The lights are on
The number of blogs dipped slightly this week, no doubt
due to the flurry of activity before and after the Electronic Entertainment
Expo (E3). Nearly half of this week's blogs referenced E3, but there were quite
a few that didn't. This episode of Blog Herding features a section of each.
June 04 – June 10, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 98Number of User
Bloggers: 58Number of User
Blogs Herded: 8
This Head ExplodeHist posts another provocative piece
exploring the relationship between mature content and the difference between
how it affects us when it's real compared to when it is portrayed in a game.
Are Russians Always The Villains?As gamers, we're used to facing
zombies, robots and aliens, but Chris (the savior of the galaxy?) questions
whether Russians aren't another commonly used adversary.
Top 10 Least Charismatic Characters In GamingWith a list sure to ruffle a
few feathers, thegodofwine7's latest collection rates some of our favorite video
game heroes that lack a certain degree of personality and charm.
Preview: Fire Emblem AwakeningEquipped with a Japanese 3DS
and the ability to play games that are only available
in Japan, like Fire Emblem Awakening, LGAR is able to provide insight into what's coming out of the Land of
the Rising Sun.
Classic RPG Conventions Have Changed Modern GamingThis certainly seems to be the year
of the RPG, as many have weighed in on the health of one of the oldest genres. AshaMan3000
talks about how the RPG is influencing the modern era of gaming.
A.D.D.The surreptitious DarkLadySarai
muses about the challenge most of us face trying to play all of the great games
that are out there with an onslaught of new games inbound.
Miiverse Is A Bad IdeaOne of the hottest blogs of the
week, Doctor Apozem questions the future success and popularity of Nintendo's
Miiverse, not because it's a bad idea, but because of how some people behave
The Relevance Of A New Console GenerationA solid first blog by MauledByJesus, asking a number of questions regarding
the development and implementation of the next video game consoles.
E3 Related Blogs:
Retrospect On The Biggest Gaming Convention Of The YearA well written perspective on this year's E3 courtesy of alex720
that also compares it to previous E3 events and whether it was better or worse.
Most Anticipated Games From E3While others were critical of this year's E3, Masterassassin
highlights a few of the positive stories and game announcements that were
2, Tomb Raider & Resident Evil 6A few of the GIO community members managed to make it to
E3 (legally) and shared their experience with the rest of us, including
this photo-rich blog by Kyle Wadsworth.
Big Three And Third PartyApplesteak provides a gamer's perspective on a few titles
revealed during E3, including a summary of what he wants to see from each of the
Conference Grades And Best/Worst AwardsFinalFantasy1026 presents a
fair and level-headed blog that covers every major news story and event from E3
before culminating in a series of best and worst awards.
Future Is NowProviding reviews of the
highest caliber, Craigaleg takes aim in Tom Clancy's latest Ghost Recon game
with this exceptional review of Future Soldier. Check out the companion
blog that goes with it.
Ripped My Heart Out, CapcomSome are saying that Dragon's
Dogma is the surprise hit of the year and this detailed analysis by darkangelvxvx suggests he is among the satisfied gamers who have played the game.
The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 (iOS)Video game
reviews for mobile platforms are somewhat rare, but here is a great one from Apricot
that covers Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II on iOS-based devices.
Is Brewing In The Glade Of DreamsThis short
review for Rayman Origins provided by Mike Mahardy exposes enough detail about
the game that you might just be interested in picking it up for yourself if you
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