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Blog Herding: Community Edition 06/06/13

Nearly every gamer knows that in a matter of days the industry's biggest trade show is going to launch in what is gearing up to be one of the greatest Electronic Entertainment Expos in the history of the event. If you're looking for a way to pass the time while you wait or if you need a break from the pre-event coverage, enjoy this week's collection of blogs from the user community.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: May 27 – June 02, 2013
Number of User Blogs: 71
Number of User Bloggers: 53
Number of User Blogs Herded: 12

Community Events:

Extra Life 2013 – Team GIO
A Public Service Announcement for this year's Extra Life charity event being coordinated by community member Zachary Pligge, who plans on spearheading the campaign for Team GIO this year.

Community Blogs:

Adam Jensen v. Corvo Attano: Toe To Toe
LetMeGetToACheckpoint does not disappoint with his comparison of Adam Jensen and Corvo Attano, who you may recognize as the protagonists from Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Dishonored.

The Top 10 Most Effective Weapons In Video Games
You might not agree with all of thegodofwine7's choices for the most effective weapons found in video games, but you're still likely to enjoy the justification for each of his picks.

Taking Joel And Ellie For A Spin
Many of us have been patiently waiting for the release of The Last of Us. AshaMan3000 was one of the lucky gamers who was granted access to the limited beta, and provides some early gameplay impressions.

Why Is Next-Gen So...Creepy?
Cru Hunter admits he's a bit cautious of the next generation consoles about to be released, especially with the potential security vulnerabilities each system might exhibit once they're finally here.

Checks And Balances: A Look At In-Game Economics
David Chandler shows us the money with his blog, exploring the value and relevance of in-game economics while citing a few games with in-game currency to illustrate his point.

What Is Going On With Prey 2?
The fate of Prey 2 has been generating plenty of inquiries and speculation from eager fans, like this one from The Invertroid, who does an exceptional job summarizing the current status of the game.

Remembering This Generation; What We've Learned
This World Begins With Us entertains the crowd with this slightly cynical but humorously crafted blog highlighting a number of points we have learned over the years from this generation of gaming.

Top 10 Elephants In Gaming
Becoming almost a weekly feature, xl9 returns with a unique top ten list. His latest highlights his favorite elephants – yes, apparently there are that many games with elephants.

Tomb Of The Unknown Game
As we sit back waiting for the change of the guard as the next generation of consoles take over the market, Tim Gruver reflects on a handful of games that were teased but never achieved "gone gold" status.

Report: Atari To Make "Next-Gen" Console
A humorous parody poking fun at the next-generation console discussions, AbsoluteDeicide shares a faux interview discussing Nolan Bushnell's plans to develop and release a successor to the Atari.

The Problem With Molyneux's Godus
Yusuke Urameshi responds to the intrigue associated with Peter Molyneux and his enigmatic Curiosity Cube, and what it might mean now that somebody has unlocked its mysterious secrets.

Making The Transition: Jumping Into A New Dimension
The Destroyer analyzes a handful of games that originally featured a two-dimensional perspective, but have had sequels make the jump to 3D.

Community Reviews:

Sonic Generations: A Bumpy Trip Down Memory Lane
While patiently waiting for the next Sonic game to be released on the Wii U later this year, Tim Gruver revisits Sonic Generations to learn what he can about everybody's favorite ring-collecting hedgehog.

Eador: Masters Of The Broken World
Trusting Adam Biessener's review of Eador: Masters of the Broken World, John Wrek plays the game for himself and follows suit with his own review, awarding the game a respectable 8.5 out of 10.

Black Ops 2 Review
Reptar7 admits he avoided rushing into posting a review for Call of Duty: Black Ops II until after he exhaustively experienced the game and had a true understanding of what it has to offer.

Tomb Raider – Welcome Back, Lara
Without a doubt one of the great games of 2013, dimension_11 reviews Tomb Raider and is pleased with the direction Square Enix took with Lara Croft's new image.

Rfxrage's Review Of Dead Island: Riptide
For all the buzz Dead Island seems to generate, review score results always seem to be mixed. Based on RFXRage's review of Riptide, the same might be true of the sequel.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (05/27/13 – 06/02/13):
AbsoluteDeicide; AESUPREME1; Andrew Ryan; Andrew SiNiSTER; Angry Adam; Arnulfo Hermes; AshaMan3000; ATOMIC; Badwolf1986; Bony4D; bunnyking (2); cerpintaxman; chanceisshane; Cru Hunter; David Chandler; Dawson Wyckoff (2); Dima; Edward Roivas; falconsfan301 (2); General Mills44; glENnJOY; HEEELS88; Irwin529; Jack Treese (2); Jangle (3); jeff keech; Jeremy Sturgill (2); John Wrek (2); Juanolo; Kayla Herrera; Kid Ica; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Luis E. Morales Falcon; Marco Polo (2); Mr Turkey; NO MAN; owman3000; Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui I (2); rekoin; Reptar7 (4); Supersnake; The Invertroid (2); The Recreator; thegodofwine7 (2); This World Begins With Us; Tim Gruver; Timothy Repasky; Ucantfindme; VannahfoxTheTriforceWielder; xl9 (3); Yusuke Urameshi; Zachary Pligge; and yours truly...Saint.

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