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Blog Herding: Community Edition 05/10/12

For many the highlight of the week was revealed with Game Informer's June cover announcement, showcasing The Elder Scrolls Online. Several bloggers shared their thoughts on it while others were compelled to write about a wide range of topics from the world of video games.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: April 30 – May 06, 2012
Number of User Blogs: 109
Number of User Bloggers: 65
Number of User Blogs Herded: 14

Community Events:

Kid Icarus Uprising 3DS Online Tournament
Game Informer community members Kid Ica and The Monster Hunter are looking for some fellow gamers to join them for some Kid Icarus Uprising online action on or around May 13.

Community Blogs:

My Top 25 Vacation Spots In Games
If you could escape to any location in your favorite video game for a little rest and relaxation, where would you go? This blog by DJH lists his favorite video game vacation spots.

Why The Elder Scrolls: Online Is Going To Be Terrible
Game Informer's recent cover announcement revealed a new Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) based on the Elder Scrolls series and JC reveals why he thinks the game isn't as grand as it sounds.

Sequels I Need And Some I Don't
Regardless of how it's received, it seems like nearly every game is destined to spawn a sequel or two. ShadowDragyn shares his thoughts on a few series he thinks are in need of a sequel and others he'd like to see end forever.

Who We Want In All-Stars Battle Royale
Sony recently announced their upcoming crossover fighting game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and ynoT0312Taz wastes no time casting a roster of characters he hopes make it into the game.

What I Want In The Elder Scrolls Online
With the recent announcement of The Elder Scrolls: Online, sorryjzargo is already preparing to set his real life aside as he contemplates what features he hopes to see from the game.

Top 10 Tough Decisions
Perhaps one of thegodofwine7's most persuasive and thought-provoking top ten lists yet. This time he tackles the top ten tough decisions he's had to make. Caution: A few entries may contain minor spoilers.

Dark Souls And Why It's Awesome
The always creative and artistic God of Irony returns with another one of his patented drawblogs, this time illustrating why Dark Souls is such an awesome game and worth your time and money.

Character Evolution: Agent 47
Another blog in the character evolution series from tutelsongo, profiling the illusive and deadly Agent 47, the notorious protagonist of the Hitman series.

The Video Game Commercial: A History
As video games gain in popularity, it's no surprise publishers are using traditional advertising schemes like commercials to market them. This entertaining piece by tonyadpx compares older commercials with those from the modern era of gaming.

Marketing And Video Games: Where Could It Lead?
Noobtubin8er posts a humorous blog discussing potential marketing strategies to advertise various commercial products in some of our most popular video games, like Coldwater Creek and Future Soldier.

The Art Of Marathon Gaming: A How-To Guide
It's nothing for young gamers to stay up all night playing video games, but once you get to a certain age it's a bit harder. Jolt the Cynic provides some tips next time you want to pull an all-night marathon.

What I Want To See From The Wii-U's Games
Nintendo's successor to the Wii console is slated for a fourth quarter 2012 release and to pass the time The Great Cubone provides a list of games he'd like to see available when the Wii U launches.

This Hybrid Is A Compelling Mix
Don't let the name fool you. The blogger formerly known as Shootist2600 participates in the beta for 5th Cell's upcoming Xbox Live Arcade game entitled Hybrid, and provides his standard photo blog review.

Community Reviews:

Perfection Calls From The Corridors Of Time
Community member Stranger posts a review for Chrono Trigger on the Nintendo 3Ds, arguably one of the most iconic role-playing games in the history of gaming. He awards the game a perfect score.

Warhammer 40K: Space Marine Review
A short but detailed analysis of Relic Entertainment's science fiction first-person shooter Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. Thejourneyman66 gives the game a respectable 8.75 out of 10.

Community Podcasts:

The Indie & Mojo Show Episode 32
Indiejones and Mojomonkey12's latest podcast includes a little bit of drama with a dose of humor, as the hosts talk about their E3 predictions, next generation hardware, the Vita, and Dark Souls.

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.

Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (04/30/12 - 05/06/12):
AESUPREME1; aidanrinku (2); Andrew SiNiSTER; Applesteak (2); blaxarbush911; blaze6106 (2); Caudex (5); Chris, the savior of the galaxy?; Christopher Williams; Cru Hunter; DeadManWalking; Derreck; DJH (3); Enigma; gamesforever117; Gao-Shield; God Of Irony; GoldvsSilver (4); hitchhikerwaffle; Hobo Baggins; indiejones; Jack, The Quixotic Gamer; JC (2); Jolt (5); Jon Gregory aka JMan240; jordanthegamer (2); Just that Awesome; KAGEHOSHI-; KGreekness (2); Le Hannibal (6); LGAR (2); Matt-boy; Meta77; Mike; Mr. Charmander; my pants are on fire (2); nathan98 (2); Noobtubin8er; Opfer der Seele; Orochi Assassin LEVON; Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui I (3); redlitez76 (2); Romars202129; ShadowDragyn; Shootist2600; sorryjzargo (2); Stranger (6); The Great Cubone; The guy who is meh; The Handheld Tank; thegodofwine7; Thejourneyman66; theLast_Knight; tonyadpx; TRANCEndantSoul; tutelsongo; UltiMat3ProDGy07; Warbuff; Wayne Strickland; wayoverdue (2); xking595x (4); xl9; YepImAPersonWaving; ynoT0312Taz (2); and of course yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week:
"I eat resistance for breakfast!" – Sam Stone, Serious Sam II

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