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Does anybody else think Polar Vortex sounds like the name
of a video game? If you're one of the many affected by the frigid temperatures
and the accumulation of snow, have we got a solution for you. Stay indoors, play
video games and read blogs posted by members of Game Informer's online
community. Be safe, stay warm, and enjoy.
Period Reviewed: January
20, 2014 – January 26, 2014Number of User
Blogs: 82Number of User
Bloggers: 48Number of User
Blogs Herded: 12
And Experience In The Field Of Video Game JournalismPresenting a research paper
written for a college English class that earned him an A+, airbornebovine
discusses the field of video game journalism and what he thinks it takes to do
Handheld Throwdown: 3DS vs VitaIt seems like handheld gaming
devices aren't as popular as they once were, but that doesn't stop Jon Gregory
from comparing and contrasting the Playstation Vita with Nintendo's 3DS XL.
A Gamer By His ScoreDJH's commentary on how
achievements and Gamerscore shouldn't be used as a metric for gauging whether
you enjoy a game or not stirred up quite the conversation with several
At Sundown: The Best Duels In GamingWho doesn't enjoy a nail-biting showdown between the hero and the villain? Well, that is the subject of
xl9's blog about the most memorable duels in gaming with a few noteworthy
Favorite Fighting Characters And SuchCovertly disguised in this
blog about soulfly666's favorite fighting games is a Top Ten List of his
favorite fighting video game characters – a list sure to start some fights
about who is and isn't on it.
GapKyle Wadsworth, the blogger
formerly known as shootist2600, resurfaces long enough to enlighten us on the
subject of obsolescence and how it could potentially affects us as gamers.
Of The ClonesMr. Dr. Professor Movie Critic
Juanolo notices how the expendable bad guys in most games look strikingly
familiar and wonders if they are clones or just recycled assets used by the
Still Alive?Making his blogging debut,
digitalgibs weighs in on Nintendo's ongoing struggles and provides some sound
advice for what it might take to turn the company around and set them on the
road to prosperity.
Generation DefinedJeremy Sturgill braves the
saturated field of posts reflecting on the last generation of game consoles
with his own observations about defining moments in a piece worth your time.
Member Herding: Part 61 Of XXBe sure to check out the
latest episode of Member Herding, a fan-favorite series spotlighting a member
of the community with some outstanding interview questions being asked by
'Er UpYou get one chance to make a
first impression. The Destroyer opens up about the importance of a video game's
introductory sequence and the different techniques used to introduce the game
to the player.
Jane: Literary Senses And Digital SensibilitiesDavid Chandler lends his
support for Ever, Jane – Judy Tyrer's ambitious Kickstarter project aiming to
blend the literary works of Jane Austen with the interactive qualities of an
online role-playing game.
Creed IV: Black Flag [Review]A thorough review of the latest
chapter in the Assassin's Creed saga, as state_of_shock chronicles his
swashbuckling adventures on the high seas while sailing under the Black Flag.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (01/20/14
– 01/26/14):Adam Kaye (2); airbornebovine (2); ajwilkie; Alex Excelsior!;
Arkayde; boxcar182; Cameron Koch; Daniel Jones; David Chandler; defcaasi;
digitalgibs; DJH; Eric Watson; Flavious50; Jack Fox; Jack Gardner; jackson
stone; jeps90; Jeremy Sturgill; John Wrek (2); Jon Gregory (2); Josh Kowbel; JT
Ke3bz; Kal-El; KillerRabbitsFTW (2); kye uzamaki; Kyle Wadsworth; lotrgeek;
Michaiah Vosberg; Mr. Dr. Professor Movie Critic Juanolo; Ninja assasin 18;
Postmita (2); Proprietary-Windmill; RezidentHazard (Skeptical Inquirer) (2);
rhotaphota; ShinH; slymd83; soulfly666; state_of_shock (4); StonedMagician (3);
The Destroyer (7); The Enemy Gate is Down (7); TheDarkestLink; thegodofwine7;
TheSpaniard013; TidusandYuna1983; xl9 (5); and yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:"Back in my day, there were no video game
walkthroughs. If you didn't know where to go, you played for DAYS until you
found out." @DreamRoomGame
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