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We had another fantastic week of user reviews and blogs provided
courtesy of the community, with a couple of bloggers appearing in this weekly
feature for the first time. For those celebrating the Fourth of the July festivities
today, have a safe and enjoyable time.
June 24 – June 30, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 65Number of User
Bloggers: 45Number of User
Blogs Herded: 11
Life 2013 – Team GIOA Public Service Announcement reminding viewers Zachary
Pligge is the coordinator for Team GIO and this year's Extra Life charity event
scheduled for November 02, 2013. Contact him for all of the details.
Evolution Of RyuWith a history spanning over
two decades and having made more than fifty appearances, thegodofwine7 explores
the life and times of Ryu, the famed martial artist from Street Fighter.
Good Characters For The Up And Coming Girls In Our FandomTheora Craft reflects on
positive role models found in the form of strong and independent femal characters
from a variety of different games you know and love.
Ten Video Game Pet CompanionsTop Ten lists are quite popular
around these parts, and this week marks the first list from darkangelvxvx, who
highlights some of the best animal companions that have teamed up with our
Thoughts 12: Half-Life 2Eric Watson returns with
another episode in his Final Thoughts series. This time Watson focuses his sights on
Half-Life 2, a game regarded by many as one of the greatest video games ever
Games: The Old And The NewChances are you didn't see this
short but heartfelt blog from a relatively new member to the community, but thedoublem7's
post about a workplace chat with a former old-school gamer is worth reading.
5 Moments That Have Made Me Fanboyishly SquealPlayers experiencing an exciting
moment in gaming aren't all that different than sports fans who cheer when
their team scores a goal. The Destroyer shares some moments that have caused him to
A Gamer's PastimeMultiplayer gaming continues to
flourish, and RFXRage discusses a few different reasons why he thinks that's true, while also including the role and impact this mode has had on different genres.
The Wii U The Next 3DS?With sales on the decline and a
shortage of new games, Apricot wonders about the future of the Wii U and
questions if it might witness a turnaround like the Nintendo 3DS had when it
was in a slump.
Of The Crop: 2013Excited about some of the
prospective releases this year, DrJoeystein catalogs a handful of games due out
in 2013 and includes a brief summary explaining why they're worth waiting for.
With Mom Isn't Automatically LameOni no Tenshi takes a break
from working, gaming, and her motherly duties long enough to deliver an
interesting blog about moms who game and the unfair stereotypes often assigned
Last Of Us: An Incredible GameTons of gamers are voicing
their views on The Last of Us, including Masterassassin, whose short blog reveals just enough details to get you excited without spoiling any vital specifics.
Wake – A Nightmare Worth ExperiencingDespite a few
years under its belt, Alan Wake is still attracting gamers, as illustrated
by this solid review from dimension_11, claiming it's one nightmare you won't
want to wake up from.
You Feel Like A Hero Yet?Doctor Apozem reviews Spec Ops: The Line, stating it offers more than most shooters by
forcing the player into some morally challenging areas that might make you
think twice when you pull the trigger.
Dodge, Shoot, Cover, Burst, Cover, Bullet Dodge, Shoot, Die, RestartMax Payne 3 received
mixed but mostly positive review scores, but Paradigmthefallen awards the game
a 10 out of 10, surprising even himself for giving a linear third-person
shooter a perfect score.
Of The Ninja Review: Solace & Safety In ShadowJeremy
Sturgill evaluates Mark of the Ninja, a brilliant game developed by Klei
Entertainment and published by Microsoft Studios, credited with redefining the
standards in stealth gameplay.
But Just As SweetAfter years
of taking a back seat to his brother, Luigi finally stars in his own game. The Destroyer tells us all about it in this review of New Super Luigi U for the
Nintendo Wii U.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (06/24/13
alphaomegax3; Andrew Ryan; Apricot; brainraider1; Braydo (2); BTAG; Chelsea
Pruitt; codforlife (6); darkangelvxvx; David Chandler; Dima (2); DrJoeystein;
Eric Watson (2); falconsfan301; Fry0127; jconner800; Jeremy Sturgill; Joe Fathead
(2); John Wrek (2); Kyle Wadsworth; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; lovemeorshootme;
Masterassassin; Matt-boy; new traditionalist; Nihlus Kryik; NO MAN; Oni no
Tenshi; Paradigmthefallen; Radioactive Deathbat; RFXRage; TeddyAssassin33 (2);
The Destroyer (2); The Invertroid; The_Spaz; thegodofwine7 (2); Theora Craft;
TheSniper; Tim Gruver (2); Titus212; Trenchmace; UltiMat3ProDGy07; wayoverdue;
and yours truly...Saint.
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