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Blog Herding: Community Edition 03/21/13

The central theme for many of the blogs featured this week focuses on growing up as a gamer and the relationships forged along the way. Enjoy this week's collection of blogs and the heartwarming personal testimonies from a few of the community members.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: March 11 – March 17, 2013
Number of User Blogs: 77
Number of User Bloggers: 54
Number of User Blogs Herded: 10

Community Blogs:

Hard Moments In Gaming – In Memoriam
Theora Craft shares a glimpse of the profound impact video games can have on our personal lives with this tale of encountering real people online and the bonds that were forged in Myst Online: Uru.

Other Tales From The Alien Invasion
Kyle Wadsworth chronicles his battlefield experiences in X-COM and debriefs the after-action report, detailing the performance of his squads comprised of fellow Game Informer Online members.

Simcity Vs. Tomb Raider: Brutal Honesty
Josh Straub compares and contrasts SimCity's disastrous launch which was plagued with a number of technical issues with the near-instant success enjoyed by the latest Tomb Raider title.

Top 10 Xbox Live Arcade Games
After a brief hiatus, thegodofwine7 makes his triumphant return toting one of his traditional top ten lists, this one showcasing his list of the best Xbox Live Arcade Games. See if you agree or not.

Only-Child Gamer
Cru Hunter talks about growing up as an only-child gamer who doesn't have to share the controller with anybody and how he's had to adjust over the years to accommodate changes.

My Daughter Is Reminding Me Why I Play Video Games
Kinsey reflects on life as a gamer and how being a parent raising the next generation of gamers can remind us of the joys of gaming and why we choose this activity in the first place.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate FAQ
Who better to post the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate FAQ than community member The Monster Hunter, who provides a thorough list of answers to all of the commonly asked questions surrounding the series.

Why Nintendo Is Not Leaving The Gaming Industry
There is no denying the increasing negative chatter directed at Nintendo and the Wii U, but Apricot doesn't think its game over just yet and provides a list of reasons why.

Making The Inevitable Comparisons
An intriguing blog from AshaMan3000 pondering why we tend to describe new games using existing games with similar content and whether this comparison is accurate and/or fair.

Why Used Games Need To Stay
The feud between the used game industry and the giant corporations who would love nothing more to squash this practice wages on. Kflame210 chimes in with his perspective on the matter.

Community Reviews:

Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time (PS3)
It's been a few years since we've experienced the shenanigans of Sly Cooper, but Sanzaru Games and Sony teamed up to bring us Thieves in Time. BLiNDFATES is kind enough to supply a review.

Old School With More Of The Same
Tim Gruver takes a look at one of the latest installments featuring everybody's favorite plumber with his evaluation of New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the Nintendo 3DS.

Tomb Raider – Review
Buddy Acker joins the ranks of gamers praising the new Tomb Raider game, especially the bold new look and approach it takes with the star of the series, the iconic Lara Croft.

Assassin's Creed III – (Video Review)
The frequency of video reviews from Craigaleg might be sporadic, but when he does post them they're always gold, like this recent one for the newest Assassin's Creed game.

Don't forget to send your feedback, recommendations, and community events in to my personal Game Informer account located here to ensure this feature continues to provide the content you're eager to read.

Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (03/11/13 - 03/17/13):
ace13; Advent Player; Apricot; AshaMan3000 (2); bjdbuch (2); BlackHeartedWolf; blaxarbush911 (2); born4this; brainraider1; Captain Super; Caudex; cerpintaxman; Coachscorner00; Cru Hunter; Daniel Campbell; Daniel Jones; Dima (2); Edward Roivas (3); Emily; General Mills44 (3); Irwin529; Jack Gardner; Jeremy.JustJeremy (4); Jolt the Cynic; JordanTheGamer; Josh Straub (2); Kflame210; Kinsey; Kyle Wadsworth; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Luis E. Morales Falcon; Marz; nathan98; Neil Hackel; Noobtubin8er (2); Odoyel; Paradigmthefallen; Psykologic; rekoin; Ronnie, But Mere Seaweed In The Gameinfor (2); Scopes3000 (2); SEALteamdpett; Tavia-chan; The Destroyer (2); The Monster Hunter; the_assassin__14; thegodofwine7; Theora Craft; Timothy Repasky; TOGNick; Trenchmace (2); warlord5531; White Angel Dragon (7); and xking595x.

Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:
"I still feel like there has to be a creative vision; I've never been a believer in design by committee." – Jane Jensen

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