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Despite a record low number of posts from the community this
week there is still plenty to see here with nearly a dozen video game-inspired blogs
you're sure to enjoy, including a couple of chapters from Noobtubin8er's Team
GIO XCOM story, which continues to grow in popularity.
March 18 – March 24, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 67Number of User
Bloggers: 51Number of User
Blogs Herded: 11
Croft v. Jason Brody: A Classic Battle RoyaleAn awesome comparison of Far
Cry 3 and Tomb Raider from LetMeGetToACheckpoint, pointing out a surprising
number of similarities between the two games you may not have realized.
Protagonists: Heroes Or Psychopaths?Cameron Koch muses about an intriguing topic that touches on the
emotional toll you would expect from all the bloodshed you commit in some
games, but how this element is seldom addressed.
Ballad Of The SimCity ApocalypseTim Gruver takes a candid look at the background details
leading up to the SimCity debacle and what damage control measures the
publisher can take to mitigate the fallout with its disgruntled customers.
Lara's Past, Present & FutureKyle Wadsworth admits he's early on in his playthrough of
Tomb Raider but that doesn't stop him from boasting about the game's
accomplishments while including a collection of his signature images.
Lara CroftSince the release of the new
Tomb Raider, everybody seems to be talking about Lara Croft. Former GI intern Mike Mahardy takes a turn with his perspective.
Of 1.5: The Devil's ComplicationsParadigmthefallen plays through
the demo for Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel on PlayStation 3 and highlights the highs and lows of the experience and what the retail game should
have to offer.
Wallpapers For The iPhoneIf you're looking for a video
game-inspired wallpaper for your smartphone then you might enjoy some of these
images created specifically for the iPhone 5 by footthumb.
Victories And Failures Of God Of War: AscensionDavid Chandler shares his thoughts
on the latest installment in the God of War series with this abstract of
Ascension where he admits Kratos is beginning to show his age.
Managing Your Memory CardA brief trek down memory lane
as thegodofwine7 remembers the struggles of juggling saved game files on memory
cards with limited space and how advances in technology have spoiled
Turned EA To The Darkside?Marco Polo reflects on his fond
memories of Electronic Arts from years ago while wondering what has caused them
to become a mega-corporation that's seemingly oblivious to the desires of its customers.
Team GIOIf you're not reading
Noobtubin8er's XCOM-inspired fan fiction blogs featuring a number of GIO
personalities, you're missing out on what has quickly become a community
Epic, Last FarewellIn anticipation of the next Metal Gear, Tim Gruver reviews
Guns of the Patriots, a title Game Informer awarded 10 out of 10 and one that remains a crowning achievement in the series even five years after its release.
– Dead SpaceIt took BLiNDFATES a couple years and a few failed attempts
to finally press on and finish Dead Space, but having finally completed the
game, he felt strongly enough about the game to post a review of his exploits.
With Style...But ShallowlyDespite a
title some question and mediocre review scores from critics, longtime fan of the series The Destroyer
evaluates Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and is mostly satisfied with the
Are You Willing To Sacrifice?Orochisama LEVON, Spectre takes a break from his beloved
Mass Effect series to weigh in on a different sort of science-fiction tale from
a different genre with his review of Crysis 3.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (03/18/13
– 03/24/13):Alex; Amaihana;
AshaMan3000; BATTLESUIT; blaxarbush911 (2); BLiNDFATES (2); brainraider1 (3);
Cameron; Cameron Koch (2); Captain Super; Caudex; cerpintaxman (2); Daniel
Campbell (2); David Chandler; Di5a5terp13ce; Dima; Edward Roivas (2);
footthumb; FrankxthexBunny; General Mills44 (2); Jack Gardner; jackson stone;
Jellosnake; Jeremy.JustJeremy (3); JordanTheGamer; Kyle Wadsworth;
LetMeGetToACheckpoint; lotrgeek; Luis E. Morales Falcon; Marco Polo (2); Mike
(2); Mike Mahardy; Noobtubin8er (2); Odoyel; opposedcrow88; Orochisama LEVON,
Spectre; Paradigmthefallen; Proprietary-Windmill; Psykologic; RezidentHazard
(rides again); schmidtyfro; The Destroyer; thegodofwine7 (2); TheSniper; Tim
Gruver (2); TurdFurgy; Warrior; wayoverdue; White Angel Dragon; xTheCrowing;
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