The lights are on
Summer is traditionally a time when video game news
and releases slow way down, but you wouldn't know it by the outpouring of
exceptional blogs posted by the community this week. If you're looking for
something cool to read, you won't go wrong with any of these.
Period Reviewed: June
16 – June 22, 2014Number of User
Blogs: 61Number of User
Bloggers: 35Number of User
Blogs Herded: 13
Is Infuriatingly FunDespite the amount of pain and
suffering (and loss of lives) Spelunky has caused Doctor Apozem, he still
praises the game and encourages everyone who hasn't tried it to give it a shot.
The Halo Series Should ExploreThe Halo series is most known
for being a first-person shooter (FPS), but Halo Wars ventured into the
Real Time Strategy (RTS) genre. Irwin529 has a few ideas about other genres Master Chief should explore.
Favorite Hearthstone DeckHearthstone is one of those
games you don't really hear a lot about, but everybody seems to be playing it (including
almost everybody at Game Informer). Supersnake reveals his favorite deck.
III's Unlikely ComebackFormer Game Informer intern Cameron
Koch explains how he had all but given up on Diablo III after it was plagued
with problems, but somehow Blizzard managed to fix the game and draw him back
To Take The Virtual Console Off Life SupportThe Wii U has a feature
MightyMagikarp thinks is underused, called the Virtual Console, which allows players to experience a number of classic games that were only available on
Not So AloneLike so many others, DJH was
touched by the beautiful and brilliant design of Thomas Was Alone, an indie
puzzle platformer video game that might just surprise you with how powerful it is, despite its simplicity.
Revolution: 7 Years LaterCivilization Revolution wasn't
the first Civ game to be available on a console, but it is one of the first
designed specifically for them. Check out just_another_gamer's thoughts on the
Best FPS I've Ever PlayedJolt the Cynic admits he
doesn't know a lot about the first-person shooter genre, but he knows
what he likes and something in Wolfenstein The New Order made it the best FPS
he's ever played.
Can't We Be Friends?What makes a video game a video
game or a gamer a gamer – and does it even matter? Addressing these questions and
others, xking595x wonders why we can't all just play nice and be friends.
More Franchises That Should Come To The VitaTrenchmace loves his Vita and
is impressed with how powerful Sony's little handheld gaming device is. If
he could have his way, however, he'd like to see the following games be made for the
E3 Announcements/Reveals That Have Me HypedA lot of gamers who watched E3
thought Nintendo really brought it this year. Now that Jack Treese has had
some time to reflect on which parts he liked the best, he's summarized the company's offerings nicely in this blog.
Necessary EvilIt's been awhile since we've
heard from Noobtubin8er but he returns in style with a blog exploring a truth
many refuse to acknowledge: The video game industry isn't just about games, but
Improvements I Hope Far Cry 4 Has Over Far Cry 3Far Cry 4 wowed the audience at
E3 with footage of the game looking every bit as spectacular as its
predecessor. The Destroyer hopes a number of improvements will be included to
make it even better.
Walking Dead: Season Two - Episode Three: In Harm's Way ReviewJohn Wrek survives another day
with Clementine as he summarizes the latest dark and gritty chapter from Season
Two of The Walking Dead, an episode that left many players stunned by the
Kart 8: Same Game, New FeelPredicting Mario Kart 8 was
going to do well was a no-brainer, but it's still a surprise and a relief just
how well the game is doing. Many players, like Alto1st, really seem to be
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (06/16/14
- 06/22/14):Alex Excelsior!;
Alto1st; BLT; Cameron Koch (2); CodeNameCrono (7); DJH; Doctor Apozem; Enuo
(6); Epic Professor; Gamemaniac3434; General Mills44; GerardoExber;
happydude633; harry jones; Irwin529; Jack Treese; Jason Oestreicher; John Wrek;
Jolt the Cynic; JordanTheGamer; just_another_gamer; MightyMagikarp (2); Mr_Tib;
Noobtubin8er (2); Proprietary-Windmill; RovertNoteek; Stranger; Supersnake; The
Destroyer (7); TheDarkestLink; Thejourneyman66; Thomas Stensland; Trenchmace;
xking595x; and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:"I'm going to admit something embarrassing
here. I didn't realize FIFA wasn't a made-up video game thing until just now."
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