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Before checking out the latest round of blogs from the
community how about a little video game history? On this day back in 2001, Bill
Gates hands over the first Xbox video game system ever sold to Edward Glucksman
of Keansburg, New Jersey, at the Toys "R" Us store in New York City
shortly after midnight.
November 05 – November 11, 2012Number of User
Blogs: 88Number of User
Bloggers: 59Number of User
Blogs Herded: 10
Creed III: God Bless AmericaAssassin's Creed III is the
latest big-name game to release this year, and while some have criticized its
gameplay and ending, footthumb seems to have a much brighter perspective of the
Wishful Thinking For The Next GenerationVideo games have evolved by
leaps and bounds and will very likely continue to do so into the future.
Hannibal composes some thoughts and ideas he'd like to see from the next
generation of gaming.
Force Is Strong In These BirdsWhat happens when you mash up
one of the greatest movies of all time with one of the most popular smartphone
games of all time? AshaMan3000 discusses the answer here if you don't already
Change Of TraditionHalo 4 is witnessing the
success and popularity you would expect from the next episode in the series,
but DJH reflects on the legacy of the Halo universe and why it's different for
him this time.
Evolution Of Wrestling GamesWrestling games have certainly
evolved since the days of Pro Wrestling on the NES and Hawke5 categorizes a
number of the games available during his virtual wrestling career.
Of Duty: Defending The DetractorsWith the looming release of
Black Ops II, Call of Duty has been the topic of discussion by many including
this response from Jon Gregory aka JMan240 over Dan Ryckert's Defending
Call Of Duty column.
In A Digital StorybookDavid Chandler shares his
colorful perspective of The Unfinished Swan, a creative game relying on a
predominantly black and white color palette to deliver a profound visceral
Honor Of...Whether you're a fan of Halo or
a newcomer to the series, GoldvsSilver recapitulates the entire Halo universe
in this lengthy but informative blog that reveals everything you need to know
about the series.
John – My Letter To Call Of DutyThe second blogger in as many
weeks to post a farewell letter to one of the video game industry's most
popular titles, Noobtubin8er cleverly announces his break up with Call of Duty
with this Dear John letter.
Good Loser Is Hard To FindOni no Tenshi muses about the
fine art of losing and how a Game Over screen doesn't necessarily mean you
can't select to continue and press on to victory.
Review Of Assassin's Creed IIIOne of the
best Assassin's Creed III reviews submitted by the user community, RFXRage
provides a thorough write up to include a handful of screenshots for one of the
year's biggest title releases.
4: The Chief Is In Good HandsJake Magee expresses his
delight with Halo 4 in this solid review that focuses on the single- and
multiplayer components of the game and how 343 Industries exceeded all of his expectations.
Satisfying Blend Of Old And NewMany are praising Halo 4 as the
best chapter in the series and this review from Cameron Koch acknowledges just
how great he thinks the game is.
Shining Visual And Pop Culture Spectacle Of Borderlands 2Noobtubin8er evaluates
Borderlands 2, a game that he gives near perfect marks to and a game definitely in
contention for the coveted Game of the Year award.
Return To Wacky TennisThe Monster Hunter takes to the
court to evaluate the latest Mario sports game with his review of Mario Tennis
Open, only available on the Nintendo 3DS.
Time Sonic Is Worth The Bug!A comprehensive assessment of
Sonic Colors provided by ad0234, examining the good and bad of what the game has
to offer before awarding the game a final score of 8.0 out of 10.
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 3-3This week, Dean asks Titus some
questions about publishing his book, Pneumadiluvians, and Wes shares his
impressions of Assassin's Creed III. I couldn't have said it better myself.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (11/05/12 – 11/11/12):ace13; Alex Beyer; AshaMan3000 (2); BLiNDFATES (4);
bombstopper (3); born4this; Cameron Koch; chcoman123 (2); David Chandler; DJH
(3); Drew Navarre; Drym Shyuan; ElGato; Emily; FAMESREVENGE; FamilyGuyGuy7;
footthumb; FrankxthexBunny; GoldvsSilver; Hannibal (2); Hawke5 (4); Jack
Gardner; jerseyboy1117; JesusIsLord323; Jolt the Cynic (3); Jon Gregory aka
JMan240; jordanthegamer (2); Joshua Bowers (2); KAGEHOSHI-; Keyes; Light
Gamebeast23456; Long.Live.Play; lotrgeek (2); Mike (2); Noobtubin8er; Oni no
Tenshi; opposedcrow88; playerofgames11; qazlkjh101; RelishMiz; Romars202129;
Sabtos; schmidtyfro; Seamoni; Sora Three Ben; Stranger; The Destroyer; Tim
Gruver; Titus212; Trenchmace; TurdFurgy; tutelsongo; Ucantfindme (2); Warrior
(4); Xerix (4); XSpectreGreyX; xTheCrowing; YungDaVinci (2); and of course
Video Game Quote of the Week:"When
did video games become so violent and scary?!" – Ralph, Wreck-It Ralph
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