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It looks like the Game Informer Community took advantage
of the long weekend to post and abundance of content, with a near record
setting number of blogs and user reviews being featured in this latest episode
of Blog Herding.
February 11 – February 17, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 114Number of User
Bloggers: 67Number of User
Blogs Herded: 17
The Delay Of Rayman Legends Is A Good ThingYou may be surprised (or not) by the amount of attention
generated by Ubisoft's decision to delay the release of Rayman Legends
including all of the discussions about it, like this one from Chris Mrkvicka.
5 Videogame ClichésA cliché is anything that becomes commonplace through
overuse. Mike weighs in on his top five list of video game clichés that are
prevalent in many of our favorite games. See if you agree.
Game Covers Need To Grow UpA unique but interesting blog by Glasses focusing on
video game cover art and the influence it can have on shaping the perception of
those who see it, whether they are gamers or not.
I Want To See In A New Mass Effect GameOne of the most beloved series in the modern era of
gaming, opposedcrow88 considers the future of the Mass Effect series after the
tumultuous ending witnessed in the third episode. Beware of spoilers.
Top 10 Favorite Video Game CharactersAll of us have our favorite video game characters we love
to play as and warlord5531 takes it a step further by listing his top ten
favorites while providing a brief summary explaining the fondness.
Things That Totally Destroy The ImmersionImmersion is that element of a game that allows us to
suspend belief in reality by replacing it with the existence portrayed in the
game. As thegodofwine7 shows us, it can be disrupted by a few factors.
Nintendo Is The Most Personal Of The Big ThreeThe Destroyer evaluates the big three video game industry
giants of Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony to see which one he thinks is the most
dedicated and loyal to its fan base and how they achieve this.
Future Of NintendoAnalyzing the latest Nintendo Direct update, blaze6106 considers
a couple of the highlights from the news reel and what they mean for the future
of the Wii U and the organization.
Or Death?Nikolas Davidoff is one of a few bloggers publishing a
response to Quantic Dream's David Cage and his recent comments
regarding the lack of creativity permeating throughout the industry.
Ghost Recon Online Worth The Download?Ghost Recon Online, the free-to-play military shooter
from Ubisoft doesn't get talked about a lot but Paradigmthefallen gives it a
shot and walks away with a new-found appreciation what it has to offer.
Six Crucial Elements To A Genuine Survival-Horror GameDrJoeystein responds to a few claims that Dead Space 3 is
abandoning its roots for faster-paced gameplay with a summation of key
elements he thinks are prerequisites for any good survival horror game.
Gear Rising: Revengeance AKA Raiden's ResplendiferousnessKyle Wadsworth publishes yet another photo-rich blog
illustrating the essence of the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo before
admitting his short sampling of the game has him sold on it.
To Succeed In Love In Video GamesTim Gruver takes Valentine's Day to a whole new level
with his discussion on the dos and don'ts of having a successful relationship,
only he tackles it from the perspective only a gamer could love.
To The PartyDespite all the warnings about not going back to
Ravenholm, some games are worth revisiting even if you have experienced them
before, as Ace13 learns in her recent playthrough of Half-Life 2.
That Was AwkwardA hilarious and mildly disturbing post courtesy of ADAMMWOOLLEY
pointing out some questionable meetings and conversations pulled from a select
few games that might just make you go "hmmm."
Game Demos Hurt Game Sales?Cameron Koch responds to comments made by Puzzle
Clubhouse CEO Jesse Schell at the 16th annual DICE Awards regarding the
possibility and impact demos have on new game sales.
Things This Generation Gets RightFormer Game Informer intern
Josh Straub muses about a couple of the qualities existing in this generation
of gaming that are successfully implemented and well-received by gamers.
With Lasting ConsequencesOrochisama LEVON Spectre joins the invasion with a
thorough review of last year's sensational alien busting hit title, XCOM: Enemy
Unknown, before rewarding the game near perfect marks.
– Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)BLiNDFATES has nothing but praise for Fire Emblem:
Awakening (3DS), the recently released turn-based strategy game exclusive to
the Nintendo 3DS that Game Informer awarded a 9 out of 10.
Review Of Dead Space 3Dead Space 3 received mixed scores from many of the
expert reviewers, but Game Informer gave it a glowing review and RFXRage seems
to agree in his own assessment of Isaac Clarke's latest adventure.
Frustrating Yet Amazing Chilling AdventureDead Space 3 is easily one of the most reviewed games of
the past few weeks and The Destroyer takes a turn sharing his thoughts on the game
some are already calling a Game of the Year contender.
Rebirth Of One Of The Greatest Strategy Titles Of All TimeXCOM: Enemy Unknown was one of last year's great games
and there are still plenty of people who are playing it, like BRAV0 F1VE, who
also expresses his appreciation of the game in this review.
Is BackNex Gen Reviews offers a thorough assessment of Max Payne
3, analyzing all of the important elements with just enough detail to tell you
what you need to know without spoiling the experience.
FantasticReviews of Hitman: Absolution were scattered with some loving it while others hated it. Oliver Bautista is one of those who thought favorably of it as
detailed in his review of the game.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (02/11/13
– 02/17/13):ace13; ADAMMWOOLLEY
(3); Ali Rapp; AshaMan3000 (3); blaxarbush911; blaze6106 (2); Bozzie; BRAV0
F1VE; Cameron Koch; Captain Super; cerpintaxman; Charles; Chris Mrkvicka;
dadarkheart (3); David Chandler; Do NOT Read This; Draco; DrJoeystein; El
Minty; General Mills44 (7); Ghost; Glasses; Hist; Jack Gardner; jackson stone;
Jeremy.JustJeremy; John Hunter; John Wrek; Jolt the Cynic (2); Jon Gregory aka
JMan240; Josh Straub (2); Joyful Penguin; Kyle Wadsworth;
LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Lycandemon90; Marco Polo (5); Mike (2); Mray901; Nikolas
Davidoff; O'Dell Harmon; Odoyel; opposedcrow88; Orochisama LEVON, Spectre;
Paradigmthefallen (5); Platysaur; RFXRage; Sabtos; sastgamer; Saturday Morning
Replay (3); shadowBack; The Destroyer (7); The Great Cubone (5); The Invertroid;
thegodofwine7 (2); TheSniper; Tia mi aven Moridin i; Tim Gruver; Titus212;
Vogon5; Walnuts and Drillhands; warlord5531 (3); Warrior (2); wayoverdue; xl9;
xTheCrowing; Zachary Hall (2); and of course yours truly...Saint.
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