The lights are on
The recent release of Borderlands 2 kicked off the fall
season with near instant success, and with only three months left in 2012, there
are still a handful of prominent titles on the way. To pacify your time in
between games, enjoy this week's collection of blogs submitted by your fellow
September 24 – September 30, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 143Number of User
Bloggers: 77Number of User
Blogs Herded: 15
The Extra Life charity event is only a few weeks away and
quickly approaching. If you haven't contributed yet and you're interested, it
isn't too late. Contact Mojomonkey12
for all of the details.
ObjectificationInspired by one of Megan Marie's
Cosplay stories and Dan Ryckert's review of Dead or Alive 5, ace13 shares her
thoughts on how women are still often misrepresented by some video games.
Makes A Horrific Experience?ThisFreakinGuy isn't afraid to offer
his thoughts on what it takes to make a horror game as he discusses the various
elements that will likely summon a certain degree of fear in those who play
A Parent's Point Of ViewA brilliant allegory from Noobtubin8er
that on the surface seems to be him chatting about parenthood, but if you read
between the lines you might think he is actually talking about certain gamers.
Of TimeStranger takes a unique look at
the concept of time and how it assumed a vital role throughout the history of video
games, including a few specific instances where it manifests itself in the game.
Is The Best MedicineVideo games often get a bad rap
for everything from being time wasters to causing violence but Craigleg points
out some of the therapeutic benefits you don't usually associate with gaming.
Makes Spec-Ops: The Line So RevolutionaryA pointed analysis of Spec-Ops:
The Line courtesy of Enigma that clearly reveals his opinion about traditional
shooters and how this particular game supplies a uniquely different experience.
Halo 3: ODST Deserves More RecognitionWith the imminent release of
Halo 4 quickly approaching, Hannibal reminisces over Halo 3: ODST and points
out why the game deserves more attention than what it received.
Spilling The Beans!GoldvsSilver discusses the fine
line between promoting a game under development to keep gamers interested and
releasing so much information it spoils the experience when it's finally
Videogame Character Small AwardsA humorous post written by Mike
whereby he creates awards for unusual accomplishments and assigns them to the
various video game personalities most deserving of the recognition.
I Going Blind?AshaMan3000 describes his
frustration with some horror games that use darkness to create a scary
atmosphere and how, when it is used excessively, it can have the opposite effect.
A Better Fight Scene For The Games We LoveThe mechanics for fighting
games might seem relatively simple and straightforward, but opposedcrow88 highlights a
few ideas from fighting games to improve
The "Open Source" Culture Has Influenced GamingMarco Polo takes a candid look
at the influence open-source software has had on the video game industry and
relays his interpretation of what it all means.
Love You, BioWareResponding to the unexpected
announcement that the Doctors are leaving Bioware, quasiconundrum weighs in on the
news and how the decision might impact one of EA's most profitable divisions.
Games Have Made Me A Better PersonJoyful Penguin associates the
connection between video games and the valuable life lessons he's learned from
playing them in this piece that many of us can certainly relate to.
Of Mass EffectMany bloggers have undertaken
the 30 Blogs in 30 Days challenge, but none have devoted the entire series to
one game, until now. Orochisama LEVON's series devoted to Mass Effect is
Sequel To Die ForCraigaleg
prepares another one of his ingenious reviews, this time examining Darksiders
II in great detail with a short write up and video clip showcasing the
highlights of the game.
Flawed But Ambitious Open World ExperienceReview scores
for L.A. Noire seemed to be scattered, with some loving the game and some not so
much. Louis Marcos gives it a fair look and expresses his thoughts on the
To Compare To Tekken Tag 2A short and
concise review of Dead or Alive 5 provided by Rip-Wire that compares the game
with one of its biggest competitors, Tekken Tag 2. Check it out and see which
game fares better.
JACKED UP Indie And Mojo Show Episode 46The regular hosts welcome
special guest and fellow GIO member Craigaleg to the show as the group
discusses Borderlands 2, The Walking Dead, and the upcoming Extra Life charity
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (09/24/12 – 09/30/12):ace13 (2);
AlexChase (5); Applesteak (2); AshaMan3000 (2); bjdbuch; blaxarbush911 (4);
Bruiser9013; Cameron Koch; Caudex; cerpintaxman; Coachscorner00; Codyeo;
Craigaleg; Cru Hunter; dadarkheart; Daniel Jones (5); Darkeon; David Chandler;
Dawson Wyckoff; DJH (5); Drym Shyuan (7); Enigma (3); Ewok King; FAMESREVENGE;
Frosty; Glasses; GoldvsSilver; Gorow The Maverick; GreenHawk99 (2); Hannibal
(2); Hist; Jack Gardner; Joe Fathead (2); Jolt the Cynic (4); Jon Gregory aka
JMan240; jordanthegamer (3); Joyful Penguin (3); KillerRabbitsFTW; LGAR;
Long.Live.Play; lotrgeek (3); Louis Marcos; luciablee; Luis E. Morales Falcon
(2); Marco Polo (2); markus1142 (2); Mike (7); mojomonkey12; Neil Hackel;
Noobtubin8er; OneArmedWonder (2); opposedcrow88; Orochisama LEVON, Spectre (7);
PRjumpman124; Proprietary-Windmill; quasiconundrum; Reptar7; RezidentHazard
(rides again); Rihz; Roxas; Seamoni; Sora Three Ben; sorryjzargo (2); Stranger
(4); The Invertroid; The Second Musketeer; thegodofwine7 (2); Theora Craft;
ThisFreakinGuy; TOGNick (2); TurdFurgy (2); Vanlinkenstein; wayoverdue;
xking595x (2); xl9 (3); Yusuke Urameshi; and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week:"Put fear and self-concern behind you. Focus your will on
your objective, accepting death as a possibility." – Narrator, Karateka
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