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There are some fascinating blogs to share after another
productive week from the community, with discussions ranging from video game achievements
to individual gamer behavior. There's even a chance to win a free video game in
a random drawing hosted by one of the community members.
January 21 – January 27, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 113Number of User
Bloggers: 55Number of User
Blogs Herded: 13
Countdown – Top 10 Of 2012Craigaleg not
only provides another of his high caliber game videos, this time a Top 10 of
2012, he's also offering a free drawing where the winner will be able to choose
any of the games from the video.
Game Informer welcomes another
group of interns to assist the staff with their day-to-day duties while
experiencing the cutting edge of video game journalism first hand. Read Kayla
Herrera and Louis Garcia's introduction blogs here: N00b
Alert and A
Writer Makes His Way To Game Informer.
Island Is Better Than The Walking DeadJolt the Cynic compares two popular zombie games from
different genres before claiming one better than the other, with a pick
contrary to the popular vote. Join in on the discussion.
Of A Softcore GamerThe phrase "hardcore gamer" is a somewhat popular expression used to describe passionate
gamers. Quasiconundrum raises the intriguing subject of "softcore,"
located at the other end of the spectrum.
Is And What Used To BeAnother personal reflection
about life as a gamer, this time ADAMMWOOLLEY considers the different
generations of gaming and offers a glimpse into the unique skills possessed by
the original gamer.
In Games That Are NOT For ChildrenWith discussions on video games, violence, and the effects
on young people circulating throughout mainstream society, Oni No Tenshi
discusses the matter of games featuring kids, but not made for kids.
The ExceptionsHannibal vents his frustration and cites examples of
video games that are praised for their accomplishments despite the fact they
are often plagued with debilitating glitches.
I Want In Resident Evil 7In anticipation of an inevitable Resident Evil 7 release, thegodofwine7
provide a list of measures he'd like to see implemented in the next installment
of the game to ensure it continues the series' legacy.
Digi Bros. Now Playing: Dark SoulsJack Gardner announces a cooperative project between him
and his friend Cory, which entails releasing weekly videos of them playing
different games while adding their own commentary.
Game That Hits At Home On Every LevelThis short blog by the Coach (Coachscorner00) is more
akin to a Public Service Announcement, as it promotes good health and the
benefits he's experienced playing Nike+ Kinect Training.
ADDICTED!Much to his surprise, born4this learns that Borderlands 2
has surpassed Skyrim as his most-played Xbox 360 game, so he provides a few
explanations of how this feat sort of snuck up on him.
Habits That Falter Good ExperiencesBenjamin Franklin is quoted as saying, "It is easier
to prevent bad habits than to break them." Applying similar logic to video
games, BLiNDFATES muses about how gaming habits influence the experience.
Meters As MotivatorsAn exceptional piece from markus1142 that questions the
intricacies associated with achievements and why many of us are motivated to
perform by something as simple as the progress meter.
Completionist Conundrum: Trophies, Achievements, And Tasks UnfinishedA thought-provoking piece by David Chandler that might just turn everything you
thought about completing a game and earning all the achievements upside-down.
Next Big Mystery GamesWhile many of us are considering the games scheduled for
a release in 2013, Tim Gruver devotes his time to the games without a tentative
release date but still worth keeping an eye on.
For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)With over a
dozen games in the series, BLiNDFATES puts the recently released NFS: Most
Wanted through the paces before waving the checkered flag and awarding the game
an 8.0 out of 10.
Bountiful Feast Of Mario FunTim Gruver
evaluates Super Mario 3D Land for Nintendo's 3DS and says despite the game and
portable gaming device being a few years old it's still an entertaining game
all 3DS owners should enjoy.
PotentialIf you're the
proud owner of a new Wii U and wondering what to play, DesertOcelot's review of
Zombi U might help with the decision – or it might convince you to keep looking
for something else.
– The Power Of Player FreedomCameron Koch awards Dishonored
high marks and praises the game's successful implementation of a mechanic that gives players the freedom to basically do whatever they want.
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course yours truly...Saint.
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