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We've got another week of entertaining blogs for you to enjoy, but before you read them, take a moment to pause
and reflect that on this day back in 2006, Half-Life 2: Episode One went gold.
May 14 – May 20, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 110Number of User
Bloggers: 59Number of User
Blogs Herded: 10
To Create A Successful GameMost of us know a bad game when
we experience it, but creating a successful game is far more challenging. Mike
outlines a number of qualities present in nearly every successful video game.
Pokemon Stadium For The Wii UA clever and colorful post by
iDreamRunner, offering up a few recommendations to improve the next version of
Pokémon Stadium for the Nintendo Wii U.
To Play What You Paid To PlayNot only does this blog by Jon
Gregory aka JMan240 sport a catchy title, it discusses an important issue
concerning the future of Xbox Live, and whether its price model will continue
to force gamers to pay for Microsoft's premium service.
Top Ten Face Warmers In GamingThis epic piece posted by Le
Hannibal that includes commentary from friend and fellow blogger Jolt, captures
their list of the top ten characters proudly displaying their remarkable facial
10 Iconic First LevelsInspired by one of Andy
McNamara's Letter from the Editor columns, thegodofwine7's latest list is for
his favorite first levels which commonly "set
the table for everything to come."
"Best" iPhone GamesIn terms of popularity, Apple's
iPhone ranks right up there with the rest of the handheld gaming devices. Caudex
shares his list of favorite games, complete with a brief description of each that you
might also enjoy.
Game Stories Need To ImproveMost of us would agree story
telling is an important element of any good video game. JC questions whether
the stories in current generation games are merely adequate and if they could
Day Blog ContestChris Mrkvicka takes a pause
from playing video games to remind us that Memorial Day is right around the
corner. To observe the event, he is sponsoring a blogging contest that includes
Elite V2 Had Greatness In Its SightsKyle Wadsworth revisits Sniper
Elite V2 and blogs about the experience, which includes some multiplayer action
while playing in tandem with fellow community member Mojomonkey12.
Video Games Shouldn't Be ArtSure, it's old news and a
controversial topic, but this blog by DarkLadySarai takes a contrarian
perspective and reveals that not all gamers believe video games are in fact art.
Share your thoughts.
One More Block, And I Swear I'll StopStranger is among the many captivated
by the magic of Minecraft and contributed to its overwhelming success when it released earlier this month. He gives the game a final score of 9.5 out
4: Episode 2Kyle Lock provides a thorough
analysis for Sega's latest attempt to breathe life back into the series with Sonic
the Hedgehog 4 Episode II. The review is exceptional but the game appears to be
Of Thrones ReviewHBO's hit show Game of Thrones is now available as a
video game and Frosty is currently one of the few GIO users to have posted a
review for it. Also, check out Frosty's profile
for other great reviews.
With Mario Just Got BetterIt's hard to believe there have
been nine games in the Mario Party series, and Apricot provides a detailed review
of the latest one that just released in March 2012.
4th Floor Season 2 Episode 5Liz and Nick make their
triumphant return after a rather lengthy hiatus. In this episode, they talk
about where they've been, what they're up to, and other trendy topics. Listener
discretion advised for mild language.
The JACKED UP Indie & Mojo ShowThe podcast is boasting a new
name to incorporate the addition of Jack, the Quixotic Gamer as a co-host, but
it's still the same great show. If you like video games, this might be the
podcast for you.
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– 05/20/12):Ali Rapp
(2); AshaMan3000 (4); atlaw01 (3);
Black Rook; blaze6106; Cameron Koch;
Caudex (5); Chris Mrkvicka; Chris, the savior of the galaxy?; Christopher Williams; DarkLadySarai; Dawson Wyckoff; Derreck;
DJH (6); Doctor Apozem (4); Drym Shyuan (4); Frosty;
God Of Irony; GoldvsSilver; iDreamRunner;
indiejones; J Warrior; JBBs;
JC; JealousOfCrows; Jolt the Cynic (6); Jon Gregory aka JMan240 (2); Jonathan Harrison; jordanthegamer; Kyle Wadsworth; Le Hannibal (4); maxiboy77;
Meta77; Mike (4); my pants are on fire; nathan98;
Noobtubin8er (2); Oni no
Tenshi; PatManDude101; Peter Skerritt Jr; Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui ; Rabid Chipmunk (2); redlitez76;
Romars202129; ShadowDragyn; Silvershine08; slymd83;
Sora3Ben; sorryjzargo (6); Stepjem;
Stranger (7); SuperKingC77; The Monster Hunter; thegodofwine7; TOGNick;
xking595x (4); xl9; ynoT0312Taz; and of course yours truly...Saint.
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kind of rash." – Logan Carter,
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