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We're two months into 2013 and have already witnessed the
unleashing of several exceptional games that are potential Game of the
Year contenders. Speaking of exceptional, enjoy the latest round of brilliant
blogs and user reviews, courtesy of the Game Informer online community.
February 18 – February 24, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 105Number of User
Bloggers: 62Number of User
Blogs Herded: 12
We Game For Hundreds Of HoursThere are some video games we finish in a dozen or so hours,
never to revisit again, but LetMeGetToACheckpoint considers the ones we invest
hundreds of hours into and why.
I Want To See In A Mirror's Edge SequelOver four years ago EA took a risk with a new game called
Mirror's Edge that starred a female hero and took a non-standard approach to
the shooter genre. Opposedcrow88 is ready for a sequel.
Boardgaming – Some Great SelectionsHist shares his thoughts and a few recommendations regarding
the mashup between the traditional board games and their
digital variants, which provide global access to other gamers.
Does It Have To Be One Or The Other?Blade tackles a handful of the biggest issues concerning the
video games industry, such as digital versus physical distribution, while
wondering why it has to be one way or the other instead of both.
To Build Accessible MultiplayerJosh Straub discusses firsthand the struggles associated
with accessibility in the scope of online multiplayer gameplay while providing
a few simple solutions to help mitigate the issues.
Games Have Changed My LifeWith so many focusing on the negative influences video games
may or may not have on a person, General Mills44 shares this heartwarming
personal testimony on how they have affected his life for the better.
Things Pokémon X & Y Need To HavePokémon X & Y are upcoming titles for the Nintendo 3DS
speculatively scheduled for an October release. Thegodofwine7 has a list of six features he thinks the games need to get Pokémon trainers excited.
I Loved Skyrim's Dragonborn DLCSkyrim, Game Informer's 2011 Game of the Year winner,
released nearly a year and a half ago but is still being played by fans of the
series, like Skybreaker34, thanks to additional downloadable content (DLC).
New Take on Empire BuildingInspired by a Game Informer article highlighting Jon
Shafer's newest project called At the Gates, strategy game fan AshaMan3000 invests in his first Kickstarter project.
Can't We Just Have CharactersJon Gregory aka JMan240 captures the essence of gender
equality among video game characters and how being a male gamer playing as a
female character can provide a unique perspective.
I Didn't Get To Do As A GamerYou could summarize this blog as Marco Polo's video game-inspired bucket list, with many of the activities being accomplishments most of
us would also like to achieve sometime in our life.
10 Presidents In GamingWhether you agree with xl9's list of top ten presidents
making an appearance in a video game, the ones he provides certainly had a
significant role in the games that featured them.
3The recently released Crysis 3 received mostly above average
marks from many of the professional reviewers, but John Wrek marks it a bit
higher in this comprehensive assessment of the game.
Mario PlatformingApricot's reviews, like this one for New Super Mario Bros.
2, are always pleasant to read since they provide a brief synopsis with just
enough details to pique your interest in the game.
Dreamin'... Of A White... Dead Space!Game Informer
hailed Dead Space 3 one of the greatest games of this generation and Paradigmthefallen
concurs, awarding the game a perfect score and praising it for its improvements
over the first two.
Gear Solid HD Collection: Relive The Best In Stealth-ActionTim Gruver relives the best in stealth-action gaming as he
tackles the arduous mission of reviewing the different games found in the Metal
Gear Solid HD Collection and providing a brief summary of each.
Of The Best Kingdom Hearts Entries To DateWhile waiting around for Kingdom Hearts 3, The Monster
Hunter has fallen for the magic of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, a
game he calls one of the most enjoyable games in the series to date.
Community Podcasts And Videos:
Let's Play – ZombiUCraigaleg graces us with another of his dazzling videos
(rated M for Mature), this time showcasing Ubisoft's ZombiU, a first-person
shooter survival horror video game for Nintendo's Wii U.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (02/18/13
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AESUPREME1; Ali Rapp; AshaMan3000 (2); Blade; blaxarbush911 (2); BLiNDFATES;
brainraider1 (3); BRAV0 F1VE; Cameron Koch; Captain Super; Caudex; chcoman123
(2); Craigaleg; Cru Hunter; cybertronian assassin; David Chandler; Dima; DJH;
Do NOT Read This; Drym Shyuan; FrankxthexBunny; General Mills44 (7); Hist (3);
Irwin529 (2); jackson stone; Jangle (3); John Wrek (2); Jolt the Cynic (2); Jon
Gregory aka JMan240; JordanTheGamer; Josh Straub (2); Kyle Wadsworth;
LetMeGetToACheckpoint; lotrgeek; Luis E. Morales Falcon; Marco Polo (2); Mr
SIye (2); Neil Hackel; Noble 4; Oni no Tenshi; opposedcrow88; Paradigmthefallen;
Psykologic; RFXRage; Sabtos; shadowBack; ShadowDragyn; Skybreaker34; Stranger;
The Destroyer (7); The Great Cubone (8); thegodofwine7; Tim Gruver (2);
Titus212; Ucantfindme; warlord5531; wayoverdue; xl9 (2); x-XMantisX-x;
ynoT0312Taz; and of course yours truly...Saint.
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