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Every Thursday we highlight both editor and reader blogs worth your undivided attention...except this week. Game Informer makes reading over the weekend cool.
Quite Possibly The Best Worst Movie Ever MadeWhat is it? I'd tell you except it would totally ruin Jeff A.'s blog. Hint: There are roller skates. And bad retro outfits.
Letting GoShawn Gordon admits there are many franchises we grew up on that still exist, but should they? Among the Marios, Resident Evils, Metal Gears, etc. should these franchises stop while they’re ahead and throw in the towel? Check out the post and throw down in the comments section.Breaking Bad's Ten Best Moments (So Far)Dan won't ever shut up about this show at the office, a show he is so passionate about he wanted to go and spoil the whole thing for you if you've never seen it on his blog. If you have seen it, however, go on and argue for or against his picks in the post's comments section.Why I Didn’t Buy Alan WakeIn a recent NPD, we found out Alan Wake sold less than 150,000 copies despite critical praise. This may be part of the problem: “As with most gamers these days, my time and money are spread a little thinner than they used to be and we have to make choices as to how to spend our entertainment dollar and our downtime. There are so many games coming out nowadays that it's hard to spread those things even further to play more games that sound really cool.” Do you find yourself in the same situation as Hist?Tim Just Spoiled The Ending Of Red Dead For MeWell, the title says it all. However, read past Joe's disdain toward Tim's lack of spoiler warnings and you'll find a discussion regarding spoilers in general. How soon is too soon to openly talk about game plots? Is it ever really ok? Discuss!“I’ll Drive, You Shoot!”Gabriel360 wants you to cut on-rails games some slack. “That's something that an on-rails experience can deliver for everyone: a fast-paced, kinetic, cinematic event from beginning to end.” Do you love on-rails segments in games? Defend your love in the comments section of his blog.Green Lantern Movie Costume Revealed!If you haven't caught Ryan Reynolds in the snug green costume, check it out in Reiner's blog.
Note: Blog Herding will resume to its regular Thursday time on July 29. Next week we'll be taking a herding break for Comic-Con coverage. Stay tuned. Will any of you be at Comic-Con next week? Be sure to blog about it!
Have you produced or read a blog post on gameinformer.com that you think should be considered for upcoming installments of Blog Herding? Send over an e-mail with a link to annette@gameinformer. com. I also accept bribes.
Hist! You made it! Well done buddy.
And I told you that was a great blog Shawn.
Good choices again this week. Congrats to all the featured.
Apparently accusing Joe Juba of being a Communist Robot isn't good enough to make the cut into blog herding. Good to know.
File under: Give Annette 20 dollars.
I'm actually extremely shocked I'm not in here. Probably not pleasant enough, but I never will be. ;)
Oh well, I'll still check these blogs out.
Thank you for selecting my blog, Annette. I really appreciate it.
But admit it, I didn't make the cut because of what I had to say in my blog, it was the picture of Megan Fox. C'mon, it's okay, you can admit it. That's why I put it in there. In fact, a picture of Megan Fox will now be included in every one of my blogs from now on.
You're welcome. :)
I like the new Blog Herding image.
I loved the top 10 list on Breaking Bad, it's such a great show.
Seems to be some confusion lately as to how I choose blogs for this thing. Here's how it works: Each week I browse reader blogs, check out headlines and opening paragraphs, if you hook me there and the rest of the post is pretty sound, guess what, you've made it in. What interests me more is what makes you unique. Take something topical and put your spin on it. Come up with a feature idea that hasn't been done before. Show your personality, have an opinion, and put it out there. Also, spell check is your best friend and images help break up some of the text. There are some lengthy ones out there full of great ideas, and there are even more folks out there with very short attention spans. Keep people hooked and get them to read the whole thing!
Therefore, blog herding isn't simply reader suggestions, I actually comb through the posts and pick my favorites, and readers have helped bring quality work to my attention in the past. I've noticed a few readers who get peeved when certain blogs don't make it in. That's fine, just let me know what I missed and I'll consider it. I try to read as many as I can and some may very well slip through the cracks. I am open to suggestions. Ask anyone who has contacted me already.
I'll put a formal blog post out there soon enough to help sort out the confusion. Until then, happy blogging. :)