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With the holidays behind us, welcome to the first episode
of Blog Herding for 2013, a weekly feature designed to highlight a collection
of noteworthy blogs and user reviews submitted by the Game Informer Online community
over the past week.
December 24 – December 30, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 80Number of User
Bloggers: 54Number of User
Blogs Herded: 8
Than Light – Your Own Personal Space OperaIf you have ever dreamed of
piloting your own spaceship, Cameron Koch tells you how you can in Faster Than
Light, a rogue-like spaceship simulator developed by Subset Games.
Coming Up For Air In A Media FloodSocial media has revolutionized
how many of us receive the news – even video game news – inspiring this piece
from David Chandler that wonders about the future of traditional video game
Blockbuster Season: Too MuchWith a blog that eloquently
summarizes a first-world problem many of us suffer from, footthumb reveals the
frustration that comes along with too much of a good thing as more great games
The Hidden Frontier Of GamingA fascinating blog by Marco
Polo exploring the future of artificial intelligence (A.I.), an important and
often-overlooked element of video game design that continues to advance and
Reviews – Why Bother?The timeliness and
effectiveness of reviews, especially those submitted by the user community, are
sometimes criticized, but BLiNDFATES defends his position on the value of
reviews for older games.
GamesJoyful Penguin reflects on how
he thinks the stereotypical view of being a gamer is diminishing while the
cultural influence games can have is growing, citing a few personal examples to
illustrate the trend.
10 Video Game Haikus I Made UpProbably not the sort of top
ten list you were expecting from thegodofwine7, but a clever collection of
video game-inspired Japanese poems known as Haikus that might just make you
Hero Of Time: Zelda's Dark KnightA beautifully crafted blog from
Dima chronicling the travels of one of our most beloved video game characters,
Link, and his quest to protect Princess Zelda and Hyrule from Ganondorf.
Review Of Far Cry 3This thorough review of Far Cry
3 from RFXRage summarizes how many of us feel when we play Far Cry 3, a game
that is being hailed as one of the best First-Person Shooters (FPS) of the
Super Mario Bros. U – Same Old Mario Bros. UIt wasn't a
surprise the Wii U had a Mario Bros. launch title, just like it wasn't a
surprise you would be chasing down Peach again. What was a surprise for DesertOcelot
was the gamepad integration.
Review: A Whale Of A TimeAnother
satisfied gamer intrigued with the dynamic gameplay found in Dishonored, bombstopper
shares his experience with the latest title developed by Arcane Studios.
Dark And Unique Experience Worthy Of HonorA
comprehensive review of Dishonored courtesy of DrJoeystein, discussing nearly every
element of the game in great detail before claiming it as one of his favorite
gaming experiences of 2012.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (12/24/12
alex720; AshaMan3000 (2); BLiNDFATES (3); Cameron Koch; cerpintaxman (2); Cru
Hunter (2); Daniel Jones; Darth-Carbonite; David Chandler; DessertFood; Dima
(2); Doctor Apozem; Drym Shyuan; Emily; Enigma; FinalFantasy1026; footthumb;
General Mills44; Glasses (5); Hawke; inferna_assassin; John Wrek; Jolt the
Cynic (2); Jon Gregory aka JMan240; JordanTheGamer (2); Joyful Penguin (7);
Kate Willaert; lugadi; magiccoffeepot; Marco Polo (2); markus1142; Matthew
Fugere; Paradigmthefallen (4); Platysaur; Proprietary-Windmill; Psychotope;
quasiconundrum; raiderhater; ReclusiveSpirit; Rich; Rihz; Romars202129;
Startrek007; The Destroyer; The Second Musketeer; thegodofwine7; TOGNick;
warlord5531 (2); Warrior; wayoverdue; xl9; Yusuke Urameshi; and of course yours
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