The lights are on
The blogging community continues to grow and expand, posting
the fourth highest number of blogs since the feature returned nearly a year
ago. There are a number of blogging events and initiatives underway, so it's a
perfect time to check it out and join in on the excitement.
July 16 – July 22, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 129Number of User
Bloggers: 69Number of User
Blogs Herded: 11
Life Gaming MarathonTeam GIO continues to gain steam with Game Informer staff
support, front page news coverage, and prizes. You can check out all of the
details in this announcement from mojomonkey12.
Playfire PerspectiveWith websites like Facebook,
LinkedIn, and Tumblr, social networking is firmly integrated within society. John
Wrek chats about one of them that specifically targets the video game industry.
Long Strange Journey Into Becoming A Gaming HipsterCertainly not the only one to
think so, Stranger discusses how he is becoming less interested in the big name
titles and finding more enjoyment from smaller games and independent titles.
Graphics Might Be Too Realistic For MeIn the pursuit of creating the
highest levels of realism, game developers have pushed their polygon-crunching
engines to the limits, but Doctor Apozem wonders if that's really what we want.
Games For Mellowing OutDo you ever play games just to
relax? If you answered yes, then KillerRabbitsFTW has a handful of games you
might find soothing, and some of them are not games you would expect to be on
The Places You CoD GoDespite its popularity on the
servers, posts about the Call of Duty franchise can be a tired subject for many
gamers. Well, this blog by Cru Hunter is solid, thought-provoking, and worth
Next Gen-Gameplan: MicrosoftWith the eventual release of
next-generation hardware potentially looming on the horizon, Jon Gregory aka
JMan240 analyzes their current and future state of affairs.
Payne 2-1/2: Dizzy Stupor HeroesKyle Wadsworth takes a unique
approach with his latest photo blog. This time he examines a pair of games
simultaneously in a mash-up of two very different heroes you wouldn't expect to
The Wii U Really Doomed?With many industry experts
already declaring the inevitable doom of the Wii U, Apricot has a more positive
outlook with what the Wii U needs to do in order to survive.
You Want Something Done RightMost of us would agree that
Hollywood has a poor track record producing movies inspired by video games,
comic books, and pop-culture, but as markus1142 points out, it is possible.
Predictions (Or Hopes) For The Wii U Smash Bros.Hard to tell whether thegodofwine7
is being serious or not, but in his latest blog he suggests a few names for the
next Super Smash Bros. Brawl roster. Some of the recommendations might surprise
Excessive SequelsFinalFantasy1026 muses about a
topic most of us are guilty of – criticizing annual releases of certain series
but then buying them as soon as they are released.
Colors – Reaching For The StarsSonic the Hedgehog has witnessed its share of ups and
downs, but this brief review by DesertOcelot claims Sonic Colors, "revives the
long dead franchise and sends it in a glorious new direction."
Secret WarA regular supplier of user reviews, this week Mike
Mahardy posts one for the recently released Skyrim DLC – Dawnguard, an
expansion pack he says will buy you at least another 20+ hours of gameplay.
SpaceEndless Space is a fairly new turn-based strategy,
science fiction game developed by Amplitude Studios, reminiscent of the
classics from this genre. John Wrek shares his thoughts on the game.
Old-School As Games Get These DaysNot only can he host a podcast, born4this can turn out a pretty decent
user review too. This time he plays Spelunky, a game he warns is brutally
challenging but still fun to play.
Indie & Mojo Show Mass Effect Special ExtravaganzaThe hosts welcome fellow community member and podcaster
born4this back to the show as they devote their entire time discussing the Mass
Effect series. Don't forget to check out part two.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (07/16/12 – 07/22/12):Applesteak;
Apricot (2); AshaMan3000 (3); benderstrike64 (8); BMW; Brandon Whiting is back;
Cameron Koch (2); Cameron the Caped Crusader; Caudex (3); cerpintaxman; Chris
Mrkvicka (6); Cru Hunter; dadarkheart; darkangelvxvx; DJH (3); Doctor Apozem;
DrJoeystein; Enigma (4); FinalFantasy1026 (2); freezeimacop690; Frosty; Gaming
Warthog; Ghost (2); Glasses; Hut; Jack Gardner; John Wrek (5); Jolt the Cynic
(2); Jon Gregory aka JMan240; jordanthegamer (7); Joshua Stephens (5); Joyful
Penguin (2); Kate Willaert (3); Kid Ica; KillerRabbitsFTW; Kyle Wadsworth;
LA643; Le Hannibal (7); LionheartAce; Luis Aguilar; Marco Polo; markus1142;
Masterassassin; MikComposer; Mike (4); Mr.Exclusive; my pants are on fire;
Noobtubin8er; Oni no Tenshi; opposedcrow88; Pokémon Trainer Red; RadiantChaos;
Radnen; Reptar7; Rihz; Romars202129; SkullHydra; sorryjzargo; Stranger (3); The
Destroyer; The Monster Hunter; thegodofwine7 (3); TheMichaelJolly; TOGNick;
UltiMat3ProDGy07; wayoverdue; xking595x (2); YungDaVinci (2); and of course
Video Game Quote of the Week:"There is no shame in defeat so long as the spirit is unconquered." – Fenix, StarCraft
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