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Blog Herding: Community Edition 12/01/11

As expected with any long holiday weekend, the blogging community output was a bit lower than usual this week. But that doesn't mean there weren't some exceptional blogs posted for your reading pleasure. The blogs included here represent some of the finest from your fellow Game Informer readers.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: November 21 – November 27, 2011
Number of User Blogs: 95
Number of User Bloggers: 62
Number of User Blogs Herded: 8

Community Blogs:

You Spoiled Me!
This blog by moderator Supersnake discusses the challenges of not being exposed to revealing information for games you're waiting to play. No games were spoiled in the posting of this blog.

Five Questions A Non-Gamer Should Never Ask A Gamer
Chances are you've had a non-gamer ask you a question about video games that prove there is such a thing as a dumb question. This clever post by Jack, The Quixotic Gamer touches on a few of them.

My 13 Most Anticipated Games Of 2012
As the year winds down and we enjoy the many wonderful releases, is it too early to look at what awaits in 2012? Vurtax doesn't think so as he provides his list of games he's excited for. Maybe you are too?

Multiplayer Camping: Tactical Or Cowardly?
The age-old and often controversial topic of camping is not a particularly new subject, but this post by J. Swigart stirs the waters with the community as he discusses whether it's acceptable or cowardly.

"Video Games" Are Obsolete
Are games like Portal and Bioshock considered shooters? Is it even appropriate to call them games? This interesting read by Shootist2600 questions how games have evolved and if our labels are keeping up.

The Elder Scrolls 6: What I Want
As is often the case, a new game is released that turns the community upside down, but after it's out for a while, chinks in the armor are exposed. Samurai Zero talks about his issues with Skyrim and how he would like to see them addressed in the next Elder Scrolls game.

Are Video Games Associated With Problem Behaviors?
Whether you agree with the content or not, Logan Hess's blog about the relationship between video games and behavioral issues is receiving a fair amount of attention from the community and worth a look if you haven't seen it. Read and post your thoughts on the matter.

Fantasy Football For Gamers
When I saw fantasy football in the title of this blog I almost dismissed it, but this lighthearted post by Noobtubin8er recruits video game characters for his ideal football team lineup. It's rather humorous.

Notable Reviews:

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
No doubt you've heard of Skyrim and how well it is doing. This short but articulate review by Echelon XII covers the basics and justifies the 9.75 score he awarded the game.

Requiescat In Pace
Perhaps one of the most thorough reviews you'll ever read, Craigaleg examines Ubisoft's latest (and last?) installment in the Assassin's Creed series with this top notch review of AC: Revelations.

Feel The Rage
Maybe not the game everybody was hoping it would be, thatfoxguy provides a solid review of Rage, which might help with your decision of whether to play it or not.

Community Podcasts:

Robot Reveals! Batman: Arkham City
Listen to Rob Kehoe, aka Warbuff, share his personal experiences while providing some valuable insight into working in the video game industry as a contract video game tester. For the rest of the show, the hosts reveal their crime fighting exploits in Arkham City.

Don't forget to send your feedback, recommendations and community events in to my personal Game Informer account located here to ensure this feature continues to provide the content you're eager to read.

Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (November 21 - 27, 2011):
Allen; benderstrike64 (2); BlackHeartedWolf; blaze6106; born4this; Bryan M. Stafford; Christopher Williams; DeadManWalking; Devin (2); durararaGO95 (6); Echelon XII; Elfstrum; firedude3663; J. Swigart (2); Jack, The Quixotic Gamer; Joe; Joey Guerra; Jonathan Harrison (4); Joshua Weibel; Lancehead255; libertydude (3); Logan Hess; Luke Hudman; Marshmallow Candy Robo; Master Chief (2); Matt-boy; Matthew Fugere (2); Meta77; Mister Doctor Professor Chancellor Admiral Chris; Mray901; Nintendo Fan (2); Noobtubin8er (3); o_JMan240_o; Ocarina Wielder (2); Oni no Tenshi (2); ps2freak; Rafael; redlitez76; Ric White; Samurai Zero; Shootist2600; Sora3Ben; Stepjem; superpretendoboy89 (2); Supersnake; thatfoxguy (6); The Doctor; The guy who is meh (2); The Legendary Ewok King (2); The Midnight Mayor; the Mysterious Stranger; TheBen; thegodofwine7; TOGNick (2); tutelsongo; Vegetarian Barbarian; Vurtax; wayoverdue (3); xl9; XSpectreGreyX; Yusuke Uramesh; and of course yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week:
"Never give up. Trust your instincts." – Peppy Hare, Star Fox 64

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