The lights are on
From a video game perspective, we have much to be
thankful for this season with the release of so many great games to occupy our
time. Something else to be thankful for – the outstanding blogs posted by the
Game Informer user community this week, including a few notable ones linked
November 14 – November 20, 2011Number of User
Blogs: 102Number of User
Bloggers: 72Number of User
Blogs Herded: 10
To SWTOR: Can I Love An MMO?The highly anticipated release
of The Old Republic is nearly upon us and febtober swords questions what many
of us are wondering – will the game be good enough to recruit those who don't
normally play the MMORPG genre?
Happens When A Franchise Becomes Too Big To Fail?A few franchises have enjoyed
overwhelming success over the years, so much so that Yusuke Urameshi debates
whether they are now too big to fail. Read the blog and post your comments on
"Out of Touch" FeelingHave you ever played a video
game just because everyone else was raving about it? Hist tackles this question
in his latest blog that doesn't just focus on video games but all forms of pop
The Controller In The ClassroomThis blog by Matthew Fugere
explores Pedagogy (the art or science of teaching) and how video games can be
used in the classroom to promote the overall learning experience.
3D Display: 1st Impressions & UnboxingMaybe you knew Sony was
releasing a 3D display for the Playstation 3, or maybe you didn't. Either way,
this detailed synopsis by Derreck documents his unboxing experience and first
Price Of EntertainmentMost of us have felt the
impact of trying to purchase all the latest video games that have flooded the
market lately. This enlightening blog by Noobtubin8er discusses why games cost
10 Industry FeudsGame Informer's resident "top
ten list" architect is back and this time thegodofwine7 takes a more sinister
but still comical approach by listing his thoughts on the biggest industry
Anniversary And My Experience With The Series!Longtime GI member but first time
blogger, Another Matthew shares his personal testimony on how a broken
Playstation 2 resulted in his discovery of the Halo franchise.
Don'ts: And An Excuse For My PictorialA great read with plenty of
tips on how to survive in the epic world of Skyrim. In typical fashion, Shootist2600
provides a riveting blog complete with pretty pictures.
CE Whatever Happened To The Game Of Tomorrow?With the recent release of Halo:
Combat Evolved Anniversary edition marking the 10th anniversary of
the original Halo, it's only fitting to include this account of the original
game by Picker of nits.
It Ain't Broke...Whether you like the game or
agree with the score, this review sets the standard for how a proper review
should be formatted. Check out this brilliant review of Modern Warfare 3 by Craigaleg.
Best Tiger Woods Game Yet...A solid review for EA's Tiger
Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters posted by gamer and golfer HeyItsWill_5115. And
if golf isn't your game, then take a look at his equally worthwhile review of Uncharted
A Smooth Dragon Or A Hulking BehemothGamers continue turning out
reviews of Skyrim, Bethesda's epic continuation of the Elder Scroll series, but
most are not as insightful and polished as this one by Noobtubin8er.
(Disappointment Of The Year)A fan of the
Uncharted series but not as impressed with Uncharted 3, LaLiLuLeLo posts a
quality review detailing why he awarded Uncharted 3 a surprisingly low score when
compared to the majority of the other reviews.
4th Floor Episode 26It's been awhile since we've
heard from the 4th Floor, but TOGNick and Liz return to talk about politics,
scandals, movies, music, and yes, even video games, including reviews (with
spoilers) of Modern Warfare 3 and Arkham City.
Armchair Gamer Podcast Episode SevenOn the latest installment of
the AGP, the hosts discuss online distribution, Minecraft, and the differences
between Eastern and Western role-playing games. Listener discretion is advised.
Indie & Mojo Show Episode 13: With Special Guest Hist!Another All-Star GIO member
visits the Indie & Mojo show. Listen to Indie, Mojo, and Hist as they talk about
blogging, gaming, and everybody's favorite feature, "What butters/burns your
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 2-9Skyrim. 'nuf said.
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