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Few things in life are certain: death, a new Call of Duty every year, and a new installment of Blog Herding at high noon every Thursday. While that might be a slight
exaggeration, the fact that there were some great blogs this week is not. Enjoy.
October 14 – October 20, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 55Number of User
Bloggers: 40Number of User
Blogs Herded: 11
Life 2013 – Team GIO Update #5With only a few weeks until the Extra Life charity event
kicks off, Zachary Pligge is doing an amazing job leading the effort for the
Game Informer online community. Check out the current status here.
2014 Fantasy Football League Scoreboard – Week 6Hard to believe we're already a third of the way through
the football season and that the GIO Fantasy Football League standings are as close
as they are. Cerpintaxman summarizes all of the action.
MinecraftServant of God continues his
"Mind Blown" series where he discusses particularly amazing features from games. This week's episode spotlights the iconic block-building game,
Ladies Of Dynasty Warriors: The Fatal Sirens Of The "Other" KingdomAzure Moon has nearly
completed her Ladies of Dynasty Warriors series with this latest installment
focusing on the various characters not associated with a particular kingdom.
Nintendo's 2DSNintendo caught
everyone off guard when they announced a new handheld device similar to the
existing 3DS but without the 3D feature. BLiNDFATES has one and shares his
perspective on it.
Blues – Disgaea 3: Absence Of DetentionJonnyLikesGames suffers from a
condition many of us do: a massive backlog of games to play. This week,
Jonny did manage to mark one of those games off of his list, having played
Density Is Its Greatest Strength...And WeaknessDespite a minor spoiler or
two, The Rolling Gamer's blog describing Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons provides
an entertaining look at this downloadable, story-driven adventure game.
The Uncanny Valley: An Uphill Battle In Vain?Tim Gruver dives into the
connections we feel with video game characters and the idea that their
visual representation can influence and persuade how we feel about them.
Xbox Live Indie Games Worth PlayingOne of the unfortunate
consequences of the growing indie game movement is the influx of so many shoddy
games, but there are some jewels to be found as well. Buddy Acker lists some of his
Finally Got Pokemon X & Y!Veteran blogger Oni no Tenshi
is just one of the many gamers trying to catch all of the pocket monsters in
the newest game in the series. This week she announced her plans to chronicle her
adventures in Pokemon X & Y.
Dishonored Succeeded Where Bioshock Infinite FailedIt's only natural to compare the
highly regarded Bioshock Infinite to its predecessors, but what about other
somewhat similarly themed games, like this blog from xl9 that compares it to
Of Soul, But No FormBeyond: Two Souls received
plenty of media exposure prior to its release, but does it live up to the hype? General
Mills44 discusses some of the high points and a few of the flaws he found with
Afraid Of The Big Bad "Wolf Among Us"?David Chandler composes
another brilliant piece, this time exploring the thoughts and emotions he
experienced during his playthrough of the latest gem from Telltale Games, The Wolf
The User Reviews feature
remains disabled while the Game Informer IT department works to resolve this
disruption. In the meantime, a few community members posted their reviews in
the blog forum, so they are being included here.
Last Light – Chronicles Pack ReviewBoss Kowbel submits a thorough
analysis of the recently released Chronicles Pack, downloadable content for Metro:
Last Light that extends the single-player campaign with 3 new missions.
Super Luigi U Review: Hey Brother, Can You Spare Some DLC?Tim Gruver commemorates the
Year of Luigi by jumping into New Super Luigi U, one of the few games where Luigi
doesn't take a backseat to his famous brother.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (10/14/13
– 10/20/13):Alex; Azure Moon
(2); BLiNDFATES (2); Boss Kowbel; BrokenAngel; Buddy Acker; cerpintaxman;
Chelsea Pruitt; Cru Hunter; David Chandler; DJH; DrJoeystein; Epic Professor;
Eric Watson; First Warden W.A.Dragon XI; General Mills44 (2); jackson stone;
jconner800; Jonathan Harrison; JonnyLikesGames (2); Josh Wagner; Juanolo XI;
LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Marco Polo (5); Mike; Oni no Tenshi (2); Orochisama
LEVON, Spectre; Postmita (2); Proprietary-Windmill; RezidentHazard (Skeptical
Inquirer); Servant of God (2); StonedMagician (3); The Destroyer; The Rolling
Gamer; thegodofwine7; Tim Gruver (3); tombot7; WolfPackOf2; xl9; and Zachary
Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:"We think there's something very compelling
about open-world multiplayer." – Dan Houser
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Thanks for the herd Saint, and as always, congrats to everybody else who made it on!
Kudos to everyone herded, and thanks to Saint for this service!
Quite a few herded blogs this week. Congrats to everyone. Thanks again for featuring the scoreboard, Saint.
Wow, what a collection of blogs this week! :0 Loved David Chandler's Wolf Among Us piece and got a soft spot for The Rolling Gamer and GeneralMills22's work. I'm finding that I'm agreeing more and more with xl9 as I play both Bioshock Infinite and Dishonored, if that can give you a preview as to my future reviews' thoughts. Cheers to blogging folks! Got some reading to do! :)
Thank you for the herd, Saint! I really appreciate it! Backlog Blues will be an ongoing thing for a while. Soooooooo many games...
Thanks for featuring my review, Saint!
an honor as usual to be herded...actually kind of surprised my 2DS review made it...
Congrats to everyone who got herded!
Another great herding!!