The lights are on
Miracle Network Hospitals are still tallying up all the
donations received from the Extra Life 2012 charity event, with Team GIO raising
nearly $11,000 from staff and community contributions. To celebrate, a round of
blogs on the house.
October 15 – October 21, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 112Number of User
Bloggers: 65Number of User
Blogs Herded: 13
Age Old Question; How Old Is Too Old?Certainly not the first blog to
discuss what age is too old to play video games, but Drop Dead's outlook is cleverly
entertaining and suitable for all ages.
ConfidoKind of an unusual blog to be
featured here and at the time of this posting it has gone mostly unnoticed, but
AshaMan3000 pays his respects to something we've all looked at: the "load
Hype Affects Game Reviews And Why That Is OkayFormer Game Informer intern Jack
Gardner reflects on the art of reviewing video games and how hype can influence
reception either positively or negatively.
With OCDA personal story sure to tug on
your heartstrings, StraySkyNight reveals how playing video games can aid those
who actually suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
We Be Worried About BioShock: Infinite?Daniel Jones chronicles the
setbacks experienced by the team working on BioShock: Infinite and questions
how this might impact the quality of the final product when it finally ships.
2: TwittifiedA creative approach to blogging,
footthumb crafts a unique summarization of Borderlands 2 by collecting various
perspectives from Twitter and combining them with some Borderlands artwork.
The Ultimate James Bond GameCelebrating 50 years of James
Bond and expounding on the reader discussion post from Ben Reeves, Andrew
Marcos offers a few ideas to build the ultimate Bond video game.
Least As Good With KinectNearly 2 years after the Kinect's
release that broke the record as the fastest selling consumer electronics
device, thegodofwine7 wonders if "Technically Not Worse with Kinect" is a more
Knowing The Outcome Can Enhance GameplayWhether you agree with David
Chandler's perspective that knowing how a game ends can enhance gameplay or
not, this blog is still an entertaining commentary worth considering.
Onto The OverloadWith a little over two months left
in 2012, Stranger's post reminds us of some of the great games we still have to
look forward to this year and a couple tentatively scheduled for an early next
DisempowermentA deep reflection from FrankxthexBunny
that merely scratches the surface of what motivates us to play video games and
the contrast between in game mechanics that promote or reject our abilities.
Sense Of Gaige's "Ordered Chaos" TreeJoseph Breen is proving to be a
seasoned veteran of the Borderlands 2 universe as he expertly outlines yet
another character's skill tree and a surefire strategy to ensure success.
On The Undead...AgainZombies are a popular theme in
many of our favorite shooters and Masterassassin prepares for the next outbreak
coming in Black Ops II as he discusses the different modes we will try to
2: A Welcomed Return To PandoraBorderlands 2
continues to be a popular title being played (and reviewed) by gamers, and Jake
Magee's praise of the game might explain why as he awards the game a
respectable score of 9.0 out of 10.
only musters up an average score from Jon Gregory aka JMan240, who admits he
likes the game well enough but doesn't feel it lives up to its fullest
Memories Of Youth Remain Unsullied With XCOMX-COM: Enemy Unknown, the reboot of MicroProse's turn-based strategy game
from the mid-nineties, succeeds at capturing the essence of the original while
earning near perfect marks from Noobtubin8er.
Of The Ninja Video ReviewAnother GIO
member joins the movement to provide exceptional video reviews. This time it's Daniel
Campbell, as he showcases Mark of the Ninja in this short clip sure to capture
JACKED UP Indie And Mojo Show Episode 49The show welcomes another big
name from the video game industry with special guest Walt Williams, the lead
writer for Spec Ops: The Line at 2K Games. You don't want to miss this episode.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (10/15/12 – 10/21/12):AbsoluteDeicide;
AlexChase; Andrew Marcos; AshaMan3000 (3); Benny Shores; bjdbuch;
blaxarbush911; cybertronian assassin; Daigo Matsuoka (2); Daniel; Daniel
Campbell; Daniel Jones (6); David Chandler; Dawson Wyckoff; Derrick; DJH;
Doctor Apozem; Drop Dead; Drym Shyuan; Enigma (2); FAMESREVENGE; footthumb;
FrankxthexBunny; Gaming Warthog; Ghost; GreenHawk99; hitchhikerwaffle; Jack
Gardner (2); Jolt the Cynic (2); Jon Gregory aka JMan240; jordanthegamer (2);
Joseph Breen; Joyful Penguin (2); Juanolo; Kinsey; LastQuestion; lotrgeek (15);
Luis E. Morales Falcon; Marco Polo; markus1142 (2); Masterassassin; Mike;
mojomonkey12; Muffin Masher; Nicholas Dakota Spain (2); Noobtubin8er;
opposedcrow88; Phlakes; Platysaur; playerofgames11; Proprietary-Windmill;
Reptar7; RezidentHazard (rides again); RFXRage; Stranger (2); StraySkyNight;
thebrazilian27; thegodofwine7; Trenchmace (3); wayoverdue (7); xking595x; xl9
(7); xTmX Korrupt; YungDaVinci; and of course yours truly...Saint.
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