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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (February 18, 2016)

by Game Informer Staff on Feb 18, 2016 at 05:21 AM

A wide range of blogs make this week's edition an interesting beast. But not everything is all sunshine and rainbows. This week one blogger bids farewell to a favorite Game Informer editor.

Community Blogs For February 11 – February 17:

A Small Reflection Regarding Tim Turi
Jonathon Garrard takes to the blogsphere to write about Tim Turi, a Game Informer editor who recently announced that he was leaving G.I. to become Sonic. Okay, maybe that's not what he's doing (please do something with Sega and Sonic, Tim). Regardless, this blog is an ode to the man who captured the community's hearts. Jon even writes that Tim has inspired him. We're going to miss you, Turi!

The Untapped Potential of Warioware
Magnificent MightyMagikarp writes up a game plan for Wario to assume total world dominance. I'm sure it involves garlic. But let's be honest: Where the heck is a 3DS title for the flatulent man? The WarioWare series has been one of Nintendo's best. Let's just forget the Wii U game.

One-Hit Wonders: Eternal Darkness
Taking the time to write about one of the GameCube's greatest and most unique games must have been fun for Psykologic. Not only is this blog deep, but our blogger really knows what makes this game work so well. I still have some of the game's imagery stamped onto my brain, for better or worse.

Glitch Glitch Glitcheroo: The Witcher 3 Edition
I get a kick out of glitches, so it was with glee that I read Rebekah Lang's latest blog. Such a large game is bound to have some hiccups, but some of these are just outright hilarious. Do yourself a favor and check out the images embedded in her blog.

Writing Challenge Responses:

Community Writing Challenge: 4 Things In Games That Puzzle Me
GerardoExber writes about four issues in gaming: bad A.I., voice acting quality, button mapping, and games that don't get their single-player experience right. I agree with his assessment on the point of short games when it comes to Steam World Dig. I would have loved to dig into the game's world just a bit longer.

Baffled: The Constantly Expanding Backlog (Community Writing Challenge)
Raging Searchers' blog is about a problem I wouldn't wish on any gamer: an ever-expanding library of video games that haven't been played. At the end of the day, our blogger just doesn't know what to make of the backlog. It's a scary beast that only grows in stature with each new open-world game release.

Community Reviews:

Arslan: The Warriors Of Legend Review
Enuo reviews a game I have a lot of interest in, and says the anime adaptation molded into a Dynasty Warriors-esque romp is a heck of a lot of fun. I definitely agree that the game looks absolutely amazing. I'd love to play it if I ever beat Hyrule Warriors.

Firewatch Review
Jojonny17 reviews the flavor of the month, giving it top marks. You know the game is going to be interesting when our blogger begins by writing how the game is unlike anything to come before it. But really, as someone who grew up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, I always knew a game that let you walk amongst trees was going to be a winner.  

Community Writing Challenge:

Which game or games deserve the status of being a classic? Is it one that everyone knows and loves, or is it a game that didn't get much fanfare? Shadow Hearts and Shadow Hearts 2 are, for me, two of the greatest PlayStation 2 classics ever made.

Community Playdate:

I'd like to play Helldivers on PS4. It's free to those who subscribe to PlayStation Plus, so it should be more accessible. If we get more than enough people for one party, I'll assign a group leader to coral the next bunch. We will play this Sunday at 7:00 p.m. CST. Make sure to add me, Louiskensei, to your PS4 friend list and let me know if you're playing in the comments.

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.