The lights are on
Based on the number of user reviews and the handful of
blogs submitted by the community, the hot game of the week was Dead Space 3, a
game that Game Informer hailed as one of the best games of this generation. In addition
to all of the Dead Space 3 chatter, there were some other great blogs posted
including the ones featured below.
February 04 – February 10, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 102Number of User
Bloggers: 56Number of User
Blogs Herded: 14
Legends DelayApricot takes a thorough look at the impact of Ubisoft's
decision to delay Rayman Legends, the former exclusive Wii U title that is now releasing on the other consoles as well.
Loves RaymanAnother fan annoyed over
Ubisoft's decision to postpone Rayman Legends, Tim Gruver voices his
displeasure with the move and admits it might influence future purchasing
The Environment Games BackLetMeGetToACheckpoint reflects on the role the
environment plays on immersing the player into the game and cites a few
examples of how the little details can have a big impact on how you see the
Used Game Issue: My StanceWith all signs pointing to next-generation consoles
employing technology that will render used games obsolete, Zachary Hall
considers the impact this initiative might have on the video game industry.
From The Brink Thanks To My Favorite Gaming SeriesIt's been awhile since we've heard from veteran member
Noobtubin8er who stops by long enough to endorse the Mass Effect series and promote
the features that make it such an amazing franchise.
A ClassicWS-N finally gets around to finishing Call of Duty: World
at War and shares his thoughts on why he thinks this big hit from Treyarch is
already a classic and one of the better titles in the franchise.
Next Generation Consoles Won't HaveJack Gardner posts a brief
summation regarding the next generation of video game consoles and his
predictions on potential features that are likely to not be included as
Are NOT Into Gaming For InnovationMike, an aspiring video game developer in training,
explores the topic of innovative gameplay and questions whether gamers prefer
the familiarity of a proven technique or desire something new.
Games That Play Us BackThere are several key ingredients to making an
exceptional video game and ADAMMWOOLLEY talks about how none are as important
to him as a well-scripted and emotionally moving story.
You Should Always Read Multiple ReviewsAshaMan3000 imparts some words
of wisdom regarding the value of video game reviews and how trusting a single
review might persuade you to not try a game you might otherwise enjoy.
10 Video Game CitiesWhether you completely agree with thegodofwine7's list of the top ten video game cities or not, there is no denying the locations he's
included are some rather spectacular places to visit.
Story Of GriffballCameron Koch teaches us the concept and history of
Griffball, a popular game type found in Halo 4 that loosely resembles rugby with its simple premise of smashing enemies and scoring points.
Things I Miss About Last GenerationFormer Game Informer intern Josh Straub reflects on a few
elements inherent to the last generation of gaming consoles (the one before
Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) that he finds himself missing.
Storytelling: Narrative Through PlayThe very talented writer we call David Chandler
entertains us again with his musings about the fine art of balancing narrative
control with player interaction while including examples to illustrate the
Space 3Game Informer called Dead Space 3 one of the best games
of this generation and based on the high marks in his review it would appear
John Wrek agrees with the prognosis.
Flippin' Good Time, Mun!Reviews for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch are
somewhat mixed but mostly positive, like this one from LaLiLuLeLo, who admits
the game is a masterpiece and rather addictive.
2011's Must-Play Action ExperienceTim Gruver revisits one of the great games and crown
jewels exclusive to the PlayStation console as he plays through Uncharted 3 and
summarizes his escapades in this comprehensive review.
Space 3: Out Of The Frying PanAnother satisfied gamer singing the praises of Dead Space
3, Mike Mahardy's review eloquently captures the essence of the game without
spoiling any of the vital details.
Bloody, And Insanely FunIn his review of Far Cry 3, arguably one of the best
shooters of 2012 that raised the bar for other First Person Shooters, warlord5531 discusses his time on the deadly tropical island paradise.
Community Podcasts And Videos:
Gamer Podcast Season Three Episode One "Team Ico Show"For those that remember, the AGP returns after an
extended hiatus. For those who are new, welcome to a community podcast created
and hosted by GIO featured blogger, Light Gamebeast23456.
JACKED UP Indie And Mojo Show Episode 57All three hosts are present on the latest episode of the
show that covers a whole gambit of topics including Dragon's Dogma,
Assassin's Creed III, Journey, and even The
Bros. Now Playing: Dark Souls Episode 3Jack Gardner and his friend Cory continue chronicling
their exploits in Dark Souls with another episode of their Dig Bros. video
series, where they play games while chatting about the experience.
Don't forget to send your feedback, recommendations, and
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (02/04/13
– 02/10/13):ADAMMWOOLLEY (2);
Apricot; AshaMan3000 (2); blaxarbush911; born4this; Cameron Koch (2); Captain
Super; Caudex; chcoman123 (2); Cpu Xl; Craigaleg; dadarkheart (7); David
Chandler; Dima; DJH; Enigma; Gamemaniac3434; General Mills44 (7); Jack Gardner
(3); John Wrek; Jolt the Cynic; Josh Straub (2); Kinsey; LetMeGetToACheckpoint;
LGAR; Light Gamebeast23456; Mandrogynous; Marco Polo; markus1142; Mike (2);
Mray901; NinjaPixel; Noobtubin8er; Odoyel; Oni no Tenshi (2); owman3000 (2);
Paradigmthefallen (3); Proprietary-Windmill; Radnen; RFXRage (2); Rob Ebert;
Saturday Morning Replay (2); shadowBack; The Destroyer (7); The Great Cubone
(7); thecouchpotato; thegodofwine7; Tim Gruver (2); TOGNick; UltiMat3ProDGy07;
warlord5531; wayoverdue (2); White Angel Dragon; WS-N; Zachary Hall; and of
course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:"If anyone thinks Infinite tosses
softballs at ANYTHING, they're going to be very disappointed. We only change in
pursuit of a better game." – Ken Levine
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Good Job Guys! I really wish I can get back into blogging, It will happen soon, but right now I just cant... Congrats to everyone!
AW YIS! My blog got herded! Thanks, Saint. All for the glorious PIE!
Saint, you are the ultimate blogger
Congrats to all that were herded! Some great choices, Saint. Thanks!
Thanks for the herd, Saint, very appreciative.
Trhank you Saint, you've inspired me to go into blogging again.
Congrats to all the herdees; some really great stuff out there lately :)
Congrats to all of those that got herded!
Congrats to everyone who was herded this week. A great list of blogs.
Nice work, folks! Congrats to those who were herded!
Thanks for the review herd.
This particular batch was really good. Some impressive blogs. Congrats to all, and thanks again Saint!
A fantastic week everyone! Couldn't be prouder to be a part of such a talented group! Thanks for the inclusion!
congrats guys! keep it up!