The lights are on
The hot topic of the week seems to be about the next
generation of video game consoles and despite a record low number of blogs
submitted by the community, the good news is a majority of them were really
good. It also marks another week of exceptional user reviews with a number of
them being featured in this episode of Blog Herding.
May 06 – May 12, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 46Number of User
Bloggers: 35Number of User
Blogs Herded: 10
Generation Is Not Dead YetWith the next-generation
consoles about to become the current generation, LetMeGetToACheckpoint isn't
ready to dismiss the gaming goodness still being released on what we have
Five Best Things About The PS4Many gamers are anxiously waiting
to see what features the next Xbox will offer, but McLain Tate focuses instead
on the next PlayStation and what details have been announced for Sony's next
The FUSE And Watch The FireworksParadigmthefallen plays the
demo for Fuse and provides a compelling synopsis for those who might be
interested in this third-person shooter from Insomniac
Things The Next Xbox Can Do To Be More AccessibleAnticipation continues to build
for Microsoft's looming press conference to discuss the successor to the Xbox
360. Josh Straub considers a few accessibility features he'd like to see
Always On-Line DebacleTim Gruver gears up for Microsoft's
big next-generation console announcement this month and ponders the
controversial issue of what a persistent online connection might mean for
Not The Story; It's The PerformanceAn interesting piece from GoldvsSilver
exploring various game mechanics, the impact they have on the audience, and
how he thinks a spectacular performance even more than story is the key to
7 Most Brutal Drownings In Video GamesHe's come up with some original
lists before, but thegodofwine7's latest collection tackles the darker side of
gaming with a focus on death perpetrated by drowning. Don't worry though, it's
not that dark.
Hyperkin SupaBoyIf you never had the
opportunity to play an original SNES or if yours gave up the ghost years ago, born4this
reviews an aftermarket product that will let you play your favorite SNES classics.
Three Alien Species In The Mass Effect SeriesJeremy Sturgill explores his
favorite three alien species from the Mass Effect series in what might be a
contestable subject but one that can certainly be entertaining to discuss with
Crisis?A short but relevant blog from
AshaMan3000 examining Grand Theft Auto V's unique mechanic that allows you to control different characters and the impact this might
More Heroes (Wii) ReviewIf you're a
Wii owner waiting for more must-have Wii U games before upgrading, you
might be interested in checking out No More Heroes and this review provided by seb100172.
Infinite – Setting The Bar Sky-HighWhile most of
the media fanfare for Bioshock Infinite has finally subsided, the positive
review scores continue to accumulate, including this solid review from dimension_11.
Of War: Judgment Review – A Stalling ChainsawThe one-time
crown jewel exclusive to the Xbox, Gears of War's popularity has diminished
since the original. Hannibal's review of Gears of War: Judgment doesn't
sound very optimistic for the series.
Tower, an action role-playing published by Nintendo, was finally released in
the United States back in April. Edward Roivas shares a thorough analysis of
Dragon Review: Blinding Cyber LoveKflame210
reviews Blood Dragon, the somewhat unusual downloadable content (DLC) for Far
Cry 3, reminiscent of a 1980s action flick that many are finding to be surprisingly fun.
Beauty, Emotion, And The Joy Of AdventureTim Gruver is
one of the latest to experience the magic of Journey, a title many offer as
evidence that video games are art. For Tim, it's an experience he calls a "once in a generation
experience worth taking".
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (05/06/13
– 05/12/13):Andrew SiNiSTER (2); AshaMan3000; born4this; brainraider1 (3);
bunnyking; christian; Coachscorner00; Cody R Cantrell; demax51; Der Shizno;
Dima; DJH; General Mills44 (2); GoldvsSilver; Jeremy Sturgill; John Wrek; Josh
Straub; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Luis E. Morales Falcon; Marco Polo; McLain Tate;
opposedcrow88; Paradigmthefallen (2); Rich; seb100172; shooterboy23; The
Destroyer (4); thegodofwine7 (2); This World Begins With Us (2); Thunder
Warrior; Tim Gruver (2); Ucantfindme; VannahfoxTheTriforceWiel; xl9; and
Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:"You have
to keep exploring the boundaries between the things that we're comfortable with
and the things that we're not comfortable with." – Robin
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