The lights are on
The blogging community continues to thrive as
demonstrated by this week's collection of posts featuring quite a few names
relatively new to the Game Informer blog scene. Don't worry though because a
few of the regulars are included too, culminating in a list you're sure to find
September 17 – September 23, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 126Number of User
Bloggers: 68Number of User
Blogs Herded: 13
The Game Informer staff said their goodbyes and parted
ways with the last batch of intern alumni just in time to welcome a new round
of future journalists in training. Read about them here: Jordan
Harmon, and Mike
2: Pandora RevisitedThe recently released sequel to
Borderlands certainly attracted a lot of attention from the gaming community this
week. Kyle Wadsworth offers his perspective on the game in this photo-rich
First Games I Played On Each Of My Gaming SystemsIf you've been a gamer for any
length of time, no doubt you have played a multitude of games on a number of
different systems. The Invertroid recalls the first games he played on the systems
GLaDOS Is So Sadistically CharmingPortal is an iconic game for so
many reasons and as we near the 5th anniversary of its release,
Hannibal takes a behind-the-scenes look at one of the reasons it is so unique
Games And OCD: A Perfect Marriage?Marco Polo divulges how his neurotic
behavior bordering on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) influences his
identity as a gamer, from the way he arranges his collection to how he plays games.
But Effective Gaming Introduction SequencesA brilliant blog by Louis
Marcos (deserving far more attention than what it has received so far) that
classifies video games into categories he created based on the different introduction
styles they use.
Fork In The Road That Developers FaceSpurred on by comments made by
the lead designer of Spec Ops, DrJoeystein explores the relationships between
publishers and developers and how this bond can affect the finished product.
I Were Making The Next Minecraft UpdateWith a game as large and
versatile as Minecraft, it shouldn't be a surprise that those who play it have
changes they would like to see incorporated into the game, like these ideas
from Commander Spock.
Ahead? Software Or Hardware?Besides playing video games, many
of us are tech junkies who also like exploring current and next-generation
technology. In this blog, Ownzoir wonders about the future of video game
Evil 6 Demo – First ImpressionsThe release of the Resident
Evil 6 demo might have been overshadowed by the release of
Borderlands 2, but that didn't stop some gamers including markus1142 from
giving it some playtime.
Is Impossible To Please GamersMr_Tib muses about the
challenges developers face creating games that gamers are satisfied with and
outlines a few problem areas he thinks contribute to these issues.
Heroes Who Need To Go To JailA clever and comical piece from
gogamenerdkid that charges five popular video game personalities with the
virtual crimes they have committed during the course of the games that feature
Emotion, And The Uncanny ValleyThe ever insightful David
Chandler provides what has to be one of the most comprehensive explanations
on the topic of photorealistic graphics and how it affects those
witnessing the visuals.
Best Case For Games As ArtEverybody has their own
thoughts on whether games are art, and even though reviews don't usually get
featured here, Doctor Apozem's exceptional post earns it a spot on this week's
collection of blogs.
Hearts: Birth By SleepBilleted as
the sixth installment in the Kingdom Hearts series, seb100172 evaluates Birth
By Sleep, an older action RPG developed by Square Enix and known for its
Best Video Game Western Ever CreatedIt's been a
couple years since Red Dead Redemption was released but many gamers, including
Louis Marcos, think it's the best western in the history of gaming.
JACKED UP Indie And Mojo Show Episode 45In their latest show, the hosts discuss
Sleeping Dogs, Guild Wars 2, Sound Shapes, and the current status of Team GIO
and the upcoming 24 hour video game marathon in support of the Extra Life
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