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Blog Herding: Community Edition 05/08/14

As predicted, there were several blogs about the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) show this week. But if you look at the previous episodes of Blog Herding, you might notice there is still plenty of interest in the outgoing generation of consoles, so it will be interesting to see what fans are most excited for in one of the industry's biggest events.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: April 28, 2014 – May 04, 2014
Number of User Blogs: 58
Number of User Bloggers: 33
Number of User Blogs Herded: 12

Community Blogs:

May The Force Be With Your Wii
Star Wars has been a hot topic in the news lately (and not just because May the Fourth was a few days ago), which inspired this piece from LetMeGetToACheckpoint about The Force Unleashed on the Wii.

4 Ways The Stick Of Truth May Be The Best Licensed Game Ever
South Park: The Stick of Truth is a game some will love and some will not, but if you ask thegodofwine7, he'll tell you it might just be the best licensed game ever. Some will agree and some will not.

Is Gone Home Even A Game?
Gone Home is another video game causing players to question what is and what isn't a video game. Doctor Apozem seems captivated by the magic of Gone Home, but can't help but wonder if it is really a game.

Top Ten Half-Life 2 Moments
The Destroyer pulls key events from one the most iconic games in gaming as he shares his thoughts on Half-Life 2. Use caution though, as there are minor spoilers ahead.

How To Fix Silent Hill
There aren't a lot of games in the survival-horror genre but one of the most popular series is without a doubt Silent Hill. Buddy Acker offers a few proposals he thinks would improve the series.

Super Meat Boy
Whether you love or hate Super Meat Boy, the game certainly has a number of fans, including TheDarkestLink, who provides a great analysis of the highs and lows the game has to offer.

Dark Souls Isn't For Me, And I'm Okay With That
Former Game Informer intern Cameron Koch admits he isn't a fan of Dark Souls like so many others seem to be, but he gave the game its due diligence and doesn't feel like he's missing out on anything.

Kickstarter Gaming
Kickstarter has been a widely popular tool for funding the creation of some really good independent titles, but JT Ke3bz's point about using it as a way to pre-order games is pretty interesting.

Wii U The Only Dedicated Gaming Console On The Market?
Arkayde returns from a brief hiatus and jumps right in with a serious debate about the Wii U and how it might be the only console that has been truly dedicated to its fans and games.

My Top 5 Portable Consoles Of All Time
A rather popular blog from widdowson91 discussing favorite portable consoles and a list of games for each, resulting in a handful of comments from the community wanting to share their opinions. Get in on the discussion.

Wii U: Video Game Limbo?
Nintendo finds itself back in the headlines, resulting in some fans like Ezio Auditore Da Firenze once again questioning the fate and future of one of the industry's biggest companies.

Grand Theft Auto: Where Should We Go Next?
The Grand Theft Auto series has a huge following, so it's a bit surprising nobody commented on Marco Polo's blog questioning where the series should go next. Well, he has some great suggestions.

Community Reviews:

Titanfall Review!
MSF codforlife admits he was a bit skeptical of Titanfall and whether it would simply be a variation of the Call of Duty series. Having played the game now, he seems pleased with the overall experience.

Majora's Mask: Beautiful And Strange
There has long been speculation about whether Nintendo would ever remake The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Thomas Stensland's review of this classic reminds us why this would be awesome.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Review (PS4)
Octodad: Dadliest Catch might not sound like the title of a real video game but boxcar182 assures us it is with his review of this quirky indie game available for PC and the PlayStation 4.

Community Podcasts:

The JIM Show – All Dark Souls, All The Time – Season 2 Episode 36
It's been awhile since we've heard from Daniel, Jack, and Jeremy, and it sounds like Dark Souls might be to blame, as the trio has been busy trying to survive one of the most brutal games of our time.

Don't forget to send your feedback, recommendations, and community events in to my personal Game Informer account located here to ensure this feature continues to provide the content you're eager to read.

Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (04/28/14 – 05/04/14):
Alex Excelsior! (2); Anthony D'Elia; Arkayde; boxcar182; Buddy Acker (4); Cameron Koch; Chris Mrkvicka; Collector; Doctor Apozem; endorbr; Ezio Auditore Da Firenze; Gears of Uncharted Beatles; GerardoExber (2); harry jones; Irwin529; Jack Gardner; jordo0822; JT Ke3bz; Kira, Secretary of Discussionz; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; lordmorales; Marco Polo (2); Matt Akers; MSF codforlife; stealth____ (2); StonedMagician; The Destroyer (7); TheDarkestLink (4); thegodofwine7; Thomas Stensland (2); widdowson91 (3); xl9; and of course yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:
"If I ever become successful I think I'll start a foundation for people whose video game save files got accidentally deleted by a sibling." @rocketcatgames

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