The lights are on
Many of us will enjoy a long holiday weekend in
celebration of Labor Day, and what better way to celebrate than by
playing video games and hanging out at Game Informer where you can enjoy some
awesome blogs, reviews, and podcasts submitted by the community.
August 20 – August 26, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 104Number of User
Bloggers: 68Number of User
Blogs Herded: 14
Team GIO slipped to 2nd on the Extra Life top
teams chart. If you want to help the team retake the lead while supporting a
good cause and want to find out more about contributing, contact Mojomonkey12
Digital Future And The End Of Used GamingA thought-provoking blog
discussing the inevitable transition to digital distribution, quasiconundrum comments
on his perspective including how and why it will eventually happen.
Dogs – More than a GTA CloneHist returns to the blogging
scene to provide his thoughts on the recently released Sleeping Dogs, an open-world action adventure game that many have compared to the Grand Theft Auto
Last Story ReviewMore of a summary than a
traditional review (there are no scores), Frosty captures the essence of The
Last Story with stunning detail in this brilliantly written blog about Hironobu
Sakaguchi's newest saga.
Art Of Sound Design In GamesSound can be instrumental in
immersing the player into the game's setting. Alex720 lists a few memorable
games having noteworthy sound effects and soundtracks.
American Gamer In EuropeLiving outside of the United
States can yield an entirely different experience for those that call
themselves gamers. Glasses describes a few of the challenges with gaming
I've Learned From Videogame DevelopmentGIO Community member Mike just
so happens to be a video game developer in training and in his latest post he
explains a few points that he's learned about the fine art of making video
To A Galaxy Far, Far AwayNot a huge fan of the Old
Republic when it first released, Cameron Koch returns to the Star Wars based
massively multiplayer online (MMO) game with the force of a Jedi now that it is
free to play.
The MMO For Players Of All KindsIn response to the August 28th release of Guild Wars 2, GoldvsSilver discusses what features the game has to
offer and how it might just redefine the MMORPG genre with its innovative
Compare: Skyrim & Dragon's DogmaIt's natural to compare games
of the same genre and style, which is exactly what Kyle Wadsworth does in his
latest piece that compares The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Dragon's Dogma.
Defense Of The Online PassMuch has been said about video
games that use online passes as a method to counter the used game market and
this blog by ShadowDragyn neatly summarizes the discussion.
VibrationsCraigaleg takes a look at the
inner workings of what makes your controller vibrate and whether prolonged
exposure makes you less likely to notice the effect or if games just aren't
using it as much.
Eclectic Batch Of Gaming FirstsAn uplifting testimony from
AshaMan3000 where he remembers significant first time events that no doubt some
of us have shared the same or similar experiences from our past too.
Cynical Future Of GamingAn interesting perspective
about the "free to play" trend, Stonecutters908 uses Tribes Ascend as an
example to examine the potential problems associated with not having to pay for
The Lego TreatmentVideo game-inspired Legos are becoming
as popular as Lego-themed video games. This short but clever blog by DJH highlights
a few series he would like to see get the Lego treatment.
2: Dark Waters Review (With DLC Trivia)It's not very
often you can read a user review and have a chance at winning a prize if
you can answer a trivia question, but
that's what you get with AbsoluteDeicide's evaluation of Risen 2: Dark Waters.
Return Of Pit Is A Great OneA thorough
review of Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) with plenty of details provided courtesy
of The Monster Hunter, who awards the game an impressive mark of 9.5 out of 10.
Super Mario Bros. 2: All Coins, No CreativityApplesteak
jumps right into reviewing the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game that has Mario
rescuing the Princess (again) in a refreshed world but one that doesn't really alter
gameplay from previous versions.
Good Creepy RompBenny Shores
reviews Dementium II, an older first-person survival horror video game
developed for the Nintendo DS and holder of perhaps one of the most disturbing
game covers ever.
overview by Tavia-chan for Symphony, an obscure little title for Windows-based
PCs. The game is somewhat like Galaga but uses music to create attack patterns
that the player will have to respond to.
Armchair Gamer Podcast Season Two Episode FourAfter a fairly lengthy break,
Light Gamebeast23456 and the AGP podcast make a triumphant return in a show
that talks about the recently-deceased Paul Steed, video game marketing, and
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 2-35Dean and Wes spend the bulk of
the show talking about Darksiders II. Also, congratulations are in order for
Titus and his wife, who welcome the newest future gamer into the world.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (08/20/12
– 08/26/12):alex720; Ali
Rapp; Angry Adam (2); AshaMan3000 (2); badgerbil; bjdbuch; BlackHeartedWolf
(7); born4this; Cameron Koch (2); Caudex (3); Companion Cube; Craigaleg; DJH
(7); Doctor Apozem; DrPool; Ethan Ricks; FAMESREVENGE; Frosty (3); gamer2486;
Ghost; Glasses; GoldvsSilver (2); Hist; John Hunter; Jolt the Cynic (3); Jon
Gregory aka JMan240 (2); Joyful Penguin (2); Juanolo; KAGEHOSHI-; Kate
Willaert; KillerRabbitsFTW; Kinsey (2); Kyle Wadsworth; LetMeGetToACheckpoint;
Light Gamebeast23456; messyFishstick; MikComposer; Mike; Mr.Exclusive; Mray901
(2); Noobtubin8er; OneArmedWonder (2); opposedcrow88; Ownzoir; Pokémon Trainer
Red; quasiconundrum; Reptar7; ShadowDragyn; Stonecutters908; Stranger;
Tavia-chan (2); The Man With Many Dogs, Blake; The Second Musketeer; The
Shotgun65, Mike (2); thegodofwine7 (2); TOGNick (2); Warbuff (2); Warrior;
Wayne Strickland; wayoverdue (2); xking595x; xl9; xMortalsyn;
YepImAPersonWaving; ynoT0312Taz; YungDaVinci; ZeppelinBlues; and of course
Video Game Quote of the Week:"It's not a party until something gets broken." – Lara
Croft, Tomb Raider VII
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I luv this. I'm gonna be reading alotta blogs soon. The only thing I didn't like was the quote. I've heard wayyy cooler quotes from games than what Lara said.
Thank you and congratulations to everyone who got herded?
Very cool! Thanks for this, Saint!
And thanks to Ghost for letting me know. I always forget to check here. :)
"short, but clever." Thanks! And congrats to everyone. Really enjoyed The Old Republic one.
Great job once again to all! Remember to sign up and participate in TEAM GIO and Extra Life!!!(thanks for promoting this event Saint).
Congrats to everyone who got herded.
Good job to everyone who got herded. That online pass one especially. That blog was really good.
Congrats on the herding everybody! Keep it up.
Will post the second part to my blog soon: the Pro's
'uplifting' was what I was going for! Haha! Always cool to be included with such a great bunch!
I remember playing through the Tomb Raider game that quote came from indeed...
This and Cyberia are what get me through the school week. THANK YOU GIO!
Did my first blog this week. :)