The lights are on
After record setting numbers last week, the amount of
activity from the community dipped slightly this week, but there is still
plenty of great material for your viewing pleasure. It's also worth mentioning
the long running Robot in the Corner podcast created by featured blogger
born4this announced its official retirement.
January 14 – January 20, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 111Number of User
Bloggers: 55Number of User
Blogs Herded: 12
In The Game IndustryA robust marketing campaign can certainly influence the reception of a game once it ships and markus1142 shares a few influential
advertisements that helped persuade him into purchasing their products.
10 DualwieldersAkimbo is a term you seldom hear anymore to describe dual
wielding, but that is exactly what thegodofwine7 discusses in his colorful blog
about games that let you use two weapons at a time.
Video Game Industry's Most Daunting ChallengeAn important topic that seldom gets discussed, Marco Polo
considers the environmental implications associated with disposing of residual
video game hardware and software when you throw them away.
Gamecube Games That Should Be On The Wii U's Virtual ConsoleThe ability to play classic games on current consoles is
an important feature for many gamers like Companion Cube, who considers some Gamecube
games he'd like to see on the Wii U Virtual Console.
Couldn't Play A Game Like ThatAs gamers we often have preconceived notions about games
and genres we like and don't like, but born4this learns it isn't always as transparent as it might seem.
10 Call Of Duty MissionsLove it or hate
it, there is no denying that Call of Duty is a popular series in the wide world of video
games. Join XL9 as he recalls some of the greatest levels from the different
A Bust!Deep Silver's Dead Island Riptide collector's edition
caused quite the commotion this week due to its questionable content, which
fired up ace13, a staunch advocate for the fair representation of women.
Two Souls: More Than The Sum Of Quantic's Past?AshaMan3000 mulls over the topic of Quick Time Events
(QTE) and how video game developer Quantic Dream incorporates them into their
games like Heavy Rain and presumably in Beyond: Two Souls.
The Next Star Wars Game Should BeParadigmthefallen ponders what elements of the Star Wars
universe should be included when constructing the ideal Star Wars game that fans of
the series have been waiting for.
Ten Most Anticipated Games Of 2013Most of us have already been calculating what games we're
interested in this year. If you haven't, Kflame210's list of games and
brief summary of each might provide a good place to start.
Is The NameDo you have any skeletons in your video game closet? GIO
Member cerpintaxman reveals a few deep dark secrets about his past that might
make you gasp in shock when you read them.
Gaming Used To Be Social: A RantingOne gamer's
journey from the old-school arcade to the virtual realm of online gameplay, ADAMMWOOLLEY
discusses the changes he's witnessed in socializing with his fellow gamers.
Commander ShepardNex Gen Reviews provides a thorough analysis of last
year's Game of the Year winner, awarding Mass Effect 3 high marks in every
category. Watch out for the minor spoilers regarding the divisive ending.
Old Is New AgainWith the recent
release of Devil May Cry, fans of the game like FinalFantasy1026 are once again reunited with Dante, the
outlandish star of the series who always manages to get people talking about
Not Amazing But Pretty Darn GoodUser reviews for sports games are rare in these parts,
but should you be interested, Kane Dragonheart offers a play-by-play look at
one of those Madden games involving teams and a ball.
Cry 3: Best Thing Since Sliced BreadWith overwhelmingly positive review scores, including this one by blogman, Far Cry 3
continues to impress players with its beautiful landscapes and colorful
characters, all of which are capable of killing you.
4th Floor: The Phoenix Saga Episode 1If you thought the FCC kicked The 4th Floor
off the air, think again. TOGNick and friend Liz are back, chatting about hot
topics like their best of 2012 and all the happenings of the world.
Episode Of Robot In The CornerOne of the long running community-created podcasts
shutters its doors and hangs up its microphones this week as born4this
announces the official retirement of the beloved Robot in the Corner podcast.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (01/14/13
– 01/20/13):ADAMMWOOLLEY; ace13; AshaMan3000; BLiNDFATES; bombstopper;
born4this (2); Bradamantium; BRAV0 F1VE (2); Buddy Acker; Bustin; Cameron Koch;
Caudex; cerpintaxman; Companion Cube; Daniel Jones; David Chandler; Enigma;
Frosty; Gaming Warthog (7); General Mills44 (4); Glasses (2); Hawke; Jble;
Jeremy.JustJeremy; John Wrek (5); Jolt the Cynic (2); Jon Gregory aka JMan240
(2); JordanTheGamer; Kate Willaert (7); Kflame210; Marco Polo (3); markus1142
(7); Matt. Yeah, That One.; Mike (2); new traditionalist; Odoyel (2);
opposedcrow88; Paradigmthefallen (3); Rihz (2); Scopes; Sean Valjean;
Spayle303; The Destroyer (4); thecouchpotato; thegodofwine7; TOGNick;
Trenchmace (4); warlord5531; Warrior; xghost777; xl9 (8); ynoT0312Taz; Yusuke
Urameshi; ZombieRasputin; and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:"I'm so old, I've been playing the same three
Nintendo games since the Chernobyl disaster, an event most gamers probably only
know from games." – Kellee
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