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Blog Herding: Community Edition 09/12/13

Summer is nearly over and many gamers have already survived the distress of heading back to school. If you're in need of a break and would like something video game inspired to read, look no further than one of these blogs or user reviews submitted by the community.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: September 02 – September 08, 2013
Number of User Blogs: 67
Number of User Bloggers: 44
Number of User Blogs Herded: 8

Community Blogs:

Top 10 Worst Things To Happen While Playing A Game
A humorous but unfortunately all-too-true list of common inconveniences responsible for disrupting our games provided courtesy of Refle18. Have any of these ever happened to you?

Five Games To Power Through In A Weekend
Summer is drawing to an end and schools across the country are back in session. If you find you don't have as much time to play video games now, Still_InsaneXI22 has a list of games you can finish quickly.

Psychology And Video Games: Archetypes And RPGs
Blogging newcomer BrightestDays analyzes the psychology of video games and some of the traditional character types often associated with video games and other forms of media.

4 Things I Would Love To See In Dragon's Dogma 2
Capcom announced over a year ago its plan to develop the Dragon's Dogma brand into a major franchise, which makes thegodofwine7 happy enough to write about what he wants to see in a sequel.

Arcania: The Complete Tale
It's been awhile since we've heard from Kyle Wadsworth, but he's back and bringing plenty of screen shots to complement his blog about Arcania: The Complete Tale.

Top Three One-Offs That Deserve A Sequel
Most of us have a certain game (or two) we're passionate about and long for the day we see a sequel. Josh Straub discusses three games he thinks are deserving of a successor.

 Sexism, Strength, And The Last Of Us
The Last of Us has definitely given the rest of us something to talk about. Ace13 tackles one of the more sensitive issues present in the game with the highest degree of professionalism.

My Top Ten Games I Wish I Could Play Again For The First Time
No matter how many times you replay a game, you can only play it for the first time once. Eric Watson reminisces about a handful of games he wishes he could replay for the first time all over again.

Community Reviews:

Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Sam Fisher is back in the seventh chapter of the Splinter Cell series. John Wrek provides all of the vital intel in his review of Blacklist, a game most critics awarded respectable scores to.

Dark Souls Review – A World Of Hurt Awaits
Andrew Marcos fights his way through Dark Souls and lives to tell about it in this review describing how extremely difficult the game can be, but how rewarding it is once you're finally able to finish it.

LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins Review
As surprising as it might be, some Lego games manage to attract even the most hardcore gamers. After reading Buddy Acker's review, it doesn't sound like Lego City Undercover is one of those games.

The Saints Go Out On Top
With a weapon called the Dubstep Gun, how can you not like the new Saints Row? If you still haven't made up your mind, jconner800's review might persuade you one way or the other.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (09/02/13 – 09/08/13):
ace13; Afreindofurs; airbornebovine; Alex; Angry Adam; Arnulfo Hermes; Big Boss Xl; Boss Kowbel (3); boxcar182 (4); BrightestDays; Buddy Acker; cerpintaxman; Chelsea Pruitt; codforlife; Di5a5terp13ce; Dima; DrJoeystein; Epic Professor (2); Eric Watson; General Mills44 (3); Hawke; jackson stone (2); Jerome Moore Jr; John Wrek (7); Josh Straub; Juanolo XI; Kayla Herrera; Kyle Wadsworth; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Lil J Moore (2); Paradigmthefallen (4); Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui I; Refle18 (2); rhotaphota; schmidtyfro; Solid Shoob; Still_InsaneXI22; StonedMagician (2); The Destroyer; The Rolling Gamer; thegodofwine7; Tim Gruver (2); VANNAHFØX THE TRIFØRCE WIELDER (2); and xl9.

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