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the Game Informer community, how about a bit of video game history? On this day
back in 1999, Nintendo released Super Smash Bros. for the N64 in North America.
Enjoy the blogs.
April 16 – April 22, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 113Number of User
Bloggers: 63Number of User
Blogs Herded: 14
Play Battlefield 3 with the GIO community. Warbuff's
public server for the Xbox 360 is still up and running until June; Ownzoir's
Playstation 3 public server was supposed to end on April 22, but
rumor has it he extended it for another week. Click the respective links for all
of the details and server status.
Informer Online FragFest 2012Frag Fest events have been somewhat sporadic lately, but Archangel
eyros2k looks to reboot the series and is soliciting community input to ensure
users have the opportunity to contribute to the effort.
Look At Video Game Pricing And DelaysChris Mrkvicka has a reputation for posting analytical
blogs examining the business side of the video game industry, and this
one is no different, as he breaks down how much product a publisher has to sell
just to break even.
Never Die; They Just RespawnA beautifully crafted and heartwarming story by Commander
Shepard (no, not THE Commander Shepard) telling the community why Halo means so
much to him. What does it mean to you?
Recon Future Soldier: Beta ImpressionsIt's been a long time coming, but Ubisoft finally
released the Future Soldier multiplayer beta earlier this week, and this blog
by JBBs summarizes his thoughts on the latest installment in the Ghost Recon
Starters I'd SupportVideo game developers seeking funding via Kickstarter are
all the rage, and this lighthearted piece by Euphoric Ennui pokes fun at this
side of the industry with a laughable list of projects he would support.
Ten Most Anticipated Games Of 2012If his explanations don't get you excited maybe the
included pictures will, as Masterassassin provides a concise listing of games
he is anxiously awaiting to see release in 2012. Is your list similar?
Top Ten Elements That Encourage CampingWhether you think camping is a legitimate tactic or
gutless behavior, LittleManMordecai's blog about how developers seemingly
encourage it through gameplay and design might just make you smile.
Character Guide: AssassinAnother week of blogging brings forth another Skyrim
character guide from Vampire Nox, only this time he explores the assassin and
tells you everything you need to know about this class.
Ginsu Knife Of Video GamesHaving survived Spring break, Shootist2600 makes a
welcome return as he provides perhaps his most stunning photo blog to date, dissecting the Epic Games action adventure title, Infinity Blade. Looking
for something a little more modern? Then check out his thoughts on Sniper
The Downloadable Game Will Change Video GamesThere has been much discussion about the influence
downloadable games are having on the industry, especially since some of the top games released
this year fall into that category. Le Hannibal weighs in on the issue.
You Need To Know About Dota 2A very thorough and detailed blog by Jack, The Quixotic
Gamer, discussing all the important details surrounding one of Valve's newest
games, including the title which stands for Defense of the Ancients.
Know You're A Gamer When...Not the first time one of these has been done, but always
good for a laugh; tutelsongo provides a brief list of behaviors to gauge
whether you're a gamer or not (and if so, how big of one). Guilty as charged.
10 Game EndingsWith all the controversy surrounding the Mass Effect 3
ending, it's only fitting that thegodofwine7 would give us a top 10 list of his
favorite video game endings. How many of them are your favorites?
Future Of Games Isn't At The TheaterThe track record for movie to video game crossovers isn't
all that impressive. Noobtubin8er wonders if using books instead of motion
pictures would have a higher success rate.
Of The PublishersA comprehensive listing compiled by GWNightmare of
several notable video game publishers, including their strengths and
weaknesses. It's a little long, but very informative and nicely constructed.
Review – The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimAn outstanding review of last
year's Game of the Year winner, Nick provides a thorough analysis of The Elder
Scrolls V: Skyrim for the PC. His final score is 8.75 out of 10.
Detailed Review From a Lucky, Thankful, Early ReviewerAs one of the select few to get
an advanced copy of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – Enhanced Edition, StevoNDaHoodson
had an extra day to play the game before turning out a solid review of it.
Review: JourneyAnother gamer satisfied with
the unique experience provided by Journey, SuperKingC77 is the latest to play
the game and post a detailed review awarding the game a perfect score.
Indie & Mojo Show Episode 30The show notes indicate this
week's podcast features GIO community member Matthew Fugere but also carries a
Not Suitable For Work (NSFW) warning, so listener discretion is advised.
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Mrkvicka; Chris, the savior of the galaxy? (7); Commander Shepard; Darth Kill;
DJH (3); Drym Shyuan (4); FinalFantasy1026; Gesar; gogamenerdkid; GWNightmare;
Harry; Hist; indiejones; Jack, The Quixotic Gamer; JBBs; jerseyboy1117; Jolt
(7); jordanthegamer (2); Le Hannibal (2); LGAR (2); Light Gamebeast23456;
LittleManMordecai; Masterassassin; Matthew Fugere; Mike (5); msharpashotr (2);
my pants are on fire (2); nathan98 (2); Noobtubin8er; Oni no Tenshi; Orochi
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wayoverdue; xMortalsyn; YepImAPersonWaving; and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week:"If all else fails use
fire." – Villagers, Zelda II: The
Adventure of Link
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