The lights are on
As summer winds down, the eagerness about the next few
months of gaming continues to ramp up. If you've read the release schedule for the next
few months you understand why. It's easy to get caught up in all of the excitement,
so if you're looking for something a little different to read, check out the
latest round of user blogs submitted by the community.
Period Reviewed: August
04 – August 10, 2014Number of User
Blogs: 58Number of User
Bloggers: 33Number of User
Blogs Herded: 9
Member Herding: Part 67 Of XXMember herding is a periodic feature
spotlighting members of the community. If you want to see who thegodofwine7
interviews this week, you'll have to read the blog and find out.
Thoughts 30: FezEric Watson finishes off
another episode of his Final Thoughts blog series and crosses another game off
of his backlog list. This time he plays through Fez, the puzzle platformer from notorious indie developer Phil Fish.
Knight: The Game I Never Knew I WantedShovel Knight took the
industry by surprise and enamored gamers everywhere, including Irwin529, who
claims it is the game he never knew he wanted. Read his post to see what makes him say
With Myself – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical FreezeMightyMagikarp employs an
interesting approach to arguing the merits of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical
Freeze. You might be surprised to learn the conversation is with himself.
The Guitar Hero GamesThere was a time when the
mention of Rock Band or Guitar Hero would cause gamers to groan, but interest
in these games seems to be on the rise again. Timothy Repasky rates his favorite
Guitar Hero games.
Does The Future Hold For Kid IcarusParker Lemke was busy posting content for the community to enjoy this week, including this piece pondering the future of Kid Icarus. Be sure to check out his review of Unrest below, too.
The Last of Us Remastered: Desperate TimesUesugi-dono experiences the
brutality of playing The Last of Us: Remastered on the Ground Difficulty
setting, complete with a convincing story of what Joel and Ellie were up against
this time around.
16-bit Games That Need RemakesWhether you agree with
TMac53's picks for 16-bit games that he'd like to see get a remake, you will
almost certainly appreciate the trip down memory lane when you're reminded of
these older gems.
XCOM Report: Volume TwoJoyful Penguin returns from the
frontlines with another Battle Damage Assessment Report, highlighting his playthrough of XCOM that features soldiers inspired by various personalities from the GI community.
Last of Us: Remastered ReviewIt's hard to imagine making an
already great game even better, but that seems to be what everybody is saying
about The Last of Us: Remastered, including boxcar182, who boldly awards it
UnrestParker Lemke explores Unrest in
this solid review of a game created by indie developer Pyrodactyl Games,
noteworthy for being one of the few role-playing video games to explore Ancient
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (08/04/14
– 08/10/14):Alex Excelsior!; Alto1st
(2); Arkayde; boxcar182 (2); cerpintaxman (2); Chris Mrkvicka; Craigaleg;
Doctor Apozem; Donziboy32 (2); Drym Shyuan; Eric Watson; GerardoExber;
Irwin529; IzzyOtaku (2); Jellosnake; John Wrek; JordanTheGamer; Joyful Penguin
(2); MightyMagikarp (2); nathan98; Parker Lemke (2); Richard; Rorschach; Saint
(7); The Destroyer (6); thegodofwine7; Thomas Stensland (2); Timothy Repasky;
TMac53 (3); TonberryKing128; Tubbier Wombat; Uesugi-dono; Zangmaster (3); and
Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:"To this day one of the best videogame sounds
of all time remains the Valve "health pack" sound. BaBloop tsssss." @therealcliffyb
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