker Brothers. This game is a fun to play with family and friends when having get togethers and is a very interesting game because the players use counting, strategy, probability and tactics. It is for anyone of almost any age, from ages 6 to adult.  The only way for you to get out of start is by drawing a 1 or a 2. When you play, you should think about what you do to the other players because it could either help you win or bite you in your butt. The goal of the game is to get all your pieces to home to win. If you like competitive games, then Sorry is right for you!  

Helix Jumper (Review by Riley Robertson)

Posted in 21st Century, Games on May 17, 2018 by Mr. Winch

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Helix Jumper is exciting adventure game to pass the time when you have nothing to do. You bounce a ball through a helix tower labyrinth and you can play it on Androids and iPhones. There are many levels the goal is to go through the holes and not touch the opposite color or you have to restart but you’re got to time the move just right. But it’s a fun game to play and you can see if your friends can bet you and get pass you.  It’s a very fun and addictive game to play. When you play it you’re just focused on betting the level and you could lose track of time. Because you just zone into the game and the colors of each level catch your attention. But also, no level is the exact same it might seem like it but it’s not because it like a labyrinth tower going down. So if you are really bored go on your smartphone and get the fun and exiting game Helix Jumper.

The Monsters of D & D by Tanner

Posted in Fantasy Novels, Games on May 25, 2017 by Mr. Winch

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Dragons are the namesake of Dungeons and Dragons, and are one of the most classic and iconic of monsters. Traditionally, there are two different classifications for dragons:; metallic and chromatic. Metallic dragons come in brass, copper, gold, silver, and bronze, and a majority of metallic dragons tend to be good-aligned, choosing to follow the teachings of the god Bahamut, the Platinum dragon. Chromatic dragons come in black, red, green, blue, and white, tend to be evil, and follow Tiamat, the Dragon Queen. Depending on the age of the dragon and the average level of the party, fights against dragons can either be only mildly difficult or extremely challenging. Each dragon has a different element assigned to it depending on its color. Gold, brass, and red have fiery breath, silver and white have ice, bronze and blue have lightning, copper and black have acid, and green has poison. In terms of lore, all dragons tend to be hoarders of wealth, though how they manage to acquire it depends on if they’re metallic or chromatic. Metallics often receive gold, jewels, and rare items from smaller races in exchange for protection, whereas chromatics tend to gain wealth through fear and pillaging. Dragons make for a memorable and difficult fight, and are a very memorable monster overall.chromatic. Metallics often receive gold, jewels, and rare items from smaller races in exchange for protection, whereas chromatics tend to gain wealth through fear and pillaging. Dragons make for a memorable and difficult fight, and are a very memorable monster overall.

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Goblins are another classic in Dungeons and Dragons, known for serving other races as minions or being just a general nuisance on their own. Goblins are actually a subrace of a much larger, generalized type of monster, Goblinoids, and other monsters that fall under that label are bugbears and hobgoblins; however, goblins are the most well-known. Goblins tend to be numerous, so it’s very rare to encounter and battle just a single goblin, and because they’re so small, they can easily run up and hit you, only to disengage and back away so they don’t get attacked. However, to counteract this, goblins tend to be very, very weak. In the lore, goblins are very aggressive and short-tempered, and take pleasure in exacting revenge against those who have wronged them. They also tend to be very greedy and find it incredibly difficult to be altruistic or refuse a deal where they get paid vast amounts of wealth. In the end, goblins are an easy fight, but this makes it easy to fill rooms and dungeons with a large number of them for a challenge.

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Orcs are another classic Dungeons and Dragons monster, with many individuals having a very “survival of the fittest” attitude. Orcs don’t stand out very much in terms of fighting against them individually;, however, orcs are incredibly powerful in groups and make for challenging battles for all levels depending on how many there are; they tend to rely on brute strength and rarely, if ever, run from a fight, even if their chances of winning seem slim. In their lore, orcs are a very “tribal” type of civilization and are very aggressive, brutal people. They also follow their own pantheon of deities, the most major god being Gruumsh, the one-eyed god. Overall, while they’re not incredibly flashy or special; , orcs are a staple in the game and will likely never go away anytime soon.

