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Patrick Murphy grew up in the hearty Midwest, where he spent many winter hours watching movies and playing video games while waiting for baseball season to start again. When not thinking of his next Nintendo post or writing screenplays to satisfy his film school training, he’s getting his cinema fix as the Editor of Sordid Cinema, Goomba Stomp's Film and TV section.

A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words: The Zelda franchise’s emphasis on imagery as exposition

Patrick Murphy
Speak softly and carry a big sword. This seems to be Nintendo’s overriding philosophy for how story is handled in the Legend of Zelda games, and while

Wake-up Call: The Best of Link Oversleeping

Patrick Murphy
Even though there are some mornings when it seems pointless or almost impossible, part of being a hero involves eventually getting out of bed. Link

The Many Faces of Link: The Spirit of the Hero Over 30 Years

Patrick Murphy
The Legend of Zelda series is one of the longest-running in video games, but its main character doesn’t quite have the same lasting power. Not beyond the