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Blog Herding: Community Edition 02/06/14

January was a fairly quiet month for video game news but things are looking up. With some big releases on the horizon, we have a lot to look forward to. In other news, Nintendo remains a popular topic with many gamers concerned about their current and future status, which might explain why a couple bloggers chose to write about them this week.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: January 27, 2014 – February 02, 2014
Number of User Blogs: 73
Number of User Bloggers: 43
Number of User Blogs Herded: 11

Community Blogs:

Injustice: Gods Among Us Now Includes Accessibility Mode
In 2013, LetMeGetToACheckpoint was featured in the Game Informer newsletter more than anyone else. As a regular blogger and strong advocate for accessibility in games, he's off to a great start in 2014.

Five Oddly Memorable (And Memorably Odd) Things In Zelda
Sporting a clever title and an interesting theme, airbornebovine explores some wonderful moments from the Zelda series and compiles them in this charming little blog you're sure to enjoy.

Top 10 Paper Mario Songs
Did you know that Paper Mario has more than 10 songs? Apparently it's true, because xl9 painstakingly evaluated all of them and selected his top ten favorites to share with you, including links to the songs.

Seven Games That Revolve Around Numbers
What's your lucky number? John Wrek explores the relevance of numbers in some games and provides a handful of titles as examples, which can only mean one thing: Half-Life 3.

When Enough Is Enough
Mr. Dr. Professor Movie Critic Juanolo voices his concern for games that don't know when to quit with the sequels and illustrates his perspective with a few examples. Do you agree or disagree?

Why I Couldn't Care Less About TES Online
Not everybody is excited about the upcoming release of The Elder Scrolls Online. Jon Gregory outlines his concerns for some of the business decisions and how they have curbed his interest in the game.

Growing Pains: On Leaving Some Games Behind
David Chandler muses about a problem we all have to deal with: when to bid farewell to those games we might've enjoyed but not well enough to develop any sort of bond with.

Mega Man 2 vs. Mega Man 3
Andrew thinks Mega Man 2 and 3 are the best games in the Mega Man series, but what happens when he compares the two to see which one is better? Check it out and see if you agree with his winner.

Sequel Suggestions – Knack 2
DrJoeystein is a big fan of Knack, the platforming beat 'em up released as one of the Playstation 4 launch titles. He also has some thoughts about what kind of features he would like to see in a sequel.

The Top 5 Zelda Soundtracks
Not only does Queen Cynthia list her favorite soundtracks from the many different Zelda games, she also includes links to each of them so you can conveniently listen to each song.

Uncharted Territory
The Uncharted series is a fan favorite, and despite being a few years old now, it still manages to fascinate those who play it for the first time, like The Destroyer mentions in his blog about the first two games.

Community Reviews:

Call Of Duty: Ghosts [Review]
The once untouchable Call of Duty series didn't seem to get a lot of attention with its latest incarnation. Those who skipped it may be interested in state_of_shock's review to see what they missed out on.

Imscared: Miasmata Review
Andrew Ryan examines Miasmata, a first-person survival game created by indie developer IonFX that has you racing to find a cure for a plague while exposing you to a journey you're sure to remember.

OlliOlli Review
Dima reminisces about the good ole days of pulling off an Ollie Airwalk Late Shove-It in the latest Tony Hawk skating game but has found an entertaining alternative with OlliOlli.

Don't forget to send your feedback, recommendations, and community events in to my personal Game Informer account located here to ensure this feature continues to provide the content you're eager to read.

Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (01/27/14 – 02/02/14):
airbornebovine; Alex Excelsior!; Andrew (3); Andrew Ryan; Arkayde; ChrFra95; Cody LaCrone (2); David Chandler; Dima; DrJoeystein; Eric Watson; Eyes of Avo; Gears of Uncharted Beatles Galaxy 1966; Isaac Federspiel; Jack Treese; John Wrek (3); Jon Gregory; Josh Wagner; KillerRabbitsFTW; Kurumi; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Man Icarus; Marco Polo; Mike; Mr. Dr. Professor Movie Critic Juanolo; nathan98; Ninja assasin 18; Postmita; Psykologic; RezidentHazard (Skeptical Inquirer); schmidtyfro; Servant of God; state_of_shock (3); StonedMagician (3); The Destroyer (7); The Enemy Gate is Switzerland (5); The RedQueen of Space; The Rolling Gamer; TheDarkestLink; Thomas Stensland; TidusandYuna1983 (2); xl9 (5); and yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:
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