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Blog Herding: Community Edition 07/10/14

For nearly three years, Blog Herding has been a regular staple for many Game Informer Online members. Today marks the 150th consecutive installment of this weekly feature, which showcases exceptional blogs submitted by the community. Thanks to all those who continue to publish their blogs and the many who read and comment on them. As a special thank you, the three bloggers featured in this week's official newsletter will be awarded a one-year subscription to Game Informer magazine.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: June 30 – July 06, 2014
Number of User Blogs: 59
Number of User Bloggers: 37
Number of User Blogs Herded: 12

Community Blogs:

Saying Goodbye To Bioshock
The fate and future of Irrational Games sparked mixed emotional responses from many fans, including Doctor Apozem, who voices his concern over the potential impact it will have on other Bioshock games.

Anime Expo 2014: Cosplay, Artist Alley & Exhibitors
Real life has been keeping Kyle Wadsworth from blogging as frequently as he used to, but seeing his latest post highlighting his time spent at the Anime Expo was a treat to read.

Get Your Co-op Out Of My Single Player
While many gamers were excited with what they saw at this year's E3, Irwin529 was more concerned with how games seem to be merging multiplayer co-op gameplay into the single-player experience.

My Favorite Sports Game Is From 1978
Former Game Informer intern Cameron Koch treats us to another fine blog, this one praising his favorite sports game of all time that is probably older than most of the people who will read his blog about it.

My Top 25: Protagonists
Do you have a favorite video game protagonist, and if so, who is it? DJH compiles an exhaustive list of his Top 25 central characters that may or may not include your favorite hero.

What I'd Like To See From A New Mass Effect
After seeing E3 coverage for a new Mass Effect game, Jon Gregory considers a few ideas he'd like to see implemented into the next installment, which very well may not be a continuation of the original trilogy.

Moving From Console To PC: A Filthy Console Peasant's Thoughts
Since the beginning of time – or at least since the beginning of PCs and consoles – there has been a debate about which platform is better. Bluubeetle reveals what it was like converting from console to PC.

Final Thoughts 27: Portal
Eric Watson posts his twenty seventh episode of Final Thoughts, a periodic blog feature where he finishes a game on his backlog list and tells about it here. This episode showcases Portal.

Who Are Games Made For?
Whether you agree or disagree with CodeNameCrono's perspective exploring who games are made for, it's still a thought-provoking position you might be interested in reading and commenting on.

The Next Mario Game Could Learn From Sunshine
An insightful blog courtesy of MightyMagikarp considering a number of points from Super Mario Sunshine that perhaps Nintendo should consider when they develop their next Mario game.

Why Chrono Trigger Is The Closest Thing To Perfection
The Destroyer reminisces about Chrono Trigger and how a game that is nearly two decades old can still be praised by so many as one of the greatest games ever created.

10 Things I Wish I Knew About Dark Souls 2 (Before I Started Playing)
Dark Souls 2 is notorious for its ruthless gameplay that has left more than a handful of weary adventurers licking their wounds. Thegodofwine7 offers up some pointers that might help you live a bit longer.

Community Reviews:

A Link Between Worlds Review
Did you know A Link Between Worlds is the seventeenth installment in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series? Kasumi Goto summarizes the game in this review that really got the community talking.

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 (06/30/14 – 07/06/14):
Alex Excelsior!; Bluubeetle; boxcar182; Cameron Koch; CodeNameCrono (6); DJH; Doctor Apozem; Enuo (3); Eric Watson; General Mills44; harry jones; Irwin529; IzzyOtaku (2); JackGlasken (2); Jon Gregory; Kasumi Goto; Kyle Wadsworth; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Lukedoc321; MarcusIrving317; Matastig; MightyMagikarp (2); Mike; Mray901; new traditionalist; Proprietary-Windmill; RadiantChaos; Sirpaul54; The Destroyer (7); TheDarkestLink; thegodofwine7; Thejourneyman66; Thomas Stensland; TidusandYuna1983; TurdFurgy; WS-N; and of course yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:
"If the best option you have of selling me on your game in a press release is linking me to a Pewdiepie video, you fail." @FinalMacstorm

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