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Did you hear the good news? The Game Informer community witnessed an increase in
the number of user blogs posted this week and hit a fourteen-week high in
the number of them featured in Blog Herding. And why not? The video game industry
is still settling from the console transition and gamers have a lot to say
Period Reviewed: January
06, 20132014 – January 12, 2014Number of User
Blogs: 81Number of User
Bloggers: 45Number of User
Blogs Herded: 13
The Watershed GamesThe end of the year recap blogs
have slowed to a trickle with this very likely being the final week we see
them. David Chandler muses about his picks for defining games
from the year.
Indie Game Just Revolutionized Storytelling In GamesGamers have been praising The
Stanley Parable for its uniqueness in storytelling, and despite a minor spoiler
or two, Doctor Apozem's commentary on the game is definitely worth reading.
Is Gaming Going?LetMeGetToACheckpoint
summarizes some of the new features found in what is now the current generation
of gaming platforms, and how these new innovations will affect the future of
Don't Understand NintendoNintendo continues to frustrate
many of its followers who are patiently waiting for new titles to be released, and even
those gamers like WS-N who don't own Nintendo consoles but hold the company in
Top Ten Games Of The GenerationIt has almost become a
requirement for Blog Herding to feature at least one Top Ten list. This
week features a list by Masterassassin, discussing his picks for the best
At MAGfestArkayde attended the Music and
Gaming Festival (MAGFest) last week in the DC metro area and was nice enough to
blog about the event, including some pictures from the floor.
Estranged Relationship With Final FantasyThe Destroyer characterizes his
self-described estranged relationship with the Final Fantasy brand and how he
has set himself a goal of finishing FFVI.
Me That Horizon: My Most Anticipated Games Of 2014What game are you most excited
for in 2014? Tim Gruver shares a list of games he is eagerly waiting for, with
a selection that will almost certainly include something you're also interested
Is BoringVideo games are known to
present gray areas in terms of morality, leaving gamers wondering if their
decisions were right or wrong. HarmlessKiller wants more focus on the black and
The High Seas!Who knew that a Zelda game and
an Assassin's Creed game shared a similarity? Thanks to blaze6106 for pointing
out that in early games you couldn't swim and in later games you were on the
Most Disturbing Creatures In Popular Horror FranchisesThe horror genre has scared us
with all sorts of creepy creatures. Boxcar182 highlights some of the more
disturbing beasts with unsettling photos of each to illustrate why they were
Left Of Us – Southpaw Gaming In A Right-Handed WorldChances are you've never
thought about what a left-handed controller would look and feel like, unless of
course you're a left-handed gamer. Check out the image on maxmaher's post and
Gameplay And Story ContradictTurkey pens a remarkable piece
concerning the concept of ludonarrative dissonance, the conflict between a
game's narrative and gameplay, and how it relates to a few other games.
Minish Cap: A Smaller Big AdventureWhen gamers discuss Zelda
titles, The Minish Cap is not one that gets a lot of attention. That
doesn't stop Thomas Stensland from praising the game and awarding it a high
Walking Dead Season Two: "All That Remains" ReviewJosh Kowbel survives another
episode of The Walking Dead saga, this time as Clementine. Kowbel chronicles his
adventures in this review of "All that Remains," the first chapter from season
JIM Show Season 2 Episode 30It's only fitting that an episode of
the Jacked Up Indie & Mojo show discussing video games and The Hobbit would be as long as the movie
and require a trilogy. Rated M for Mature audiences.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (01/06/14
airbornebovine; Alex Excelsior!; Arkayde; blaze6106; blkwolf999; boxcar182 (2);
Buddy Acker; Cameron Koch; cerpintaxman; Daniel Moran; David Chandler; Doctor
Apozem (2); Eric Watson; HarmlessKiller; Isaac Perry; Jack Gardner; John Wrek
(2); JordanTheGamer; Josh Kowbel (2); Jouten (2); KillerRabbitsFTW (2);
LetMeGetToACheckpoint; LuckyKoopa11; Masterassassin; maxmaher; Mr. Dr.
Professor Movie Critic Juanolo; Mr_Tib; MSFCyndaquill; Ninja assasin 18;
Proprietary-Windmill; Still_Insane22; StonedMagician (3); The Destroyer (7);
The Enemy Gate is Down (7); Thomas Stensland; Tim Gruver (4); Timothy Repasky;
Turkey (2); VannahFoxTheTriforceWielder; WS-N; xl9 (7); Zebra3; zombierecon;
and yours truly...Saint.
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