The lights are on
A few new names and a handful of the regulars grace the
Blog Herding list in a week that witnessed plenty of content and a handful of
blogs narrowly missing the cut. But if it's quality content you seek, you
won't go wrong with this week's selection.
July 29 – August 04, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 99Number of User
Bloggers: 46Number of User
Blogs Herded: 8
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.
Future Of MMOsWorld of Warcraft lost a million
subscribers early in 2013 as the popularity of massively multiplayer online
games fluctuates month to month. Matt-boy talks about the future of the genre.
10 Enemies In ZeldaWith a series spanning decades
and more than a dozen games to its fame, there is a good chance you've
encountered an adversary in a Zelda game. Vannahføx The Fluffy Triførce Wielder
lists some of the best.
I Want Playing Video Game Characters In A MovieDespite being a little rough
around the edges, one of the week's most popular and debated blogs was from Juanolo, discussing something many of us have: What actors would play our favorite characters?
Scrolls Online: An IntroductionChandler Tate shares his
excitement for Elder Scrolls Online, currently under development with a
tentative release date of Spring 2014, and what the game might offer fans of
Mechanics That Make Any Game More AccessibleOur resident advocate for accessibility
concerns, Josh Straub returns with a look at a number of features capable of
providing a more enjoyable experience for those affected by these issues.
Internet, Let's Give Phil Fish A BreakThe Rolling Gamer weighs in on
the controversial subject of Phil Fish with a candid look at the latest
shenanigans from the notorious developer in a piece that carries a warning
label for strong language.
How They Can EvolveAs games grow and evolve so too
has story and character development. The Destroyer analyzes the personal
relationships between the player and non-player characters and what the future
We Made Of Money?Tim Gruver belted out a ton of
quality blogs over the week; this one focusing on the business and
money-making side of the video game industry is just one of them.
The Smallest Person Can Change The Course Of The FutureKevin Russell posts his debut user
review and it's a good one. Russell examines Dragon Age Origins, the third-person
single-player fantasy role-playing video game developed by BioWare from a few
Crossing: New Leaf ReviewIt seems like gamers young and old
are enamored with the magic of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Based on Buddy
Acker's kind review of the game, it sounds like he's one of them.
Of Heroes 2John Wrek posted a couple of exceptional reviews this
week including this one for Company of Heroes 2, the recently released World
War II real-time strategy (RTS) game developed by Relic Entertainment.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (07/29/13 – 08/04/13):ace13;
acestriker1; AESUPREME1; Alex; Angry Adam; Aragon 057 (3); Buddy Acker (2);
Chandler Tate (2); CheeseballPwn; Chelsea Pruitt (2); codforlife (5); Cru
Hunter; deadpoolsdefender; DrPool (3); Eleuthera; Eric Watson; General Mills44
(2); Jack Treese; jackson stone (2); Jeremy Sturgill; Joe Fathead; John Wrek
(4); Josh Straub; Juanolo (6); Kayla Herrera (2); LetMeGetToACheckpoint;
lovemeorshootme (2); Matt-boy; McLain Tate (3); O'Dell Harmon;
Paradigmthefallen (7); RadiantChaos; Refle18; Saturday Morning Replay (4);
stealth____ (2); Still_Insane22; StonedMagician (2); Stranger; The Destroyer
(5); The Rolling Gamer (3); thegodofwine7; TheSniper (2); This World Begins
With Cheese; Tim "Fluff" Gruver (6); VANNAHFØX THE FLUFFY TRIFØRCE
WIELDER (4); and xl9 (3).
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