Welcome to Blog Herding, a weekly feature comprised of content created and curated by community members just like you. Here you will find a collection of some of the best blogs, user reviews, and podcasts submitted throughout the week and highlighted in this piece. Whether this is your first Blog Herding or you read it every Thursday, enjoy this week's content.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: May 05 – May 11, 2014
Number of User Blogs: 59
Number of User Bloggers: 33
Number of User Blogs Herded: 7

Community Blogs:

Ten Of My Favorite Gamecube Games
The Gamecube isn't normally seen as the Nintendo console fans talk about the most, but there are still a number of great games on this little machine. Timothy Repasky shares a few of them.

My Most Disturbing Creatures In Popular Horror Franchises
There are plenty of nasty creatures found in the various horror games that are designed to frighten us. boxcar182 does a great job collecting some of the worst in this detailed list.

The Tomodachi Controversy
Nintendo was making news for all the wrong reasons when it was revealed their its life-sim Tomodachi Life wouldn't allow same-sex relationships, and The Destroyer responds to the controversy.

The Price Of Death
Jon Gregory ponders the meaning of life and death as it relates to the life of a video game character, especially to those we are particularly fond of when circumstances lead to their untimely demise.

Mario Kart Through The Years
While many of us eagerly await the release of Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U, MightyMagikarp takes us on a trip down memory lane with a look back at the other titles from Nintendo's famed racing game.

Why I Play Games Without Sound
Doctor Apozem was busy this week and posted a couple of blogs, like this one discussing the importance of playing with the sound turned up and which games you can get away with no audio.

The Games That Have Shaped Me
Can we ever truly measure the influence video games have over our lives? Who can say, but WS-N shares his thoughts on a few games that have contributed to the person and gamer he is today.

Correction: Last week the blog titled "How To Fix Silent Hill" was improperly credited in Blog Herding to the wrong author. It was actually posted by Buddy Acker and can be found here.

Community Reviews:

Outlast: Whistleblower Review (PS4)
The Whistleblower downloadable content available for the survival-horror game Outlast released a few days ago. Tanks to boxcar182 we already have access to a user review of it.

Quantum Conundrum
TheDarkestLink has posted several user reviews this week including this one for Quantum Conundrum, a quirky puzzle-platformer game directed by Kim Swift, the former lead designer on Portal.

Community Podcasts:

The JIM Show – Season 2 Episode 37
The Jacked Up Indie & Mojo Show celebrates a milestone accomplishment with its 100th episode. To revel in the moment, they invited someone from the community you might recognize to join them.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (05/05/14 - 05/11/14):
A991807; Adam Kaye; Alex Excelsior! (2); Anthony D'Elia; boxcar182 (2); DJH; Doctor Apozem (3); Gaming Warthog; Gears of Uncharted Beatles; GoldenBoy99; hitchhikerwaffle; In Soviet Russia; Jack Gardner; jackson stone; Jon Gregory; jordo0822; Jouten; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Marco Polo; MightyMagikarp (2); NacMacFeegle; Necromonk; Postmita (2); Psykologic; Saint (7); Sirpaul54 (2); stealth____; The Destroyer (7); TheDarkestLink (7); thegodofwine7; TidusandYuna1983 (2); Timothy Repasky; WS-N; and of course yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:
"Playing video games can reduce your nightmares, because gamers "resolve threats" during gameplay instead of in their dreams." @Fact