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.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: April 15 – April 21, 2013
Number of User Blogs: 50
Number of User Bloggers: 41
Number of User Blogs Herded: 8

Community Blogs:

Nintendo Direct 4/17/13: My Impressions
Apricot 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 Donkey Kong.

Why Journey Is One Of My Favorite Games
Journey was released nearly a year ago to great fanfare. A year later gamers like VannahfoxTheTriforceWielder are still boasting about the amazing experiences it provides.

A Woman All Gamers Should Know
DrJoeystein 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.

Who's 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.

Tearing Through The Machine Age In BioShock Infinite
David 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.

What's 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 the game.

The 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.

No 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.

Community Reviews:

Injustice Review: Great Combat In A Decent Game
Kflame210 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.

Aliens Infestation Review
Edward 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.

Zombiu Review – Survival Of The Fittest
If 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 interested.

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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 Miyamoto