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Today is the two-year anniversary of Blog Herding since it made its triumphant return and was handed over to a member of the
community. Thanks to the devoted community’s tireless efforts, it’s
been running strong ever since.
August 12 – August 18, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 86Number of User
Bloggers: 51Number of User
Blogs Herded: 12
Life 2013 – Team GIO Update #2With less than 90 days until the Extra Life charity
event, Zachary Pligge provides an updated status on the number of contributors
and the amount of donations that have been pledged so far.
You Should Be Playing Dragon's DogmaDragon’s Dogma received mostly
positive marks from many reviewers. Thegodofwine7 seems to
agree, in a blog that praises the game while mentioning some of its finer
One Of The World's Oldest Stereotypes Needs To DieMarco Polo tackles the
interesting topic of gamer ages and the stereotypes often associated with young
and old gamers in this blog where he draws the conclusion age really means
Evolution Of CharacterNo doubt one of the benefits of
a franchise spanning a number of sequels is the opportunity to grow and develop
the characters, which is what John Wrek talks about in this blog focused on Sam
Do Art Games Cost So Much?Skybreaker34 makes a curious
observation regarding the pricing of independent titles while wondering why
some art games seem to cost more than other styles of games.
Theft Auto Online RevealThere are plenty of excited
gamers anxiously waiting for the release of Grand Theft Auto, like community
member Rich, who summarizes the latest announcement nicely.
A Licensed Superhero Game Needs To WorkVideo games based on comic-book
heroes are about as hit or miss as movies based on comic-book heroes. Rhotaphota
has a few thoughts on what it takes to make the combination work.
There Ever Be Another Crash...?A tad long but very
informative and one of the week’s most popular blogs, RezidentHazard (rides
again) questions whether the video game industry could ever suffer another
crash like it did in the '80s.
Ten Things In RPGs That Are Totally BogusThe Destroyer reveals something
that deep down all of us know but sometimes refuse to acknowledge when we’re playing a game – they’re not real. And not only that, sometimes they’re
5 Hardest Puzzles In ZeldaWith a handful of blogs
focusing on various elements from The Legend of Zelda series, this particular
piece from VANNAHFØX THE TRIFØRCE WIELDER focuses on puzzle difficulty.
Pitches For EA's Future Star Wars GamesWith the future of the Star
Wars franchise uncertain, Tim Gruver considers a couple of different possibilities
to bring balance to the Force. Move forward cautiously we must.
Artsy Games Simply Bedtime Stories For Adults?The Rolling Gamer shares an
interesting perspective on the rise of independent games centered around their
artistic design and why gamers seem naturally attracted to these types of
GIO 1: HISTory KillsNoobtubin8er returns after an
extended leave of absence and picks up where he left off with his X-COM saga
based largely on his playthrough of the game featuring characters based on several community
A Tale Of Two Sons ReviewBuddy Acker reviews Brothers – A Tale
of Two Sons, the recently released downloadable action-adventure game from Starbreeze
AwesomeThe fanfare for Bioshock Infinite might’ve died down a
bit, but plenty of gamers are still playing it while others, like BRAV0 F1VE,
take it a step further and publish a review of their experience.
JIM Show Season 2 Episode 15 With Special Guest Nathan MeunierTrue to their word, the fine folks of the Jacked Up Indie
and Mojo show return again this week with an episode featuring Nathan Meunier,
a freelance video game journalist and published author.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (08/12/13
– 08/18/13):Alex; Angry Adam;
AshaMan3000; bombstopper; born4this; Boss Kowbel (2); cerpintaxman; Chandler
Tate (5); Chelsea Pruitt (7); Chris Mrkvicka; codforlife (7); Cpu Xl (2);
drawesomemd; Eric Watson (2); Hawke, Apparently the Angry Joe of Obscure Games;
Jack Gardner; jackson stone (2); Joe Fathead; John Wrek (2);
LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Luis E. Morales Falcon; Marco Polo; Mega Afreindofurs;
Mirage001; NO MAN; Noobtubin8er; O'Dell Harmon; Oni no Tenshi;
Paradigmthefallen (5); Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui I (2); RadiantChaos;
Redguard Assassin; reidloS doG; RezidentHazard (rides again); rhotaphota (4);
Rich (2); roadrashdeath; Saturday Morning Replay; sinkheadhxc; Skybreaker34;
StonedMagician (2); The Destroyer; The Enemy Gate is Down; The Rolling Gamer;
thegodofwine7; Tim Gruver (3); Timothy Repasky; TOGNick; VANNAHFØX THE TRIFØRCE
WIELDER (3); xking595x; and xl9.
Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:“At the end of the day, the only thing the
gamer cares about is that games are fun to play.” – Julie Uhrman
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