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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (November 16, 2017)

by Game Informer Editorial on Nov 16, 2017 at 11:27 AM

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Minnesota has been super chilly lately, which is the perfect excuse to sit down and read some blogs. So get after it, even if you're somewhere with nicer weather!

Community Blogs For November 9 – November 15:

5 Games We Used to Secretly Play in High School
I never played any of the games MikComposer did in high school, but I would have loved to secretly play games in some of my classes. Mostly I snuck out of class to play soccer with friends in the gym, though I did openly play a DS once when I finally decided I wasn't smart enough for AP Chemistry (nobody told me to take physics before it). I'm actually really surprised that our blogger could find all of these games, considering how obscure they are.

The Two Original Sins of Battlefront II
Doctor Apozem breaks down just why everyone is mad at EA's Battlefront II. One of the biggest problems is how people can unlock heroes and stronger abilities, making the game a pay-to-win title. I was excited for this game, even after not liking the feel of the altered combat, but now I think it's a $20 purchase for me. This is unacceptable, EA.

The Best Games Period – Episode 82 – Wolfenstein: The New Order
The New Order was my favorite game of 2014, so seeing that Jack Gardner featured it in a podcast makes me very happy. The sequel is also damn good (though I wasn't a fan of the ending), and everyone should play this series.

Spider-Man Go Away! Heroes & Villains Worthy of Their Own Games
I love superheroes and video games, so it's always fun to see when they're combined. I also like Marco Polo's wish list of characters that should be in a video game. These are all actually good, interesting choices. Let's just hope Cyborg Superman doesn't get a game reminiscent of Superman 64 if it ever happens.

I Can't Keep Up – When Technology Moves Faster Than Your Intentions
Marco Polo has a problem that everyone has: the constant evolution of technology. It really is hard to keep up, and instead of being excited about a new handheld or gadget, I just kind of feel dread. I like having a new phone so I have something that actually works, but it's exhausting to look at a collection of gadgets and realize that you haven't used them all the way.

Promising VR Large & Small: The Persistence & Moss
I've wanted a PS VR set after trying VR for the first time this past summer, and Kyle Wadsworth has me wanting it even more. He played the new PS VR demo disc, and both games included sound like really fun experiences. And to be honest, Moss just looks cute!

Writing Challenge:

Nothing this week.

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.