The lights are on
The final episode of Blog Herding for the month of
January ends with a scattered collection of blogs focusing more on what's to
come instead of what we're playing now, including a couple of posts from those members
taking advantage of the public beta for Dust 514.
January 28 – February 03, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 123Number of User
Bloggers: 75Number of User
Blogs Herded: 11
A number of GIO members completed their 31 blogs in 31
days project, including markus1142,
Warthog, and Kate
Willaert, whose daily blog spotlighted a different video game-inspired
movie. Obviously all of their blogs couldn't be featured here, but they're
still worth checking out.
514 Open Beta ImpressionsPlenty of gamers were out in full force playing the
recently released open beta for Dust 514. A few, including Theora Craft,
stopped by to post their initial assessment of the next big MMOFPS.
The TV To YourselfThe Great Cubone authors this hilarious piece describing
a few techniques an individual can employ to deal with the person who is
preventing you from gaming because they are using the TV.
Ops II: RevolutionNewly released Black Ops II
Revolution DLC hit the market last week and footthumb
was eager to provide a situation report on the new maps and content.
For AscensionAshaMan3000 prepares for the next chapter in the God of
War series by playing through the older games first, but discovers a few minor
annoyances with the gameplay along the way.
Are Nerds: Why I Now Choose To Embrace ItDeveloping quite the reputation for his philosophical
musings about life as a gamer, this week ADAMMWOOLLEY focuses on being a nerd
and why that's no longer a bad thing.
514: Something New?As previously stated, the beta of Dust 514 enlisted
several members of the community to the ranks of those who gave the game a test
drive and submitted a review, including this one by Darth-Carbonite.
Nintendo Has Me On Fire For the Wii UTim Gruver highlights a few of the features he's excited
about that are planned for the Wii U as revealed by Satoru Iwata during the
recent Nintendo Direct conference held last week.
Do Open World Games Scare Me?Timothy Repasky contemplates his apprehension with
playing open-world games and wonders whether it's fear or maybe laziness that
causes him to avoid games like Skyrim and instead turn to Halo.
That BioShock Itch While On The GoIf the suspense of waiting for Bioshock Infinite's release
is too much for you, Kyle Wadsworth suggests playing Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden,
a dystopian fantasy game available on iOS and Android.
Games And History LessonsWith another exceptionally crafted blog, markus1142
delves into the relationship between the historical authenticities of events
depicted in certain video games with the real-world events that inspired them.
10 Gods In GamingThe subject of mythology seems like it
would have an obvious link to the video game industry with many of our games
featuring characters from folklore. Xl9 provides a list of some of his
Review Of DishonoredAfter playing through Dishonored three times, RFXRage
provides a detailed review highlighting the qualities that make this such an
original and unique experience, even if the campaign is relatively short.
Steel 2 ReviewHawke delivers an interesting review for Red Steel 2, an
older game exclusive to the Wii that allows you to choose between shooting and
sword fighting as you assume the role as the last Kusagari.
Kingdom Hearts: Birth By SleepWhile patiently waiting for a Kingdom Hearts game to
release on a console, DesertOcelot fills his time enjoying the addictive gameplay and spectacular graphics found in Birth by Sleep for the PSP.
One Trippy AdventureJake Magee explores the intense gameplay found in
Antichamber, and summarizes the
profound experience in this short review of the game.
Community Podcasts And Videos:
JACKED UP Indie & Mojo Show Episode 56The hosts minus Mojomonkey12 discuss all sorts of gaming
related news including thoughts on the Dead Space 3 demo, Temple Run 2, Epic
Mickey 2 and their adventures in creating YouTube videos.
Bros. Now Playing: Dark Souls Episode 2Jack Gardner and his friend Cory continue their new video
series where they play various video games and provide commentary. This week they continue their adventures in Dark Souls.
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Congratulations on the Herd errybody! Particularly Markus, that blog is fantastic.
I'd say the non-herding round-up you previously did was a much, much better selection, but there are a few here that might be decent.
(Of course, since those might have been the best blogs of the week, obviously this round-up would have lesser quality / interesting subjects, but that is not to say that these are TERRIBLE or anything. Just not excellent).
Congrats, everyone; another solid week!
Thank you saint, and congratulations to everybody else.
Congrats to everyone herded. Some good stuff here. and to all who completed a 31/31. That ain't an easy task to do.
The reviews section is so underrated, I swear so many of them are just above and beyond quality reviews.
Wonderful picks, Saint! Congrats to those herded!
I've had Dust 514 on my hard drive for a week now but other favs have kept me from getting around to trying it yet...
Darth and Theora gave some compelling reasons to give it a spin.
And of course, I appreciate the mention!
Congrats everybody! Inspiring quote by the way, Saint! I endeavor to live by its example. Back to writing!
Congrats everyone! I hope to be a part of the herd someday. I'm working on it. Just got to keep improving my blogging skills.
Hope I get some time to read these posts on the weekend!!
Thanks for the Digi Brothers shout out!
Congrats to all that were herded! And thanks, Saint, for bringing them to our attention (and especially for the nod!).
Let the good blogs continue.
Holy cow! I only just saw this:P
Thanks so much for the Herd Saint!
i didn't find out about these until now lol...thanks for the herd!