The lights are on
As the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) draws
closer, industry chatter is starting to pick up and has even permeated this week's Blog Herding. But there are a handful of others talking about
everything from the last generation of consoles to character representation in
League of Legends. Below you will find a sampling of the best blogs from the
Period Reviewed: April
21, 2014 – April 27, 2014Number of User
Blogs: 46Number of User
Bloggers: 31Number of User
Blogs Herded: 10
Multiplayer Is Bringing Back The TutorialLetMeGetToACheckpoint muses
about the relevance of tutorials for multiplayer games and cites a few
examples. She also thinks a good tutorial that makes the player feel
accomplished is the secret.
To Play Before Ditching Last-GenNot all gamers are ready to
leave their old consoles behind and make the transition to their successors. If
this is you, then Irwin529 has a handful of games you may want to check out
before you upgrade.
Newest Champ Is A Step In The Right DirectionLeague of Legends has
dominated the competitive gaming scene for some time and doesn't seem to be
slowing down at all. Former Game Informer intern and LoL veteran Cameron Koch weighs in on a few of the
heroes from the game.
Is The Most Important E3 In Nintendo's HistoryRezidentHazard (Skeptical
Inquirer) makes a very important observation about Nintendo and their presence
at the upcoming E3, but with Nintendo's latest announcement, who knows now.
Discussion – Season 2 Episode 1Trenchmace and Redqueen return
from their brief break with Season 2 of their User Discussion series, a
recurring feature whereby they ask members of the community video game
Top 10 Consoles Of All TimeBlogging newcomer widdowson91
compiles a nifty little list of his favorite consoles and a number of games for
each system. Check it out as you'll no doubt agree with some of his picks.
A New Path Of Storytelling In Video GamesJuanolo considers the
storytelling feature one of the most important elements of a great video game.
He also has an idea or two about how he would like to see this feature continue
Strange Multi-Person Perspectives Of Video GamesJon Gregory shares his views on
the ability of video games to use different perspectives to tell the story – but
perhaps not the kind of perspective you might be thinking of. An interesting
Thoughts 25: Saints Row: The ThirdEric Watson marks another game
off of his backlog list now that he has played through Saints Row: The Third. He summarizes all of the action in his latest blog highlighting all of the
Giving Games A Second ChanceThe Destroyer announces his
plan to revisit a number of different games he had mixed reactions to when
he played them the first time to see if his first impression was a fair
assessment or not.
Souls 2: 100 Hour ReviewDark Souls 2
claims another victim as JealousOfCrows manages to escape the game's clutches
long enough to chronicle details of the adventure. You don't want to miss the
Dark Souls 2 inspired cartoon.
New Titan Of MultiplayerXbox 360
owners now have the opportunity to experience Titanfall, and reactions have
been mostly positive. If you're not convinced, perhaps this review from Alto1st
will help you decide.
Row IV Review: Commander In ChiefSaints Row IV
is described as a comedy action adventure game but xl9 describes it as one of the
best video game experiences he's ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Check out
his review to see why he thinks so.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (04/21/14
– 04/27/14):Alex Excelsior!;
Alto1st; Benti86; Cameron Koch; cottonballz; Cru Hunter; drewman; Eric Watson;
GerardoExber; harry jones; Irwin529; Jon Gregory (2); jordo0822; JT Ke3bz;
Juanolo (2); LetMeGetToACheckpoint; lordmorales; Myles Cadle; Postmita;
qazlkjh101; Rabid Chipmunk; RezidentHazard (Skeptical Inquirer); sastgamer;
StonedMagician; Stranger; The Destroyer (7); thegodofwine7; Trenchmace;
widdowson91 (2); xl9, and yours truly...Saint.
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& realized I can't wait for the day when people say their favorite sport is
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