The lights are on
Seems like just yesterday we were talking turkey and
being inundated with sales flyers but that was then and this now. Welcome to
another week of blogs and user reviews submitted by your fellow Game Informer Online
November 19 – November 25, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 103Number of User
Bloggers: 74Number of User
Blogs Herded: 10
DatingOne of the community's favorite
bloggers, Hist uses a charming analogy to address the current trend used by
publishers that require gamers to enter lengthy unlock codes to gain access to
Things That I HateRenowned for his
Top Ten lists, thegodofwine7's latest blog only musters up five items to
discuss, which is probably for the best since it highlights issues he hates
about video games.
Thanks For Games ForgottenIf you were too
busy eating turkey and missed Noobtubin8er's Thanksgiving Day tribute to a
handful of games that have largely been forgotten, the conclusion he makes is
still valid and worth visiting.
Goodbye To One-Size-Fits-All GamingHave you
purchased the Wii U yet or are you still undecided? Perhaps this blog by maxmaher
describing his initial experience as a proud owner of Nintendo's next
generation console will help you decide.
Theft Auto: EvolutionWhat do you get
when you cross Kyle Wadsworth's penchant for sharing lots of photos in his
blogs with an epic franchise like Grand Theft Auto? You get a great blog that
chronicles the history of the series.
StrokesSomewhat surprised by the variances in how gamers respond to the same
game, AshaMan3000 queries fellow community members about certain games and
compares their reception to his own.
And Routine: Hallmarks Of Modern GamingDavid Chandler posts another
inspiring piece, this time exploring the housekeeping aspects found in certain
games like Skyrim and Borderlands 2, and how these tasks possess entertainment
It Ralph – Fixing What Hollywood's BrokenAnother gamer satisfied with
the video game-inspired movie Wreck It Ralph, markus1142 tells us why he liked
the movie and what it offers audience members of all ages.
The Success Of iOS GamingDespite not having an Apple-branded video game console, there is no denying the presence iOS devices have
on the video game industry and Marco Polo helps us understand his perspective why
Single Player Is More Important To Me Than MultiplayerSome prefer a solid single-player campaign while others are only interested in playing online with other
gamers. Mike is in the Team Single Player camp and explains why. Join in on the
Review Of XCOM: Enemy UnknownConsidered by
many to be a Game of the Year candidate, RFXRage's review of XCOM:
Enemy Unknown scores the game fairly high while noting its unique turn-based
Reviews: Assassin's Creed 3The
critically acclaimed Assassin's Creed franchise recently released the third
chapter in the series and DanTheManWasTaken provides a thorough assessment of
the game before rating it near perfect.
Walking Dead: The Game – Season Finale ReviewA brief
review of the last chapter in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead series, WF1
praises the tense narrative and emotional weight associated with the final
installment that is sure to be a shock.
Game To Rule Them AllThe Lord of
the Rings is the latest series to receive a Lego video game makeover and lotrgeek
is there to provide a personal account of the transformation.
Ops 2 – A Mediocre Sheep In The HerdBlack Ops II
crushed its predecessor's opening day sales record, but does that translate to
positive fan reception? This review provided by Noobtubin8er suggests the game
is mediocre at best.
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 3-4The hosts talk about all sorts
of video games including Minecraft, Halo 4, and Punch Quest, while Wes talks
about his thoughts on his new Samsung phone.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (11/19/12
– 11/25/12):a fleabag (2);
Alex Beyer; AshaMan3000 (3); benderstrike64; blaxarbush911; BLiNDFATES (3);
born4this; Caudex; cerpintaxman; ChickenMcNublet; Comin_4_U (3); Commander
Spock; cybertronian assassin; dagnastyep; David Chandler; DeadManWalking; DJH
(3); Enigma (3); Gotham's Reckoning; Hannibal; Hawke5 (3); Hist; Jamiyl28; John
Hunter; John Wrek; Jon Gregory aka JMan240; JordanTheGamer (4); Joyful Penguin;
Kflame210; Kyle Wadsworth; LGAR (2); Marco Polo (3); markus1142 (2); Matsuda
Tohu; Matt The Hedgehog; maxmaher; Mike (3); Noobtubin8er; opposedcrow88;
owman3000; Ownzoir; PandaDoom; Paradigmthefallen; Rabid Chipmunk; redlitez76;
Rich; Robert Rhoades (2); Romars202129; Roxas; Sabtos; shadowBack; Shawn
Gordon; shooterboy23; slymd83; SneakaFew; Startrek007; -STRAFE-; The Destroyer;
The Second Musketeer; thegodofwine7; TOGNick (2); Ucantfindme;
UltiMat3ProDGy07; w77jmh; Warrior (2); Wayne Strickland; wayoverdue; Xerix (2);
xking595x; xl9 (2); XSpectreGreyX; x-XMantisX-x; ynoT0312Taz; and of course
Video Game Quote of the Week:"Please stop being human." – 343
Guilty Spark, Halo
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Looks like the holiday encouraged some interesting retrospectives on what gamers are thankful for (or not, as the case may be). Congrats to all. Thanks, Saint, for the compilation (and for the recognition!).
Thanks for the inclusion, Saint! Happy to see that it was received so well.
And there's lots of other great stuff up there too.
Thanks for the herd Saint! Your commitment to the community is always appreciated.
Wow, just found out that my article had been featured. Very humbled and thankful to have been included in the herding!