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Today's episode of Blog Herding marks the one year
anniversary and 52 consecutive weekly episodes of this feature since Andy
McNamara agreed to turn over the reins to a member of the community. Thanks go
out to the staff, the loyal readers, and the dedicated bloggers for your
August 13 - August 19, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 133Number of User
Bloggers: 74Number of User
Blogs Herded: 20
Fantasy Football 2012Football season (that sport you play outside with a ball)
is a few weeks away from the official kickoff and Supersnake is coordinating
the GIO Fantasy Football 2012 league. Read his blog for all of the details.
Next-Gen Gameplan: NintendoJon Gregory aka JMan240
continues his series of blogs evaluating the different manufactures and the
direction he thinks they should pursue in their next generation of consoles.
Game Journalists Show Favoritism Towards Japanese Games?Cameron Koch responds to the
claim made by Alex Hutchinson, creative director on Assassins Creed 3, suggesting
Japanese games and developers seem to get preferential treatment from western
The Most Underrated Game Of All Time?A collaborative project
compiled by JC featuring a number of members from the community, as each
discusses what game they consider to be the most underrated of all time.
The CharacterThere are all sorts of roles involved
with bringing our video game characters to life and one of the most
underappreciated are the voice actors. J Warrior takes a moment to recognize
some of the best.
Questions With Adventure Time's Jesse MoynihanHis first blog since attaining
the Level 5 milestone, messyFishstick arranges an interview with Jesse
Moynihan, the storyboard artist from Adventure Time and the artist behind the
web comic Forming.
To Post-ApocalyptiaHaving recently returned from a
follow-up trip through the wastelands of Fallout 3, Stranger describes the
experience in great detail while comparing it to the similarly vast world found
in The Elder Scrolls.
Needs To Be In Dragon's Dogma 2A slick and thoughtful piece by The Monster Hunter detailing a few
features he would like to see implemented in the next edition of Capcom's new action role-playing series, Dragon's Dogma.
Why I'm Pitching Darksiders II To YouDarksiders II has been one of
the hot topics for the week and if you haven't experienced it yet, this compelling
blog by DrJoeystein very well might convince you to give it a try.
Is Metal Gear Solid 5?Romars202129 considers the future
direction of the Metal Gear Solid series and the prospect that Kojima
Productions will somehow associate Project Ogre with the latest chapter in the MGS
Consequences Of ComplexityA brilliantly written post from
quasiconundrum suggesting that the more complex and technically advanced a video
game is, the more tolerant players should be when they discover flaws with it.
Through The YearsA heartwarming personal
testimony from DJH chronicling a few of his memorable gaming experiences over
the years, complete with pictures showcasing hardware from the past.
ModeThe controversial comment made
recently by John Hemingway, lead designer of Borderlands 2, sparked several
responses from the community including this succinct response from ace13.
Incredible RisksHannibal eloquently categorizes
some of the risks taken by Sony that have yielded positive results and then
shares his thoughts on each of the different initiatives.
Quick Look At The 2012 Video Game OlympicsEven though the 2012 Olympics
ended nearly two weeks ago, thegodofwine7 just finished tallying the results
and is ready to hand out the medals to certain video game characters. See who
Your Horizons...Through Video GamesDespite video games not truly
being accepted by mainstream society for their artistic expression or intrinsic
value, Marco Polo makes a lofty claim of just how significant they can be on
Do You Make Time For Gaming?A short but popular blog from
Doctor Apozem that questions something many of us struggle with and that's how
to make time to play video games when there are only so many hours in a day.
Unlockable Content In My New Game PurchaseTOGNick reveals his frustration
dealing with the errors he received trying to unlock the Darksiders II bonus
content that was supposed to be available the day of release but wasn't.
Open-World ADDAshaMan3000 describes a
condition he suffers from that you might too whereby he plays and enjoys the
large, open-ended worlds of certain games like Red Dead Redemption, but never
Is The Loneliest NumberFollowing up from his blog from
last week focusing on gamers playing co-op, this week Jolt the Cynic shifts gears
and examines some of our favorite video game pairs.
Most Overrated CharactersThe Joyful Penguin doesn't pull
any punches with this blog about the most overrated video game characters with
a list that includes some big names that might surprise you.
