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There's been a lot of discussion among readers about the fate of Blog Herding recently, and while the future is uncertain, that shouldn't stop you from enjoying another week of quality
content from the community. Enjoy.
July 22 – July 28, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 93Number of User
Bloggers: 48Number of User
Blogs Herded: 13
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 signed
up already and how many donations have been made.
Is Next Generation Multiplayer?With Sony and Microsoft on the
precipice of releasing their next generation consoles, LetMeGetToACheckpoint
considers what it might mean for the future of multiplayer gaming.
Ten Kingdom Hearts CharactersKingdom Hearts has amassed a
cult-like following, and with news of a sequel being confirmed, fans of the game
are excited. The Destroyer reminds us of some of the best characters from the
The Mind Of A CompletionistMarco Polo explores the
behavior associated with gamers who attempt to finish a game while pursuing all
of the achievements, and then offers an explanation why he thinks some strive
Game": The Peril Of Comparing Games To FilmA provocative blog published by
Desert Rat discussing the comparisons of The Last of Us to Citizen Kane being made by some and why he doesn't necessarily
think it's a rational association.
To Savor The StoryThe importance of a game's
story seems to be a hot topic lately. Oni no Tenshi is the latest to tackle
the subject, which she does with the finesse and charm you've come to enjoy
from her blogs.
All Superheroes! (And Villains?)Not all gamers are
also interested in comic books – but a lot of them are. RFXRage mentions a
number of comic book-inspired video games and some characters he'd like to see
featured in a game.
Upset Should Gamers Be About Spoilers?Another of Hist's clever
approaches to blogging about issues on his mind, this time tackling the matter
of spoilers and what the statute of limitations on not revealing sensitive
information about a game is.
Accessible Sleeper FranchisesWhile accessibility concerns
might not be an issue for everyone, they are for many. Josh Straub does a great
job listing some of the more accessible games from the past and present.
Saved Me From My Achievement/Trophy AddictionMike Presler shares an
interesting perspective on achievements and his personal experience with how
the Wii U delivered him from the addiction of trying to obtain all the trophies
for each game he played.
You Feel The Music In The Air?You may recall a few weeks ago
when it was mentioned how video game soundtracks are a popular topic around
here. Well, this week Tim "Fluff" Gruver takes a crack at sharing
10 Licensed GamesA licensed game is one based on
an existing property (usually a movie, television show, or comic book) and in his
latest top ten list, thegodofwine7 shares his favorites.
Top Ten Video Game SiblingsHaving posted blogs on the best
mother and father figures from video games, Eric Watson now focuses on his
favorite sibling relations. Do you think Mario and Luigi make the list? Read
and find out.
Diversity In Video Games MattersSaturday Morning Replay muses
about the significance of diversity in video games, while providing a number of
reasons why it is important to gamers. Join the discussion and voice
Walking Dead: 400 Days DLCA detailed
analysis of the latest Walking Dead title from Telltale Games, and despite not
being a direct sequel to last year's huge hit, it is billeted as an additional
episode to merge the original with the sequel.
Lords Of Shadow – Mirror Of Fate ReviewA sequel to
the reboot of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Mirror of Fate was considered by
many to be a mediocre game for the series. Buddy Acker's review is a bit
more critical of the game.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (07/22/13
– 07/28/13):Alex; alex720;
alphaomegax3; Anthony D'Elia; AshaMan3000 (2); Blue blood outbreak; born4this;
caniac96; Chelsea Pruitt (2); codforlife (5); Cyndaquill; deadpoolsdefender;
demax51 (2); Desert Rat; Elgarta (4); ElGato (2); Epic Professor (2); Eric
Watson; Fluff Turkey; haitian88; Hist (2); Irwin529; Jeremy Sturgill; Joe; Josh
Straub; Juanolo (3); Kid Ica; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; lovemeorshootme; Marco
Polo; Matt Akers; Matt-boy; Mike Presler; NO MAN (2); Noobtubin8er; Oni no
Tenshi; Paradigmthefallen (7); Redguard Assassin; RFXRage;
robotprincessbubblegum; Saturday Morning Replay (7); StonedMagician (2); The
Destroyer (7); thegodofwine7; Tim Gruver (7); Ucantfindme; Volt Devilray; and xl9
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novels, but I just couldn't do it..." – Hideo Kojima
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