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The number of blogs posted this week dipped slightly but the good news is the community posted so many outstanding blogs and user reviews that we have a slightly higher than normal number being featured here. And
as you might expect, gamers are still enamored with BioShock Infinite so there
was no shortage of that content devoted to the game.
April 08 – April 14, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 66Number of User
Bloggers: 49Number of User
Blogs Herded: 13
10 Female ProtagonistsNo doubt the new Tomb Raider, featuring Lara Croft
like we've never seen her before, reinvigorated the topic of video game heroines. Thegodofwine7 lists his favorite female protagonists.
Wiiu Miiverse "Hack" Or "Mock-Up" Is Better Than
NostradamusWith Wii U owners growing impatient for new titles to
release, Stonecutters908 expounds on the Miiverse mock-up screens, potentially
revealing what the future holds for Nintendo's latest console.
Suggestions For "Microsoft Fighting Game" CharactersSony and Nintendo both have fighting games featuring characters from their exclusive series, leaving KillerRabbitsFTW to wonder what a Microsoft-themed fighting game might look like.
Infinite: Bloody And BrilliantNot so much a review as it is a personal reflection,
Cameron Koch chronicles his playthrough of the already legendary Bioshock
Infinite in glorious, spoiler-free detail.
Wars – Jack VS. Booker Dewitt!It was only a matter of time before a comparison between
the protagonists from the original BioShock and Infinite was made, and
BLiNDFATES does just that with this interesting evaluation of the two characters.
Console Wars: Why They Are Our "Ism"The Destroyer shares an interesting perspective on
fanboyism with this blog looking at otherization, or the concept of "us and
them", and how it relates to the various gaming platforms.
Origins – Success Or Mistake?Responding to Game Informer's big game announcement and
cover reveal, GoldvsSilver chimes in with his thoughts on Batman: Arkham
Origins, the next installment in the Batman Arkham series.
Introspective Look At Video Game MusicBlogs about video game-inspired music are somewhat common
but seldom as good as this one from Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui I, who lists
and discusses some of his personal favorites.
Advantages And Disadvantages Of DLCWhether you're a fan of downloadable content (DLC) or not, there is no denying there are certain advantages and disadvantages to the format. Apricot highlights some of them nicely here.
For Dummies (Like Me)Kyle Wadsworth has quite the reputation for his photo-rich blogs and now he can be credited with coining the term screenshotographer, as he describes the process of capturing in-game footage.
Evil Than The Big EvilLast week Jolt the Cynic posted a brilliant blog
discussing the realization some Non-Player Characters (NPCs) are liked more
than the main protagonist. This week he returns to evaluate the antagonists.
The Box Art Of A Video Game Mean AnythingWarrior questions the significance of box art and the
impact it may or may not have influencing sales while including a number of
examples to illustrate his point.
10 Spaceships In GamingA list not everyone will agree with – especially since it
doesn't include the SSV Normandy SR1 – but still entertaining to consider as xl9
offers up a top ten list of his favorite video game spacecraft.
Review: Senran Kagura Shinovi VersusOur resident expert on import reviews for Japanese games
returns as LGAR summarizes the finer points of Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus, an
obscure title you've probably never even heard of.
Back To The Wild West And Save The Villages From Grocks AgainSpeaking of titles you've probably never
heard of, Apricot evaluates Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger, an
action-adventure/tower defense game available for download via Nintendo's
Review: Short But Oh So SweetDespite its relatively short campaign, Kflame210 praises
Guacamelee!, the recently released 2D action/platformer game with a hint of
inspiration from Metroid that was developed by Drinkbox Studios.
47 Takes One Step Forward, And Two Steps BackAndrew Marcos's latest review assignment has him exposing
the truth about Hitman: Absolution and the most recent exploits of Agent 47,
everybody's favorite bald and barcoded assassin.
Tale Of Vengeance And HonorTony Sansone is quickly becoming a regular supplier of
quality user reviews. This week he sets his sights on Dishonored, a stealth
action/adventure game providing alternative possibilities to each mission.
Mansion Mediocre MoonThe long awaited sequel to Luigi's Mansion finally released
on the Nintendo 3DS but according to Tuscancow's review of Dark Moon, it fails
to live up the standard set by its predecessor.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (04/08/13
Andrew Ryan; Apricot; AshaMan3000; blaxar (3); BLiNDFATES (2); brainraider1
(2); bunnyking; Cameron Koch (2); Captain Super; cerpintaxman; Dima;
FrankxthexBunny; General Mills44 (3); Ghost; GoldvsSilver; Hist; Irwin529; J.
Swigart; jackson stone; Jeremy Sturgill (3); Jolt the Cynic; Juanolo;
Kflame210; killerguy855 (2); KillerRabbitsFTW; Kyle Wadsworth;
LetMeGetToACheckpoint; LGAR; lugadi (2); Luis E. Morales Falcon (2); Mike; Neil
Hackel; Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennu (2); Psychedub Dude; Rabid Chipmunk;
Roxas; Saturday Morning Replay; Shipmaster777; shmahadle; Stonecutters908; The
Destroyer (2); thegodofwine7 (3); TheSniper; triforcekeyblade; Warrior; White Angel
Dragon; xl9 (2); and XTrooper.
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