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Blog Herding: Community Edition 12/26/13

With only a few days left in 2013 you're probably expecting a ton of blogs talking about the best games and biggest moments from the year. The blogging community delivers all of that and more with the final episode of Blog Herding for 2013. See you all next year. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: December 16, 2013 – December 22, 2013
Number of User Blogs: 49
Number of User Bloggers: 32
Number of User Blogs Herded: 11

Community Events:

GIO 2014 Fantasy Football League Scoreboard – Playoffs Round 2
With the end of the football season quickly approaching, cerpintaxman brings us up to speed on the GIO Fantasy Football League playoff standings with a look at where everybody is.

Community Blogs:

Top 5 Poison Clouds In Gaming
Eventually one of our resident "Top x List" bloggers is going to draft a Top Ten Most Unique List Blogs and John Wrek's Top 5 Poison Clouds is a solid nomination to be considered for it.

Top Five Worst Games Of 2013
While many gamers and media outlets are hard at work compiling the best games of the year, MSF codforlife goes in the opposite direction by naming his picks of the worst from the year.

The Top 25 Strangest Things About 2013 And Onward
Tim Gruver characterizes his thoughts about the year with a handful of witty summarizations sure to make you chuckle, especially since many of us would probably share in his outlook.

Game Of The Year
Servant of God picks three of the year's best games, compares and contrasts them, and ultimately selects one as his Game of the Year. Check out the games and see if you agree with the winner.

Game Of The Year: 2013
It was a great year for games with nearly every genre getting a new release worth playing. Using a few important game qualities as a guide, Schmidtyfro picks his 2013 Game of the Year winner.

Six Characters I Want In Super Smash Bros. For Wii U/3DS
With Nintendo announcing another character on the roster of the highly-anticipated Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mray901 suggests a few other characters he'd like to see in the game.

The Astronauts, And Why Saying Games Can't Look Better Is Crazy
Jon Gregory addresses the capabilities of the new consoles with candid commentary addressing those who might wonder why games need better graphics, or if it's even possible for games to look better than they already do.

Top Ten Tuesday 49 – My Top Ten Xbox 360 Games
Even with the recent release of the Xbox One there is a good chance gamers will be playing their Xbox 360s for the next few months or so. Eric Watson considers his favorite games on this platform.

Humor, Horror, And Tragedy In The Portal Franchise
If there are two things I like, it's any game published by Valve and blogs by David Chandler. Couple the two together, and you get an interesting perspective about the wonderful world of Portal.

ADVENTure Game Calendar
As Noobtubin8er's awesome ADVENTure game calendar concludes you can reflect on all of the classic gaming goodness he spotlighted the past few weeks while enjoying the trip down memory lane.

Why Destiny Will Be Amazing
Destiny has been receiving a ton of attention, with everybody from gamers to the media speculating on Bungie's next big title since Halo. Others, like captainfez3, are already convinced it will be amazing.

Community Reviews:

Killzone HD Review
Most of us appreciate when a classic game gets a makeover, but what happens when someone plays a remake for a game that they thought was subpar? Read seb100172's review of Killzone and find out.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (12/16/13 – 12/22/13):
Alex Excelsior!; boxcar182; captainfez3; cerpintaxman; Coachscorner00; Cody LaCrone (2); Daniel Moran; David Chandler; Doctor Apozem; Eric Watson (2); Gorow the Coooooooool guy; Jack Gardner; Jack Treese; John Wrek (3); Jon Gregory (2); Mr. Dr. Professor Movie Critic Juanolo (2); Mray901; MSF codforlife (2); Noobtubin8er (7); O'Dell Harmon (2); Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui I; RezidentHazard (Skeptical Inquirer); rhotaphota; schmidtyfro (2); seb100172; Servant of God; StonedMagician; TheDarkestLink; Thomas Stensland; Tim Gruver (2); Trenchmace (2); and utdevildog.

Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:
"We never really discussed who our target demographic was...we just did games we thought would be fun."  – Carol Shaw

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