The Last of Us Part I has seen a renewed surge in sales since the release of its sequel. Does this story still hold up as a masterpiece nearly eight years later?

The following article will contain full spoilers for The Last of Us Part I, The Last of Us: Left Behind and The Last of Us Part II. If you wish to avoid these spoilers, click away now.

After taking a look at Jin Sakai’s harrowing journey through his home island of Tsushima, I wanted to take a real critical look at my favorite video game series of all time: The Last of Us. I’ve decided to go in order, so today I will be taking an in-depth look into 2013’s The Last of Us Part I. I wholeheartedly believe that…


Campbell, a bit of an under-the-radar hire, has his defensive coordinator in Aaron Glenn. Now, the attention shifts to the offensive side of the ball.

The Detroit Lions have announced the hiring of New Orleans Saints assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell as the team’s next head coach. Campbell was one of two finalists for the job, along with former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. However, the latter made it easy on the Lions’ brass when he accepted the head coaching position with the Atlanta Falcons. Campbell could have officially been hired on Monday, but he has decided to finish his exit interviews with the Saints, according to NFL Network. …


Donald Trump loyalists stormed the US Capitol Building on Wednesday. It’s time to remove Donald Trump from office immediately.

When I redownloaded the Medium app to my phone, I had one intention in mind: to use Medium as an outlet to publish my analysis of narratives in some of my favorite video games. I wanted this to be a place where I could catalog my arguments for which games I thought had great stories, and which games had not so great stories. I never envisioned that I’d be writing a piece like this, so soon after starting up on Medium.

But that’s not what’s important. That’s not what people have clicked on to read. This isn’t about me. …


The following article contains full spoilers for the main narrative for Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us Part II, and spoilers for the end of Red Dead Redemption II. If you have not finished these games, or otherwise wish to avoid spoilers, please click away now.

Sucker Punch Productions launched the highly anticipated open world action-adventure game Ghost of Tsushima on July 17, 2020. The game was mostly well received by critics, and highly praised by gamers online. The game centers around Jin Sakai, a samurai who is on a quest to rid the Japanese island of Tsushima of…

Tristin McKinstry

I am pursuing a bachelor's in communication, and am using this blog to write about an array of topics such as sports and video games.

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