The lights are on
August is shaping up to be a busy month for the video
game industry with a number of titles like Darksiders II, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and
Guild Wars 2 pending release and a pair of industry events on the schedule (Quakecon
and GDC Europe 2012). In the meantime, how about enjoying one of these blogs?
July 23 – July 29, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 123Number of User
Bloggers: 74Number of User
Blogs Herded: 11
GIO Digital Raffle AnnouncementTeam GIO continues to draw in support while offering a
number of incentives for those who contribute. This latest post by Noobtubin8er
explains the process for distributing the prizes.
A Better ConversationOver the years the video game
industry has witnessed vast improvements in nearly every facet of game
construction. AshaMan3000 discusses the evolution and future of non-player
A Game By Its Memes?An interesting theory courtesy
of Cru Hunter that questions whether the number of memes associated with a
particular title is indicative of the game's popularity.
Careful What You Wish ForChris Mrkvicka discusses the
adverse effects likely to occur if the disgruntled gamers who wished for the
downfall of the video game industry actually had their wish come true.
A Lot Of BaloneyOne of the week's more active
blogs, Jonathan Harrison responds with his examination of the misleading
GameFly commercial that pokes fun at GameStop's trade in policy.
I Would Love To Work ForMike shares his list of video
game developers he would like to work for, but there are probably a number of
us who wouldn't mind working for these same companies too.
TimeA short blog by dadarkheart
drawing assorted reactions from the community as they respond to the question,
"When is it acceptable for a gamer to turn in the controller and walk away?"
The Perfect Role-Playing Game (RPG)It's been said this is the year
of the RPG and the bloggers have certainly explored the topic with tenacity,
like this post from J Warrior detailing his thoughts on what elements the ideal
RPG should contain.
Start To Play?Craigaleg takes a clever tone with
this blog discussing the current trend you have very likely experienced: having to wait for your newly released game to update before you can play it.
Legal Question Of State Video Game RegulationA comprehensive post
demonstrating the utmost level of professionalism, FinalFantasy1026 shares his Senior
Honors Thesis proposal concerning the legal question of state video game regulation.
Start Of Something BigWhile the Mass Effect 3 riots
have mostly dispersed, Kyle Wadsworth finishes off the game leading up to those
events as he completes Mass Effect 2 and summarizes the experience in great
Your DemonsProving his blogging talents
extend past top ten lists, thegodofwine7 battles his demons in the form of
unfinished games from his past. Be sure
to check out some of his other great blogs
posted this week.
Evil RevelationsThe Monster
Hunter details his experience playing the fairly recent release of the latest
episode in the Resident Evil series with this review of Resident Evil:
Amazing Spider-Man (3DS) ReviewA frequent
writer of exceptional user reviews, Apricot provides the community a thorough
look at The Amazing Spider for the Nintendo 3DS, a game released in conjunction
with the movie of the same name.
Solid Zombie Killing ExperienceSome fans
thought Resident Evil 5 strayed too far from the mechanics that made the others
so popular, but DrJoeystein believes there are still plenty of reasons to like
this installment in the series.
JACKED UP Indie & Mojo Show Episode 41This week the hosts welcome fellow community member and
podcaster TOGNick to the show as the group discuss The Amazing Spiderman, the
potential of the Ouya, and status of Team GIO.
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 2-33The RITC crew has a spoiler-free discussion on The Dark Knight Rises before responding
to the Deadpool game announcement and asking, "Which comic movie/game would you
like to see next?"
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (07/23/12
AshaMan3000 (4); avLambo21; benderstrike64 (7); BlackHeartedWolf; blaze6106
(3); born4this; BRAV0 F1VE; Cameron Koch; Caudex (3); cerpintaxman; Chris
Mrkvicka (7); Cody Bauman; Craigaleg; Cru Hunter; dadarkheart; Daniel Jones;
Dawson Wyckoff; deckard; Derreck; DJH (3); dp163435; DrJoeystein; drsoko (2);
ElGato; Enigma; FinalFantasy1026; Frosty; Ghost; Glasses (3); Hut; J Warrior;
Jack Gardner; JakandRatchet79; Jefferson Fernando; John Wrek; Jolt the Cynic;
Jonathan Harrison; jordanthegamer (3); Joyful Penguin (2); Kid Ica; Kinsey (2);
Kyle Wadsworth; Le Hannibal (7); LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Marco Polo (3);
microphonist; Mike (3); Noobtubin8er; OneArmedWonder ; opposedcrow88; Orochi
Assassin LEVON; Phlakes; Proprietary-Windmill; Rabid Chipmunk; RadiantChaos;
Reptar7 (2); Rihz; Sora3Ben; sowravdatta; Storm One;
Stranger (2); Supersnake; The Great Cubone; The Midnight Mayor; TheBen;
thegodofwine7 (3); Undertaker Adrian (2); Vanlinkenstein; wayoverdue (2);
xCHAOSx; xking595x (2); x-XMantisX-x; and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week:"Congratulations. You came in second." – Mr.
Kelly, Red Dead Revolver
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Thanks for the mention Saint! Great picks this week. Not hard to find some great blogs with all the output lately.
Thank you for herding my review on The Amazing Spider-Man, Saint! I really appreciate it! Also, congratulations to everyone who got herded! You guys did a great job! I can't wait to start reading what was herded this week! There are a ton of great-looking blogs to read!
Great job to everyone herded, and to everyone else.
Can someone teach me the art of the blog?
I've been very lax this past week- time to get to writing again this weekend... >_>
Congrats to everyone herded. Loved the meme, and press start to play blogs. Hope to get back to blogging soon (though I feel like I say that every week :p )
Wow, thank you, I really do appreciate it! Congrats to everyone!
Congrats to everyone who got herded!
I liked "Quitting Time". I also liked a lot of others I read but that one was the first one I remember reading this week.
Congrats to all. Read a lot of great blogs this week
Thanks Saint! It's been a bit but I'm back! Really dug on press start to play, quitting time, and careful what you wish for. Good week of blogs!
This is an excellent herd. Congratulations to those of you who made the cut!
Thanks for the herd, Saint. I really appreciate it, because I wanted to get my work on this paper out into the community and hopefully let people see it. Congrats to everyone else that got picked as well.
Woo! Herded again. Let's keep doing this, Blog Community!