The lights are on
What you are witnessing is that period after the holidays
where there is a lull in the release of new games. Thankfully, we won't have to
wait too long until the action picks up. In the meantime, the Game Informer
blogging community has published a number of thought provoking blogs, including
the ones included below.
January 09 – January 15, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 96Number of User
Bloggers: 60Number of User Blogs
Up For The People Who Are Worth ItA touching blog by Anticitizen-One
that retells the heartbreaking story of one dysfunctional family's
controversial visit to their local GameStop and how the store employee stepped
in to make it all better.
Sony Make A Mistake By Releasing So Many Games In 2011The blogger formerly known as
Demon Ragnarok (but now known as Chris Mrkvicka) belts out a persuasive post on
Sony's 2011 marketing strategy and whether it was a wise business plan or not.
Classification Of Gaming In TV/MoviesA collection of thoughts and
ideas including a few video clips packaged together in one tidy little blog by
Craigaleg that discusses how gamers are represented in TV and movies, including
what the future of gaming might actually be like.
Frogs, Ghosts, And Call Of DutyNoobtubin8er returns with another compelling piece
characterizing the notable similarities between comparable games over time, but
questions whether the core of the game ever really changes.
Infinite And The Original Sins Of AmericaPolitics in video games seems to be a trending topic
lately, and this blog by Doctor Apozem focuses on the role government and
political affairs contribute to games like Bioshock and the world of Rapture.
Gamer ConnectionA heartwarming post by Oni no Tenshi relating her
personal relationships and experiences, both real and virtual, with her fellow
gamers and how that makes gaming a more enjoyable experience.
And Worst Companions Of Mass EffectWith the release of Mass Effect 3 looming, there has been
a fair amount of discussion about non-player characters (NPCs) from past
episodes. Matt-boy discloses his feelings towards his fellow teammates.
Born LoserDespite its release nearly two months ago, Skryim is
still receiving a fair amount of attention from the blogging community
including this picturesque phlog by Shootist2600 that captures the game in all
of its dragonborn glory.
Handy Guide To User ReviewsA few members from the GIO community have banded together
to improve the quality of user reviews, and armed with this guide provided
courtesy of Jack, The Quixotic Gamer, hopefully we'll continue to witness
GI Avatars: 2011TurdFurgy has been turning out custom GI avatars for over
a year now and to commemorate the accomplishment and a new year, he has
re-released some of his former favorites.
Gaming And The 3DSOver the last few weeks, we've seen a number of blogs
relating to portable gaming devices, which is a testament to their importance
in the gaming community. This blog by 2D (Stranger) focuses on the Nintendo
3DS and what led to his decision to get it.
Review Herding – 01/14/12Samurai Zero is doing an
outstanding job sifting through quite a few user reviews to bring you the very
best, and this week he has rounded up some for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,
Bastion, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One, Crysis 2, Limbo,
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, and Amy.
3: An Adrenalin Fueled Exercise In LinearityReviews don't get any better
than this one by Jack, The Quixotic Gamer, who provides his evaluation of
Uncharted 3, complete with a detailed analysis, photos, and a trailer of the
game he awarded an 8.75 out of 10, compared to Game Informer's score of 9.5 out
Indie & Mojo Show Episode 20The podcast that some listeners
claim reigns supreme over all others, Indiejones and Mojomonkey12 talk about
The Old Republic, the new Game Informer XCOM cover, and the fact that Oni no
Tenshi was the latest user to be featured in Member Herding. Don't miss Mojo
belt out his rendition of Piano Man.
Armchair Gamer Podcast Episode NineThe AGP podcast returns with
its first episode of 2012, featuring a number of co-hosts from the GIO
community, who discuss various trendy topics including the controversial issues
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 2-15Those crazy robot guys are back
from the holidays with their latest podcast where they share what new goods
they scored and what games they played while they were off the air.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (01/09/12
- 01/15/12):2D (Stranger) (2); aidanrinku; Aless Ale (2); alpacaman15;
AndyDwyer; Anticitizen-One; AVENGERLDZ; benderstrike64; blaze6106; BMW;
born4this; Boss Kowbel; Chris Mrkvicka (formerly Demon Ragnarok); Commando Man;
Craigaleg ; crimsonbrony; Derreck (2); Di5a5terp13ce; Doctor Apozem; Evan;
Ezio9heAssassin; FamilyGuyGuy7 ; Game Over... continue?; GoldvsSilver (7);
Hist; Jack; Jack, The Quixotic Gamer (3); Jonathan Harrison; KAGEHOSHI-;
Koob24; Light Gamebeast23456; markus1142; Marz; Matt-boy; Mike (4); mohawkman5;
mojomonkey12; Mr. Charmander (2); Noobtubin8er (3); o_JMan240_o; Oni no Tenshi
(3); RadiantChaos; Romars202129; Samurai Zero (2); Sawadashan; Shootist2600;
stormfront; That guy who can play 8 different insruments; thatfoxguy; The guy
who is meh; The guy who never really fought Ganon himself; The Handheld Tank;
The Legendary Ewok King (6); The Monster Hunter (2); thegodofwine7; TurdFurgy;
wayoverdue (5); xl9; YepImAPersonWaving (2); and of course yours truly...Saint.
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