With the first week of December nearly over, it's that time of the year when many gamers reflect on the titles released from the year to choose the coveted Game of the Year winner. Much like picking blogs for this feature, with so many great titles to choose from the selection may not be an easy one.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: November 25, 2013 – December 01, 2013
Number of User Blogs: 48
Number of User Bloggers: 35
Number of User Blogs Herded: 9

Community Events:

GIO 2014 Fantasy Football League Scoreboard – Week 12
With only a week left and a few playoff spots remaining in the GIO Fantasy Football League, cerpintaxman catches us up on the current standings. Good luck – you'll need it.

Community Blogs:

ADVENTure Game Calendar – Day 1
Noobtubin8er morphs the traditional Advent calendar into a video game-inspired version to count down the days until the Christmas holiday. He also marks the start of it with a classic adventure game.

Achievements: Why An Entertaining Challenge Is Better Than Tedious Chores
It's been awhile since we've heard from Proprietary-Windmill, but he's back and musing about the highly debatable issue surrounding the positive and negative impacts associated with achievements.

A Deaf Noob In Call Of Duty: Ghosts' Multiplayer
LetMeGetToACheckpoint describes what it's like to overcome accessibility challenges while venturing into the multiplayer realm of Call of Duty: Ghosts with an encouraging post worthy of your time.

Celebrating The Console Launch: Playstation 4 First Impressions
Kahlua417 shares a truly unbiased and sincere perspective describing the joy of getting a new console on the day it releases and the experience of unboxing and playing it for the very first time.

9 Games That Defined My Gaming Experience
What game or games define your gaming experience? Doctor Apozem compiles a list of his favorite games that define his gaming experience and packages it together in a tidy little blog.

How Smash Bros Can Revive Wii U
RezidentHazard (Skeptical Inquirer)'s bold blog suggesting Nintendo include Bayonetta in the upcoming Smash Bros. game might be a little borderline but is certainly an interesting suggestion.

My Top Ten Games I Play With Friends
The ability to play games with your friends can be an important quality for a game to possess and Eric Watson devotes his latest Top Ten list to highlighting his favorite games supporting this feature.

Why The "Next-Gen" Console Debate Needs Another Look
Tim Gruver joins the often controversial debate circulating around the most popular consoles as he revisits the conversation about the next-generation lineup and why it is important to discuss it.

Mind-Blown: Role-Playing Games
Servant of God continues his "Mind-Blown" series where he explores astonishing elements found in video games. This week's installment focuses on the magic of the Role Playing Game (RPG) genre.

Community Reviews:

Killzone: Shadow Fall [Review]
With the release of the PlayStation 4 and its collection of launch titles, fans are already weighing in with their feedback. State_of_shock details Guerrilla Games' latest offering in this in-depth review of Killzone: Shadow Fall.

Community Podcasts:

The JIM Show – Season 2 Episode 26
This episode of the Jacked Up Indie and Mojo show discusses hot topics from the video game industry including commentary on the PlayStation 4 launch and Killzone: Shadow Fall. And if you just can't get enough of the show, enjoy Season 2 Episode 27 featuring special guest, Chris Mrkvicka.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (11/25/13 – 12/01/13):
Alex Excelsior!; attackcobra; BrokenAngel; cerpintaxman (2); Daniel; Doctor Apozem; Elgarta (2); Eric Watson; happydude633; Jack Gardner (4); jackson stone; Jellosnake; Jon Gregory; Kahlua417; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; lovemeorshootme; MSF codforlife; Ninja assasin 18 (3); Noobtubin8er; Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui I; Proprietary-Windmill; pwnmaster109 (3); RezidentHazard (Skeptical Inquirer); Saturday Morning Replay; Servant of God; SHurvivor; SORA4Cpu Xl; state_of_shock (2); Still_Insane22; The Darkest Link (2); The_Spaz (2); Thomas Stensland; Tim Gruver (2); Tim Rupp; and utdevildog.

Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:
"I burned through all of my extra lives in a matter of minutes, and my two least-favorite words appeared on the screen: GAME OVER." – Ernest Cline