With The Devil And The DamnedThe prolific Grand Theft Auto
series has aged over the years but is still able to attract fans of the series.
Doctor Apozem plays through The Lost & Damned DLC for GTA IV and lives to
write about it here.
released Darksiders II is receiving a ton of praise and this review from John
Wrek details his reasons why he likes it enough to award it a score of 9.25 out
Bullet Time!It's been
nearly a month since Craigaleg posted one of his video reviews, but he's back
and armed with one of the best Max Payne 3 critiques you'll ever find. Be sure
to check out the companion
Jacked Up Indie & Mojo Show Episode 44Arguably one of their best
episodes, the hosts welcome Game Informer's own Ben Hanson who graciously talks
about working at the world's most popular video game magazine as a video
Don't forget to send your feedback, recommendations, and
community events in to my personal Game Informer account located here to
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (08/13/12
AshaMan3000 (3); benderstrike64; BlackHeartedWolf (7); Bradamantium (3); BRAV0
F1VE; Cameron Koch (2); Caudex (2); Craigaleg; Cru Hunter; dadarkheart; Daniel
Jones; DJH (7); Doctor Apozem; DrJoeystein; DrPool (2); Enigma (3); Frosty (3);
Gaming Warthog; Ghost; GoldvsSilver; Hannibal (3); Hist; Hobo Baggins; J
Warrior; Jack Gardner; JC; John Wrek; Jolt the Cynic (4); Jon Gregory aka
JMan240; jordanthegamer (4); Joyful Penguin (2); Juanolo (4); KAGEHOSHI-; Kid
Ica; KillerRabbitsFTW; killjoy115; LastQuestion; LGAR; Light Gamebeast23456;
Marco Polo (2); messyFishstick; Mike (2); mojomonkey12; Nintendo Fan (2);
OneArmedWonder; Pokémon Trainer Red (4); quasiconundrum; Queso6p4; Rabid
Chipmunk; RadiantChaos; Reptar7; Romars202129; ScruffTheNerfHerder; Seamoni;
Senshuro; shadowBack (2); ShadowDragyn; sorryjzargo; Storm One; Stranger;
Supersnake; The Great Cubone; The Man With Many Dogs, Blake; The Monster Hunter;
thegodofwine7 (3); Thejourneyman66 (2); TOGNick (7); Warbuff (2); Wayne
Strickland; wayoverdue (3); xking595x (2); xl9; and of course yours
Video Game Quote of the Week:"Survival is overrated. You need to live a little too." – Celeste,
Email the author Saint, or follow on Game Informer.
As usual, there are some great blogs/reviews/podcasts that were picked this week! Congratulations to everyone who got herded! Hopefully, i'll be able to get a review up by next week.
Thanks Saint for one year of Blog Herding.
BTW, if anyone reads this and doesn't know, Saint is in the co-op edition of GI.
One year... that's some dedication. Great job Saint. And thank you once again.
You're a racist. Keep your hands off my suitcase!
...and if you leave any more gum wrappers on my car seat, not only are you grounded for a week, but I will poison one of your juice boxes. I do not tolerate litter, racism, or Super Mario Bros. 2.
Thanks for one year of awesome blog herds, and thanks for including my blog in this as well. Great reads here, I really enjoyed "The Return to Post-Apocalyptia" blog. Great work from everyone.
Congratulations on a year! And I must say, I was completely surprised to find myself on the list. There are far better blogs out there. But thank you.
Wow, thanks, Saint!
This was a great week of blogs. Congrats to everyone who contributed!
Congrats to all those that were herded! I have a few to catch up on but I liked the ones on here I've already read. Also, the Jacked Up Indie and Mojo Show was a fantastic listen!
Like everyone else has said, Congrats Saint on the one year milestone, and we're all looking forward to the years to come. Also congrats to all of you who were herded!
Darn. Was really hoping my video would make the cut. Those things take a lot of time to make. Of well. Plenty of good picks on the list ^.^
1 year congrats to you saint and to everyone who got herded today.
I can't believe how much stuff you do for the community Saint, congrats on one year, and great job on the blogs everyone.
Wow, 52 straight huh? Nice work to you and everyone herded this week! Always an honor to be included...
Man!! This is just another reason why I luv GIO!!!! :D
There was a lot of great blog this week. congrats to everyone who got herded. Hopefully we can have another of blog herding!