The lights are on
After a quiet week, Blog Herding rebounds to normal levels as the community tackled all
sorts of interesting topics for your entertainment, including a pair of tributes
to the late Hiroshi Yamauchi, former president of Nintendo and one of the
original pioneers of the industry.
September 16 – September 22, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 55Number of User
Bloggers: 39Number of User
Blogs Herded: 12
Game Informer welcomes another group of interns with
dreams of potentially being future video game journalists. Read more about Mike
Seville, and Isaac
Perry in their introduction blogs.
Extra Life 2013 is just around the corner and the Game
Informer community's volunteer coordinator, Zachary Pligge, posts a pair of blogs
about the event including Update
#3 and the Prize
2014 Fantasy Football League Scoreboard – Week 2Another week of football means another week of GIO's
fantasy football league. Cerpintaxman highlights all of the action and
current standings with the next episode of his scoreboard blog.
Top Six Villains In GamesDo you have a favorite video
game villain? Perhaps you have several of them. Lil J Moore lists his favorite
video game villains with more than a couple you might agree with.
Epic Story: My Tribute To Hiroshi YamauchiAn insightful tribute to honor
the passing of Hiroshi Yamauchi, Fuzzy Pickles (C. Cube) echoes the sentiments
of many with a brilliant piece about one of the most influential personalities
in the industry.
Chances – Indiana JonesCru Hunter believes in second chances.
And since games like Tomb Raider and X-COM seem to be faring well from theirs,
he devotes this blog to discussing a game he'd like to see remade.
Backlog Is Huge, And My Conscience ClearTypically when we hear gamers
speak of their backlog it's out of frustration, but this opposing view from KillerRabbitsFTW
provides a few thoughts on why it's not really that big of a deal.
Heroes Of NoteJohn Wrek is one of the latest
bloggers to tackle the 30/30 challenge, and this blog saluting some of his
favorite video game heroes is one of his best from the week.
Thoughts On A Mutant League Football RemakeIf you ask thegodofwine7, the
biggest football-related news from the week had nothing to do with the
NFL – it was the Game Informer story on a new Mutant League
Sweetest Rides In Video GamesInspired by all of the
carjacking going on in Grand Theft Auto V, Tim Gruver focuses on his favorite vehicles
found in other games, with many of them probably not what you're expecting them
Gaming DilemmaIf ever there was a first-world
problem, it might be the issue LetMeGetToACheckpoint describes in this blog
about whether to buy a game when it releases or wait to see if it gets a Game-of-the-Year edition.
In Los Santos: A GTA JournalLike millions of gamers
this past week, Kyle Wadsworth spent time chronicling his "misadventures"
in the blockbuster hit, Grand Theft Auto V. Catch Part II here and III and IV here.
Yamauchi: 1927-2013The game industry lost an
iconic personality this past week with the passing of Hiroshi Yamauchi, the
former president of Nintendo. A number of the bloggers shared their sympathies,
including Jack Treese.
Top Ten Original Video Game SongsEric Watson continues his Top
Ten Tuesdays series with this week's list, showcasing his favorite original video
game songs. The list has a few you would expect and some that might surprise
To The EditorsFormer Game Informer
intern O'Dell Harmon allows us a glimpse of what it was like working
alongside the staff with his letter to the editors blog, personally addressing
each of his former coworkers.
More Than A NoveltyDivekick is
somewhat of an oddity, not just in the fighting genre but as a game in general.
Cameron Koch reviews this quirky 2-button brawler that has somehow managed to
attract a huge following.
Promising Game That Many Will ForgetA brief but enlightening review
of Remember Me provided by Nevstorm5 offers just enough insight into what keeps
this action-adventure game from being truly spectacular without spoiling any of
City Undercover: Hitting The Plastic Streets In StyleTim Gruver submits his analysis for one of the latest
Lego video games with his review of Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins. Gruver hails it for its memorable characters and clever writing.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (09/16/13 – 09/22/13):Anthony D'Elia;
Arnulfo Hermes; Boss Kowbel (2); BrightestDays; Buddy Acker; cerpintaxman;
Charles; Cru Hunter; Daigo Matsuoka; Dima; Eric Watson; Fuzzy Pickles (C.
Cube); Hawke; Isaac Perry; Jack Treese; jackson stone; Jamiyl28; Jeremy
Sturgill; John Wrek (7); Juanolo XI; Katie Seville; KillerRabbitsFTW; Kyle
Wadsworth (3); LetMeGetToACheckpoint (2); Lil J Moore; Mike Trinh; MSF
codforlife; Nevstorm5; O'Dell Harmon (2); Rich; soulfly666; StonedMagician (2);
The Car Geek; thegodofwine7 (2); Tim Gruver (3); timmerman12297; Timothy Repasky;
WS-N; and Zachary Pligge (2).
Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:"Only people who do not know the video game
business would advocate the release of next-generation machines when people are
not interested in cutting-edge technologies." – Hiroshi
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