The lights are on
Last week witnessed a remarkable number of blogs, many of
which focused on the release of Mass Effect 3. This week the numbers dipped slightly, presumably because the community is consumed with playing the final
episode in Bioware's iconic series, which Game Informer rated a perfect 10.
March 05 – March 11, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 73Number of User
Bloggers: 55Number of User
Blogs Herded: 9
Truth That Deus Ex: Human Revolution Tells UsWhether the developers intentionally wove a philosophical
element into Deus Ex or not, Zero Gravity Ewok relays how the game made him
think about social equality and the quest for progress.
I Don't Think Bioshock 2 Was A LetdownWhile Bioshock 2 was released roughly two years ago to mixed reviews, some gamers like Masterassassin thoroughly enjoyed the
continuation of the story and a trip back to Rapture.
Of The Crop: 2012In terms of epic video game releases, it's hard to
predict if this year will be better than 2011. This blog by DrJoeystein reveals
a few games due out this year that will give 2011 a run for the money.
Universes: The World In The BoxStranger shares his thoughts on a number of video games
that expose the player to beautiful and captivating worlds that often make you
forget they exist only in the digital realm.
Dichotomy Of PCs/ConsolesAfter a lengthy absence from the community, veteran
blogger BlackHeartedWolf returns with an enlightening piece discussing the
relationship between consoles and the PC as a video game platform.
Input The Following Code To Unlock BlogThe debate surrounding online passes and whether to
purchase video games new or used is not going to end anytime soon, and this
blog by TOGNick does an exceptional job highlighting the finer points of the
Makings Of A HeroAn interesting post by SamuraiZero analyzing the elements
associated with constructing a hero character and the various personality types
he categorizes them into.
Console Gamer Takes Flight On The PCBack in the day, flight simulators were a primary staple
among PC gamers, but it's been awhile since we've been treated to a new one.
Microsoft fixes that with the release of Flight, and Shootist2600 puts it through
Who?Blogging newcomer Hut shares his view on Nintendo's
upcoming release of the Wii U, the first of the next generation consoles. Read
his thoughts and see if you agree with his optimism for the new system.
TrickyThe latest installment in Craigaleg's
video review series, this week he takes a look at SSX, EA's latest entry in the
extreme snowboarding franchise. Check out the companion blog here.
Pulls Stephen King Move With Mass EffectAs you'd expect, there were
quite a few user reviews for Mass Effect 3 this week, but what made this one
unique and special was its Ozz0912 first time submitting a review. Not bad.
Scares Make For A Great Resident EvilPlaying the latest episode in
the Resident Evil series, VincentV shares his thoughts on Revelations, a game
that he awards a score of 9.5 out of 10.
On The Shoulders Of GiantsA solid review by AndyDwyer for
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Even though he only gave the game a score of
7.5, the thorough review aptly explains why he gave it the score he did.
White Knight Falls Very ShortJonathan Gipson reviews a game
you may or may not have heard of called White Knight Chronicles. He awards the
game 6.75 out of 10, while providing details why he thinks
it's mediocre at best.
A Future I'm On Board WithSyndicate didn't receive as
much fanfare as some had hoped, but footthumb describes an enjoyable experience
in his review, while awarding the game a final score of 8.75 out of 10.
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 2-22What do you think the RITC crew
talked about in their latest podcast? The same thing everybody else is talking
about – Mass Effect 3. Of course they talk about other topics from the world of
video games, so click the link and listen up.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (03/05/12
– 03/11/12):Applebite; bjdbuch; BlackHeartedWolf; born4this; Buddy Acker;
christopher (2); Craigaleg; Cru Hunter; DeadManWalking; Dean Marchese; Derreck
(2); DrJoeystein; Drym Shyuan (2); Enigma (2); freak24; gogamenerdkid;
GunslingerD7; harrykm; Hi I'm Chris; Hut; jordanthegamer (3); Leon Archer (2);
Magnus the Historian; Mass Revolution (2); Masterassassin; Mike (2); Mister
Warsaw ; Mr. Charmander (2); Mr. Derp; my pants are on fire; Oni no Tenshi;
Orochi Assassin LEVON (2); Ownzoir; PonstoryGames; pvspartan36; Rapheal; redlitez76;
Romars202129; SamuraiZero; Shootist2600; Sierra; Stranger (2); The Handheld
Tank; the mind of me; The Monster Hunter; the_assassin__14; TOGNick;
trap_the_clap27; Vogon5 (3); wayoverdue; xl9; xXBourne07Xx (2); ynoT0312Taz;
Zero Gravity Ewok; and of course yours truly...Saint.
NOTE: Blogs posted between 01:12 AM and 1:52 PM on March 8 may
not be viewable due to a technical anomaly with the website, potentially
resulting in the names and blog count being inaccurate. I regret any
inconvenience caused by this glitch.
Video Game Quote of the Week:"I have seen what comes of those who raise themselves above
others". – Altaïr, Assassin's Creed
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Awesome. This was a great article. I loved the Wii U blog and the video game quote of the week.
look forward to this every week good job guys!
MY FIRST HERDED BLOG!!! Thanks Saint! And congrats to the people that got herded, too. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT :D
It's quite impressive to see how far the community reviews section has come over such a relatively short amount of time.
Digging the quote of the week too ;)
Wow, my first time being properly herded in a long time, thanks a billion. I say properly, because it was an actual blog and not that podcast thing I do on occasion...
I didn't even know the blogs got herded, I learn something new everyday. This is a nice little list of things I might actually want to read, thanks.
Dang I didn't know you have user Reviews in here, I better start uploading my onto this site.
Hey, another one of my blogs got picked! Thanks Saint!
Congrats to Stranger! He's really been stressing over keeping up with his blogs to maintain the quality. Glad to see his efforts payed off!
Unfortunately I still have to finish Mass Effect 2 though I think I'm close. In the meantime, you've given me more excellent reading assignments. Great collection. And thanks so much for the recognition!
I got herded! Was not expecting that! Thanks a lot