The lights are on
A number of new names make the cut for this week's
installment of Blog Herding, with discussions ranging from Nintendo's challenges to classic games from the past. With such a diverse
collection of blogs and bloggers, there is something for everyone.
Period Reviewed: January
13, 20132014 – January 19, 2014Number of User
Blogs: 85Number of User
Bloggers: 49Number of User
Blogs Herded: 11
Window Of HopeMuch has been said about the
current and future state of Nintendo, and Marco Polo suggests a bold plan he
thinks might breathe a little life back into one of the video game giants.
Pokémon Bank Delay Isn't Just Annoying; It's A Massive FailureRapid Chipmunk investigates the
truth behind delays of the Pokémon Bank, a cloud storage service that was
supposed to be available in Pokémon X and Y that has yet to be implemented.
Ghost: Embracing My Sneaky SideDoes age influence our
perception of how to play a video game? Exploring a couple of stealth games,
lugadi's outlook about sneaking around in the shadows might have changed a
little over the years.
Half-Life Awards!Just because we haven't heard
anything about Half-Life 3 doesn't mean some of us aren't thinking about the
game in general. BestNinjaNacho crowns some winning achievements from the
original Half Life.
By DefaultThe release of the Bravely
Default: Flying Fairy demo no doubt lured in fans of the JRPG genre, including Matt-boy,
who chronicles his time in this spiritual successor to Final Fantasy: The 4
Heroes of Light.
Final Fantasy: Five Easy StepsWith more than a dozen games in
the Final Fantasy series, it shouldn't be a surprise fans of the game have
their own ideas about the future of the brand, like the ones in this post from Al3ch.
All Stars Battle Royale vs Super Smash Bros BrawlCall of Duty and Battlefield
aren't the only games with rivalries. This blog by xl9 addresses the matchup
between Nintendo's highly regarded fighting game and Sony's somewhat similar
2014 The Year Of The RPG?Many gamers considered 2013 to
be the year of the Role-Playing Game (RPG) genre but Cameron Koch wonders if
2014 will be better and presents his case with some potential contenders.
Ode To Super Smash Bros.Lots of positive comments for
Saturday Morning Replay's whimsical little limerick dedicated to the Super
Smash Bros. series, with witty verses like "Falcon
punch right in the gut" sure to make you smile.
Best New Characters Of 2013This isn't just another end of
the year recap blog. The Destroyer profiles a new cast of characters delivered
to us in 2013 who are likely to be talked about for years to come.
We Enjoy Older Games Simply Because Of Nostalgia?Is it possible there are some new games we enjoy simply because they remind us of a time or game from our past
that we are particularly fond of? Read airbornebovine's thoughts on the
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (01/13/14
Al3ch; Alex Excelsior!; Andrew (3); Arkayde; badmonkey59 (2); BestNinjaNacho;
boxcar182; Buddy Acker (2); Cameron Koch; Daniel Moran; DarthKato; DrPool;
Enuo; Eric Watson; Jack Gardner; Jack Treese; John Wrek; JonnyLikesGames;
JordanTheGamer (2); Jouten; JT Ke3bz; KillerRabbitsFTW; KingOfFighters;
Kriandis (2); Kurumi; lugadi (2); Marco Polo; Matt-boy; MSFCyndaquill (2);
NacMacFeegle; Rabid Chipmunk; Refle18; RezidentHazard (Skeptical Inquirer);
Saturday Morning Replay; schmidtyfro; StonedMagician (5); Stranger; Tac Tac;
The (Car Geek) Bro; The Destroyer (7); The Enemy Gate is Down (7); Tim;
TOGNick; Trenchmace; Wes Carroll; xl9 (7); Zebra3; and yours truly, Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:"Remember that every single person in
the video game industry is exactly that: a person." @OneOfSwords
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