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It was a busy week in the world of video games and the GI community was just as active, with more blogs, reviews, and
podcasts than we've seen in quite some time. Regardless of your gaming interest
and platform preference, there is something here for everyone to enjoy.
Period Reviewed: March
03, 2014 – March 09, 2014Number of User
Blogs: 79Number of User
Bloggers: 45Number of User
Blogs Herded: 12
Member Herding: Part 64 Of XXAnother community member joins the ranks of the herd as thegodofwine7
chooses a well-deserved candidate and asks him a number of unique questions in
this fan-favorite feature.
Game News? A Little Bluebird Told Me.LetMeGetToACheckpoint joined Twitter a few months ago and
is already praising this popular social media channel for uniting gamers with
industry personalities, including a few channels she follows.
Art Of DeathDark Souls earned a reputation for being brutally
difficult, and while John Wrek doesn't think it's ever an easy game to play, he
does suggest it gets more tolerable once you gain a little experience with it.
Five Zelda Combat SystemsWith over a dozen games in the Zelda franchise, airbornebovine
selects the five he thinks demonstrate the best combat system and then explains
why he chose them over the other games in the series.
Of The Crop: 2014There are a ton of great games scheduled to release in
2014, including all of the ones DrJoeystein mentions in his blog about the
games he is looking forward to the most this year.
Beginner's Guide To Competitive PokémonIf you thought Pokémon was a game for kids you've been
doing it wrong. Pokémon has a huge competitive scene, and now thanks to Still_Insane22's
beginner's guide, you'll be ready to join the fight.
On Nintendo, Make This HappenNintendo continues to be a hot topic
as the company tries to regain its footing. ADAMMWOOLLEY introduces a new
idea that could help, if they would allow third-party companies access to their
Scrolls Online Beta ImpressionsJon Gregory was the lucky
winner of a Game Informer giveaway and received a key to participate in the
Elder Scrolls Online beta. After playing the game for a bit he posted his
thoughts about the experience.
ViewsEven in the video game industry, change is
inevitable. RezidentHazard (Skeptical
Inquirer) focuses on certain gaming beliefs and behaviors, and how they have
changed over time.
It All In the BoxArkayde reflects on the days when you purchased a new
game or console and didn't have to immediately install an update. Whether you
agree or not, the blog is still an interesting read.
Don't Need To Know A Is Jump: My Disdain For TutorialsThe Destroyer acknowledges the importance of tutorials
for some games, but vents his frustration with games that force you to play
through them whether you need the help or not.
Thoughts 21: DeponiaEric Watson says his blog isn't so much a review as it is
him just musing about his playthrough of Deponia, a point-and-click adventure
game developed and published by Daedalic Entertainment.
Future Is Bleak, Yet PromisingThe Walking Dead adventure series returns with Season Two, and Orochisama LEVON, Spectre succinctly
summarizes all of the action as you play through the new episodes as
Walking Dead Season Two: "A House Divided" ReviewJosh Kowbel's reviews are some
of the finest and his assessment of the latest episode of The Walking Dead:
Season Two is no exception. He awards the game four stars and really seemed to
For Despair – Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc ReviewOne of the best elements of the
user review feature is finding out about games you may have missed,
like this review from General Mills44 for Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.
(2014) ReviewAfter hiding in the shadows for
a number of years, one of the most iconic stealth-based games returns. John Wrek
is here to chronicle Garrett's exploits as a master thief in Thief.
Defense Force 2025 ReviewEarth Defense Force 2025
recently released to North American and European audiences. Dima answers
the call to combat the invasion in this game that he says is fun but not without a
JIM Show – Battlefield Nintendo – Season 2 Episode 32Daniel, Jack, and Jeremy debate
the fate and future of Nintendo in their latest podcast. They're also offering
one lucky listener the opportunity to win a copy of Space Hulk. Check out
episode 33 here.
4th Floor: Season 3 Episode 2: The Decisions We MakeTOGNick introduces his
girlfriend and the new co-host of The 4th Floor, a podcast about
games, movies, and other cool and trendy topics you're sure to enjoy.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (03/03/14
– 03/09/14):Adam Kaye;
ADAMMWOOLLEY (2); airbornebovine; Alex Excelsior!; arachnida95; Arkayde;
attackcobra; Bayonetto; Dima (2); DrJoeystein; Enuo; Eric Watson; General
Mills44; happydude633; Jack Gardner (4); john kellogg; John Wrek (2); Jon
Gregory (3); JordanTheGamer; Josh Kowbel; Jouten (2); Katie Seville; Kayla
Herrera; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; lordmorales (2); Michaiah Vosberg (2);
MrPopadopoulis; Postmita; Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui I; Psykologic;
Redguard Assassin; RezidentHazard (Skeptical Inquirer); rhotaphota; seb100172;
SporkySpork; Still_Insane22; Stranger (7); The Destroyer (7); thegodofwine7;
Thomas Stensland; TOGNick; Trenchmace; Whirz; xl9 (6); and of course yours
Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:"When life gives you medikits prepare for a
boss fight." @DkChrissie
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