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One of the most diverse weeks of contributions from the
blogging community, here you will find posts on a variety of subjects ranging
from football to comic books, but each with a unique approach and definitely relating
to the world of video games. Enjoy.
August 27 – September 02, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 104Number of User
Bloggers: 61Number of User
Blogs Herded: 13
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and quickly approaching. If you haven't contributed yet and you're interested,
it isn't too late. Contact Mojomonkey12
for all of the details.
Allure Of The UnknownIs knowing too much about a
particular video game detrimental to how you embrace it when it's finally
released? It's certainly a unique idea, discussed in this well-received blog
from Cru Hunter.
Few Reasons Why Gearbox Software Deserves Some LoveFans of a particular video game
developer can easily provide plenty of reasons why they are fans, which is
exactly what Hannibal does in his post about Gearbox Software.
Top 10 Role-Playing Games (PC Titles)A well organized and nicely
constructed blog by Drym Shyuan listing his favorite role-playing games
complete with a brief summary that you might enjoy whether you've played the
games or not.
Online: The Future Of Gaming?Daniel Campbell discusses the
future prospects suggested by Core Online, a relatively new initiative from
Square Enix that allows you to play high definition games being streamed to
your web browser.
2 And The First-Person ShooterA deep and provocative blog by quasiconundrum
analyzing the merits associated with the First Person Shooter (FPS) genre and
how some of them rich in story shouldn't be thought of as shooters.
& Yo Could've Been As Big As JourneyKate Willaert writes an
expressive and thoughtful post about Papo & Yo, the debut title from the
Montreal-based studio Minority Media that tackles some of life's difficulties
Amazing: In Defense Of QTEs And MoreA great blog defending the
techniques many games incorporate in their gameplay and are often criticized
for. AshaMan3000 handles the issues with finesse and poise in a blog that's a
joy to read.
2012 All-Video Game Football TeamToday marks the official start
of the NFL season and Coach thegodofwine7 humors us with his roster for the 2012
All-Video Game team, including Nathan Drake as starting quarterback.
Books And Video Games: A Shared HistoryNoobtubin8er explores the
relationship between comic books and video games beyond just being something
typically associated with being a geek. Is there really a deeper link between
Friends, The Mass Effect WayCan playing video games really
lead to making real world friends? Most of us probably have a story indicating
yes, and this blog by markus1142 shares his own personal experience of meeting new
Makes The GameAn exceptional first blog from Mr_Tib
speculating how games with a vigorous marketing campaign seem to fare better
than those that don't, including a few examples to illustrate his point.
That Made An Impact On My Gaming LifeMike details the ups and downs
of video game characters that had an impact on his life as a gamer. No doubt
you've heard of these characters and might even feel the same way.
You Should Criticize Your Favorite GamesA popular but potentially
controversial blog from Rabid Chipmunk questioning whether we should accept
games the way they are or be vocal with our criticisms when we experience
issues we don't like.
Dark Knight Rises To New HeightsOne of last
year's hottest titles and one of only a handful of games to receive a perfect
score from Game Informer, Doctor Apozem's review of Batman: Arkham City
provides a great look at the caped crusader's latest title.
Of The SamuraiCraigaleg explores
the open-ended world of Falana in Dust: An Elysian Tail, the newly released
Xbox Live Arcade title developed by Humble Hearts. The review also includes the
4th Floor Season 2 Episode 8TOGNick welcomes fellow
community member Braden Fox to the podcast as the duo talk about video games,
zombies versus vampires, and supporting Team GIO for the upcoming Extra Life
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (08/27/12
– 09/02/12):ace13; Angry
Adam; Apricot; AshaMan3000 (2); BlackHeartedWolf (4); Cameron Koch; Caudex (2);
Charles; Coachscorner00; Craigaleg; Cru Hunter; dadarkheart; Daniel Campbell;
darkangelvxvx; DarkeonWarlord; Darth-Carbonite; Dawson Wyckoff (2); DJH (7);
Drym Shyuan (4); Enigma; FAMESREVENGE; Frosty; Ghost (3); Glasses; God Of Irony
(2); Hannibal (2); JakandRatchet79; JC; Jolt the Cynic (2); jordanthegamer (2);
Joyful Penguin; Kate Willaert (3); lcompx (3); Luis E. Morales Falcon (2);
Magnus the Historian; Marco Polo; markus1142; Mike (4); Mr_Tib (2);
Noobtubin8er; OneArmedWonder; opposedcrow88; Orochi Assassin LEVON (3);
Platysaur; Proprietary-Windmill (2); PudyMaster; quasiconundrum; Rabid
Chipmunk; RadiantChaos; Reptar7; shadowBack; Sora Three Ben (2); sorryjzargo;
Stranger; thegodofwine7 (2); TOGNick (2); wayoverdue; xking595x (3);
xXBourne07Xx (2); YungDaVinci; and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week:"There are some things man was not meant to understand." – Boston
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