The lights are on
As the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) draws to an
end, perhaps you're looking for something not related to the event to read.
Look no further, as the blogging community turns out a near record number of
blogs for the week with a sampling of the finest included below.
May 28 - June 03, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 117Number of User
Bloggers: 66Number of User
Blogs Herded: 9
2.0 Is Now Live!Have you ever wanted to play online with your fellow Game
Informer members? Now you can as eyros2k reconstructs the Frag Fest with
version 2, complete with new challenges. Details inside.
Life Charity EventIn preparation for the 24 hour video game marathon
scheduled for October 20 2012 to support the Children's Miracle
Network Hospitals, Noobtubin8er and Mojomonkey12 created Team GIO. Read all about it in the following blogs: Join
Team GIO for Extra-Life and Win Humble Indie Bundle and TEAM
GIO 2012: Yep, Already.
Imaginary Friends In Dragon's DogmaKyle Wadsworth continues his
journey through Dragon's Dogma, this time focusing on many of the finer details
of the game, which he captures in stunning detail with plenty of screenshots.
Impressions: The Humble Indie Bundle VThe fifth installment of the
Humble Indie Bundle series released May 31, 2012 and sorryjzargo is already
putting the various games through their paces, pausing long enough to tell us
10 Worst Features For A More Realistic GTAIt's common for gamers to
suggest features they would like to see incorporated into their favorite video
games, but Supersnake takes a different approach and lists features we wouldn't
want to see in GTA.
Tech Improvements I'd Like To SeeResponding to Jeff Cork's
article titled, "What I Want From Next Gen," Level Headed Gamer adds to the
list a few technological improvements he'd liked to see in the next round of consoles.
Space 3 Is Beginning To Scare MeThe recent release of more Dead
Space 3 news is indeed exciting but causing some gamers like ShadowDragyn concern over whether the game will maintain the high standard set by the first
two episodes or whether he's just being paranoid.
Things We've All DoneDespite not being a top ten
list, thegodofwine7's latest blog catalogs nine video game behaviors we're all
guilty of, including my personal favorite: screen watching.
From A To ZThe list of influential games
for each letter of the alphabet blog is a somewhat common theme, but
Thejourneyman66's version is top notch and complete with pictures for each
Braid StoryA beautifully crafted personal
account by one of the website's newest members, Mike Mahardy (Level 2), shares
how Braid persuaded his college professor to re-evaluate her outlook on video
Years And Time FliesOne of GIO's most prolific and
popular bloggers, Hist celebrates his two year anniversary at the website with
a post giving thanks and remembering a few of his fondest moments.
McCloud And The Gang ReturnThanks to
this remake of Star Fox 64 for the 3DS, we can enjoy Fox and his friends with updated
graphics while waiting for the next installment. This review by Another Matthew
scores it an 8.5 out of 10.
Platforming At Its FinestThe Monster
Hunter tackles Mario's latest adventure through Super Mario 3D Land before
posting a review about the experience including his pros and cons of the game.
And Back AgainDiablo III
was certainly one of the most reviewed games of the week and undoubtedly one of
the biggest releases of the year, so it's no surprise that Craigaleg would
feature it in a video review. Check out his companion blog Video
Review - Diablo III too.
Is Still The King Of CrawlersApplesteak
provides another great review, this time examining Blizzard's legendary dungeon
crawler, Diablo III, before awarding the game an impressive 9.25 out of 10.
10: Chris CriesAnother community podcast makes its first appearance in
Blog Herding, as @ChrisContinues and his friend Matt talk about Yakuza 4, 3 Ninjas, and their question of the week.
Mild language, but mostly harmless.
4th Floor Season 2 Episode 6Nick and Liz return (again) in their latest podcast that
talks about a little bit of everything, including movies, their charity of the
month, and video games including Max Payne 3, Mass Effect, and Half Life.
In The Corner 2-29After an extended leave of absence, the hosts of the podcast
return in a show where they talk about Max Payne3, Diablo 3, and their question
for the audience about Nathan Drake versus Max Payne.
JACKED UP Indie & Mojo Show Episode 36The hosts talk about Diablo 3, Max Payne 3, the
definition of anime, and what it's like to work at Game Informer from a community
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (05/28/12
ace13; Ali Rapp; Applebite; bartandbucky; blaze6106 (3); born4this; BRAV0 F1VE;
Buddy Acker (2); Caudex (5); Chris Mrkvicka; Cody Gilley; Craigaleg; Dane;
DarkLadySarai (2); Dawson Wyckoff (2); Delancey The Mad; Di5a5terp13ce; DJH
(6); Doctor Apozem; DrJoeystein; eyros2k; FinalFantasy1026; GoldvsSilver (3);
GunslingerD7; Hist (2); Hobo Baggins; Idostuff; indiejones (3); Jolt the Cynic
(5); Jon Gregory aka JMan240; jordanthegamer (4); KAGEHOSHI-; Kyle Wadsworth;
Le Hannibal (5); Level Headed Gamer (2); Masterassassin; mojomonkey12;
Noobtubin8er (2); Peter Skerritt Jr (2); Pokèmon Trainer Red; redlitez76;
rekoin (3); RezidentHazard (rides again); Romars202129 (3); ShadowDragyn;
shooterboy23 (¬¦_¦); sorryjzargo (3); Specter (2); Stranger (4); Supersnake;
System of a Down; TGM; The Great Cubone; The Monster Hunter (2); The Second
Musketeer; The Soapbox Lord; thebrazilian27; thegodofwine7 (3);
Thejourneyman66; TOGNick; Unknown450; wayoverdue (3); xking595x; Zero Gravity
Ewok; and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week:"Time to wake up! It's a beautiful day, full of opportunity!"
- Marcus Kincaid, Borderlands
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Good stuff here. I especially liked the Games A-Z blog.
Great picks! Nice job everyone, and thanks for the shout-out Saint!
Yay! I've been herded again!
I don't think I've checked out any of the GI blogs.
Heh, it's a good thing the Blog Herding covers the previous week otherwise we'd be looking down quite a few E3 posts x.x
Kudos to everyone for their contributions this week.
If it was me, I'd put Assassins's Creed II in for my entry in the A-Z collection. Don't know how long I've played that sweet game. . .
Congrats to everybody!
Props to all the bloggers :D
Whoa, Thanks for the herding Saint!
Congrats to everyone else!
Thanks for the mention Saint! I feel like more than half my views come from you recommending my reviews (probably because they do). I'll try to keep it up, and thanks again.
With E3 I forgot all about this. Congrats to all herded
Holy crap! My blog made the list! This is unexpected. Thank you to whoever felt it was good enough to choose =)
Thanks for shouting out Team GIO. However, I can take absolutely none of the credit for starting the team, look to mojo and Jack for that.