The lights are on
As 2012 winds down and you enjoy the final episode of
Blog Herding for the year, it's worth acknowledging the contributions and
support of the community, which has published over 5,400 blogs on the site. It's been our pleasure to feature nearly 600 of
them in Blog Herding. Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year.
December 17 – December 23, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 92Number of User
Bloggers: 62Number of User
Blogs Herded: 12
Problem With Far Cry 3A thought-provoking and
somewhat controversial perspective by Bradamantium targeting Far Cry 3's story
that certainly has a few members fired up. Whether you agree or not, it's still
an interesting piece.
Calls Of DutyYou may or may not have heard
of 50 Shades of Grey, but you have
definitely heard of Call of Duty. This clever blog by Cru Hunter compares their
similarities and what keeps us coming back for more.
Things Valve Should Fix For The Steam BoxGabe Newell finally revealed a
few details about a Valve-built video game console that's now in development. Doctor Apozem shares a few thoughts on what needs to be included to make it
Balance? A THQ StoryWhether its fate, karma, or
simply bad luck, bombstopper analyzes the history and future of THQ and how
its current financial struggles might affect the video game industry.
Things I Would Like To See In The Next Super Smash Bros.With news of an upcoming Super
Smash Bros. under development for the Wii U and 3DS, cerpintaxman
considers a few characters and locations he would like to see featured in the
The Female VillainsThe topic of female hero
characters is certainly not a new one but DJH takes it a bit further and
discusses the need for more female villains, while highlighting a few of his
favorite evil leading ladies.
Cry 3: Going NativeAn overwhelming amount of
gamers seem to be enjoying Far Cry 3 including David Chandler who exposes us to
his deviant behavior in a tropical island paradise that is anything but.
Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary TributeIt's hard to imagine a video
game series that's been around longer than many of you who are reading this,
but vonfinell reminds us it's the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy
in this tribute to the series.
RealismHow real is too real? That's
the question at the heart of Joyful Penguin's blog about video game realism and
how we as gamers have different expectations when it comes to the varying
degrees of reality.
Indie Developers Will Save The Gaming IndustryMany have called 2012 the year
of the RPG, but one could also argue this is the year of the independent
developer. Marco Polo discussing why he thinks they might just save the
video game industry.
The Obvious: 6 Awesome SNES RPGsIn terms of the SNES and the RPG
genre, some titles are obvious classics like the Secret of Mana and Chrono
Trigger. Thegodofwine7 compiles a list of others that are worth noting and
Around In Assassin's Creed 3The latest installment of the Assassin's Creed series has received mixed reviews, and Kyle Wadsworth shares his thoughts as he plays through the game and shows off photos of the trip.
New Standard For StealthA short
review for another independent title, bombstopper evaluates Mark of the Ninja,
an action game from Klei Entertainment that might just raise the standard for
Soars AgainA solid
review of Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS provided courtesy of E-Dudnetnin,
who praises the game's single- and multiplayer modes and abundant in-game
Game Of The Year (2012)This might
seem like a parody review, but given that Tiny & Big: Grandpa's Leftovers
is a real game, the only question is whether it really is Paradigmthefallen's
Game of the Year or not.
Chief Is Back And (Mostly) Better Than EverKenny Ray awards
Halo 4 a near perfect score and calls the game extraordinary before claiming it
is arguably the best Halo video game ever made.
Inferno – Fire Is Fun. Mostly.Nathan Powers
posts a review of Little Inferno, a puzzle game developed by independent studio
Tomorrow Corporation that he played on Nintendo's Wii U.
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 3-6In their final episode of the year, the hosts talk about The Hobbit,
their Christmas wish lists, and listener responses to what their favorite
Christmas comedy movie is.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (12/17/12
– 12/23/12):?????; a fleabag;
Ali Rapp; Andrew Marcos; AshaMan3000 (2); Bizzleboo (2); blaxarbush911;
BLiNDFATES; bombstopper (2); born4this; Bradamantium; Brandon Whiting is back;
Cameron Koch; cerpintaxman (2); Coachscorner00 (2); Cru Hunter; David Chandler;
DJH (3); Doctor Apozem; Draco; Drym Shyuan (2); E-Dudnetnin; Enigma;
FAMESREVENGE; FinalFantasy1026; gamerguy54; General Mills44 (3); Glasses (2);
Hannibal; J. Swigart; Jon Gregory aka JMan240; JordanTheGamer; Joyful Penguin
(7); Kyle Wadsworth; Marco Polo; Matsuda Tohu; maxmaher; Mike; MintyClinty700;
Noble 4; opposedcrow88; PandaDoom; Paradigmthefallen (6); RFXRage; Rich;
Romars202129; Scopes; Shrink; stormfront; The Canadian Carson; The Destroyer
(2); thegodofwine7; TOGNick; Trenchmace (3); unhipriver; vonfinell (3);
wayoverdue; xking595x (3); xl9; xTheCrowing; zbad805; and of course yours
Video Game Quote of the Week:"You can't break a man the way you do a dog
or a horse. The harder you beat a man, the taller he stands." – The
Jackal, Far Cry 2
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