Blog Herding: GIO Community Edition 5/13
Every Thursday we highlight both editor and reader blogs worth your undivided attention...well not this week. The GIO community produced some pretty great blogs this past week, so much so that we decided to dedicate this space to your blogs only! Happy reading!
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood?
WS-N goes over some of the new features the upcoming Assassin's Creed multiplayer title will bring and shares his commentary. What are your thoughts of the game? Should Ubisoft have skipped it altogether and gone straight to the next AC sequel? Read the post and share your thoughts in the comments section.
We The People...
"You're coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don't always rank all that high on the truth meter…with iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations…information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation…" Our dear president said such words that upset a few electronic enthusiasts out there, including our very own Saint who provides his first gamer rant.
Games That Changed My Playing Field
"There are millions of games everybody plays. But which of those games left everlasting impressions on you? I want to list games that changed the way I thought about games..." and Skullmanic does just that. Check out his picks then comment with your own game changers that altered the way you think about video games.
The Perils Of Being Eclectic
"Basically, I find that there just isn't enough time anymore to play all these great games, watch these great movies, and listen to this great music. What was once an appreciation for different great experiences, has turned into a giant decision of what great experiences do you not want to experience again." Do you have the same problem as Demon Ragnarok? Are you being oversaturated with so much new media that you're forced to forget some of your older favorites just to make room? Discuss!
In another solid post, and in the spirit of the upcoming Medal of Honor, Demon Ragnarok highlights the history of brave individuals who have actually received this honor. This kicks off his new weekly series.
Death In The Time Of "Halo" — The Life And Time Of The World's Worst Player
I think it's safe to say that we're all pretty bad at Halo multiplayer. If we didn't think so, we might've realized this harsh reality after partaking in the Reach beta. At any rate, Rob Ebert thinks he is by far the worst player ever and provides a pretty solid argument. Is he really that bad at Halo? Do you think you might be worse? Check out his post.
Come Fly With Me
As the title implies there's some sort of flying mechanic involved here, and this one involves one of our favorite in-game tools: jetpacks. "Man has always wanted to fly, hence the air plane, but man has also always wanted to fly without a plane. Creating super heroes and wacky jet pack ideas came like second nature. Like all these men I was the same way. All through my youth I was imagining up fantastic jet pack ideas and chasing my friends around the playground with my imaginary jet pack. My school days and long summer days were filled with dreams of flight. I loved the concept and finding out I could play my dream was, for lack of a better word, a dream come true." Colton really likes jetpacks, so much so he lists a few games that include the feature and how they blew his mind.
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