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Blog Herding: Community Edition 05/29/14

With this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo less than two weeks away, you might find it challenging to contain your excitement thanks to the prospect of breaking news and revelations about upcoming titles. Perhaps you need a distraction, like some of these blogs, reviews, and podcasts submitted by your fellow Game Informer community members.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: May 19 – May 25, 2014
Number of User Blogs: 59
Number of User Bloggers: 36
Number of User Blogs Herded: 11

Community Blogs:

What Are We Gaming On?
With so many different games and platforms to choose from, LetMeGetToACheckpoint questions how we decide what to play and what we decide to play it on. She also shares a few games she's watching.

The 10 Greatest "Godzillas" In Video Games
With a new movie hitting the big screens, Godzilla is in the news again. As gamers, we've encountered our fair share of Godzilla-like bad guys, as pointed out by DrJoeystein in this must-read blog.

My Top Ten Favorite JRPGs
MightyMagikarp devotes an entire blog to listing some of the best games from the Japanese Role Playing Game genre. Check it out and see if you agree or have some you think should be on the list.

Nintendo's Mysterious New NFP
Following the popularity of the Skylander and Disney Infinity figures, Nintendo recently unveiled a plan to offer its own version of this concept and it sounds like Gaming Warthog has mixed views on it.

Character Changes I Would Like To See Made In WWE 2K15
Blogs about sports games are extremely rare but every now and then we'll see one posted, adding a little diversity to Blog Herding. Check out Hawke5's thoughts on the WWE series.

Do Sequels Always Need To Be "Bigger"?
When you play a sequel to a game you've previously played, what are your expectations for the game? Should it stay true to its predecessor or try to innovate? The Destroyer weighs in on the topic.

Why You Should Be Paying Attention To Shards: Online
With World of Warcraft numbers slowly declining and The Elder Scrolls Online off to a rocky launch, The Rolling Gamer promotes a possible alternative with Shards Online, a MMORPG Kickstarter project.

A Beginner's Guide To Competitive Pokémon: Volume II
Believe it or not, Pokémon is a highly competitive game that might require a sound strategic plan depending on the opponent you're up against. Check out Still_Insane22's guide for assistance.

Top 10 Games Of Last Generation
Whether you've made the leap to the next generation of consoles or not, chances are you still have some favorites on the older platforms. Whirz shares his list of favorites.

Bioshock Infinite: Later Thoughts             
Gamemaniac3434 gets around to picking up and playing Bioshock Infinite, a game that was quite popular when it launched, but not a game everyone will long to remember.

What I Want From Gears Of War 4
As a huge fan of Gears of War, Raging Searchers considers a number of ideas and features he would like to see implemented in the next episode of the game. See if you agree and be the first to comment.

Community Reviews:

Harsh Consequences, Regardless Of Intent
Orochisama LEVON, Spectre posts a review for In Harm's Way, the third episode from Season Two of the Walking Dead. With two episodes remaining, it sounds like this one was setting the tone for the big finale.

Bastion
TheDarkestLink continues posting review after review and this week was no different. One of his best posts was for Bastion, a fan-favorite independent game that he awards a perfect score to.

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace Review
Enuo takes a look at Ragnarok Odyssey, an obscure Role Playing Game (RPG) available on the Playstation Vita that he compares to the very popular Monster Hunter series.

Community Podcasts:

The Jim Show – Episode 102
Besides talking about Naughty Dog and Call of Duty, Daniel, Jack, and Jeremy chat about anything and everything on their latest podcast. Be sure to check out the Extra JIMS And Prize Winners too.

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 (05/19/14 – 05/25/14):
Alex Excelsior!; Alto1st; boxcar182; Cpu Xl; Dean Marchese; Doctor Apozem; DrJoeystein; Enuo; Gamemaniac3434; Gaming Warthog; Gears of Uncharted Beatles (2); Hawke5; Jack Gardner (2); JackGlasken; john kellogg; jordo0822; Josh Kowbel; Juanolo; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Marco Polo; MightyMagikarp (3); nightcrawlerash13; Paradigmthefallen; Psykologic; Rol2445; sakabato24; stealth____ (2); Still_Insane22; StonedMagician; The Destroyer (7); The Rolling Gamer; TheDarkestLink (7); Thejourneyman66; Whirz; Yerdadzkatt; and of course yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:
"Criticizing a video game's approach to uncomfortable subjects does not mean you are against games portraying uncomfortable subjects." @patrickklepek

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