The lights are on
The collective efforts of the Game Informer user community
prove once again why it's the premier gamer hangout on the Internet.
From renting dedicated servers, establishing a new members group, and posting dozens
of stimulating blogs, it's weeks like these that make me proud to be a part of
April 09 – April 15, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 113Number of User
Bloggers: 70Number of User
Blogs Herded: 14
A couple of members have stepped up to provide an awesome
service to the Game Informer community. Warbuff and Ownzoir have procured
Battlefield 3 servers, one for Xbox
360 and one for Playstation
3. Read the details and join your fellow community members on the
Evolution As A GamerDespite being a personal reflection by Kflame210 about
growing up as a gamer, the deeper message of the blog is about how limiting
yourself to one genre will result in you missing out on some great games.
Xbox "Durango" Launch TitlesWith next generation console rumors swirling about more
frequently, DLT provides a wish list of launch titles for the successor to the
Xbox 360 including the probability each will actually happen.
Member Spotlight!A number of community members created a group and
volunteer their time welcoming new members to the Game Informer website. GoldvsSilver
posts the group's first blog announcing the recent additions.
Better Business Bureau And GamingWho knew the Better Business Bureau (BBB) maintained ratings
and statistics for a number of the prominent video game companies? This short but interesting blog by Chris
Mrkvicka reveals the scores.
Top 25 Main Characters Everybody has a chosen character or two near and dear to
their heart. This post by rookie blogger DJH chronicles his top 25 list of main
characters that just might include some of your favorites too.
Character Guide: MageEven though much of the fanfare surrounding Skyrim has
subsided, Game Informer's 2011 Game of the Year still maintains an active
audience. This guide by Vampire Nox provides tips to play the Mage class.
DLC: Everything I Really WantBethesda recently announced news of some upcoming
Downloadable Content (DLC) for Skyrim, and footthumb responds with a list of
items he'd like to see included in a game he already considers perfect.
KnowledgeIn preparation for the eventual release of the latest
installment in the Grand Theft Auto franchise, Jolt reminds us there have been 14
games in the series while highlighting a few of the most influential.
10 Government AgentsIf there was a top 10 list of thegodofwine7's top 10 lists, this one would almost certainly be near the top. This week he explores
his favorite video game government agents.
See if you agree.
I Were Making The Next Elder ScrollsFor whatever reason, gamers seem to gravitate towards
blogs about how to make the Elder Scrolls series better, even though most agree
the games are already near perfect. In only his second blog, LittleManMordecai
provides some solid recommendations to enhance the series.
Of A Fighter And A LoverThe always witty Hist, who thinks humorous blogs never
get included in this feature, will be pleasantly surprised to see the inclusion of his snarky
diary entry torn from the pages of his time spent in Fable III.
And Wizards, And Spells. Oh, My!Not your standard blog discussing the elements inherently
related to Role Playing Games (RPG), Craigaleg briefly summarizes his struggle
with returning to an RPG and continuing on after a brief hiatus.
Master Chief And BatmanWhat does Gotham's caped crusader and the legendary
Spartan from the Halo series have in common? According to Le Hannibal, much
more than you might think. Read and see whether you agree or not.
The Game Transcends RealityA very deep and inspirational piece from the profound
musings of Anticitizen-One, this time about the emotionally charged connections
that often form when we become attached to the games we play.
Quite A Legend, But Still A Great StoryA solid review for The Legend
of Zelda: Skyward Sword provided courtesy of Stranger, who summarizes the game
as an enjoyable experience with some minor annoyance before scoring it 9 out of
Trilogy Goes Out In StyleDespite the controversial Mass
Effect 3 ending, gamers continue to issue near perfect to perfect review scores,
like this one by Michael that awards the game 10 out of 10.
PoodooCraigaleg provides an
outstanding review of Kinect Star Wars, a mediocre game that was also recently
featured on Game Informer's live stream. You can view his companion blog here.
Greatest MissionAnother satisfied Mass Effect 3
gamer posting perfect marks. In this instance, blaze6106 provides a great summary
of the game while providing his thoughts on the overall experience.
& Mojo Show Episode 29The obvious highlight of the
this week's show is that Indie and Mojo continue to impress the community with
big name guests, this time featuring Harold Goldberg, author of All Your Base are Belong To Us.
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 2-26Even if you don't listen to the
entire podcast, you must listen to the intro where the hosts belt out their
rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody. After
that epic performance, they also talk about Mass Effect, Infinity Blade 2 and The Game of Thrones.
Don't forget to send your feedback, recommendations, and
community events in to my personal Game Informer account located here to
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (04/09/12
AshaMan3000 (3); benderstrike64; BlackHeartedWolf (2); blaze6106; born4this;
Brad Tramel; BreadLoser; Caudex; Chris Hanna; Chris Mrkvicka; Chris, the savior
of the galaxy (7); Christopher Williams; Craigaleg (2); Darkheath (2); Derreck
(2); Destructur25; DJH; DLT; Drym Shyuan; Ed_B44; Enigma (2); footthumb;
freezeimacop690; gogamenerdkid (2); GoldvsSilver; GWNightmare (2); hdsun; Hist;
hitchhikerwaffle; Jack, The Quixotic Gamer; Joey (2); Jolt (6); jordanthegamer
(4); Juanolo (5); KAGEHOSHI-; Kflame210; Le Hannibal (5); LittleManMordecai;
m4nd4l0r3; Marz; Meta77; mojomonkey12; Nate77; new traditionalist; Oni no
Tenshi; Ownzoir (3); Phlakes; Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui I (3); Radnen;
redlitez76; Romars202129; SaNct17; ShadowDragyn; Sora3Ben; sorryjzargo (3);
Soul Eater; Specter; Stranger (2); The Great Cubone; the mind of me; the
Mysterious Stranger; thegodofwine7; TheOpethAffinity (3); Vampire Nox; Warbuff;
Warrior; xXBourne07Xx; Zero Gravity Ewok; and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week:"Shave my back and call me an elf!" – Oghren,
Dragon Age: Origins
Email the author Saint, or follow on Game Informer.
I got herded!
Hey saint how you been dude
props to all the bloggers.
Sweet, thanks for the Herd Saint. Congratulations everyone!
Wow! This has got to be one of the most blogs in herding yet! Congrats to everyone.
My blog didn't get herded... :( Hahah its chill. Congrats to everyone who did get herded!
Hey Saint, why did I get removed from the blogging community thing? I have been writing blogs lately.
So many blogs I'll never have time to read. Cruel, cruel world.
Congratulations to everybody! There was a lot of great stuff, and it's really cool to see some people hosting servers for Battlefield 3!