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This week marks a monumental achievement in Blog Herding
as the weekly feature celebrates its 100th consecutive episode. Of
the more than 10,000 blogs that have been posted during that time, over 1,100
of them have been featured in Blog Herding. Congratulations to all of the
bloggers who contributed content and a special thank you to the community for their
views and comments.
July 15 – July 21, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 96Number of User
Bloggers: 45Number of User
Blogs Herded: 12
Life 2013 – Team GIO Update #1Zachary Pligge provides an update on the preparations for
the Extra Life charity event coming up in November. See how many people have signed
up and how many donations have been made.
New Gig At Nintendo Of AmericaCongratulations are in order for Ali Rapp, a former Game Informer intern who now finds herself
relocating to the Seattle, Washington area to start her new job at Nintendo.
Am Alive Or Am I? Post-Apocalyptic SurvivalLetMeGetToACheckpoint offers a
personal narrative of his I Am Alive playthrough, while including some tips,
tricks, and strategies to survive life in the post-apocalyptic world.
Summer Sale 2013: The AftermathThere is a running joke among
many gamers regarding Steam sales and purchasing games you will never play. Cameron Koch
assesses the damage report to his wallet from the Steam Summer Sale that just
I Think The Top Horror Game Franchises Are DoingIf you fancy horror games you
might enjoy this piece from codforlife evaluating a handful of the more
prominent games from this genre with some thoughts and ideas about making them
Quest Is The ThingHist has a knack for creating
clever blogs and approaching them with a unique perspective, and this one about questing is no different. It's quite a tale and worth your time.
Forza 5's Drivatar Is An Awesome FeatureIt's no coincidence The Car
Geek XI's first blog relates to automobiles, as he discusses an innovative new
feature found in Forza 5 that just might revolutionize the racing
Microsoft Have A "Culture" Problem?With the release of the Xbox
One approaching, Marco Polo has an interesting perspective when it comes to
Microsoft and its role in the past, present, and future of the video game
Graphics Matter: The Importance Of Nonverbal CommunicationAn exceptional debut blog from
Olive discussing the relevance of non-verbal communications like facial
expressions and body language, and how it is just as important in video games
as it is in real life.
To You By NintendoA heartfelt personal testimony,
ADAMMWOOLLEY gives us a glimpse at the relationship he has with his son and how
it carries over into gaming with a story sure to make you smile.
Top Ten Funniest GamesIf you haven't noticed, Eric
Watson joins several of the other bloggers posting routine top ten lists. This week his latest list focuses on his favorite funniest games.
Me Back, Send Me ForwardThe Destroyer tackles the
complex theory of time travel while mentioning a few games that feature this
fascinating concept both directly and indirectly as a component of the game.
Do Ya Like Your Artstyle?Tim Gruver takes an interesting
approach with his latest blog likening the different art styles used in video
games to various forms of food before asking which one tastes the best.
10 Mechs In GamingIn honor of the recent release
of Pacific Rim, a movie featuring big
robots battling monstrous creatures, xl9 focuses his latest top ten list on
games with remarkable mechanized robots.
Infinite Review: To Infinity And BeyondAndrew Marcos
chronicles his experiences and thoughts in his review of Bioshock Infinite, a game he describes as one of the best you're likely
to play this year.
Best Has Been Saved For LastThe Last of
Us continues to receive near-perfect marks and hold onto one of the highest
Metacritic scores ever witnessed. Add DrJoeystein's review to the perfect score
Of Decay: The Icing Of The Zombie GamesMatthew
Aisthorpe provides a short but sufficient analysis of State of Decay, an open-world zombie survival horror video game developed by Undead Labs.
Don't forget to send your feedback, recommendations, and
community events in to my personal Game Informer account located here to
ensure this feature continues to provide the content you're eager to read.
Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (07/15/13
– 07/21/13):ADAMMWOOLLEY; Alex;
Ali Rapp; Angry Adam; Anthony D'Elia; Apricot; brainraider1 (3); Cameron Koch;
Chelsea Pruitt (6); Clear Sarcasm; codforlife (4); demax51; Dima; Epic
Professor (3); Eric Watson (2); Foba Bett; Hist; jackson stone; Jeremy
Sturgill; Joe Fathead (3); Josh Straub; Juanolo (3); Kinsey;
LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Luis E. Morales Falcon; Marco Polo; Mike Presler; NO
MAN; Olive; Oni no Tenshi; Paradigmthefallen (7); Redguard Assassin; Saturday
Morning Replay (7); Silvershine08; stealth____ (2); StonedMagician (2); Strange
Porcupine; The Car Geek; The Destroyer (7); The Enemy Gate is Down; The enemy
gate is Switzerland; thegodofwine7 (2); Tim Gruver (6); White Angel Dragon (2);
xl9 (7); and yours truly...Saint.
were a few occurrences where user blogs caused the truncation error with the
website potentially resulting in the names and blog count being inaccurate.
Regret any inconvenience caused by this glitch.
Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:"I am
more attracted to quality, than I am a genre loyalist. I see quality in any
genre of game." – Corrinne
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Love it when Ive already read a few of these, great job!
Thank you for the herd, and congratulations on the 100th episode!
These were some pretty good blogs.
100? Then with all further adieu... "God bless ye merry gamers!" :')
Kudos to everyone herded, and to all who contributed to the site this past week. Last but by no means least, my gratitude for Saint's tireless work on this feature for the past many months, and for his exemplary contributions to GIO. No single member has done more for the community. So, my utmost thanks, Saint!
Bunch of great read's right there. Also love when someone get's a dream job they've always wanted.
Fantastic blogs! I get more impressed every week that something new comes up. A new blogger who decides to let his mind free, and blog about whatever they like. A person who has blogging on this site for a while, like myself, and decides to ticket another genre, experience another venue. Great job herded bloggers! Amazing work Saint!
Thank you for the herd and your hard work, Saint! The Last of Us is such an exceptional game. Sure, it has its minor flaws, but in comparison to everything the game does right or simply exceeds, those things don't hold a candle. I couldn't resist giving it a 10. Oh, by the way, aren't you playing The Last of Us as well? Could you give me a brief summary of your thoughts on it? I'd love to hear your opinion! :)
Nice job everyone!
Congrats on everyone who was herded! And a huge congrats to Ali on her new job!!
Congrats to all that have been herded! And happy 100th! :)
This. This is what separates GIO from the rest of the internet. Thank you so much Saint for being the constant, it seriously is an amazing thing, 100 consecutive weeks of so much effort. I know you will put it back on the community, and of course deservedly so, but take a moment my friend, and give yourself a big ole kudos!
Wow, I can't believe how far Blog Herding's come, and I've only been catching up on these for the last year or so. Congratulations on such fine work Saint and for everyone else who's contributed over the years, and particularly today of all days. I'm honored to have been selected for the occasion, but my hat's off to my fellow 31/31ers that have done nothing to inspire and support me. May more blog herds come our way, this fall's gonna get wild with next-gen. For the herd!
Thanks for the herd, again! :) Really loved Tim's blog this week-here's to the last week for the 31/31's!
Seems like it will be a while before I ever get herded, that's okay though.
Thanks for the herd Saint! Congrats to the rest as well! This is probably the one feature on GIO I look forward to the most because there's always a great collection of reading material in one easy to find location. Looking forward to 100 more!
Some more excellent community picks.