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This week marks the 25th consecutive episode
of Blog Herding since its triumphant return roughly six months ago. In that
time we've witnessed the community grow and prosper as bloggers deliver
exceptional content week after week, including the latest round of blogs listed
February 06 - February 12, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 82Number of User
Bloggers: 62Number of User
Blogs Herded: 9
Fest March 4thIt's been awhile since the community conducted a Frag
Fest, but Sheriff Warbuff is coordinating a special Halo Reach Custom Map Pack
event. Submit your own maps or show up just to play. Details inside.
Video Game Clichés That Will Never DieA clever post by the Mysterious
Stranger exploring the most common and often overused principles our video
games are founded upon, including my personal favorite: "Giant buttons on the floor."
Review – Final Fantasy XIII-2After somewhat of a slow start,
this video review by Craigaleg for the latest Final Fantasy episode is finally
getting the recognition it deserves in what is possibly the best user review
– An Online OdysseyChances are you're already
fully aware what capabilities are gained by connecting your video game console
to the Internet, but sometimes a gentle recap, like this one by Stranger, is a
Top 12 Nostalgic GamesPerhaps the most popular post and
community favorite blog of the week, Mray901 shares a dozen games from his past
that had an impact on the gamer he is today. Join in on the conversation.
10 NES GamesEven though I might not agree
with every game included, I still enjoyed thegodofwine7's latest top ten list,
this time categorizing his Top 10 favorite video games available on the
Darkness II DemoAt first look, you might think
this was one of Shootist2600's photo blogs, but it isn't. GoldvsSilver shares
his thoughts on The Darkness II demo, capturing the highlights with an
impressive collection of photos.
CharacterStepping away from reviewing
games, but not from providing detailed blogs complete with stunning
screenshots, Shootist2600 discusses the unique topic of character creation and
the methods implemented by a number of popular video games.
Sound Of Video GamesAre video game soundtracks the
next big genre about to break into the music industry scene? Probably not, but
thanks to Jack, The Quixotic Gamer, you can at least listen to a few to see if
GI AvatarsThe latest collection of the
always popular Game Informer custom avatars is now available, free of charge,
courtesy of TurdFurgy. This collection includes some rather unique characters
making the list.
More TimeThis user review for Final
Fantasy XIII-2 by Craigaleg complements the video review blog previously
mentioned above, but is so amazing it's worth citing both. This post definitely
raises the bar for reviews.
Spectacle Ends Before It Truly BeginsLots of gamers are talking about the recently released, The Darkness II.
This user review submitted by Orochi Assassin LEVON discusses why he awarded
the game 8.25 out of 10.
4th Floor Season 2 Episode 3TOGNick, one of the hosts of
The 4th Floor, warns this is their most chaotic show yet as two
special guests, Enigma and Braden Fox, join the latest show that discusses
various topics of interest.
Indie & Mojo Show Episode 24All I'm going to say about this
podcast is it's controversial and explicit, so listen at your own risk.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (02/06/12
– 02/12/12):Allen; AndyDwyer; BreadLoser; Bryan M. Stafford; Buddy Acker (2);
Chris Mrkvicka; Cody Gilley; cornerstorefacade; Craigaleg; Darth Kill; Delancey
The Mad; Destructur25; Di5a5terp13ce (2); Doctor Apozem; Enigma;
Ezio9heAssassin; GoldvsSilver (2); Headless97; Hist; ImNickson; indiejones;
Jack; Jack, The Quixotic Gamer; Jammin Jones; Jared; Jeph; libertydude; Light
Gamebeast23456 (2); luciablee; Marina Saturday (4); markus1142; Matt-boy; Mike
(2); mohawkman5; Mray901; Nintendo Fan; Noobtubin8er; Oni no Tenshi; Ownzoir;
PonstoryGames (3); reidloS doG; rekoin; Riley; Sheriff Warbuff; Shootist2600
(3); SoD x BTownBomb; Still_Insane22; stormfront; Stranger; StraySkyNight;
supersnake; The guy who never really fought Ganon himself...; The Legendary
Ewok King; the Mysterious Stranger; thegodofwine7; Thejourneyman66; TOGNick;
TurdFurgy; wayoverdue (7); WS-N; ynoT0312Taz; and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week:"Stick around, I'm full of bad ideas." – Isaac
Clarke, Dead Space 2
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