The lights are on
With much of the country reeling from record scorching
temperatures and no end in sight, many of you will seek refuge inside where you
will play video games and hopefully enjoy some of these cool and refreshing blogs.
July 02 – July 08, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 114Number of User
Bloggers: 63Number of User
Blogs Herded: 9
Life Gaming MarathonThere's still time to enter the contest to win Ghost
Recon Future Solider (PC download code) while supporting the Extra Life charity
event scheduled for October 20, 2012.
QTEing Me To DeathChris Mrkvicka vents his
frustration with the method some games use to implement Quick Time Events (QTE)
and how he would often prefer the scene to just play out without player
The Next Zelda ExperienceThe Legend of Zelda series has
existed since 1986, has spawned over a dozen games, and has witnessed Link
transform in appearance on several occasions. iDreamRunner has a few ideas for
the next Zelda game.
Top Ten Favorite Zelda SongsThere are quite a few gamers
who consider themselves diehard Zelda fans, and vannahfox ranks among them as
demonstrated with this exceptional first blog about favorite songs from the
10 Rising StudiosSome could argue not all the
studios listed in thegodofwine7's top ten list of rising studios should be
considered "rising" but it's still an intriguing list of developers
contributing to the future of gaming.
Portal 2John Wrek revisits Portal 2 and
reminds those who have played the game just how brilliant it truly is as he
shares his impressions of the campaign and cooperative mode.
Double Edged Sword Of Used GamingA somewhat surprising ruling by
the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning the sales of digital
content has reignited the topic, including this blog by Jon
Gregory aka JMan240.
Importance Of An Unimportant StoryAn interesting blog by
FinalFantasy1026 discussing the significance of the back story and how "people
are not content to simply perform a sequence of actions without first receiving
a reason why."
And Gaikai: A Gamer's Thoughts And FearsNow that Sony
has acquired the cloud-based gaming service Gaikai, the question many are
wondering is what they are going to do with it. Marco Polo has a theory he
shares with the community.
For 3DS XL?The recent announcement from
Nintendo concerning the newest model of the 3DS has some gamers like Glasses
questioning the merit of a bigger and heavier portable gaming device.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard DLCSometimes good
user reviews can be hard to find but John Wrek posted several great ones this
week, including one for Dawnguard, the newly released DLC for Game Informer's
2011 Game of the Year.
The Uprising Against The Underworld TodayApricot
provides a thorough analysis of the latest installment in the Kid Icarus series
with this solid review of Kid Icarus: Uprising, before claiming it's a "must-have
3DS title that you do not want to miss."
World Of Hurt, Booze, And Bullet TimeAnother gamer
satisfied with their experience playing Max Payne 3. This review by Orochi
Assassin LEVON provides a brief snapshot of what to expect and awards the game
9 out of 10.
Wake – Playing A NovelAlan Wake
certainly isn't a new game but it is one that attracted a fair amount of
attention. If you've never played it, this review by DesertOcelot may reveal
what you missed out on.
Indie & Mojo Show Episode 39The latest episode is missing one of the co-hosts, but
Indiejones and Mojomonkey12 are still present as they entertain the audience with
talk of Half Life 2, Max Payne 3, and the current status of Team GIO.
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