This week marks a monumental achievement in Blog Herding as the weekly feature celebrates its 100th consecutive episode. Of the more than 10,000 blogs that have been posted during that time, over 1,100 of them have been featured in Blog Herding. Congratulations to all of the bloggers who contributed content and a special thank you to the community for their views and comments.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: July 15 – July 21, 2013
Number of User Blogs: 96
Number of User Bloggers: 45
Number of User Blogs Herded: 12

Community Events:

Extra Life 2013 – Team GIO Update #1
Zachary Pligge provides an update on the preparations for the Extra Life charity event coming up in November. See how many people have signed up and how many donations have been made.

My New Gig At Nintendo Of America
Congratulations are in order for Ali Rapp, a former Game Informer intern who now finds herself relocating to the Seattle, Washington area to start her new job at Nintendo.

Community Blogs:

I Am Alive Or Am I? Post-Apocalyptic Survival
LetMeGetToACheckpoint offers a personal narrative of his I Am Alive playthrough, while including some tips, tricks, and strategies to survive life in the post-apocalyptic world.

Steam Summer Sale 2013: The Aftermath
There is a running joke among many gamers regarding Steam sales and purchasing games you will never play. Cameron Koch assesses the damage report to his wallet from the Steam Summer Sale that just ended.

How I Think The Top Horror Game Franchises Are Doing
If you fancy horror games you might enjoy this piece from codforlife evaluating a handful of the more prominent games from this genre with some thoughts and ideas about making them even better.

The Quest Is The Thing
Hist has a knack for creating clever blogs and approaching them with a unique perspective, and this one about questing is no different. It's quite a tale and worth your time.

Why Forza 5's Drivatar Is An Awesome Feature
It's no coincidence The Car Geek XI's first blog relates to automobiles, as he discusses an innovative new feature found in Forza 5 that just might revolutionize the racing genre.

Does Microsoft Have A "Culture" Problem?
With the release of the Xbox One approaching, Marco Polo has an interesting perspective when it comes to Microsoft and its role in the past, present, and future of the video game industry.

Why Graphics Matter: The Importance Of Nonverbal Communication
An exceptional debut blog from Olive discussing the relevance of non-verbal communications like facial expressions and body language, and how it is just as important in video games as it is in real life.

Brought To You By Nintendo
A heartfelt personal testimony, ADAMMWOOLLEY gives us a glimpse at the relationship he has with his son and how it carries over into gaming with a story sure to make you smile.

My Top Ten Funniest Games
If you haven't noticed, Eric Watson joins several of the other bloggers posting routine top ten lists. This week his latest list focuses on his favorite funniest games.

Bring Me Back, Send Me Forward
The Destroyer tackles the complex theory of time travel while mentioning a few games that feature this fascinating concept both directly and indirectly as a component of the game.

How Do Ya Like Your Artstyle?
Tim Gruver takes an interesting approach with his latest blog likening the different art styles used in video games to various forms of food before asking which one tastes the best.

Top 10 Mechs In Gaming
In honor of the recent release of Pacific Rim, a movie featuring big robots battling monstrous creatures, xl9 focuses his latest top ten list on games with remarkable mechanized robots.

Community Reviews:

Bioshock Infinite Review: To Infinity And Beyond
Andrew Marcos chronicles his experiences and thoughts in his review of Bioshock Infinite, a game he describes as one of the best you're likely to play this year.

The Best Has Been Saved For Last
The Last of Us continues to receive near-perfect marks and hold onto one of the highest Metacritic scores ever witnessed. Add DrJoeystein's review to the perfect score pile.

State Of Decay: The Icing Of The Zombie Games
Matthew Aisthorpe provides a short but sufficient analysis of State of Decay, an open-world zombie survival horror video game developed by Undead Labs.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (07/15/13 – 07/21/13):
ADAMMWOOLLEY; Alex; Ali Rapp; Angry Adam; Anthony D'Elia; Apricot; brainraider1 (3); Cameron Koch; Chelsea Pruitt (6); Clear Sarcasm; codforlife (4); demax51; Dima; Epic Professor (3); Eric Watson (2); Foba Bett; Hist; jackson stone; Jeremy Sturgill; Joe Fathead (3); Josh Straub; Juanolo (3); Kinsey; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Luis E. Morales Falcon; Marco Polo; Mike Presler; NO MAN; Olive; Oni no Tenshi; Paradigmthefallen (7); Redguard Assassin; Saturday Morning Replay (7); Silvershine08; stealth____ (2); StonedMagician (2); Strange Porcupine; The Car Geek; The Destroyer (7); The Enemy Gate is Down; The enemy gate is Switzerland; thegodofwine7 (2); Tim Gruver (6); White Angel Dragon (2); xl9 (7); and yours truly...Saint.

NOTE: There were a few occurrences where user blogs caused the truncation error with the website potentially resulting in the names and blog count being inaccurate. Regret any inconvenience caused by this glitch.

Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:
"I am more attracted to quality, than I am a genre loyalist. I see quality in any genre of game." Corrinne Yu