The lights are on
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.
Period Reviewed: February
02, 2014 – February 09, 2014Number of User
Blogs: 66Number of User
Bloggers: 40Number of User
Blogs Herded: 11
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.
A Choice-Driven Story Game Would Make A Great Zelda Spin-OffWhat 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.
Hated Uncharted 3...Until I Played It AgainAs 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
Defense Of Flappy BirdThere 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.
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
Breaking HabitsArkayde 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
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.
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
Till You DropDJH 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.
Herding: Part 62 Of XXAnother 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.
RegressionThe 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.
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
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
Age Act I ReviewA 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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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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