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As the final hours of October tick away, November is
undoubtedly going to be a monumental month for the video game industry, with Microsoft and Sony unleashing their next-generation consoles on the
masses. Help pass the time and diffuse the tension with blogs from the Game
Informer online community.
October 21 – October 27, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 64Number of User
Bloggers: 42Number of User
Blogs Herded: 7
2014 Fantasy Football League Scoreboard – Week 7Some closes battles and a huge blowout mark this week's
GIO Fantasy Football League report. Cerpintaxman brings us a play-by-play look at all of the action, as well as the current standings.
Extra Life 2013 – Team GIO Update #5The Extra Life marathon is this weekend! For last-minute information and a link to donate to Team GIO, check out Zachary Pligge's blog. Also be sure to watch the Game Informer editors as they live stream their effort this Saturday – stop by the chatroom and say hi!
Games That Once Blew My MindIn the midst of his 30 blogs
in 30 days challenge, Marco Polo lists ten games from the past he found to be
mind-blowing. Whether you agree with all of them or not, it's a nice little trip down
The ESRB Rating Mean Anything Anymore?Mr. Dr. Professor Juanolo
questions the relevance of the ESRB rating system, especially when it's obvious
so many parents don't seem to heed the warnings when purchasing games for their
Out The Fighting Game GenreWS-N picks a great game from
the fighting genre to be his first as he describes the challenges of playing
Injustice: Gods Among Us. He also shares some of his recently learned strategies.
Member Herding Part 59 Of XX...The latest episode of Member
Herding features community member DJH, and thegodofwine7 does a wonderful job
asking him some interesting questions. Stop by and welcome DJH to the herd.
Being Cinematic A Faulty Goal For Gaming?A thought-provoking look at
games that rely on cinematic elements as a major component of gameplay,
RezidentHazard (Skeptical Inquirer) thoroughly examines this approach with his
Ladies Of Dynasty Warriors: ConclusionAzure Moon concludes her seven-part The Ladies of Dynasty Warriors blog series by summarizing the previous
episodes before discussing her hopes for the future of the series.
Top Ten Nintendo DS GamesEric Watson is the proud new
owner of a Nintendo 3DS XL, but before saying goodbye to his DS, he devotes
this week's Top Ten list to his favorite games available on that platform.
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.
Stanley Parable ReviewBoss Kowbel discusses The
Stanley Parable, the standalone release of a mod built on the Source game engine that
might be described more accurately as an interactive fiction story than an
Last Of Us Review: Among The Best Of UsTim Gruver plays through The
Last of Us and agrees with the masses that think it is one of the best games of
the year and destined for greatness. Check out his thorough analysis of the
Abounds In The City Of SaintsThere was little doubt
Rockstar's newest GTA entry would be a huge success, but if you're wondering if
the game lives up to the hype, perhaps this review from Orochisama LEVON,
Spectre will help.
JIM Show – David Cage Is M. Night Shyamalan – Season 2 Episode 23The Jacked Up Indie and Mojo
show surprises us with a new episode this week where they "talk about things,"
including their plans for Extra Life charity event as well as some thoughts on
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (10/21/13
Alex Excelsior!; Azure Moon; Boss Kowbel (3); cerpintaxman (2); Chelsea Pruitt;
companion_cube123; Cru Hunter; David Chandler; DJH; Drym Shyuan; Epic Professor
(2); Eric Watson; First Warden W.A.Dragon XI (3); Gotham's Reckoning; Jack
Gardner; Jeremy Sturgill; John Wrek (2); lotrgeek; lovemeorshootme; Marco Polo
(6); Michael Merchant; Mr. Dr. Professor Juanolo; Noobtubin8er; Oni no Tenshi
(2); Orochisama LEVON, Spectre; Paradigmthefallen; Proprietary-Windmill;
RezidentHazard (Skeptical Inquirer); rhotaphota (2); ShamMD (3); StonedMagician
(2); Stranger; TeddyAssassin33; The Destroyer (2); The Rolling Gamer;
thebassclef626; thegodofwine7 (2); Tim Gruver (4); Trenchmace;
VannahFoxTheTrifor; and WS-N.
Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:"Games were a big part of my childhood
education, but more learning came from engaging in social situations instead of
peering at a device." – Whitney
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