The lights are on
The Game Informer Online community ushers in the holiday
season with the generous gift of video game-related blogs and user reviews. They probably won't leave you feeling merry and full of cheer, but they might remind you
how much of a gamer you really are.
November 26 – December 02, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 91Number of User
Bloggers: 61Number of User
Blogs Herded: 8
Monument-al Adventure!You may recall
the recent success of Team GIO raising money in support of the Extra Life Marathon
to benefit sick children. Zachary Pligge takes it one step further and
shares his personal testimony.
With BioShock Infinite's Box ArtAn interesting
post from x-XMantisX-x addressing Kyle Hilliard's story about the official Bioshock Infinite box art design while wondering if
the image really captures the essence of the game.
Create the Story – Telltale's "The Walking Dead"A deep and
potentially mind-blowing blog from Hist questioning whether the decisions you
make in a video game really make a difference or are we just fooled into
believing they do.
On This Season's (And Summer's) Big GamesIt's been a
noteworthy year in terms of the quantity and quality of video games that have
released since January. DrJoeystein summarizes his thoughts on a handful of
the games he's played.
Ways To Improve Call Of DutyAndrew Marcos
offers ten improvements he thinks could build upon the proven design of the
Call of Duty series, which will ensure the game isn't just profitable, but also
enjoyable for those still playing it.
Halo Is Gettin Me Goin AgainDeveloped for the first time by 343 Industries, Halo 4 is being praised for keeping
true to the series. Part of that success is the compelling online play which
bombstopper seems to favor.
Makes A Game TimelessStranger delves
into the mystery of what preserves interest and longevity in a game months,
years, and sometimes decades after its release, and how some withstand the sands
of time better than others.
Things From Popular Games That Are Shockingly DarkA hilariously
sinister listing from the list master thegodofwine7 examines the seemingly
innocent behavior of a few popular video game personalities while disclosing
their truly evil nature.
Is The Loneliest NumberVideo game
sequels have become the standard, but AshaMan3000 discusses how not all games
receive one and provides a list of games he thinks are deserving of another
Walking Dead – Telltale Games' Crowning AchievementTelltale Games' The Walking
Dead concludes with its fifth episode and Noobtubin8er weighs in on the
heavy story that will leave you wanting more but at the same time glad it's
Fun With The Possibility Of DeathA review with a catchy title
for a colorful game, Doctor Apozem enjoys playing through the wonderful world
of Rayman Origins, a side-scrolling platformer continuing the legacy of the
Of Duty: Black Ops II ReviewAndrew Marcos takes a rather
diplomatic approach with this review of Black Ops II that will appeal to both core
fans and those who might be on the fence or have grown tired of the series.
Effect 3 Omega: Bioware's Return To FormConsidered by
many to be an expert on the Mass Effect series, Orochisama LEVON, Spectre
praises the recently released Omega DLC for Mass Effect 3 and for the
opportunity to play alongside Aria T'Loak.
Good vs Bad When It Comes Down To ZombiUOne of the few titles available
in the Wii U's starting lineup, ZombiU seems to be getting mixed results from
some. That doesn't stop that_sterlin_kid from giving it a respectable
JACKED UP Indie And Mojo Show Episode 51After an extended absence,
Daniel, Jeremy, and Jack return to the airwaves with commentary on Telltale
Games' The Walking Dead, Chrono Trigger, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, and
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (11/26/12
– 12/02/12):ace13; Andrew
Marcos; AshaMan3000 (2); blaxarbush911; BLiNDFATES (2); bombstopper (2); BRAV0;
Cameron Koch; cerpintaxman (2); Coachscorner00 (2); Colton; Comin_4_U; Cru
Hunter; Dan Talarico; Darth-Carbonite; David Chandler; DJH (2); Doctor Apozem
(3); DrJoeystein; Enigma (3); FAMESREVENGE; Gamemaniac3434; Ghost (3); Glasses;
God Of Irony (2); GunslingerD7; Hawke5 (3); Hist (2); Jack Gardner; John Wrek
(2); Jolt the Cynic (2); Jonathan Spiess; JordanTheGamer; Joyful Penguin (2);
Luis E. Morales Falcon; Marco Polo (3); Matsuda Tohu; Noobtubin8er; Oni no
Tenshi; opposedcrow88; Orochisama LEVON, Spectre; Paradigmthefallen (3); Rich;
Robert Rhoades; Romars202129; SneakaFew; Stranger; The Soapbox Lord;
thegodofwine7; Trenchmace (2); Ucantfindme; UltiMat3ProDGy07; Vogon5; vonfinell
(2); Warrior; wayoverdue (3); xl9; xTheCrowing; x-XMantisX-x (2); Zachary
Pligge (2); and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week:"The
laws have always been the tools of whoever happens to hold all the chips." – Yuri, Tales
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Congrats to the herd! Lots of good reads!
Congrats to everyone herded. Good work guys.
Congrats to everyone, some great blogs indeed!
Good job to everyone herded this week! Even if I do disagree with the blog about Bioshock's cover art.
Congrats to those who got herded.
That has to be the best quote you have ever used.
A compelling collection as usual, Saint. Thanks for providing it, and congrats to all who were herded!
Wow! "Deep and potentially mind-blowing?" That blog could use a few comments. If that doesn't get people there, I don't know what will. :)
I'm glad it came across so strongly.
Thanks for the herd!
Congrats to everyone herded.
Again, no herding ! Darn't ! I need to fix some of my work... Congrats to all of the herder bloggers ! Your earned it :)
Congrats to those who were herded! So many great reads this week.
It's always nice to see all of the talented writers on here.
Congrats to all that got herded.
I'm on the bottom part!
That's the shortest list of herds I've seen in some time... For the first week in a while I'd read all of these the first time around!
I appreciate the nod, another fine week!
Thank you guyses! Congratulations to errybody else Herded!