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Posted in Games on April 26, 2017 by Mr. Winch


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Assassination Classroom is a funny anime with good lessons. Assassination Classroom teaches lessons like never underestimate the underdog and failure is part of success. These are good lessons to learn. But the best thing is the way the anime teaches the lessons. It’s not a serious anime just going “learn these lessons.” It adds in comedy so you can enjoy laughing and learning at the same time. All in all, this anime is the best for learning some good lessons while having a good laugh.


F.E.A.R. (review by Tyler Lombard)

Posted in Coming of Age, dystopia, Games, Zombie movies on February 2, 2017 by Mr. Winch

The F.E.A.R. video game series is a long, very horrific experience to stop a young girl named Alma Wade.  Alma Wade is the mother of the apocalypse.

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First, you take the perspective of a F.E.A.R. operative or First Encounter Assault Recon. The F.E.A.R. team is trying to hunt down Alma Wade  for good reason. She is a demon/spirit figure that kills everything and everyone in her path, and some of her victims go insane, maybe because she consumes their sanity.  Her actions are actually quite understandable because when she was still alive, scientists did tons of experiments on her and then locked her away.  When you first see her, she is ten, but by age fifteen, she has had two kids: Fettle and Point Man. The scientists took her babies away from her, which is another reason why she is severely pissed off.

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While the F.E.A.R. operatives follow through with their objectives, they have to stop other forces along the way: demons, cop-like-F.B.I. military guy, the Replica Soldiers–thousands of super soldiers.  These other forces find the F.E.A.R. operatives a threat. Along the way, you–the main F.E.A.R. operative–go on this hell of a spree, watching everything die by everything, witnessing all the people you worked with die by demons in the most suffering and brutal of ways. But Alma Wade, decides to kill all of the above.

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All the chaos, all the terror that you see is from Alma Wade.  The headaches, the hallucinations you experience, that is all from her. Even though it is understandable why Alma is this way, she still needs to be stopped in any way that is possible. If you are interested in first-person-shooter horror video games, then check out F.E.A.R.  

Neko Atsume (review by Tanner R.)

Posted in Games, Uncategorized on October 28, 2016 by Mr. Winch

Did you know there’s an easy way to attract cats to your yard? Just leave out a couple bowls of cat food on your porch and a couple of fun toys, and hopefully, cats will come. Of course, they don’t always come immediately, and cats can be very shy, so if you sit outside and wait for them, they probably won’t come. Attracting cats takes time and patience. Of course, not everyone can attract cats in real life, be it because of pets you may have or because of allergies, however, there’s a game that emulates this simple concept that serves as the next best thing.

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Neko Atsume, or “Kitty Collector” in English, is a game that’s available on iOS and Android that revolves around attracting cats to your virtual yard. Now, while it doesn’t sound exciting on paper, there’s a simple charm to leaving out food for cats to eat so they can come to your yard. There’s no story to the game at all, and the tutorial is minimal, but the simplicity of the game is refreshing and it’s not a game you have to put intense time and effort into. You can just close it and come back to it whenever you feel like it.


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Gameplay is incredibly simple. You leave out some food and some toys, and then you close out the app and wait. That’s it. You can just open the app again later whenever you have time. You don’t have to take care of the cats or be responsible for them. You don’t breed them, groom them, or anything. You just leave food and toys and then wait. While it seems boring, the game is great as a time killer or as something therapeutic due to the lack of actual tasks or thought of responsibility, as well as the cheerful, relaxed atmosphere. The game is very popular with older teens and adults for this reason alone, as most adults have jobs that cause them stress and other such ailments, and the game offers a calming, peaceful experience. When you come back, there might be a cat or two in your yard, and the more toys you have, the more cats will come. Depending on the food given to them, rare cats may even show up.

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Of course, buying the food and toys isn’t free, and the game knows this, so when the cats leave, they leave behind the game’s currency: fish. Yes. Fish. You’d think you’d be feeding that to the cats, or that the cats would be eating the fish, but, shockingly, this isn’t the case. With the fish, you can buy food and toys. There are special goldfish that can buy special toys and food to attract rare cats. Hilariously, you can use the fish to buy sashimi for the cats to eat. You’re essentially buying fish with fish. How this works, one can only wonder.

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This game is recommended for cat lovers, people who are interested in attracting cats but cannot, people with anxiety disorders, and people who don’t have that much free time. Any age group can play this and the game is free on the app store. Overall, Neko Atsume is a wonderful game that you can put as much or as little time into as you please.