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Blog Herding features a diverse collection of posts this week, many of which
examine the intricacies associated with video game design and those who actually
design them. This week's user reviews feature a couple of unimpressive titles you
might want to avoid and some you may enjoy.
April 29 – May 05, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 60Number of User
Bloggers: 46Number of User
Blogs Herded: 9
Talk: Longer Runways, Better PlanesIf understanding the mechanics involved in letting you
experience the video game you're playing interests you, then you might like this
blog from Tren Frost discussing video game engines.
In The Post ApocalypseAn interesting blog from LetMeGetToACheckpoint exploring
a particular design feature found throughout BioShock 2 and the lasting
impression it left him with.
Game Art "Career"There are plenty of gamers who dream of working in the
video game industry. Triller, a 3D game environment artist, provides a brief
glimpse of his own personal journey chasing this dream.
GI Avatars: STAR WARSIt's been far too long since TurdFurgy has graced us with
some of his custom Game Informer avatars, but to commemorate May the Fourth he's
here with an entire collection of Star Wars video game images.
10 Turtles In GamingLast week it was trees, and this week it's turtles. Xl9
provides a top ten list of turtles in gaming, which some may argue with since
there is no mention of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Peculiar Charms Of A Dead IslandKyle Wadsworth posts a follow-up to last week's blog
about Dead Island Riptide. This time he discusses how easy it is to overlook the
game's flaws thanks to its beautifully rendered environments.
Ways BioShock Is Better Than BioShock InfiniteMany have compared the original BioShock to the latest installment in
the series, but thegodofwine7's unique approach focuses more on the mechanics of
the gameplay instead of just the story and characters.
Can Still Impress With E3Jack Treese responds to Nintendo's announcement about the
company's decision to forgo a normal E3 presentation with a few thoughts about
how they could still impress the audience.
Year So Far: Composed In PoetryIf you're a fan of poetry, you might be interested in Tim
Gruver's collection of poems highlighting some of the major video game industry
events that have occurred so far this year.
unofficial Game Informer reviewer of Japanese import games returns as LGAR
shares a few thoughts on New Love Plus, a rather obscure title in the United
States that's popular in Japan.
This Game Would Be Highly IllogicalBuddy Acker
has some strong words for Star Trek: The Video Game, condemning it for being buggy and
broken. You might want to read his review if you're considering purchasing the game.
Fighting Game I've Been Waiting ForInjustice:
Gods Among Us continues to receive praise from those who have played it, including this rather glowing review from born4this that breaks down what
makes the game so much fun to play.
Zombie Adventure You Shouldn't Take Part InThe success of AMC's The
Walking Dead wasn't enough to save the video game rendition of the popular
post-apocalyptic zombie television series, as witnessed by the terribly low score in this
review by Carsonish.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (04/29/13
– 05/05/13):ace13; Amaihana;
Andrew Ryan; Arnulfo Hermes; Cameron Koch; Cru Hunter (2); David Chandler;
Dima; FAMESREVENGE; FinalFantasy1026; Flavious50; General Mills44 (2); Gorow
The Maverick; Jack Gardner; Jack Treese; Jolt the Cynic; Josh Straub; Kid Ica;
killerguy855; Kyle Wadsworth; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; LGAR; Luis E. Morales
Falcon (3); Marco Polo (2); MikComposer; Mr Turkey; O'Dell Harmon;
Paradigmthefallen; Romars; Sam Desatoff (2); Saturday Morning Replay;
SkullHydra; Sora Three Ben; The Destroyer (4); thegodofwine7 (2); TheSniper
(2); Tim Gruver (2); Tren Frost; Triller; TurdFurgy; warlord5531; White Angel
Dragon (2); xl9 (2); XTrooper; Zachary Hall; and zbadnoe.
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