The lights are on
The community's blogging activity is cyclical, with periods
of high and low output. Despite another week of relatively low yield, there
are still some great blogs and user reviews for you to enjoy. If you're at all
interested in writing about video games, this is a perfect time to join the
team of GIO bloggers.
April 15 – April 21, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 50Number of User
Bloggers: 41Number of User
Blogs Herded: 8
Direct 4/17/13: My ImpressionsApricot responds to the latest
episode of Nintendo Direct with discussion focusing on the Nintendo 3DS and
upcoming titles featuring some of your favorite characters like Mario and
Journey Is One Of My Favorite GamesJourney was released nearly a year
ago to great fanfare. A year later gamers like VannahfoxTheTriforceWielder
are still boasting about the amazing experiences it provides.
Woman All Gamers Should KnowDrJoeystein takes a moment to
promote Top Score, a podcast hosted by Emily Reese that's dedicated to interviewing
famous video game composers and the music scores they create.
Playing Those Games Without Fighting?Paulina Masson takes a look at
the demographics of what gamers play and what platforms they
playon with results that might very well surprise you, but probably not.
Through The Machine Age In BioShock InfiniteDavid Chandler discusses the
influences behind BioShock Infinite and the similarities between it and Metropolis, a silent film from the
1920s, which Infinite seems to borrow heavily from.
In A Name?Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui
I lives up to his name with this snarky piece that takes a handful of games and
renames them with titles that more accurately describe the content or theme of
Original Metal Gear – Time For A Facelift?With dozens of games spanning
the past 25 years, the iconic Metal Gear series marches on. Marco Polo
wonders if it isn't time for the first few games to be modernized on current-generation hardware.
Taxation Without Video-Game Representation!Most adult, tax-paying gamers
are aware of the significance associated with April 15th and Tim
Gruver highlights in humorous fashion the impact Tax Day has on a few different
video game personalities.
Review: Great Combat In A Decent GameKflame210 awards the DC
universe-inspired superhero fighting game respectable marks with his review of
Injustice: Gods Among Us, a game where you can finally have Batman and Superman
battle it out.
Infestation ReviewEdward Roivas provides a great
review of a less-than-stellar game with his analysis of Aliens: Infestation, a 2D
side-scroller for the Nintendo 3DS you may or may not find entertaining.
Review – Survival Of The FittestIf you're in the market for a new
Wii U game, chances are you've considered picking up ZombiU. Before you take the
plunge, fancy a look at this review from Craigaleg to see if you're still
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (04/15/13
– 04/21/13):Ali Rapp;
Apricot; AshaMan3000; Benzion; brainraider1; Captain Super; Chaos is Beauty;
Cru Hunter; Daniel Campbell; David Chandler; Dim; DoZo; DrJoeystein; footthumb;
General Mills44; Ghost; Jeremy Sturgill; John Wrek (3); Jolt the Cynic;
JordanTheGamer; Josh Straub (2); LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Luis E. Morales Falcon;
Marco Polo (2); Nito (Carson); O'Dell Harmon; opposedcrow88; Paulina Masson
(2); Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennu; Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui I;
schmidtyfro; The Destroyer (2); The_DASHing_RockMan; thegodofwine7 (2);
TheSniper; Tim Gruver (3); Tren Frost; VannahfoxTheTriforceWiel; Vergil;
Vincent James; and xTheCrowing.
Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:"I think
that inside every adult is the heart of a child. We just gradually convince
ourselves that we have to act more like adults." – Shigeru
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