The lights are on
No doubt history was made last week with the release of
Bioshock Infinite, a game some are calling the greatest game ever created. The
community took note with dozens of user reviews resulting in an impressive aggregate
score somewhere between 9.5 and 9.75 out of 10. If reading about an obvious
Game of the Year contender doesn't interest you, perhaps one of these blogs from
a variety of different topics will.
March 25 – March 31, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 86Number of User
Bloggers: 61Number of User
Blogs Herded: 11
Walking aka Stealth GameplayHaving completed a handful of stealth games recently,
LetMeGetToACheckpoint discusses the fine art of slinking around in the shadows
and how some games are more successful with their implementation.
10 Worst Video Game JobsThis hilariously clever blog from thegodofwine7 focuses
on some of the mundane employment opportunities filled by non-player characters
from some of our favorite games.
No Denying A Great GameJolt the Cynic considers what it takes to make a great
game and suggests just because you don't normally like a particular game or
genre doesn't mean you won't enjoy it if you give it a chance.
Importance Of Single-Player In Video GamesVideo game developers often include a multiplayer
component in their games almost as an afterthought, but WS-N reflects on why
the single-player mode is so important.
Fallout 4 WishlistNo other game seems to draw as much input from the
fanbase on what features are desired in subsequent installments than Fallout
does. This latest wishlist is from firedude3663.
Video Game Character Hall Of FameGame Informer intern and strong advocate for disabled
gamers, Josh Straub compiles a list of characters and non-player characters that
may suffer from a disability but are still quite successful in their roles.
Battlefield 4 Campaign Wish ListWith recent news of the next Battlefield 4 circulating
around the Internet, Andrew Marcos takes a minute to highlight a handful of
features he hopes are included in the next episode of the shooter.
Play: Interacting With Kid-Shaped PixelsDavid Chandler crafts another brilliant piece, this time
examining how children are often excluded from environments where they would be
present, and the impact it has when games do include them.
In Your iOS Device? Or...What Should BeMarco Polo ventures into the world of portable gaming on
iOS-powered devices by sharing a comprehensive list of games he
thinks every gamer should at least try.
From Pax EastThe video game industry event known as Penny Arcade Expo (PAX)
East concluded last week and markus1142 was there for the festivities which he
discusses in a series of blogs you can find here.
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
Space 2 – A Proper SequelVideo game sequels aren't
always able to surpass the mark set by their predecessors, but in his review of
Dead Space 2, BLiNDFATES tells us how the game is able to achieve the same
success as the original.
2 Review – Back On BoardAndrew Marcos
supplies a solid review for a genre you don't hear a lot about with his
analysis of Skate 2, one of the better skateboarding simulators on the market
despite being a few years old now.
Infinite received a record number of user reviews this week making the decision
on which ones to include here a difficult one. Here are five exceptional
reviews from RFXRage, Tony
Sansone, Dima, The
Destroyer, and Companion
Cube you can't go wrong with.
Community Podcasts And Videos:
The JACKED UP Indie And Mojo Show Episode 58Having found a
new host to stream their podcast, Daniel, Jack, and Jeremy return to the
airwaves with a show discussing topics including Dark Souls, Devil May Cry, Ni
no Kuni, and next-generation consoles.
Digi Bros. Intermission: OverBloodJack and his
buddy take a break from their playthrough of Dark Souls
for the week and instead feature Overblood, a survival horror game for the
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blaxar (2); blaxarbush911; BLiNDFATES (2); BLT; brainraider1; Captain Super;
Caudex; Chandler Tate (5); David Chandler; Di5a5terp13ce; Dima (2); Emily;
Enigma; firedude3663; Foba Bett (2); Gamemaniac3434; General Mills44 (2);
Interrotta; Irwin529; Jack Gardner (2); Jeremy.JustJeremy (3); John Wrek (2);
Jolt the Cynic; Josh Straub; Juanolo (3); Kyle Wadsworth (2);
LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Luis E. Morales Falcon; Man Icarus; Marco Polo;
markus1142 (6); Mike; musicalham; Nate77; nathan98 (2); Noobtubin8er;
opposedcrow88; Paradigmthefallen; Patmann; Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui I;
Rykr Davidson; Saturday Morning Replay; Shipmaster777; SJ Tech and Games;
Still_Insane22; The Destroyer; thegodofwine7 (2); TheWereWolf2k; Tim Gruver;
Torn Pr1nc3; TurdFurgy; White Angel Dragon; WS-N; xl9; and x-XMantisX-x (2).
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