The lights are on
The world of video games was rattled a bit this week with
news Irrational Games, the studio behind the legendary Bioshock series, was
downsizing and refocusing its efforts in a different direction. On a positive
note, the blogging community was very active this week with another collection
of blogs, reviews, and podcasts, provided free of charge.
Period Reviewed: February
10, 2014 – February 16, 2014Number of User
Blogs: 68Number of User
Bloggers: 40Number of User
Blogs Herded: 12
The Future Of Star Wars GamesWhile Star Wars has enjoyed
some legendary games bearing the brand name, recent games in the franchise
haven't been received as well. Dima weighs in on the future of Star Wars video
Of The Most Awesomely Bizarre Settings In GamingThe Destroyer mentions some of
the most unusual in-game locations he has experienced and illustrates each
example with an image. Do you agree with his picks or have a favorite location
of your own?
The Little ThingsEnuo does a great job
highlighting some of the little but memorable moments from a handful of
different video games, with only one or two of them being slightly crude.
Content Can Get OverwhelmingDJH considers the effect of games
requiring a steep time commitment to finish them and how this can possibly lead
to an overwhelming feeling or prevent you from wanting to play the
Love Letter To Virtual AlliesWe don't hear from Kyle
Wadsworth as often as we used to, but he graces us with a heartwarming blog
this week contemplating the bonds we develop with our computer-controlled
This Isn't What I Signed Up For...A clever and witty blog from ADAMMWOOLLEY
musing about various employment opportunities and occupations, and the video
game characters who might fill some of these open positions.
Destiny: Show Us Something We Haven't SeenBungie has a lot of eyes
monitoring the status of its first title since ending its partnership with
Microsoft and the Halo brand that made the developer so famous. Jake Hills hopes we see
Favorites!Do you have any games you are
fond of that nobody else seems to play or even talk about? Arkayde has a few
titles like this, which gamers seemed to enjoy but the games never really took
Developers Are People TooLetMeGetToACheckpoint posts another
brilliant must-read piece about noticing obscure little details in game and
what happens when you ask the developers for an explanation regarding these
Opinion Of Hyrule WarriorsOne of the most passionate fans
of The Legend of Zelda series you'll ever find, Vannah Fox The Triforce Wielder
discusses news of an upcoming hack-and-slash action video game called Hyrule
Months Later: What GTA Online NeedsHas Grand Theft Auto Online
already been out for four months? BestNinjaNacho says yes, while sharing some
thoughts about what he would like to see added, modified, and removed from the
Tips To Getting Started In HearthstoneHearthstone: Heroes of
Warcraft, Blizzard's upcoming free-to-play digital collectible card game, has
already attracted quite a few followers. Zombierecon shares some tips on
playing the game.
Community User Reviews:
Returns... With A VengeanceThe Final Fantasy saga
continues and Orochisama LEVON, Spectre shares his thoughts on Lightning
Returns, the episode that concludes the Final Fantasy XIII storyline.
Wind Waker: Sailing On A Sea Of MajestyThomas Stensland analyzes the
original The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for the Gamecube before closing out
the review with a summary of the recently released HD remake of the game.
Kidou Senshi Gundam W: Endless DuelTidusandYuna1983 starts his
quest of reviewing classic games from the past with Shin Kidou Senshi Gundam W:
Endless Duel, a 2D fighting game from 1996 available on the Super Famicom.
JIM Show – Season 2 Episode 31Having offspring, contracting
diseases, and suspicion of felony charges can't keep Daniel, Jack, and Jeremy
from returning to the airwaves long enough to debate their favorite games of
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*NOTE: Due to the
truncation error experienced this week, the list of bloggers and total blogs
may not be completely accurate. We regret any discrepancies with the accuracy of
Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (02/10/14
– 02/16/14):ADAMMWOOLLEY (1);
airbornebovine (1); Alex Excelsior! (2); Arkayde (1); Azure Moon (1);
BestNinjaNacho (1); boxcar182 (1); bryantgolden (1); Cameron Koch (1); Cpu
Without Hope (1); Dima (1); DJH (1); Enuo (3); Hugo Stiglitz (1); Jack Gardner
(1); jackson stone (1); jake hills (6); jeps90 (1); John Wrek (2); JT Ke3bz
(1); KillerRabbitsFTW (1); Kyle Wadsworth (1); LetMeGetToACheckpoint (1); Mr.
Dr. Professor Movie Critic Juanolo (2); Mray901 (2); Ninja assasin 18 (1);
Pizza Koopa (1); RadiantChaos (1); StonedMagician (4); The Destroyer (7); The
Gaming Hoodie (1); The RedQueen of Space and (´???') (1); The Rolling Gamer
(1); This World Begins With <3 (1); Thomas Stensland (1); TidusandYuna1983
(3); Vanna Fox The Triforce Wielder (1); Zebra3 (1); zombierecon (1); and of
course yours truly...Saint.
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