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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (March 3, 2016)

by Game Informer Editorial on Mar 03, 2016 at 05:16 AM

This week brings us some great blogs, so please set aside some time to read them. And check out this week's playdate!

Community Blogs For February 25 – March 2:

Is Beating A Game Truly Satisfying?
GerardoExber ponders the question of game completion, of whittling away at the pile of shame. On the one hand many games get beaten. On the other hand, it seems almost like work sometimes. Gone are the days of our blogger playing a game to completion twice and completely enjoying it.

5 Major Game-Gaps in My Gaming History
Dalin Briggs is honest enough to admit that there are some classics that the gamer hasn't ever touched. I'm not too surprised; there are many popular series I haven't played for one reason or another. But it is interesting to see what games our fellow hobbyists haven't experienced.

My Pokémon Journey
Jon_G capitalizes on 20 years of Pocket Monsters by giving us a look into his relationship with the critters. He was actually a late bloomer, so to speak, but has a fondness for Pikachu and company. I've been playing the series since the very first entry, although my copy of Pokémon Red – and my awesome team within – has been missing for years.  I miss you, Venusaur.

Writing Challenge Responses:

Writing Challenge: Who are the unsung characters in video games
Dalin Briggs takes a unique approach by writing about the henchmen players take down each game. His point is simple: They are all fighting for something they believe in, for what they think to be the greater good. Maybe Mario is just a monster after all.

Community Writing Challenge: Brick: The Unsung Hero Of The Borderlands
Rebekah Lang chooses wisely in her blog, writing about Brick. The mountain of a man may not look as cool as his brethren, but is a "... giant dude of action. Brick is the video game form of Red Bull." And yes, more games could use Brick in them, Rebekah.

Community Writing Challenge: Carlos Oliveira: The Unsung Hero Of Resident Evil
GerardoExber ponders about a character that doesn't have a large role in Capcom's series, but one that left a mark on him. I wouldn't mind receiving more backstory about characters in the Resident Evil world, though the series has faltered a bit as of late.

Community Reviews:

Far Cry Primal Review – It's Getting Old
Edwinjoe450 revisits the world of Far Cry...and writes about how it's much of the same. But hey, at least you get to train animals instead of gutting them. It's just too bad it feels too familiar for our reviewer.

Community Writing Challenge:

Community writing challenge responder Dalin Briggs actually gave me the idea for this one (thanks, Briggs!). So then, who are the unsung developers – whether it is a solo programmer or company – deserving more plaudits for their work in the industry, and why? I'm sure we all have our developers and companies we like to champion.

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.