The lights are on
Next week is shaping up to be a big deal for the video
game industry, as Xbox fans finally get to experience the integrated Twitch
capability that PlayStation fans have been enjoying the past few months. There
is also a release or two set for next week generating some commotion. In the
meantime, sit back and enjoy a blog or two while you patiently await the
Period Reviewed: February
24, 2014 – March 02, 2014Number of User
Blogs: 59Number of User
Bloggers: 39Number of User
Blogs Herded: 12
Wake: Bringing The Terror To Us AllAlan Wake released a few years ago, but it has aged
gracefully and still manages to attract players with its suspenseful story. LetMeGetToACheckpoint
remembers the nightmarish experience.
Game Poetics In "Coin Opera 2: Fulminare's Revenge"David Chandler directs our attention to Coin Opera 2: Fulminare's Revenge, the
second book in the series of video game inspired poems published by Sidekick
Sound Of No MusicDJH undertakes an interesting project and solicits help
from some fellow GIO personalities with this blog about the impact of silencing
in-game music and how it influences the experience of the game.
Veteran Noob?Arkayde's blog asks a simple question: Is it possible
to be a veteran and a noob at the same time? She then goes on to explain her
perspective, leading her to ask the question in the first place.
Good And Evil Of Free-To-Play (Yes, There Is A Good Side)Clearly gamers feel differently about the free-to-play
business model, and Marco Polo joins the discussion with a look at some of the
advantages and disadvantages of this approach.
That Should Have A Cartoon SeriesWe've seen a number of video games being featured in
movies, books, and other forms of media. Former GI intern O'Dell Harmon considers a number of
video games he'd liked to see receive a cartoon makeover.
Top Seven ConsolesDo you have a favorite console? Of course you do. See if
your list of favorite consoles looks anything like The Destroyer's list, which omits handheld devices.
World Needs A Halo Wars SequelThe legendary Halo series has
spawned a number of sequels, and while most of them tend to be shooters, there
have been a few spinoffs like Halo Wars. Irwin529 thinks it's time we saw a
You Like (Blank), Try (Blank)!Dima publishes a neat little
feature comparing similarly themed games with the thought that if you like the one
you might be interested in trying the other. Each entry includes the platform
and price too.
FPS Grows, Genres Bleed TogetherNikolas Davidoff expertly
dissects the mechanics of the first-person shooter (FPS) genre and how the
concepts vary amongst some of the more popular games in the field.
Creed Should Not Be Set In Feudal JapanWe've seen the Assassin's Creed
series visit areas from around the world, and now with rumors circulating about
a potential trek to Feudal Japan, Adam Kaye voices concern if this proves true.
Don't Want To Play Titanfall, I Just Want To WatchWhile many gamers and industry analysts
rallied behind Titanfall's recent beta test, not everybody is excited for the
release of the game. Jon Gregory admits he doesn't want to play it, but will
Melancholy Of Haruhi SuzumiyaStranger explores the world of
Haruhi Suzumiya, a franchise that started off as a series of novels but now features
manga, anime, animated films and even a few video game spinoffs.
Banner Saga ReviewJosh Kowbel gives The Banner
Saga high marks and praises the game as the first great role-playing game (RPG)
of 2014. If you haven't heard of the game and are at all interested, check out
Best Is Yet To Come: Metal Gear Solid ReviewThe Metal Gear Solid series not
only set the standard for stealth games, it introduced us to one of the most iconic
soldiers in the history of gaming. This review by xl9 takes a look at Metal
Mercenary Review – A Use For That Second Analogue StickPleased to finally discover a
decent shooter for the Playstation Vita, Trenchmace plays through Killzone:
Mercenary and summarizes the experience before awarding it a respectable score.
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