The lights are on
This was a remarkable week, both in output and
excellence, from the blogging community. Boasting several new voices across a
broad spectrum of topics ranging from handhelds to video game urban legends, if
you can't find a blog on this list you absolutely enjoy, you need to check your
January 02 - January 08, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 102Number of User
Bloggers: 65Number of User
Blogs Herded: 13
Protagonists And Moral AbsolutismA thought provoking blog by Bryan
M. Stafford debating how video games, specifically characters from the RPG
genre, are faced with morally challenging situations and how different developers
implement this element into their work.
With Star Wars: The Old RepublicThe Old Republic has received a
fair amount of attention from the video game industry. If you're on the fence
whether you should play it or not, this blog by Matthew Fugere will provide you
with a gamer's perspective that might help with the decision.
Curious Case Of Bethesda's SkyrimA beautiful and passionate masterpiece
of a blog by Anticitizen-One and perhaps one of the finest musings you'll ever
read about Skryim. The success of a video game should be measured by
experiences like these.
The Price Drop Waiting GameShould you pay full price and
pre-order a game, purchase it the day it comes out, or wait until it's out a
while and the price drops? This thorough and insightful blog by Sheriff Warbuff
provides some thoughts on playing the price drop waiting game.
PolybiusThe format is a bit rough
around the edges, but this first blog by The Handheld Tank discusses a video
game urban legend that can even be seen featured on The Simpsons. Have you ever heard of it?
Noire: Making You An Incomplete CompletionistA delightful piece by luciablee
that focuses on a few of the nuances associated with L.A. Noire's gameplay and
how it affects those who seek perfection when completing the games they play.
Sony Lost Its Freakin' Mind?Sony certainly faced a lot of
challenges in 2011, but overall how do you think they responded to the
adversity? This blog by ShadowDragyn captures his thoughts on the topic.
Top 10 Gaming Experiences of 2011The always creative and
colorful Shootist2600 returns with a blog to highlight his greatest gaming
moments from 2011, complete with beautiful screenshots capturing each of the
And Video Games: Dispelling Some MythsEverybody knows or should know
the way firearms are recreated in video games is nothing like real life. This
fan favorite piece by Noobtubin8er sets the record straight on some of the most
5 Things That Will Make You A Better GamerRegardless of how good of a
gamer you are, there is always room for improvement, right? This rather witty
blog by Jack provides some amusing pointers with a certain amount of truth to
Best Of 2011 Awards: Handheld EditionPortable gaming devices
normally don't receive a ton of attention from the blogging community, but if
they interest you as a gamer, don't miss this blog by Derreck summarizing his
favorites of 2011.
Best Free Game You've Never Heard OfWith the economy such that it is
who wouldn't like free video games? Well, if you're a PC gamer, Jack, The
Quixotic Gamer points you towards a game you've probably never heard of that is
legally free to download and play.
"Truly Interactive Worlds" Make For Lazy Gamers?The ever clever and always
popular Oni no Tenshi brings another insightful piece that raises some
questions about choices and the freedom we're given to make those decisions in
the current generation of video games.
Review Herding – 01/07/12Another collection of user
reviews rounded up by Samurai Zero and worth your attention including reviews
for Super Mario 3D Land, Fallout 3, Crysis 2, The Force Unleashed, Arkham
Asylum, Driver: San Francisco, and Lord of the Rings: War in the North. Support
your local GIO user reviewers.
On The InsideA simple but charming review of
Supergiant Games' surprise hit, Bastion. This review by PaperCamm awards the
game a 9.5 out of 10, compared to Matt Miller's score of 9.25 out of 10.
Indie & Mojo Show Episode 19: Explicitly ExplicitThe Indie & Mojo show
returns with the first episode of 2012, a show that left me all choked up.
You'll have to listen to find out why. The hosts talk about SOPA, The Old
Republic, their video game backlog and community shout outs. Viewer discretion
advised, as Mojomonkey shares his TOR woes.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (01/02/12
- 01/08/12):Allen; alpacaman15; Andrew; Andrew SiNiSTER (4); Anticitizen-One;
benderstrike64; BillyBobJoe234 (2); blaze6106 (2); Bryan M. Stafford; Bullet
Time; Cameron Koch; Cepxico (2); Cody Gilley; Derreck (3); Doctor Apozem (2);
DoctorNight; Dusk Dash (JakandRatchet79); Emily; Enigma (2); FamilyGuyGuy7;
GoldvsSilver (3); hiromu656; Hist; indiejones; Jack (4); Jack, The Quixotic
Gamer; John Hunter; Josh Wagner; Joshua Weibel; Kflame210 (2); libertydude;
luciablee (2); markus1142; Mass Revolution; Matt The Hedgehog; Matthew Fugere;
Mike; mohawkman5; Nate77 (6); Neophile Steve; Noobtubin8er; ochomcawsome; Oni
no Tenshi (4); Peter Skerritt Jr (2); reidloS doG (2); Samurai Zero;
Sawadashan; ShadowDragyn; Shelly; Sheriff Warbuff; Shootist2600;
Still_Insane22; stormfront; swag2011; The Handheld Tank; The Jokers assassin;
The Legendary Ewok King (4); The Monster Hunter; thegodofwine7; ThisBlueSquid;
Vurtax; wayoverdue (5); xplay92; YepImAPersonWaving; and of course yours
Video Game Quote of the Week:"The monster you created has returned." – Kratos,
God of War
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