Rumor has it everyone was off playing the Destiny beta last week and that's why the activity seems a little lighter than usual. Don't worry though. There were still some wonderful blogs, including a couple from those who played the beta and want to share their views on what we can expect from Bungie's first big game since that other little series they worked on.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: July 21 – July 27, 2014
Number of User Blogs: 48
Number of User Bloggers: 32
Number of User Blogs Herded: 7

Community Blogs:

So...I've Finished Playing The Destiny Beta...
Donziboy32 wraps up his time with the Destiny beta and provides a snapshot assessment of the seemingly positive experience, primarily focusing on the gameplay and content.

Ranking The Ratchet And Clank Series
The Ratchet and Clank games are a fan-favorite series known for the zany antics of everybody's favorite Lombax. TheDarkestLink ranks them in this blog, which he cautions has minor spoilers.

The Rise Of The Average Joe In Gaming
MightyMagikarp muses about the characters we often play as that aren't necessarily all that heroic in this wonderful post talking about what it's like to be just an average Joe.

Destiny's Optimism Is Desperately Needed
Like other gamers from around the world, former Game Informer intern Cameron Koch has been playing the Destiny beta. Read why he has high hopes for the game and regards it as something the industry needs.

Final Fantasy Explorers: The Next Big Thing?
Thomas Stensland thinks Final Fantasy Explorers is, "poised to take the video game world by storm," as stated in this brilliant piece asking whether this game is the next big thing. Share your thoughts.

Yet Another Super Smash Bros Newcomer Wishlist
As the excitement (or tension) builds for the upcoming release of Nintendo's highly regarded fighting game, fans of the series are weighing in on the roster of characters and who'd they like to see.

My Impressions Of F.E.A.R. And Its Expansions
Despite his aversion to horror games, cerpintaxman succumbed to the bargain he found on Steam's Summer Sale, where he picked up F.E.A.R. and the expansion packs for a handful of dollars.

Community Reviews:

The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review
A thorough review of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword courtesy of blaze6106 that will tell you everything you need to know about the game without spoiling any of the important details.

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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (07/21/14 – 07/27/14):
blaze6106 (2); Bluubeetle; Cameron Koch; Ceeps; cerpintaxman; DJH; Doctor Apozem; Donziboy32; Enuo; Gaming Warthog; happydude633; Hawke; IzzyOtaku; JakandRatchet79; John Wrek; Jon Gregory; JordanTheGamer; Kayla Herrera; Los Pollos Bros; Lukedoc321; Matastig; MightyMagikarp (2); Mray901; The Destroyer (7); TheDarkestLink; thegodofwine7; Thejourneyman66; Thomas Stensland (3); Timothy Repasky; Trenchmace; Uesugi-dono; and yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:
"Someone once described video game forums as the DMV of the Internet. Lots of angry, grumpy, miserable people. Can't argue sometimes." @Stealth___