The lights are on
Before you check out the latest collection of video game
blogs, take a moment to consider that on this day back in 1985 Nintendo
released the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the United States for the
retail price of $125. Hail to the king.
October 08 – October 14, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 138Number of User
Bloggers: 81Number of User
Blogs Herded: 11
Raffle Blog For Team GIOThe Extra Life 24 hour video game marathon is this
weekend and if you're reading this and haven't donated yet but want to, it
isn't too late. Sign up and be entered in the raffle to win cool prizes.
The Heck Is Retro Studio's Next Game?The release of the Wii U is
looming and The Invertroid wonders what Nintendo developer Retro Studios might
be creating next, including the probability of what they might be working on.
First Foreign Game: "Uncharted 2: Il Covo Dei Ladri"A unique blog from our
unofficial foreign correspondent, community member Glasses. Currently residing in Switzerland, Glasses decided to play Uncharted: The Cave of
Thieves and share the experience.
Dishonored, Heads Will RollGreek poet Euripides is quoted
saying, "Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head." Kyle
Wadsworth takes this literally on his playthrough of Dishonored, as illustrated
in this photo blog.
The Digital Self In Deus ExDavid Chandler shares a unique
perspective on how "video games fit into our ever-changing relationship with technology,"
and how Deus Ex: Human Revolution is one of the few games that capture this.
Marks The SpotThe reboot of X-COM descended
upon gamers with the shock and awe of an alien invasion, but if you're undecided
as whether to play it, perhaps this short blog from markus1142 will help you
OverIt's impossible to agree on
what has been the most influential innovation experienced in this generation of
gaming, but thegodofwine7 thinks importing your progress into sequels ranks up
Beautiful Music Behind...First Person ShootersGone are the days of in-game
audio and music using 16 bit MIDI files; modern era games often boast CD
quality soundtracks produced by actual musicians, and DrJoeystein presents some
of the best.
Of LunacyThe wildly popular Borderlands
2 remains a common discussion topic. This blog by Hannibal focuses on the sheer
number of weapons made available in the game and the amount of destruction they
Creative ModeAnother gamer falls victim to
Minecraft and now that he's hooked, footthumb wonders why the console version
doesn't have creative mode, which was just implemented early this week.
To Make Maya A Hellacious HealerJoseph Breen posts a popular
blog that even managed to capture the attention of one of the staff members, whereby he outlines his strategy to make a dominating healer in Borderlands 2.
Shapes Is Music To My EarsMany gamers including Daniel
Jones share an equal interest in music, so what better way to enjoy the two
hobbies than by marrying them in video game that incorporates some of your
Tunes: Reloaded – (Video Review)Don't be
deceived by the title, this is actually one of the best reviews produced by
Craigaleg for the very popular and recently released Borderlands 2, a game some say is a candidate
for Game of the Year.
Stealth Done RightResponding to
Game Informer's review for Dishonored, footthumb concedes the points made by
Joe Juba, but thinks if you're a fan of stealth games, the minor grievances are
– Darksiders II (PS3)Over the
course of the week BLiNDFATES posted quite a few exceptional reviews, like this
one for Darksiders II, the hack-and-slash adventure game from THQ released back
in August of this year.
Whom The Bell TollsTelltale
Games is on to something with their episodic point-and-click adventure games
based on the Walking Dead series, and this concise review from WF1 takes a look
at the newly released episode four.
Prepared To Lose...And Lose...And LoseJaKudz92
discusses his frustration (and enjoyment) with FTL: Faster Than Light, a game
the developer describes as a roguelike, real-time spaceship simulator sure to
test your skill (and patience).
JACKED UP Indie And Mojo Show Episodes 47 & 48If you're a fan of The JACKED
Up Indie and Mojo show, it's your lucky day, as the team posts not one but two
episodes of the show, including one that features special guest and GIO community
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 3-1Did the hosts of Robot in the
Corner really kick off Season 3 singing their rendition of Fat Bottom Girls by Queen? They did indeed. Listen in as they
discuss (and sing about) Borderlands 2.
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Baggins; Jack Gardner; JakeAuditore; Joe Fathead; Jolt the Cynic (2); Jonathan
Harrison; jordanthegamer (4); Joseph Breen; Joyful Penguin; Kinsey; Kyle
Wadsworth; LionheartAce; lotrgeek (14); Louis Marcos; Luis E. Morales Falcon;
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Video Game Quote of the Week:"Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or
we are not. Both are equally terrifying." – Arthur C. Clarke, XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Email the author Saint, or follow on Game Informer.
Dang, I missed a whole week?!? Thanks a lot XCOM! Some great reads guys!
Thanks, Saint, for the herd! Much appreciated. Congrats to all you other ridiculously handsome folk who were herded. :D
A Euripides quote? That's the only time I'll ever be mentioned in the same breath LOL. Thanks for the selection, Saint, and congrats to everyone whose blog/review/podcast was included.
Thanks so much, Saint! :D I had a lot of fun working on that blog, which is why I'm thinking about covering more music from other game genres as well.
$125 in today's money would be like... $5000, so we should be lucky for our prices.
Also I'm not good at inflation math.
Great blogs all around! Glad to see the review section expanding!
Thanks for the herd, Saint! And congrats to everyone else this week, as well. Looks Like I have a lot of good stuff to catch up on before Saturday.
i do love that quote, I was happy it was in the demo and I got to see it. Lots of good picks this week, congrats to everybody...
Thank god this exists, so many great blogs I almost miss for being absent last week.
Thanks for the Herd! I am honored, and it wasn't even a Top 10! Congrats to everybody else that got herded. Great stuff!
So many blogs! Congrats to everyone who was herded.
Good job everyone I wish i could have blogged a couple this week, but im back and ready for this upcoming week!
Thanks for the double mention Saint! Great picks this week as always.
Congrats to everyone!