The lights are on
With the Game Developers Conference (GDC) winding down
and PAX East just over three weeks away, no doubt we can expect some
spectacular coverage and revelations from these events, many of which are
likely to be discussed by our community of bloggers. Enjoy the latest
collection of some of the best content from the week.
Period Reviewed: March
10, 2014 – March 16, 2014Number of User
Blogs: 62Number of User
Bloggers: 34Number of User
Blogs Herded: 10
Captions Video Game Commercials? MicrosoftAs a strong advocate representing accessibility issues in
gaming, LetMeGetToACheckpoint shares an intimate personal reflection on an
issue that has directly impacted her in this touching blog.
Inspirational BullyYou might not expect a game set in an open-world school environment that lets you bully your classmates to be a
source of inspiration, but that's exactly what Arkayde asserts.
Important Video Game RelationshipsBehind every good video game character is a cast of
Non-Player Characters (NPC) who support them. Dima focuses on a couple of his
favorite relationships between video game characters.
Ratio: Traditional Teamwork's Natural EnemyWhether it's a good metric to gauge performance or not,
there is a lot of attention given to a player's kill/death ratio. Jonathan
Harrison shares his views on the topic.
Naked TruthA fascinating tale from John Wrek about his time spent
playing Dark Souls with a literal naked speed run through Sen's Fortress, a
place the Wiki describes as, "An ancient proving grounds, created by the gods."
A WorldThe Destroyer opens up about the emotional bonds that
develop while we play a game and how leaving those worlds behind isn't always
as easy as turning the game off and powering the system down.
DiscussionTrenchmace returns with another episode in this new
feature where he collaborates with RedQueen and other members of the community
about different issues from the world of video games.
Goofiest Metal Gear Solid MomentsA bizarre yet comical blog from xl9 showcasing some
mildly disturbing moments from Metal Gear Solid. Despite having a few
spoilers, it was impossible to pass up the opportunity to feature this blog.
Parvis Magna: Greatness From Small BeginningsOne of the popular personalities from the website, DJH
reflects on his past contributions to Game Informer Online while announcing his
future plans writing for a different video game website.
Next BIG ThingEric Watson checks another game
off of his backlog list with his playthrough of The Next Big Thing, a point-and-click adventure game that takes place in an alternate reality of Los
Angeles in the 1950s.
The Future Of MultiplayerA fair and
balanced analysis of Titanfall provided courtesy of footthumb, who found the
game to be an enjoyable experience before awarding the game a respectable score
of 8.5 out of 10.
Walk ReviewJosh Kowbel
explores an obscure title in his latest review with an examination of Year
Walk, a haunting adventure game developed and published by the Swedish based
Park: The Stick Of Truth ReviewSouth Park: The Stick of Truth
has been described as game that essentially lets you play an episode of the
widely popular animated adult sitcom and this review by Dima seems to support
You Guys Im Going Home To Play South ParkOne of the most popular games
to be reviewed this week was South Park: The Stick of Truth, a game lovemeorshootme
describes as a masterpiece and gives a perfect score.
JIM Show – Role Playing Podcast – Season 2 Episode 34Daniel, Jack, and Jeremy chat about the Role-Playing Game
(RPG) genre with colorful commentary while providing audience members an
opportunity to win the dungeon crawler, The Legend of Grimrock,
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (03/10/14 – 03/16/14):ADAMMWOOLLEY;
Arkayde (2); BestNinjaNacho; Dima (3); DJH; Enuo; Eric Watson; happydude633;
Jack Gardner (2); jackson stone; JangleFett; Jeremy Sturgill; John Wrek;
Jonathan Harrison; Josh Kowbel (2); KillerRabbitsFTW; LetMeGetToACheckpoint;
lordmorales; lovemeorshootme; Marco Polo; Ninja assasin 18; Postmita; Prince of
Snark Euphoric Ennui I; Sirpaul54; SporkySpork; StonedMagician (2); Stranger
(7); Taylor; The Destroyer (7); Trenchmace (2); xl9 (4); Yusuke Urameshi;
Zachary Snader; and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:"Today I wrote a blog, recorded a
podcast, & beat a video game. This is known in comedy as The Disappointed
Parent Triple Crown." @JLCauvin
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