The lights are on
The output of the Game Informer blogging community dipped
slightly this week but that doesn't mean there aren't still some great posts to
read, including a few of the best provided below.
Blog Herding Stats:
January 30 – February 05, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 65Number of User
Bloggers: 53Number of User
Blogs Herded: 9
Makes Us Special?Continuing the ongoing debate of purchasing video games
new or old, we get to hear from a voice who works in the industry as Sheriff
Warbuff shares his thoughts on the often controversial subject.
Free-To-Play Is GeniusA number of members in the community are debating
purchasing new or old video games, but Jack, The Quixotic Gamer switches gears
and talks about why the free-to-play business model is a smart choice.
The Adventure AgainIf you're one of those gamers like Di5a5terp13ce who
plays through video games multiple times, then you might enjoy his blog discussing the benefit of using the "New Game Plus" option.
10 SidekicksAs far as top ten lists go, top ten sidekicks isn't a
totally original list, but that doesn't stop thegodofwine7 from sharing his
version with some characters you're probably not expecting to make the cut.
Lure Of The Dark SideWith the official release of The Darkness II listed as
February 07, 2012, Shootist2600 plays the demo and shares his thoughts, which
could influence your decision to purchase the game or not.
Witcher 2 Is The Best Game No One's Heard AboutOne great thing about being part of a video game community
is you can hear about good games (or bad) without ever playing them. Doctor
Apozem shares his thoughts on The Witcher 2, a somewhat obscure game developed
by CD Projekt RED.
Question Of The MonthThis collaborative blog between the Game Informer
community and JC has everyone pick their personal Game of the Year for 2011 in
a piece that has been rather popular and well received.
Has Sociability And Locally Cooperatively Gameplay Gone?The power of the Internet has revolutionized how we play
video games with one another but some gamers like luciablee miss the good ole
days where co-op meant physically sitting side by side.
New Design Of DifficultyThe discussion of video game
difficulty levels is nothing new, but o_JMan240_o questions whether traditional
methods are sufficient or if it's time for a fresh approach to implementing
Review Herding – 02/04/12Samurai Zero returns with
another collection of user reviews submitted over the past week including ones
for Final Fantasy XIII-2, Super Mario 3D Land, Metro 2033, Assassin's Creed
Revelations, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Pokemon Rumble Blast, and Saints Row
VVVVVVA simple and straightforward
review of an atypical game you may or may not have heard of, JohnWrek provides
his thoughts on the offbeat titled game, VVVVVV, a game he awards an 8 out of
Indie & Mojo Show Episode 23Indiejones and Mojomonkey12
welcome Game Informer regular Noobtubin8er to the show as the group discuss
used games, online passes, and the most anticipated games of 2012, including Kingdoms
4th Floor Season 2 Episode 2The regular hosts of The 4th Floor welcome Game Informer regular Mray901 to the show as they discuss
everything from My Little Pony:
Friendship is Magic to time travel in movies, television, and video games.
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 2-18In the latest episode of the
RITC podcast, Dean shares some of the new features in the upcoming SSX, Titus
shares some enticing Blu Ray deals, and the group discusses the recent rumors
about the next generation consoles from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo.
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.
Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (01/30/12
- 02/05/12):agentmaine; aidanrinku; Aiden118; Aless Ale; Anticitizen-One;
AVENGERLDZ; blkwolf999; born4this; Darth Kill; Derreck (2); Destructur25;
Di5a5terp13ce; Doctor Apozem (2); GoldvsSilver; indiejones; Jack (2); Jack, The
Quixotic Gamer; JC; jordanthegamer; kebebasan; kittenkill; luciablee; Magnus the
Historian; Marco Polo; markus1142 (2); Matt The Hedgehog; Matt-boy; Mike; Myles
Cadle; Nintendo Fan; Noe Ramirez; o_JMan240_o; Oni no Tenshi; Phlakes (2);
PonstoryGames; PRjumpman124; rekoin (3); Reptar7; SamuraiZero; Sheriff Warbuff;
Shootist2600; Still_Insane22; The Handheld Tank; The Legendary Ewok King; The
Monster Hunter; The Trombogon; TheBen (2); thegodofwine7; Thejourneyman66;
TOGNick; wayoverdue (4); YepImAPersonWaving; and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week:"I doubt that's one of your vital organs! Walk it off, Tough
Guy." – Daxter, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
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