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With only two more episodes of Blog Herding left before
the end of the year, the Game Informer online community has consistently provided
exceptional content week after week for the past year. This week is no different; enjoy the content and have a safe and happy holiday.
December 03 – December 09, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 122Number of User
Bloggers: 62Number of User
Blogs Herded: 14
I Want From A Mass Effect PrequelWith conceptual ideas for the next chapter in the Mass
Effect series swirling about, Doctor Apozem considers what a prequel might
offer should that be the direction the series decides to take.
Controls Are DumbA candid look at the current state of motion controllers
from someone who owns products from the big three, Jolt the Cynic shares his
colorful mini-rant on why he's not a fan of them.
Changes Dark Souls II Can Make Without Sacrificing ChallengeDark Souls quickly gained a reputation for its brutally
challenging game play, but Shrink has a few ideas for the next installment that
could make the game more enjoyable without forgoing the difficulty.
They Told Me ToCru Hunter ponders the age old and often-debated subject
concerning the impact review scores and industry awards have on influencing purchasing decisions.
Importance Of Villainy In Video GamesAn interesting piece by
vonfinell exploring the role the antagonist plays in the overall story and how
this has progressed over the years, including discussion on the contributions
of some of our favorite villains.
Starbreeze's Syndicate Is My FPS GOTYAs the end of the year approaches, the industry is abuzz
with naming a Game of the Year winner. While most are considering the
obvious candidates, Paradigmthefallen picks a more obscure title.
Am The Dead Man; Remember MeDeadManWalking crafts a profound elegy that pays homage to
the numerous lives we have embodied in the games we play. This
touching tribute is sure to make you pause for a moment of silence.
Comparison: Halo To Call Of DutyWe've seen plenty of blogs comparing and contrasting Call
of Duty to Battlefield, but Jonathan Gipson takes a unique approach by
comparing Call of Duty to Halo. Weigh in on the discussion.
Pain, No Gain – When Games Reward WeaknessWe've come to expect games to award us a trophy when we
do something spectacular, but maxmaher takes a look at a few specific
achievements that reward our less-than-stellar performances.
Featuring Oni, Saint, Chris, Noob, Shootist, Hanna, And StrangerStranger compiles a rather lengthy blog with the
collaboration of fellow GIO community members discussing the current generation
of gaming consoles and the impact they had on the industry.
Coin(s) – The Video Game Night Club AdventureJack Gardner provides a glimpse into the Minneapolis
night life as he visits Insert Coin(s), a video game-themed club featuring
retro cabinet style arcade games, all in the name of journalism.
Continued DrawWith so much talk about the 2012 Game of the Year race, AshaMan3000
reflects on getting lost in last year's winner as he fires up Skyrim and
continues exploring the open world of Tamriel.
Art Of The Game: Asking The Right QuestionsIf you haven't had your fill of the video games are art
debate, you might enjoy the latest post by David Chandler talking about the Museum
of Modern Art's future video game exhibit.
You Should Care About Humble BundleA public service announcement advertising the THQ Humble
Bumble, x-XMantisX-x discusses how your purchase of this collection can benefit
charities as well as the indie developers responsible for them.
– Dishonored (PS3)A solid
review by BLiNDFATES analyzing Dishonored, one of the surprise hits of the year
made popular by its dynamic gameplay and varied approach to combat which result in
a unique experience.
Cry 3With positive reviews from
nearly every media outlet and gamers alike, John Wrek agrees and awards Far Cry
3 high marks for its breathtaking environment and explosive story.
Game Transformers Fans Have Been Waiting ForA short summary of Activision's
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron game which BRAV0 F1VE claims accurately
recreates the atmosphere of the original cartoon from the 1980s.
Lightly, And Carry Super PowersOne of the best reviews you'll
find for Dishonored that includes a Craigaleg patent worthy video review
capturing all the important highlights from a game he describes as an
incredibly fun experience.
4 Golden ReviewSteven E. Holland reviews the
somewhat obscure title Persona 4 Golden,
the Japanese role-playing game ported over to and exclusively available on the
JACKED UP Indie And Mojo Show Episode 52It's double coupon week on The
Jacked UP Indie and Mojo show as the hosts post two episodes this week,
54 which features indie developers from
Brain and Nerd.
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 3-5The hosts are up to all sorts
of shenanigans in this infectiously humorous podcast where they talk about everything
and nothing, but at least they have fun while they're doing it.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (12/03/12
- 12/09/12):ace13; Ali Rapp
(2); AshaMan3000 (3); Blade (2); blaxarbush911 (2); BLiNDFATES (3); bombstopper
(2); born4this; Cameron Koch; cerpintaxman (2); Comin_4_U; Cru Hunter;
dadarkheart; David Chandler; DeadManWalking; DJH (4); Doctor Apozem (3);
DoctorNight; Drym Shyuan (2); Enigma (2); General Mills44 (2); Ghost; Glasses;
GoldvsSilver; Hawke5 (2); Jack Gardner (4); John Wrek (3); Jojonny17; Jolt the
Cynic (7); Jon Gregory aka JMan240; Jonathan Gipson; JordanTheGamer (2); Joyful
Penguin (7); Marco Polo; markus1142; Matsuda Tohu; maxmaher (3); Meyphrooz
Zocton; Mike (3); Oni no Tenshi; PandaDoom; Paradigmthefallen (2); pressST4RT;
PUMA 1192; pvspartan36; S0ryiu; Scopes (2); Shrink; Stranger (2); The Soapbox
Lord; TheMichaelJolly; TheSpaniard013; Trenchmace (5); vonfinell (7); Warrior;
wayoverdue; Xerix (4); xl9; xTheCrowing; x-XMantisX-x; ynoT0312Taz; and of
course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week:"I dreamt a field of war...and woke to find myself upon
it." – Atropos, Dota 2
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Persona 4 is a somewhat obscure title? I guess it depends on who you talk to lol. Anyways, great blogs this week :)
Great variety of blogs! Can't wait to read them!
Excellent selection, as always. Lots to read!
Glad to be a part of the herd this week! Some great blogs to read!
oooh~ lots of lots to read!
Glad to be featured again. Thanks!
Quality posts, as always!
GIO, you guys are awesome.
Hawke5 and Scopes is the same thing now... Thanks Saint ! Congrats on all of the herder bloggers !!
I loved DeadManWalking's blog. So awesome. Also, congrats to those who were herded. Oh, and cool quote Saint.
This are some great blogs.
Congrats on everyone who was herded this week!
You continue to surprise me Saint!
A really fantastic week with some of the better I've read in some time...
Congrats to all!
Wow, I am a new blogger here, and I am really happy to be featured two weeks in a row. Hopefully I can keep producing good writing material.
Congratz to everyone else that made it in the highlights.
Some great reads before the end of the world. Maybe the Mayans were wrong and some great blogging will helps us avoid the apocalypse. In any case, great work! I envy your chops!
Thanks for the cred.