The lights are on
Nintendo dominated the theme of many blogs this week, with
a number of the community bloggers talking about Pokémon, Smash Bros., and Club
Nintendo. Don't worry though, there are plenty of other unique blogs, including
a few from bloggers being featured here for the first time. Enjoy.
Period Reviewed: July
14 – July 20, 2014Number of User
Blogs: 70Number of User
Bloggers: 46Number of User
Blogs Herded: 13
Game Informer – Extra Life 2014 Update #1Zachary Pligge provides the
first community update in preparation for this year's Extra Life 24-hour gaming
marathon to benefit charity. The event is currently scheduled for October 25,
I'd Like To See In Alpha Sapphire And Omega RubyThe Game Boy Advance titles
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire are getting a makeover this fall. Lotrgeek mentions
some changes he'd like to see when they are released as Alpha Sapphire and
Nintendo Platinum & Gold Rewards 2014: Disappointingly DigitalA very thorough assessment from
Apricot analyzing this year's Club Nintendo Platinum & Gold Rewards for
2014, including a personal perspective on why this year wasn't the greatest.
Will Get Cut From The Smash Bros Lineup?Parker Lemke evaluates the
previous rosters from other Smash Bros. games and comes up with his list of
characters that could get cut from the upcoming title, including the
probability they'll get canned.
The Current Super Smash Bros. NewcomersThe highly anticipated Super
Smash Bros. game has a lot of people excited about the upcoming launch, which is
still a few months away. That doesn't stop MightyMagikarp from ranking the
I Were In Charge Of PokémonWhat would you do if you were
in charge of the Pokémon franchise? That is exactly the question Saturday
Morning Replay considers in this piece about Nintendo's pocket monsters.
You Disappoint Me."An ardent fan of the Metal Gear
franchise, Marco Polo admits he is a little disappointed with the creative
direction being taken with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Game Worth Sharing: Space Station 13If you like quirkily little
indie titles, then pwnmaster109 might have just the game for you. Check out his
blog exploring Space Station 13 and see if it's something you're interested in.
Censoring Manhunt 2 Turned Out To Be A Good ThingThe launch of Manhunt 2 a few
years ago was a bit controversial due to its graphic violence and mature
content. Now that he's played it, xking595x thinks censoring it was the right
Freedom In Gone HomeInspired by Game Informer's
Fourth of July "Exploring Freedom" feature, OriginalClint selects Gone Home as
his game to examine because of its freedom to influence the game's narrative.
Good Or Bad?Nostalgia, or that longing for
something from the past, is a popular theme among gamers. Raging Searchers
weighs in on what it means to him, and whether it's a good thing or bad.
The Next Generation – A Bumpy StartThis blog about joining the
next generation of gaming after purchasing a Playstation 4 might say it was
posted by whovian223, but you all know and love him as Hist, one of Game
Informer's featured bloggers.
And Creatures: Magic For BeginnersThe highly regarded trading
card game known as Magic: The Gathering is also available on various game
platforms. Bluubeetle covers the basics you can use regardless of how
you're playing it.
Makes Someone A Good Game Critic?While there are a lot of
thoughts about what makes a person qualified to critique a video game, нawĸe5
(мr. мonday nιgнт) reveals a few traits he believes are important in this line
Last Of Us Case Study/ReviewSakaerion posts an exceptional
review of The Last of Us just in time for the upcoming release of the
re-mastered edition of arguably one of the greatest games of our time.
Hearts: The Great War ReviewJosh Kowbel published a couple
of great reviews this week, including this one for Valiant Hearts: The Great
War, a puzzle adventure game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (07/14/14
– 07/20/14):Adam Kaye; Alex
Excelsior!; Alto1st (2); Apricot; Bluubeetle (3); Chris Mrkvicka; DJH; Enuo;
Eric Watson; Gamemaniac3434; General Mills44; GerardoExber; happydude633;
Hawke5 (Mr. Monday Night); IzzyOtaku (2); Joker; Jonathan Harrison; Josh Kowbel
(2); KillerRabbit; lotrgeek; Marco Polo; MightyMagikarp (3); Mike; nathan98;
OriginalClint; Ownzoir; Parker Lemke; Platysaur; pwnmaster109; Raging Searchers;
Sakaerion; Saturday Morning Replay (3); Shady Missionary; Still_Insane22;
Stranger; The Destroyer (7); Thejourneyman66; This World Begins w/ Omniscience;
Thomas Stensland; Uesugi-dono (2); whovian223 (3); widdowson91; xking595x; xl9;
Zachary Pligge; and yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:Twitter is 50/50. Either hating on ESPN2 for
showing a video game tournament or mind blown. Get over it world. This is now
& the future #TI4 @CaitlinV3NUS
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