The lights are on
Regardless of whether you've been playing naughty or
nice, the GIO community turns out an impressive amount of content this week for
you to enjoy during the holidays. Now you better watch out, and go read them
for goodness sake. Have a happy (and safe) holiday.
December 10 – December 16, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 127Number of User
Bloggers: 73Number of User
Blogs Herded: 13
To The Jungle: My Late-Entry GotYAnother gamer blown away by Far
Cry 3, AshaMan3000 pleads to rescind his previous Game of the Year vote,
instead opting to cast it for the latest installment in the Far Cry series.
Elder Scrolls: Letters From A ThiefAn interesting personal
narrative from Matt-boy chronicling his salacious behavior as a member of the
Thieves Guild and his time spent lurking around Morrowind's seedier
Theft Auto And The Sandbox Of ViolenceWith the upcoming release of
GTA V right around the corner, quasiconundrum reflects on the series, why he's
not a fan of it, and what it is about the game that draws so many players in.
Significance Of "The Walking Dead" Winning A GOTY AwardSome were surprised while others
were shocked, but the fact is The Walking Dead won Spike TV's VGA Game of the
Year. DrJoeystein weighs in on the meaning of this achievement.
Do You Like Your Multiplayer?A short but rather popular blog
from born4this, who forgoes the weekly podcast this week and instead discusses
the differences in multiplayer modes used by various games and which he likes
Upcoming ReleasesJohn Wrek briefly summarizes
his personal thoughts while providing relevant links to GI articles about a few
upcoming releases that he is keeping an eye on and you probably are too.
Moments In Gaming – "Save The Rest"Blogs with spoilers don't
typically get featured, but this brilliant piece by Theora Craft covering a few
of the older Halo titles and focusing on a critical but disregarded plot line
is worth making an exception for.
Effect Meets X-COM: Enemy UnknownParadigmthefallen envisions a
game that borrows elements from two popular titles and what a Mass Effect 3 and
X-COM mash-up might mean for fans of either game.
Is Why Journey Deserves To Win A GrammyNever in the 55-year history of
the Grammy awards has a video game been nominated until now. x-XMantisX-x
shares why he feels Journey deserves a shot at best score soundtrack for visual
I Would Change Multiplayer In Halo 5A self-proclaimed fan of the
Halo series, Blade discusses the merits of multiplayer and how a few minor
tweaks in Halo 5 would improve an already popular and successful online
Far Cry From Your Typical FPSKyle Wadsworth captures the
beauty (and danger) found in Far Cry 3 with this exceptional blog demonstrating
why so many people are captivated by this shooter that transcends the FPS
Dark Souls Spat In The Face Of Modern Gaming ConventionsEver since Spike's VGA show
aired, Dark Souls has been getting a lot of coverage, including multiple blogs
from Shrink. This one discusses how the game broke all the rules to
Do's And Dont'sLove them or hate them, if
you're playing a video game from this generation then chances are you're
earning some form of achievements. Thegodofwine7 has some thoughts on how they should be
Creed 3 Review: The Pieces Come TogetherThe reception for Assassin's
Creed 3 has been mostly lukewarm. Bombstopper's review explains why he gave
the game a decent score but how his satisfaction for the series is on the
(Almost) Completely Missed OpportunityAdding to the
ever-growing list of failed movie-to-video game crossovers, Cameron Koch is a
tad kinder with his review of Game of Thrones than most of the others, but the
game still doesn't fair well.
– I Hope You Enjoy Swinging A Cricket BatOne of the
exclusive titles to launch alongside the Wii U, ZombieU received mediocre scores from a
majority of the industry reviewers. Nathan Powers seems to concur with that
conclusion in his review.
Flame Burns, But How Brightly Is Up To Whoever Is Watching ItThe activity demonstrated by
the independent developer community has flourished this year and SuperKingC77
shares his thoughts on Little Inferno, a game he compares to the likes of
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (12/10/12
– 12/16/12):Ali Rapp (2);
AshaMan3000 (4); attackcobra; awmace5; Azure Moon; Blade (2); blaxarbush911;
blaze6106 (2); BLiNDFATES (3); born4this; Cameron Koch (2); Coachscorner00;
David Chandler; Dima; DJH (2); Doctor Whovian; DrJoeystein; Drym Shyuan (2);
Enigma (2); FAMESREVENGE; footthumb; General Mills44; Ghost; Glasses (3);
GoldvsSilver (2); Jesus23 (2); John Wrek (3); Jojonny17; Jolt the Cynic (2);
JordanTheGamer; Joyful Penguin (7); Juanolo; Kinsey; Kumbafu; Kyle Wadsworth;
Level Headed Gamer; Luis E. Morales Falcon; markus1142; Matsuda Tohu; Matt-boy;
Mike; Naulziator; nightcrawlerash13; Oni no Tenshi (2); Ownzoir (2);
Paradigmthefallen (4); Proprietary-Windmill (3); quasiconundrum; Rich (4);
Romars202129; S0ryiu; Scopes (4); SEALteamdpett; Shrink (2); The Monster
Hunter; The Santa-Sniffing Carson; The Seventh Lord; thegodofwine7 (2);
TheMichaelJolly; Theora Craft; Trenchmace (3); UltiMat3ProDGy07; vonfinell (6); Warrior; wayoverdue (3); Wes Carroll;
White Angel Dragon (2); Xerix; xking595x (2); xTheCrowing (2); x-XMantisX-x;
Zachary Pligge; and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week:"Five fierce guards of the isle we be! Watch
for a foreign man, said he! With ears and nose, tongue, hands, and eyes. Its
nature cannot be disguised. If man it be, then man it dies." –Gnomes,
Kings Quest V
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Congrats to all herded! Good stuff to read here.
Congrats everyone! And yay for a Kings Quest quote!
Congrats to the herd! looking forward to the reads!
Thanks so much, Saint! Jeff Marchiafava even commented on my herded blog. O.O
Woot! Congrats to everyone who was herded this week.
Congrats on the herd, you rascals.
Thanks for selecting me for feature again! It feels good to be up there two times in a row.
God love the gnomes!
Another great collection Saint. I appreciate the inclusion!
Thanks for the herd, Saint! Congrats to everyone who contributed!
I'm glad to be herded three weeks in a row, thanks Saint! Maybe I should blog more often.
Congratz to everyone else that got herded!
Thanks for the Herd! never would have expected it.
I really appreciated all the feedback I've received on my multiplayer blog. I don't expect feedback on my blogs, but with this one particularly, I made the title a question and was hoping to start a discussion.
A welcome selection of blogs; thanks as always for compiling this list, Saint. And many thanks for including me in such company. ;)
Argh! Late day at work means I didn't even see this till today when Ace pointed it out to me! Thanks for the herd! I appreciate it!