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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (June 11, 2015)

by Game Informer Editorial on Jun 11, 2015 at 05:59 AM

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Hello, bloggers, and welcome to another iteration of Blog Herding. This week we find out who is the elite Smash Bros. fighter in the community, learn what inspired Loki Davison to make indie game Wander, and get to enjoy a whole slew of other cool posts.

Community Blogs For June 4 – June 10:

GIO Smash Bros Wii U Final Results + Bonus Round Details
The gods of Smash have spoken, and The Darkest Link has won the Wii U Super Smash Bros. tournament. Read Tstitan's blog post about the tournament to find out how heated the banter and battle was – and start preparing for the next round of bouts.

Nostalgia kicks in Point-N-Clicks
Point-and-click adventure games seem to hold a special place in Matastig's heart. Why do I say that? He's provided us a great list of his favorites (many I haven't even heard of!).

My New Gaming Room!
Born4this – in a huge show of commitment to family – gave up his gaming room for his daughter, Anberlin. Now he's in a new house with his family – and he's now the proud owner of a swank gaming room. It's spacious, features Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures mingling, and some sweet wall art. Check it out for yourself.

Remaster Master
Sam_Lincoln follows the trend of writing about the trend that is game remastering. His verdict? He loves them. Sam wonders why anyone wouldn't want a remaster of a great title with a new, shiny coat of paint.

An Interview With Wander MMO Head Loki Davison
Rebekah Lang is really excited about Wander, an MMO where there is no combat. She's so excited that she decided to reach out to Wander MMO studio head Loki Davison for an interview, and he kindly obliges with some wonderful insights like how his past as a nomad inspired the game.

My Top 20 Favorite Games: #20: Dragon's Dogma
Enuo is writing about his 20 favorite games, beginning with Dragon's Dogma. No other game matches the balance of open-world exploration and fast-paced combat, according to our blogger. It's one of my favorite games, so I wholeheartedly agree.

War, war never changes: Fallout 4 First Impressions
We don't know much about Fallout 4 yet (just that a lot of us want it, like, now), but that doesn't stop pwnmaster109 from giving us a detailed first impression of the launch trailer while discussing fan theories throughout, as well as his own.

Writing Challenge Responses:

Community Writing Challenge: Advantages of Overleveling in RPGs
Jon_G took our writing challenge in a unique direction, detailing how much of an advantage it is to power-level characters in role-playing games. Jon loves squashing foes easily, and doesn't sound like a good player to cross.

Community Writing Challenge: The Most Powerful I've Felt In A Game
Rebekah Lang doesn't like super heroes in films, but she loved the power she commanded as Cole MacGrath in Infamous and Infamous 2. She really can't conclude exactly what the intoxicating feeling was from (just the experience of power was invigorating) but knows that no other game has made her feel that way.

Community Reviews:

Lone Survivor Review: An intriguing, flawed horror game
Gamemaniac3434 admits he's a bit behind with his review, but that doesn't stop him from giving us a nice write-up on how much he enjoyed this pixelated horror game – despite its imperfections.

Community Writing Challenge:

In honor of all of the Fallout 4 excitement, I'm asking you to write about the most dire or gloomy video game settings you've set foot in. From Fallout's wasteland to Chrono Trigger's future – and even the lifeless planets you drive Mass Effect's Mako on – the gaming world is full of  dangerous and saddening settings.

Community Playdate:

This week we take a break from our playdates. As always, please contact me with playdate ideas – or even if you'd like to get a small band together for some cooperative play.

I hope you enjoy the blogs! Please contact me via my Game Informer page or on Twitter at @LouisGarcia12 with any blog news or playdate suggestions.