The lights are on
The recent delivery of the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
demo had the community buzzing this week, as a number of blogs and podcasts
focused their attention on Electronic Art's upcoming roleplaying game scheduled
for a February 7 release. If that doesn't interest you, there are
plenty of other excellent blogs from a wide array of topics to pick from.
January 16 – January 22, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 103Number of User
Bloggers: 77Number of User
Blogs Herded: 11
Top 10 Favorite Games Of 2011How amazing of a year was 2011?
Well, we're already a month into 2012 and some gamers are still talking about
2011, like this first blog by xghost777 that lists his favorite games of 2011.
ConfidentialWhether you played the demo for
the recently released Kingdoms of Amalur or you've never heard of the upcoming
roleplaying gaming from 38 Studios, this exceptional blog by Shootist2600 will
show and tell you pretty much everything you need to know.
I Started Playing Team Fortress 2Some video games withstand the
sands of time better than others, as Doctor Apozem finds out after trying his
hand at an old classic that's only gotten better the older it gets.
Truth About PC GamingThe video game industry has
been reporting the death of the PC for years now, but this remarkable first
blog by Abertix24 debunks some of the myths associated with the demise of the
10 Video Game NinjasIt's a universally known fact
that ninjas are cool and thegodofwine7 strikes again with his list of favorite
ninjas that have appeared in video games. Read the blog and see if you agree.
Are You Playing? – Game Informer CommunityI was hoodwinked into featuring
this new blog series by SamuraiZero that spotlights a member of the community
and chats about the games they're currently playing. The series is certainly
worth featuring, but I wasn't too keen on the inaugural candidate.
Words Into Motion – Video ReviewsDo yourself a favor and take a
few minutes to watch this rather short video review for The Old Republic
provided courtesy of Craigaleg. Its quality products like these that make this
community so amazing.
The Assassin Back In My CreedNot just a
blog with a catchy title, Ed_B44 delivers an interesting read on what elements
he enjoys from the Assassin's Creed games and his disappointment with the
direction the series has taken.
I Want From Dead Island 2Inspired by her "undying love
of the undead," luciablee muses about the features she would like to see in a Dead
Island sequel that would make the game even better than the first.
Are ForeverAn insightful blog by GoldvsSilver
applying a little logic to the process of projecting your opinion online and
being respectful of others in the process. Knowing is half the battle.
A Legendary SeriesA short and sweet blog by Masterassassin
chronicling his recent discovery of the legendary Zelda series of video games
and the ensuing adventures he's been on playing through the various games.
Review Herding – 01/21/12SamuraiZero scours the user
reviews so you don't have to. This week's collection includes reviews for Call
of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Torchlight, Ico/Shadow of the Colossus, Batman:
Arkham City, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Rage.
You Ever Seen A Portal?A brief review by Soren Hough
capturing the finer points of Portal 2 and what led to awarding the game a
score of 9.25 out of 10, compared to Game Informer's review score of 9.5 out of
Indie & Mojo Show Episode 21The regular hosts, sans a special guest this week, talk
about the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning demo, the trailer for Resident Evil 6,
and their thoughts on Metacritic. They also field a few questions from their Twitter
followers and give their community shout outs. Listener discretion advised.
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 2-16This week the hosts talk about Bulletstorm, NBA2K12, and
their Netflix Instant Queue Movie Review for Outbreak. In other news, Titus is going to be a dad, Wes is not, so
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (01/16/12
- 01/22/12):2D (Stranger); Abertix24; AESUPREME1; Aless Ale; Andy;
Bald-Guy-With-A-Cape; benderstrike64; Billy; born4this; BreadLoser; Bryan M.
Stafford; Cody Gilley; Cogito Splicer; Craigaleg; Darth Kill (4);
DeadManWalking; Derreck; Di5a5terp13ce; DJX25968; Doctor Apozem; durararaGO95;
Ed_B44; Enigma (2); Ezio9heAssassin; FamilyGuyGuy7; firedude3663;
freezeimacop690; GoldvsSilver (3); GunslingerD7; indiejones (2); Jack; Jack,
The Quixotic Gamer; JC; Jendon; John Jones (3); Jonathan Harrison; Kflame210;
luciablee (3); Masterassassin; Matt The Hedgehog; Matt-boy; Mike (2);
mohawkman5 (2); Mr.MudHole Man; Mray901; Nate77 (2); Nintendo Fan; Noobtubin8er
(3); o_JMan240_o; Oni no Tenshi; PRjumpman124; RadiantChao; redlitez76; reidloS
doG (2); Reptar7; RezidentHazard (rides again); SaintofGaming;
Samurai Zero (2); Sawadashan (2); Shootist2600; Something Creative; Spyro
Conspiracy Theorist; stormfront; The Legendary Ewok King (3); TheBen;
thebrazilian27; thecouchpotato; thegodofwine7; ThisBlueSquid; TOGNick;
trap_the_clap27; Valerie Figueroa; wayoverdue (3); xghost777;
YepImAPersonWaving; ynoT0312Taz (2); and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week:"I didn't say I left the Jedi Order. It left me!" – Jolee
Bindo, The Old Republic
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