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Next week marks a milestone in the history of Blog
Herding, with the 100th consecutive weekly episode of this feature.
In that time, we've witnessed plenty of exceptional and provocative content and
this week is no different. Support the Game Informer Online community by
reading their blogs.
July 08 – July 14, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 88Number of User
Bloggers: 50Number of User
Blogs Herded: 13
Life 2013 – Team GIO Update #1Zachary Pligge provides an update on the preparations for
the Extra Life charity event coming up in November. See how many people have signed
up already and how many donations have been made.
GIO Half World TourDJH makes a 6,400 mile trek across the country visiting
various personalities from the Game Informer Online community before returning
home safe and sound to blog about the experience.
Is All Of The Gaming Cash?It's easy to overlook the video
game industry isn't just about playing games but is full of studios needing to
make money in order to survive. LetMeGetToACheckpoint examines the business
side of gaming.
First Ever Top 10The master of Top Ten Lists, thegodofwine7
dusts off his first ever list blog and reposts it after making only a few minor
cosmetic improvements. Check it out and see if you remember this one.
Only These Games Existed...Reminiscing about the past, ADAMMWOOLLEY
considers a handful of older cartoons many of us grew up watching and how he
would like to see them translated into the world of video games.
We Enjoy ItThe Destroyer tackles one of
the most common and controversial topics in the video game industry as he
targets violence and what it is about human nature that attracts us to it.
Spy With My Little KinectOne of the most clever and
witty perspectives you're likely to find regarding security concerns associated
with the Kinect watching you, provided courtesy of Triller.
Preview: The Bureau: XCOM DeclassifiedJosh Straub discusses
accessibility concerns with The Bureau: XCOM Declassified but seems optimistic
the game will offer plenty of opportunities to all despite its migration from
turn-based to real-time.
Night At The GOTY Cafe?AshaMan3000 makes some early
predictions about this year's Game of the Year contenders and how some of the initial
front runners feature exceptional women characters.
Is Silence Golden?Tim Gruver voices his opinion
on silent protagonists versus voice actors and how both can succeed or fail at
communicating with the player depending on how well they are implemented.
Games Are Lame, But They Don't Have To BeAlthough this blog didn't get a
lot of attention, Vogon5 presents a unique discussion on fitness games, like
the ever popular Wii Fit, and what they can do better to appeal to a wider
Essential Nintendo DS RPG GuideOver the course of the week, stealth____
posted a number of guides including this one for brand-new RPG games released
on the Nintendo DS that fans of the genre should look into purchasing.
Ten Tuesday 26 – My Top Ten SoundtracksEric Watson does a great job
not only listing his favorite video game soundtracks, but also including a
handy link so you can listen to each of them for yourself and see if you agree.
To Play Before And After You See Pacific RimMovie goers aren't flocking to Pacific Rim in large numbers as
predicted, but it doesn't mean gamers won't be among those going. Cameron Koch
discusses games similar to the movie to play before and after you see it.
Truth About Strategy GuidesAzure Moon aims to dispel many
of the myths associated with strategy guides with this candid blog explaining
the value and benefits gained by those who purchase them.
Game Review: The Last Of UsIn his review, Zachary Hall joins the long list of those praising The Last of Us, the
blockbuster hit from Naughty Dog and solid contender for a Game of the Year nod
RebornAndrew Marcos posted a couple
of great user reviews, including this one exploring the newest Tomb Raider game that chronicles his adventures and highlights his impressions of Lara Croft's new look.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (07/08/13
ADAMMWOOLLEY; Andrew SiNiSTER; Apricot; AshaMan3000; Azure Moon; Bony4D; born4this;
Brandon Whiting is back; Braydo; Buddy Acker; Cameron Koch; Chelsea Pruitt;
Chris May; codforlife (4); David Chandler; DJH; England; Eric Watson (2);
Estonia; haitian88; Hawk_hotlips; jackson stone; Jeremy Sturgill; Joe; Jon
Gregory aka JMan240; Josh Straub; Juanolo (3); LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Matt
Akers; NO MAN; Paradigmthefallen (2); RadiantChaos; Redguard Assassin; rekoin;
Saturday Morning Replay (6); Servant of God; SimonSaezIII (2); state_of_shock
(2); stealth____ (4); Steve Barfoot; The Destroyer (7); thegodofwine7 (2);
theMarriottPlayer; Tim Gruver (7); Triller; Vogon5 (2); xghost777; xl9 (6); and
of course yours truly...Saint.
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