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Blog Herding: Community Edition 02/13/14

Amidst the kerfuffle of Flappy Bird being taken off iTunes and the open registration announcement for the Titanfall beta, the community's band of bloggers posted some exceptional content across a broad range of topics. And a friendly reminder: Tomorrow is a special day for many, so don't forget to get your significant other some chocolates, flowers, or video games.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: February 02, 2014 – February 09, 2014
Number of User Blogs: 66
Number of User Bloggers: 40
Number of User Blogs Herded: 11

Community Blogs:

You're Such A Nerd...Umm Thank You?
Jake Hills shares his thoughts on being labelled a nerd and how it's something to be proud of. Let's not forget what Bill Gates said about being nice to nerds because you will probably work for one.

Why A Choice-Driven Story Game Would Make A Great Zelda Spin-Off
What happens when you take the decision-making process found in games like Mass Effect and The Walking Dead and add it to a game like Zelda? That is the focus of this blog from airbornebovine.

I Hated Uncharted 3...Until I Played It Again
As shocking as it might sound, Irwin529 admits he hated Uncharted 3. But believing in second chances and having played through the game again, his perspective has changed and now he loves it.

In Defense Of Flappy Bird
There has been a lot of flap over Flappy Bird (you see what I did there?); while others like Cameron Koch don't think we should be making such a fuss over a casual game that is here one day and gone the next.

Gamer Rage (HUU!) What Is It Good For?
If you are a gamer, chances are you have experienced periodic bursts of outrage when your game cheats (because we all know they do). ADAMMWOOLLEY has some pointers on how to diffuse the situation.

Game Breaking Habits
Arkayde admits she suffers from several different habits that can interfere with playing video games, but are they all really bad habits to have? How many of you have these or similar behaviors?

The Future: Games As Utilities?
Marco Polo theorizes of a future where video games assume a vital role in our everyday lives, almost becoming a necessity comparable to other common household utilities.

Ten Super Smash Bros. Entries I Want (That Will Never Happen)
Gamers love to speculate about the roster for Nintendo's upcoming Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS and Wii U. The Destroyer takes a different approach and mentions those he wants but have no shot.

Chop Till You Drop
DJH finally gets around to hacking and slashing his way through Dead Rising (the first one), and even though the blog has a few minor spoilers, it is still an entertaining read worth your time.

Member Herding: Part 62 Of XX
Another community member gets interviewed by thegodofwine7 in the latest installment of Member Herding, but you will have to click the link to find out who the lucky person is.

Progression Regression
The act of leveling up your character or purchasing upgrades to make you stronger is a common tactic used by many games, but it can have an adverse reaction as chanceisshane describes in this blog.

Community Reviews:

Outlast Review (PS4)
Those who left comments on boxcar182's review of Outlast agree it's dark and creepy. Fans of the horror genre might enjoy being scared by this game, available on Steam for the PC and the PlayStation 4.

Don't Starve: Console Edition [Review]
In his review of the rather popular indie title Don't Starve, state_of_shock characterizes the game as Tim Burton's Minecraft, praising the game for its mesmerizing world and dark sense of humor.

Broken Age Act I Review
A solid review provided by Dima covering Broken Age, which you may recall was Tim Schafer's Kickstarter funded point-and-click adventure game that shattered its goal and raised millions.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (02/03/14 – 02/09/14):
ADAMMWOOLLEY (2); airbornebovine; Alex Excelsior!; Andrew; Arkayde; boxcar182; Cameron Koch; chanceisshane; ChrFra95 (2); Chris Mrkvicka; Cody LaCrone (2); Dima; DJH; Edogawa Conan (Tantei); Enuo; Ezio Auditore Da Firenze; Irwin529; IzzyOtaku (3); jake hills; Jon Gregory; Jouten (2); Kahlua417; Kriandis; Marco Polo; Mr. Dr. Professor Movie Critic Juanolo (3); nathan98; opposedcrow88 (2); rekoin (4); RezidentHazard (Skeptical Inquirer); state_of_shock; StonedMagician (3); -STRAFE-; The Destroyer (7); The RedQueen of Space; TheDarkestLink; thegodofwine7; Trenchmace; xghost777; Zebra3; and of course yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:
"I guess one of the reasons why people go make video games is because the video game they *really* want to play is still just in their brain." @krispiotrowski

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