The lights are on
As we ring in the New Year with the first episode of Blog
Herding in 2014, one of my resolutions is to continue highlighting the best
blogs of the week from our devoted team of community bloggers, who in 2013
posted nearly 4,000 blogs. May the New Year bring you many blessings and
Period Reviewed: December
22, 2013 – December 29, 2013Number of User Blogs:
33Number of User
Bloggers: 25Number of User
Blogs Herded: 9
2014 Fantasy Football League Scoreboard – The Championship GameIt all comes down to this – cerpintaxman
posts the final blog in the series announcing this year's GIO Fantasy Football
League results and champion. Congratulations to all of the players, and to the
Top 20 Games Of 2013With a year that has witnessed
some of the best games in the history of gaming, it is easy to overlook some of
the less popular titles. Enuo's blog reminds us of some of the other great
games of the year.
15 Happiest Songs In GamingNot only does xl9 share his
favorite video game "happy" songs, he also somehow managed to find videos for
every single one of them before packaging them together in this tidy little
Lacking Backwards CompatibilityRezidentHazard (Skeptical Inquirer) doesn't pull any punches with his
critical commentary focused on the lack of backwards compatibility in the new
consoles and the reasons why it still matters.
On Fumito Ueda's World DesignThis essay by seb100172
exploring Fumito Ueda's World Design is somewhat of an enigma. It is certainly
lengthy and thorough, and has earned about 5,000 views, but still hasn't received a
Alert: I Bought A MacDoctor Apozem admits he was
harsh on Mac computers, but having purchased one now, he shares his thoughts on
the platform and what it's like using one to play video games.
2013 Games Of The YearIt was a great year for games
and airbornebovine doesn't just pick a single Game of the Year, but instead
selects a Game of the Year for a variety of different platforms, while
providing a mini-review of each.
Ten Tuesday 50 – My Top Ten Dream GamesWhether you knew Eric Watson
was working his way towards posting 50 Top Ten lists in 2013 or not, his latest episode marks this milestone accomplishment, and it happens to be
one of his best lists.
Labs Discusses State Of Decay And Disability In GamingLetMeGetToACheckpoint lands an
impressive interview with a representative from Undead Labs to discuss the
accessibility features found in State of Decay, their recently released zombie
Gaming Trends Of 2013The end of the year ushers in
plenty of discussion about different elements from the year.mArkayde
discusses some interesting trends found in a few of the year's biggest games.
No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch – Tacking Into The Winds Of AdventureTim Gruver evaluates Ni no
Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, praising it for being a video game new and
veteran fans of the Japanese Role-Playing Game (JRPG) genre are sure to
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (12/23/13 – 12/29/13):airbornebovine;
ajwilkie; Alex Excelsior!; Anthony D'Elia; Arkayde (2); Braydo; cerpintaxman;
Cody LaCrone; Doctor Apozem; Enuo; Eric Watson; Jack Treese (2);
LetMeGetToACheckpoint; lovemeorshootme; Noobtubin8er (3); pestulio007; Prince
of Snark Euphoric Ennui I; RezidentHazard (Skeptical Inquirer); seb100172;
The_DASHing_RockMan (2); Thomas Stensland; Tim Gruver (4);
VannahFoxTheTriforceWielder; xl9; and Zebra3.
Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:"Just responded to the most touching fan
mail. It's amazing how much something as simple as a video game can change
one's life." @NoogyTweet
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