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We witness another week of fantastic blogs courtesy of
the user community. It's also worth noting with Game Informer's effort to continually
provide quality content and an entertaining experience, a number of new moderators
have been appointed, including a few that will focus on eliminating the spam
posts that sometimes plague the blog portal.
September 10 – September 16, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 136Number of User
Bloggers: 74Number of User
Blogs Herded: 15
Stranger And Noobtubin8er Extra-Life Co-BlogNoobtubin8er discusses the inspiration and motivation
behind contributing to the Extra-Life charity event that will witness gamers participating in a 24-hour gaming marathon.
Often-Overlooked Aspects Of Sports GamesIt's not very often we see a
sports-related blog around these parts, but Hist does a great job updating the
highlight reel with a discussion on what could make them better and perhaps
10 MastermindsIt's been nearly two weeks
since we've heard from thegodofwine7, but he's back and sporting a new top ten
list, this time focusing on the top video game masterminds.
vs. Revolutionary Game DesignCameron Koch responds to comments
made by the narrative director of Halo 4 regarding design philosophy and how
"really good game design is evolutionary, not revolutionary."
Reasons Why GamersGate Is Better Than SteamAlthough Valve's Steam
application is quite popular and robust at what it does, MrVolker777 supports a
similar product known as GamersGate that, in his opinion, is a little better than
174:47What's the most hours you have
logged into a single game, and what was the game? For cerpintaxman, it was 170+
hours on Xenoblade, as explained in this blog that chronicles his experiences.
WarfareJohn Wrek defines his principles
of unconventional warfare and then compiles a list of his favorite video games
demonstrating unusual combat scenarios and techniques.
Difficulty Of Comedy In Video GamesAn interesting piece from David
Chandler talking about the challenges of incorporating humor into video games
and how Portal is perhaps one of the best and most successful examples at
Minecraft Creations That I've SeenIf you enjoy blogs with less
words and more pictures, this compilation from Mike showcasing original and
impressive content created in the world of Minecraft is a must see.
We Gamers?Jack Gardner contemplates what it means to be a gamer and how the term
has evolved over the years to present day and how it is now firmly embedded in
A Love StoryA heartfelt testimony from
quasiconundrum revealing a few private details about the personal relationship he
has with his wife (and fellow gamer), and how Borderlands contributed to this
Benefits And Pitfalls Of The Online Pass And Used GamesThe debate concerning online
passes being used to counter the sale of used games is certainly not a new
topic but Stranger provides his perspective in a thought provoking discussion.
For SonySony has had its share of ups
and downs, but the slump they're in now is at least a little concerning. Marco
Polo expresses his sympathy over their struggles and recognizes the things
they've done right.
Versus QuantityHannibal dissects the topic of
video game length and how the duration varies depending on whether it is a
smaller game like a downloadable title or a traditional retail game that is
normally full length.
Do MMOs Need Such A High Level Cap?A self proclaimed fan of MMOs,
opposedcrow88 muses about the extensive leveling and time requirements
associated with Guild Wars 2 and how it differs from its predecessor.
That I Like That Aren't In GamesIn this solemn narrative from
debtcollector, he pitches the idea of an open-ended video game that allows
players the freedom to explore their surroundings without being encumbered by
missions or leveling.
Roll Out!Craigaleg constructs another of
his notable video reviews, this time for Activision's Transformers: Fall of
Cybertron, a game he says contains more than meets the eye.
Out Of SteamDespite mediocre review scores
and claims of being underrated, InFamous has quite a few fans and SolidBrix assesses
what they can look forward to in the sequel if they haven't played it yet.
Last Chapter In Gaming's Most Important Sci-Fi TrilogyLouis Marcos evaluates Mass
Effect 3, the iconic final chapter in one of the most popular and successful
science fiction video game series that caused quite the uproar with its
4th Floor Season 2 Episode 9TOGNick is the lone man behind
the mic in this episode that continues discussing a couple volatile blogs he
posted earlier in the week as well as music, sports, and the upcoming Extra-Life
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 2-36This is the final episode of
season 2 and the whole crew is reunited again as Titus gives an update on Pneumadiluvians, Dean shares his
impressions of Dust: An Elysian Tail, and Wes tackles Madden 13.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (09/10/12
ace13; alex720 (2); Angry Adam; AshaMan3000 (3); benderstrike64;
BlackHeartedWolf (2); born4this; Cameron Koch (2); cerpintaxman; Charles;
Coachscorner00 (3); Colossus365; Companion Cube; dadarkheart (2); Daniel Jones;
DarkeonWarlord; David Chandler (4); Dawson Wyckoff (2); debtcollector;
Di5a5terp13ce; DJH (5); Drym Shyuan (7); Enigma (2); FAMESREVENGE; Frosty (2);
Glasses (2); God Of Irony (3); gogamenerdkid; GoldvsSilver; GreenHawk99;
Hannibal (2); Hist; Jack Gardner; Jason Pfitzer (2); Jay; John Wrek (3); Jolt
the Cynic (2); Jon Gregory aka JMan240; jordanthegamer; Joyful Penguin; Koro
(2); Level Headed Gamer; Light Gamebeast23456; Louis Marcos; Marco Polo;
markus1142 (2); Mike (7); MintyClinty700 (2); Mr_Tib; MrVolker777 (2);
nathan98; Neil Hackel; Noobtubin8er; opposedcrow88; Orochi Assassin LEVON (7);
quasiconundrum (2); Reptar7 (3); Romars202129; Sam Reha; schmidtyfro; Sora
Three Ben; Stranger (4); The Destroyer; thegodofwine7; Theora Craft (2);
TOGNick; UlrichFireL0rd; Vanlinkenstein; Vogon5; wayoverdue (2); xking595x (3);
xx_shimmy_xx; and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week:"Fanatics make unreliable friends." – Garrett,
Thief: The Dark Project
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Hahaha nice, nice. The quote is great.
Another great round-up this week. Also thanks for the herd Saint.
Great stuff as usual! Companion blog is up for Transformers containing a free drawing for simply dropping a comment. Get on it folks!
Thanks for the herd, good work everybody!
Wow, I can't believe I got herded. Thanks, Saint!
Great stuff as usual!
I missed almost half of these courtesy of the spammmers... (Good to see they've been addressed!) Great week everyone and I'll be back soon enough!
Thanks for the heard, Saint. It looks like I've got some reading to do.
Man I've been to busy to even visit the blog page. Good job everyone! Reminds me to get back to blogging
Oh I understand now, This is a newsletter of sorts. I'd love to blog but the blogging page on my home page(like many other things) doesn't work
Thanks, Saint, and great job, everyone!
Congrats to all who've been herded! I look forward to catching up on these blogs.
Great job everyone! And congrats to the mods too.
Congratulations to everyone who was herded. I read lots and lots of great blogs this week. Cool quote Saint