The lights are on
Of course there are a diverse collection of blogs again
this week, but one of the prevailing topics breaking the headlines and being
debated around the community is the focus on purchasing new video games versus used
video games and the various techniques used by the industry to persuade the
consumer to buy new. Read the blogs and join the discussion on an issue that
affects us all.
January 23 – January 29, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 78Number of User
Bloggers: 55Number of User
Blogs Herded: 8
Incentives Work Better Than Punishments?Oni no Tenshi provides a clever
and colorful perspective on the sometimes controversial topic of buying new
games versus used games and which technique yields the best results.
NOT The End Of The WorldEA's Kingdoms of Amalur:
Reckoning continued to be a topic of discussion and contention with the announcement
it would include content exclusive to new game purchases. Chris Mrkvicka voices
why this practice isn't the end of the world.
For The MemoriesThe ever popular and always
creative Shootist2600 dissects another game with his "show and tell" format,
this time examining THQ's Saints Row: The Third.
10 Game DevelopersYou know who (thegodofwine7) is
back with you know what (another top ten list). This is one where you'll
probably agree with the list but maybe not the order. Check it out to see if
One Next Box Rumor Under My BootA short but important blog by Sheriff
Warbuff discussing the rumor that Microsoft's next generation console and Xbox
360 replacement could link any new game to the console it's activated on.
Your Role And Play Your GameMany video games claim to be
roleplaying games (RPG) and others have elements characteristic of an RPG; this
blog by markus1142 discusses his thoughts on the genre that's getting a lot of
action in 2012.
On My SOPA BoxJust because the SOPA
legislation was shelved doesn't mean we should let our guard down just yet.
This blog by stormfront warns of potential future action and deserves more
attention than what it's currently received.
Great And Powerful BlizzardA great blog by ShadowDragyn that
is technically about the future release of Diablo III but contains some fascinating
facts about one of the most successful video game developers in the history of
Review Herding – 01/28/12SamuraiZero is reporting a slow
week in the user review department, but still manages to discover a few worth
your attention including reviews for Rochard, Infamous, Assassin's Creed:
Revelations, Portal 2, and Skyrim.
Platforming Fun Meets Modern ElementsA fantastic review of Super
Mario 3D Land provided courtesy of Apricot. The review also includes some
strategy tips to help achieve 100% completion as well as a few comparisons to
other Mario games.
Armchair Gamer Podcast Episode TenA podcast featuring Gamebeast23456,
Thejourneyman66, Jeremy Brown, and Elisha Muir as they talk about various video
game topics including Final Fantasy, Kingdoms of Amalur, The Darkness II, and
Indie & Mojo Show Episode 22Indiejones and Mojomonkey12 are
known for hosting some rather special guests and the latest episode features
none other than Kyle Hilliard, an official member of the Game Informer staff.
4th Floor: Season 2 Episode 1Liz and Nick were a little
under the weather this week but soldiered on to bring us the next installment
of The 4th Floor, featuring more movies, music, and mayhem.
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 2-17The RITC crew talks about their week including
discussions on Assassin's Creed Revelations, Forza 4, and the Netflix Instant
Queue movie review for The Good Son.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (01/23/12
- 01/29/12):2D (Stranger); Aiden118 (2); alpacaman15; Andrew SiNiSTER;
born4this; BreadLoser (2); Chris Mrkvicka (2); cornerstorefacade;
DeadManWalking (2); debtcollector; Delancey The Mad; Destructur25;
Di5a5terp13ce; Enigma (3); firedude3663; frog2011; GoldvsSilver; Hut;
indiejones; Jack; Light Gamebeast23456; luciablee; magiccoffeepot; markus1142;
Masterassassin; Matt The Hedgehog; Matt-boy; metalmatchel; Michael; Mike (4);
mohawkman5; Noobtubin8er; OmegaSpartan08; Oni no Tenshi (2); Pump Man;
RadiantChaos; SamuraiZero (2); ShadowDragyn; Sheriff Warbuff; Shootist2600;
Still_Insane22; stormfront (2); The Legendary Ewok King; The Monster Hunter;
the Mysterious Stranger; thegodofwine7; ThisBlueSquid (2); Thomas; TOGNick (2);
trap_the_clap27; Valerie Figueroa; wayoverdue ; YepImAPersonWaving (3);
ynoT0312Taz (4); and of course, yours truly...Saint.
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Video Game Quote of the Week:"Wow, this is just like Counter-Strike!" – Louis,
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