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This week marked an exceptionally busy and productive
week from the Game Informer community, with content including a couple of
podcasts, a number of user reviews, and over one hundreds blogs, ten of which
are featured here. Support the community by checking them out.
July 09 – July 15, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 115Number of User
Bloggers: 64Number of User
Blogs Herded: 10
Life Gaming MarathonIf you haven't joined Team GIO in their quest to support
the Extra Life Gaming Marathon and you're interested, you can find all of the
details in this announcement from mojomonkey12.
Concept Of Ouya And What It Could MeanNews of the Ouya and its near-immediate success at being funded via Kickstarter was certainly a hot topic for
the week. Marco Polo discusses what an open source console might mean for the
State Of Survival HorrorChris Mrkvicka talks about the
various elements resident in the horror genre, how they have evolved over the
years, and what the upcoming release of Resident Evil 6 in October means for
Big 5 Gone MobileA must-read post for those interested
in handheld gaming devices, GIO Member Glasses and his friend Sami co-author
this blog that compares and contrasts the current field of portables.
Cafe – Shibuya, JapanWhere do gamers go for lunch? If
you find yourself in the Shibuya Parco department store in Tokyo's Shibuya ward,
ninjapixel thinks you might consider eating at this Resident Evil-themed
Does Make A Game So Great?There isn't a definitive answer for what makes a video game great, but that doesn't stop Mike from sharing his
thoughts on the subject with a final conclusion you might just agree with.
Best Mods For Knights Of The Old RepublicKnights of the Old Republic
fans might be interested in this blog from The Invertroid, sharing with us
details on the mod scene for the PC version of perhaps one of the best Star
Impressions: Far Cry 3Using little more than the
screenshots that have been released, xking595x analyses the images for clues and
details of what to expect from Ubisoft's next game in the Far Cry series, which is set to
release later this year.
Without The Voices: Dead IslandAnnoyed with the voice acting
in Dead Island, KillerRabbitsFTW inadvertently discovers how playing the game
with the voices muted resulted in a completely different atmosphere from the
Age Of Video Games: Prometheus & Game DevelopmentA lengthy but intellectually
stimulating piece by Kyle Wadsworth exploring the inspiration behind video game
development and how their themes might mature as the developers inevitably get
10 Impractical Robot MastersMega Man attracted a cult-like
following over the years while spawning a number of video games. This latest post
from thegodofwine7 captures his list of unrealistic Mega Man robot master
Lords Of ShadowA thorough user review by SuperKingC77 detailing his assessment of Castlevania:
Lords of Shadow, a game he states, "Is a truly remarkable experience" before
awarding it a 9.5 out of 10.
Daring MoveMike Mahardy gets his hands dirty as he puts DiRT Showdown through its
paces and provides the community with a user review. He gave the game a mediocre
score of 6.5 out of 10.
Is Survival Horror At Its FinestThere were several members
talking about the horror genre this week, and it's only fitting to include a
user review from this category. DrJoeystein provides just that with this
critique of Resident Evil 4 HD.
Walk The LineAnother professional-quality
video review from Craigaleg, this time taking aim at Spec Ops: The Line, a game
he awards a respectable score to. Don't forget to check out his Companion
Conquer Em' AllWhat do you get when you cross Pokémon
and Nobunaga's Ambition? You get Pokémon Conquest, the focus of this review by Cameron
Koch. Read and see if it's worth trying to catch them all.
Journey Every Gamer Should Embark OnJourney receives another
perfect score on a user review, this time from Polygraphic, who calls the game,
"a landmark achievement in gaming," and thinks it's one that every gamer should
JACKED UP Indie & Mojo Show Episode 40Jack Gardner returns to the show this week and joins
indiejones and mojomonkey12 as they discuss the new Mass Effect 3 DLC, Half
Life 2, and Spec Ops: The Line.
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 2-32The hosts talk about The
Amazing Spider-Man and Batman before
closing with a question for the listeners: "Which classic monsters are you
sick of and which ones would you like to see reinvented?"
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (07/09/12 – 07/15/12):acestriker1;
Anticitizen-One; AshaMan3000 (3); bartandbucky; benderstrike64 (7); blaze6106;
born4this; Buddy Acker; Cameron Koch (3); Caudex (4); cerpintaxman; Chris
Mrkvicka (7); Craigaleg; dadarkheart; Dan Talarico; DarkeonWarlord; Dawson
Wyckoff (3); DJH (3); Doctor Apozem (2); DukeofChutney; Enigma (2); Ewok King;
FAMESREVENGE; Frosty; Gaming Warthog; Ghost (3); Glasses; iDreamRunner;
indiejones; J Warrior; John Wrek (2); Jolt the Cynic; jordanthegamer (3);
Joshua Stephens (2); kebebasan; Kid Ica (2); KillerRabbitsFTW; Kyle Wadsworth;
Le Hannibal (7); Lflaks; Light Gamebeast23456; Marco Polo; MikComposer (3);
Mike (3); my pants are on fire; NinjaPixel; Noobtubin8er; opposedcrow88;
quasiconundrum; Rihz; sakabato24; Senshuro; sorryjzargo; The Destroyer (3); The
Invertroid; thegodofwine7 (2); TOGNick; Undertaker Adrian; vannahfox; xking595x
(3); xl9; ynoT0312Taz; Yusuke Urameshi; and of course yours truly...Saint.
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