The lights are on
With an influx of posts from new bloggers, a number of
blogs from the veterans, and even a couple of commentaries from Game Informer
alumni, this is easily one of the best weeks in Blog Herding history with
plenty of content for you to enjoy.
January 07 – January 13, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 114Number of User
Bloggers: 62Number of User
Blogs Herded: 16
struggles with the internal battle over which new games to purchase in 2013, while
analyzing the content of a couple of the collector's editions releasing in the
next few months.
Exactly Is "Finishing A Game"?Oni no Tenshi questions what it means to finish a game
completely, if finishing the main story is enough, and whether bonus content or
extra levels should be included in the equation.
The Perfect Pirate GameFormer Game Informer intern Jack Gardner muses about the lack of a modern-era pirate
game and what features are necessary to build the perfect swashbuckling
adventure that will have you singing A
Pirate's Life For Me in no time.
A Better Building ToolWith more console games incorporating limited mod tools, markus1142
discusses the importance of this feature while including a few games to
demonstrate this capability. Markus1142 posted five other blogs this week that
were under consideration for Blog Herding; you can find them on his profile page.
ExpectationsA short blog from the Coach (Coachscorner00) sharing his
shock when reaching that moment in Bioshock when everything you thought was
true unravels in a twist many of us didn't see coming.
And Addiction: My Hard LessonA powerful and moving blog with an important message, ADAMMWOOLLEY
opens up about the price of being a hardcore gamer and how a second chance at
love allowed him to evaluate his priorities in life.
Subtle Power Of Setting In Our GamesCasting aside the characters, story, and game play, quasiconundrum
shares how he is often interested in a game's setting far more than any of the
other elements that make up the game.
Women In GamesContinuing her series about great female characters in
video games, former Game Informer intern Ali Rapp discusses Joanna Dark and her
performance in the N64 classic, Perfect Dark.
The 10-Year Console Is A Good ThingAn interesting post by Marco Polo that reasonably
questions how much gain we really see when new consoles are introduced and why
a longer console lifespan isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Absolution Is On Target, Even If I'm NotKyle Wadsworth targets Hitman: Absolution as the next
mark in his portfolio of photo blogs, and he executes this one like a true
professional – just beware of the minor and brief spoiler comment.
Top 10 Most Anticipated Games Of The YearBack to a traditional top ten list, thegodofwine7 returns
to his roots with this piece summarizing his top 10 most anticipated games of
2013 including a few brief comments for each.
Journal Of An XCOM SoldierOne of the popular activities from gamers playing X-COM
is creating personnel rosters and journaling their combat performance and battlefield
experience, like this one from Jolt the Cynic.
Game Has A Story???AshaMan3000 talks about playing a few of his favorite
games and getting so caught up with extracurricular activities that he overlooks
the fact there is a story at the core of the game.
Three Favorite Saves In GamingA look at some of the more colorful methods some games
use to save your progress, xking595x humors us with his a couple of his
favorites including one that requires you to use the bathroom.
I Have Your Attention?General Mills44 aims to raise the spotlight on Valkyria
Chronicles for the Playstation 3, a wonderful tactical role-playing game that's
biggest downfall was the publisher not fully promoting the game.
Thee Well, PS2!In response to Sony's announcement last week stating it
was officially retiring the Playstation 2, Tim Gruver pays his respects to the
popular console by remembering great moments from its life.
Icarus: Flying High With SuccessTim Gruver takes a look at Kid Icarus: Uprising for the
Nintendo 3DS, a game that despite a few quirky camera control issues offers a
fun-filled adventure to satisfy your portable gaming needs.
– Far Cry 3 (PS3)Joining the fray of other gamers who have played and
reviewed Far Cry 3, BLiNDFATES posts his review of Ubisoft's latest First
Person Shooter, arguably one of the best of the genre from 2012.
Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword In-Depth ReviewDima admits he finally got around to playing and
reviewing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the latest game in the Legend of
Zelda series that has witnessed more than a dozen titles.
Long Delayed Jacked Up Indie And Mojo Show Double FeatureAfter an extended break over the holidays, the Jacked Up
Indie and Mojo returns with a double feature, each of which welcomes a member
of the GIO community to the show.
Don't forget to send your feedback, recommendations, and
community events in to my personal Game Informer account located here to
ensure this feature continues to provide the content you're eager to read.
Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (01/07/13 – 01/13/13):ADAMMWOOLLEY (1); ace13 (1); Ali Rapp (1); AshaMan3000 (2);
BLiNDFATES (2); bombstopper (1); Cameron Koch (1); cerpintaxman (1); Charlie
FoHammer (1); Chris Mrkvicka (1); Coachscorner00 (1); Daniel Jones (1);
darkangelvxvx (1); Darth-Carbonite (1); David Chandler (1); DJ the Sasquatch
(2); Dylan Patton (1); Emily (1); Enigma (1); Gaming Warthog (7); General
Mills44 (3); GWNightmare (1); Jack Gardner (2); John Wrek (3); Jolt the Cynic
(2); JordanTheGamer (1); Josh Straub (1); Joshua Bowers (1); Joshua Stephens
(1); Joyful Penguin (1); Kate Willaert (7); Kyle Wadsworth (1);
LetMeGetToACheckpoint (1); LostButSeeking (1); lugadi (2); Marco Polo (3);
MarcusIrving317 (1); markus1142 (7); Oni no Tenshi (1); Paradigmthefallen (2);
quasiconundrum (1); Rabid Chipmunk (2); Rich (1); Scopes (1); seb100172 (2);
sorryjzargo (1); Startrek007 (1); TeddyAssassin33 (1); The Destroyer (1); The
Great Cubone (1); The Invertroid (1); thegodofwine7 (1); Tim Gruver (3);
Trenchmace (1); TurdFurgy (1); Warrior (1); wayoverdue (1); White Angel Dragon
(2); xking595x (7); xl9 (5); xTheCrowing (1); and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:"We are at the point where game designers
have become celebrities due to the size of the market they serve."
– John Romero
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