blog herding

Blog Herding: Community Edition 08/06

by Annette Gonzalez on Aug 06, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Better late than never. Blog Herding is here for your weekend reading pleasure. Peruse the work of your peers in the subsequent posts and become inspired to craft your own. Or put simply, read these. They're awesome.

Ken Griffey's Grotesquely Swollen Jaw, Steve Sax And His Run-ins With The Law...
“I'm talkin' baseball, from Maine to San Diego. Well, Minnesota specifically. As far as the current-gen systems go, the only one I own is the Xbox 360. The only real problem I have had as a result of this is my severe lack of a good baseball game. I'm not a fan of the 2K baseball series and have purchased a couple of those games and have been disappointed each time. I'm not the biggest EA Sports fan, but when 2K won the baseball license and MVP baseball was no more, I was not a happy camper. Anyway, as far as the 360 goes, there is no quality baseball game out there, and that includes that stupid Slugfest game. So I had to go back. Way back. Enter Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball.” NateTorious fires up the game after 10 years and explores other older sports titles still worth playing.

Pokemon Black A Hacked Game Of Death

“My soul has been tainted by this maybe fake hacked game story. Excuse me while I go to an empty corner of my room and curl up in a fetal position...” What has caused OmegaSpartan08 to become frightened enough to hide in his room? Read the post to find out.

The Mistakes Of Survival Horror

“Many people have recommended many horror games to me. At my core, horror is my pet genre, as in, the genre that I am pretty much an expert of. What Bill Nye the Science Guy is to Science, I am to the horror genre, and as such, me being incredibly enthusiastic about said genre, I know what makes the genre good and unique from other genres. Yet almost every single horror game that has been recommended to me has either been a total piece of sh*t or just not scary enough for me to truly be frightened by it.” Enigma breaks down today's horror titles and explains which games do horror well, and which simply fail to scare.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Playing Video Games...

“Anyway…I'm not sure that everything I really need to know was acquired from kindergarten...but everything I really need to know, I did learn from playing video games. It's true. The experts, the doctors, the politicians...they can all say what they want about video games. But for me, I've used many of the thoughts, feelings, emotions and skills learned by devoting countless hours to playing video games and applied them to real life.” Saint taps the knowledge of the GIO community to uncover important lessons learned from our favorite video games. Read the post, you may learn something.

Play With Your Food
Inspired by our If Gaming Companies Owned Breweries feature, phxsappho gets his photo editing on and cooks up a few treats inspired by video game titles.