The lights are on
The community focused on a variety of remarkable topics
this week resulting in a collection of blogs that you are sure to find entertaining,
including a few responding to the industry's concern about mature-rated games
and the violence they portray.
June 11 – June 17, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 86Number of User
Bloggers: 53Number of User
Blogs Herded: 9
Life Gaming MarathonDespite being months away, the Game Informer community
continues to recruit members to represent Team GIO in the upcoming Extra Life
charity event, including GI staff member Tim Turi. Contact mojomonkey12
PlayStation Plus Change Everything?JC speculates about the future
of PlayStation Plus, Sony's premium subscription-based online service teeming
with benefits, and the game-changing impact he thinks it might have on the
Hollywood Successfully Invade The Game Industry?The announcement by Quantic
Dream that its upcoming game Beyond: Two Souls features a character played by actress Ellen Page is a little concerning to FinalFantasy1026.
Humble Indie Bundle V ImpressionIn response to his original
blog about the Humble Indie Bundle V, sorryjzargo returns to provide a more
in-depth look at the games after having had the opportunity to play them.
Handheld HiatusAn interesting look at
Craigaleg's quest to return to handheld gaming after growing up and moving on,
but realizing there are plenty of adults who still play games on a portable
Trends From This Generation I'd Like To See ContinueVideo games are continually
growing and evolving, but that doesn't stop AshaMan3000 from discussing a few
features he'd like to see continue in the future, and even one he'd like to see go.
For Violence's SakeA provocative blog by Jon
Gregory aka JMan240 discussing how the video game industry seems to be
gravitating towards a more mature audience, while wondering if the graphic
violence is too much.
The Wii U Just Might Be BrilliantDespite many of the relevant
details remaining a mystery, there are still a number of gamers like Marco Polo
getting excited over Nintendo leading the charge into the next generation of
video game consoles.
Much Scares Me AnymoreOne of the most popular blogs
of the week, Doctor Apozem muses about how video games have desensitized him to
scary situations – except for when it's spiders that are attacking him.
Wish List For The Dead Island SequelWhether you loved Dead Island
or not, it's getting a sequel, and
xking595x has a few ideas he would like to see incorporated into the next game.
Of KeflingsA charming
review by Kate Willaert for an older game you might not have ever heard of.
World of Keflings was released for the XBLA back in December 2010, but some might
still find it entertaining.
Chainsaw ReviewLillipop Chainsaw is an unusual spin on the popular zombie theme, so if you're skeptical about
giving the game a try, this very detailed review by NinjaPixel might
make the decision a bit easier.
Review: Fire Emblem AwakeningLast week
LGAR brought us a preview of Fire Emblem Awakening and now he returns a week
later to provide a full blown review for a game that's yet to be released
anywhere but in Japan.
Store Angel Of DeathMax Payne 3 received
solid marks from many of the industry experts, and plenty of attention from the
user community who offered their own reviews, like this one by TH3WICK3D1.
JACKED UP Indie & Mojo Show Episode 37The hosts welcome fellow GIO member and podcaster
born4this to the show as the group discusses the highs and lows of E3 before
ending with a hearty discussion on Mass Effect 3.
In The Corner 2-30The RITC crew shares their impressions of the movie Prometheus, games revealed at E3 they're
excited about, and the results of their Max Payne vs. Nathan Drake poll.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (06/11/12
Anticitizen-One ; AshaMan3000 (4); born4this; Brandon Whiting is back; Cameron
Koch; Caudex (3); Chris, the savior of the galaxy?; CLock6919; Cody Gilley;
Craigaleg; DarkeonWarlord; Dawson Wyckoff (4); Derreck (2); DJH (5); Doctor
Apozem; Doctor Apozem; Enigma; Ezio Auditore Da Firenze; FinalFantasy1026;
Flavious50; footthumb (2); Frosty; Ghost (3); GoldvsSilver (7); indiejones; J
Warrior; JC; Jolt the Cynic (4); Jon Gregory aka JMan240 (2); jordanthegamer;
jordanthegamer; Juanolo; Kyle Wadsworth; LGAR; Marco Polo; Masterassassin (2);
Matt-boy; mikedeas879; Mray901; Nickywhat; Peter Skerritt Jr (3); sorryjzarg
(2); Specter; Stranger; The Great Cubone; The Second Musketeer; thegodofwine7;
UltiMat3ProDGy07; wayoverdue (2); xking595x; xl9; and of course yours
Video Game Quote of the Week:"Can't I just roll a grenade under the conference table?" – Sam
Fisher, Splinter Cell: Double Agent
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2 straight weeks I'm on fire lol. Congrats everyone :)
props to all the bloggers.
Congrats to everyone. I can't wait to get herded again. You need to start herding 30/30 or 31/31 blogs. I don't think Ive seen them herded yet.
Wait a second here... There are TWO Apozems? Woah! I'd like to meet the second, don't think I've ever talked to him before. *thums through blog pages*
Congrats to everybody this week!
ah yea!, I grace the front page again. thanx saint. and congrats to everybody else who got herded this week. keep up the good work!
Some great reads. 8P
I really need to get back to writing again... Anyways, congrats to everyone. :)
I want on
Heck yeah! Third herding!
Thanks for the mention Saint! Great picks this week. I hadn't read Finalfantasy's blog about Hollywood but it was excellent.
Appreciate the nod! Not Much Scares Me Anymore was a particularly good read.
Congrats to everybody who got herded!
Thanks for the pick Saint.
Congratulations to everyone else that got picked as well.
Thanks for the TEAM GIO support! Great job to all the excellent bloggers also!
Another great post Saint