The lights are on
It was a volatile week in the world of blogging as
numerous gamers penned their thoughts on the contentious ending to Mass Effect
3. Amidst those blogs were some others that you should find equally
entertaining and less controversial.
March 12 - March 18, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 96Number of User
Bloggers: 68Number of User
Blogs Herded: 10
Females Are Negatively PresentedSilvershine08 tackles the delicate issue of being a girl
gamer in today's digital landscape and the disparity between how many gamers
are female and the way they are represented in most video games.
In Interactive Storytelling From A Player's PerspectiveA short blog by ps2freak about two rather whimsical titles
that surprised the industry with their non-traditional approach to providing a
unique gaming experience.
Best And Worst Of The Assassin's Creed SeriesThere's no denying the fascination with the Assassin's
Creed series among the gaming community and it's only slightly ironic that
someone with the name Masterassassin would post a great blog about it.
Look At Nintendo's Upcoming ConsoleAs the potential release of the Wii U gets closer, the
more the community shares their thoughts on Nintendo's next generation console
set to debut sometime in 2012.
It Has Been An HonorNot the first personal letter that's ever been written on
behalf of a video game or its main character, but certainly one that is
relevant today. Jack, The Quixotic Gamer publicly praises his time serving with
Commander Shepard as he reaches the conclusion of the highly regarded series.
Thoughts For The Next Elder ScrollsThe surprise hit blog of the week that's already drawn in
1,000+ views and double digit comments; Biggy Phatts provides a number of
suggestions for the next Elder Scrolls. Did I mention it was his first blog?
Am (Still) AliveThe next game to receive Shootist2600's attention in a
photo blog is the recently released Ubisoft survival horror game titled, I Am
Alive – a game he says is strikingly similar to Disaster Report.
ControlWith advances in technology that have greatly improved
the capabilities of the video game console, Jon Gregory aka JMan240 ponders why
we're still not able to fully customize our controls.
Lose HopePerhaps one of the most in-depth character profiles you
will ever read, Joseph Breen explores every personality trait down to the
smallest quirk for one of the Final Fantasy characters.
Capsule ReviewA few weeks ago, SuperKingC77 posted a blog about his
upcoming series where he revisits old games in the modern age. This
particular review in the series is for the original Portal.
Review: Silent Hill DownpourCody Gilley posts his latest
video review for Silent Hill Downpour and even though he ran into a few
challenges with Konami filing copyright lawsuits, he manages to produce a solid
review of the game.
Earth BackThere hasn't been this many
user reviews submitted for a single game since Skyrim, but since its release,
Mass Effect3 has been reviewed more than any other game. This video review by
Craigaleg is one of the best ever. Read his companion
Age II: Back To The MinorsRemo Williams provides a solid
review of Bioware's Dragon Age II in which he provides a glimpse of the story
and gameplay before awarding the game a final score of 7 out of 10.
Hill Downpour: An Honest Review From A FanA very thorough and detailed
review for the next episode in the Silent Hill series, Wes Carroll does an
outstanding job evaluating the different merits of the game and awards it a
final score of 8.5 out of 10.
Feels Better Than Ever To Be BatmanWho hasn't ever dreamed of being
Batman or some other superhero? This review by Colton shares his feelings on
how and why he enjoyed Batman Arkham City as much as he did.
Work Of ArtJourney has been receiving a
ton of fanfare with its unique approach to providing a visceral gaming
experience, and this review by JealousOfCrows summarizes how the game achieves
L.A. Never Looked So GoodL.A. Noire seems to be one of
those games either you love or hate and this review by Jonathan Gipson that
scores the game a 9.5 out of 10 outlines why you might love it.
Indie & Mojo Show Episode 26These guys are known for
hosting some noteworthy special guests from the community and industry but this
week they've really outdone themselves as they welcome Andy Gavin, video game
developer, author and co-founder of Naughty Dog.
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 2-23This week, Dean and Titus share
their impressions of SSX, and Titus and Wes share their impressions of Mass
Effect 3. If you think you have what it takes to outscore them on SSX, add them
on Xbox Live.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (03/12/12
Anticitizen-One; awmace5; bartandbucky; Biggy Phatts; Bluecoat09; born4this;
Chris Hanna; Chris Mrkvicka; Cody Gilley; Commander Shepard; Craigaleg;
DeadManWalking; DJH; Doctor Apozem; DoctorNight; Drym Shyuan; Enigma; footthumb
(2); God Of Irony; gogamenerdkid; GoldvsSilver (4); Handman50; Hist;
indiejones; Jacen; Jack; Jack, The Quixotic Gamer; JAfan94; Jake H. (2); John
Hollingsworth; John Hunter; Jon Gregory aka JMan240 (2); jordanthegamer (5);
Joseph Breen; Josh Wagner; Just that Awesome; killjoy115; Koob24; Lflaks; Light
Gamebeast23456; Marz; Masterassassin; Matt The Hedgehog; Meta77 (2); Mike (2);
Mr. Charmander; OmegaSpartan08; Oni no Tenshi (2); opposedcrow88 (4); Prince of
Snark Euphoric Ennui; PRjumpman124; ps2freak; redlitez76 (4); SamuraiZero;
ShadowDragyn; shieldbearer; Shootist2600; Silvershine08; slymd83; Stranger;
SuperKingC77; The Handheld Tank; the mind of me; thegodofwine7; wayoverdue (2);
YepImAPersonWaving (4); and of course yours truly...Saint.
NOTE: The technical
anomaly associated with the formatting of certain blogs that prevents older
blogs from being viewed occurred on at least three occasions during the week, potentially
resulting in the names and blog count being inaccurate. Regret any
inconvenience caused by this glitch.
Video Game Quote of the Week:"If
we're all clones, why am I the only one with a sense of humor?" – Scorch,
Email the author Saint, or follow on Game Informer.
Congrats to everyone.
Congrats to all!
Congrats to everyone herded!
The Hope blog was phenomenal.
Is there a limit to how many blogs that can be herded? These were some excellent blogs, but I thought there was a lot of really amazing blogs this week.
All great. Jack's blog about his Commander Sheperd was excellent. It really shows the uniqueness of his character and how his ME experience was. It also allows gamers to see just how different his experience was from theirs.
I really need to get bloggong again...
Congrats to all those selected. And thanks, Saint, for the kind inclusion. ; )
Thanks for the pick! I've never really thought of myself as a blogger, as I only ever really post anything when an idea comes to mind (which they rarely do). But being featured is a big motivator to start thinking outside the box to come up with new ideas. So, again, thanks for the support! I may have a blogger in me yet :)
hey thanks for the credit!
So...I did not realize I had been herded. I am deeply appreciative :)