The lights are on
It was a busy week in the video game industry with plenty
of details about the next generation of consoles and games emerging out of PAX
last weekend. Now that the release dates for both the Playstation and Xbox
have been released, the console wars will no doubt continue to escalate. How
about a blog while you wait? We have plenty to choose from.
August 26 – September 01, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 70Number of User Bloggers:
49Number of User
Blogs Herded: 11
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.
Birthday Gaming BonanzaLetMeGetToACheckpoint
celebrates a birthday and spends the day relaxing and playing video games, then
comes back here to share the experience with us in this cheery blog.
Blog Special: My Top 10 Favorite Games Of All TimeLong time GIO blogger and
notable purveyor of top ten lists, thegodofwine7 celebrates his centennial blog
by (what else) hammering out a top ten list – this one honoring his favorite
games of all-time.
Ways The Music Genre Can Survive And EvolveThe rise and fall of musical instrument games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero is a baffling
situation. Alex720 wonders what
can be done to save them.
Shadow Of The Colossus Taught Me To Read GamesWith a blog that reads like an
epic tale – partly because it draws its inspiration from a game that is – David
Chandler weaves yet another awe-inspiring piece as he reflects on Shadow of the
Adventure (With Help From Mojo And Ace)Adventures in shopping for a
new video game – we've all had at least one. Coachscorner00
shares one of his own with this charming piece you might be able to relate to.
Is The Nintendo 2DS For?Nintendo surprised the
video game industry with the announcement that it is releasing a new handheld called the 2DS. Cameron Koch chimes in why he's interested in the initial
Top Ten Favorite Video Game GunsTop ten lists are a common
staple in Blog Herding. While they are often unique collections,
codforlife's blog on favorite video game guns is something most of us have considered.
Games That Deserve Their Success and 3 That Don'tJoshua Bowers ruffles a few
feathers with his personal outlook on a few games worthy of their success and a
few he feels are overrated. Whether you agree or not, it's still an
Top Ten PlayStation 2 GamesYears after its release, the
PlayStation 2 is still regarded by many as one of the best consoles in the
history of gaming. Eric Watson reminds us why with a list of some of the
best games for the PS2.
Generation's Top 10 Greatest OpeningsBig Boss Xl tackles the
daunting task of analyzing all of the amazing video game opening scenes and
narrowing the list down to 10 he deems the greatest of all-time. See if you agree and join the discussion.
AAA Games Spreading Themselves Too Thin?The Rolling Gamer continues the discussion regarding the differences between indie games and those
published by the major studios, and how the big-name games often have more to
Row IVSaints Row is notorious for its crazy
and somewhat edgy content. John Wrek's review of the latest installment
makes it sound like you can expect more shenanigans from Volition, Inc. and
Is Dead ReviewBuddy Acker reviews Killers is Dead, a
hack-and-slash action game that scored fairly well in Japan but not as well in
Europe and North America. Check out the review and see what Buddy has to say
Review – Revenge Is A Beautiful ThingDishonored was one of those games from last year that had a somewhat mixed reception, but Andrew Marcos favored its unique gameplay and
has plenty of positive comments about it.
This week features not one but two episodes of the Jacked
Up Indie and Mojo Show. You can find Episode 16 here
and Episode 17 here.
Enjoy the hosts and their entertaining commentary.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (08/26/13
– 09/01/13):alex720 (2);
Angry Adam; ATOMIC; Big Boss Xl; Boss Kowbel; BrightestDays; Cameron Koch;
Chelsea Pruitt (2); Coachscorner00; codforlife (6); David Chandler; Epic
Professor; Eric Watson; General Mills44 (2); Hist; Jack Gardner (2); jackson
stone; JangleTr0n; Jeremy Sturgill; Joe Fathead (2); John Wrek (2); Joshua Bowers;
Juanolo XI; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; lovemeorshootme; Luis E. Morales Falcon (2);
Marco Polo; NO MAN; Paradigmthefallen (2); Postmita; Prince of Snark Euphoric
Ennui I; Proprietary-Windmill; rhotaphota; Rich; Saturday Morning Replay;
SmileyOfChaos (Codyeo); Solid Shoob; Spencer; StonedMagician (2); The
Destroyer; The Enemy Gate is Down; The Rolling Gamer; thegodofwine7; Tim Gruver
(2); VANNAHFØX THE TRIFØRCE WIELDER (7); Vurtax; yayyy; Yusuke Urameshi; and
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