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Before you check out this week's selection of user blogs,
it's worth noting today is somewhat of a memorable day in the history book of
video games. On this day back in 1993, Mortal Kombat was released for the Super
NES, Genesis, Game Boy, and Game Gear game systems in the United States on what
was dubbed "Mortal Monday".
September 03 – September 09, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 151Number of User
Bloggers: 89Number of User Blogs
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for all of the details.
With The DeadTellTale's new episodic video
game series based on The Walking Dead was the hot topic of the week, inspiring
quite a few blogs and reviews, like this one from J Warrior summarizing the
scope of game.
Of An Offline GamerWith games requiring a
persistent online connection becoming standard practice, Stranger talks about
what gaming is like when you don't have access to the Internet and have to play
Bonuses Finally Ticked Me OffA popular blog from born4this
with mixed perspectives from the audience regarding the recent release of
Darksiders II and how content hidden in the game isn't available unless you got
it from GameStop.
Hearth, And Hub In Our Virtual WorldsIt's said that "Home is Where
Your Heart is" and quasiconundrum applies this philosophy to the realm of video
games and those that offer the player a hub to relax at until the next mission
Analysis: Characters Of Metal Gear SolidWhat's in a name? Hannibal
answers that question as it pertains to Metal Gear Solid as he evaluates the
various character names, how he felt when he first heard each name and what he thought
The MGS: Ground Zeroes TrailerMetal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes
caused quite the commotion when a trailer for the game was released at PAX
2012. Supersnake diffuses any tension with this lighthearted analysis of the
Constitutes A Good Game?Knapptime details the requirements
he thinks a video game needs for it to be considered a good game and
then provides a thorough analysis of each of these elements.
Games And The Legacy Of Genre FictionYou won't find this blog on the
front page since David Chandler was only Level 4 when he posted it, but this is
an exceptional piece comparing the relationships found in literature and video
4 Arena: Join The FightA rookie in the realm of
fighting games, Applesteak admits many of the innovative features found in
Persona 4 Arena like simple command mapping and an auto combo system make him
feel like a champ.
Flawed Beauty Of Dead IslandOn the one year anniversary of
Dead Island's release, DJH revisits the game only to discover this time around
many of the flaws aren't nearly as bad now that the hype has died down.
My OpinionResponding to
a question broached by Andy McNamara asking whether Gordon Freeman should have
a voice in Half Life 3 or not, Jolt the Cynic devotes this blog to responding
to the question.
We Know About BO 2 MultiplayerBlack Ops 2 is generating lots
of excitement and this blog by Tren Frost captures his thoughts on the
information that has been released so far regarding the multiplayer component.
HatsGod Of Irony is known for creating
(and coining the term) draw blogs and is committed to posting a new drawing for
his 30 Blogs in 30 Days project. They're all creative, but this one on hats is
Today Are DepressingKflame210 opens up about how a
lot of the games we play have depressing themes and do little for making us
feel happy after we play them, and how games like Banjo Kazooie have the
Busy Living Or Get Busy DyingA great summation of The
Walking Dead: Episode 3 provided courtesy of markus1142 who shares what an
emotional rollercoaster it is playing TellTale's highly regarded zombie
Criminally Underrated CharactersNot every character can be the
star of the show (or game) but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be recognized
for their contributions. Joyful Penguin recognizes a few underappreciated
Seven Greatest Moments Of Mass Effect 3Orochi Assassin LEVON is
devoting every one of his 30 Blogs in 30 Days to the Mass Effect Universe, and
to date they have all been spectacular. This one is particularly
GI Avatars: The Avatars Ride Again!It's been far too long since TurdFurgy
posted new custom Game Informer avatars, but he's back with a new collection
that includes Deadpool, Lobo, Pikmin, and my personal favorite, Minecraft's
Ahead: Borderlands 2The Borderlands 2 release is
just a few days away and Jon Gregory aka JMan240 discusses what the first game
achieved and what the sequel can do better. We're about to find out whether it
Dark SoulsA solid first
review by Crayonmuffin evaluating the unforgiving and brutal nature found in
Dark Souls, the action role playing game from Namco Bandai Games released in in
Of Cybertron: Welcome To The EndApplesteak
has encouraging words about the Transformers: Fall of Cybertron game, comparing
it more to the 1980s cartoon translation than the modern era movie version.
New Perspective On Videogame PossibilitiesYet again a
seemingly simple game captivates the video game industry with its creative
design and artistic approach. Orochi Assassin LEVON highlights the elements
that make Fez such a rare experience.
Evil: RevelationsReviewing one
of the latest episodes in the Resident Evil series and one of only two you can
play on your Nintendo 3DS, Sam Reha examines the key components of the game in
Walking Dead Episode 3 ReviewFirst there
were the comics, then AMC's hit television show, and now the video games. Fans
can't seem to get enough zombie games and this review by WF1 helps
explain why this one is worth it.
Big FinaleGrand Theft
Auto fans are getting restless waiting for Part V. In the meantime, Doctor
Apozem recounts the last episode in the series with this playthrough of Grand
Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony.
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