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Blog Herding: Community Edition 11/17/11

by Game Informer Editorial on Nov 17, 2011 at 05:00 AM

Not only did Skyrim spellbind the gaming community with its awesomeness, it also captivated the blogging community, which witnessed an unprecedented number of blogs inspired by the game. Even so, a number of bloggers succeeded in posting entertaining blogs on other topics, a handful of which have been summarized here.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: November 07 - November 13, 2011
Number of User Blogs: 109
Number of User Bloggers: 70
Number of User Blogs Herded: 9

Upcoming Events:

FragFest Fall 2011 Event Schedule
You know all of the big games that have come out recently  Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3, Uncharted 3. What better way to play these games online than with the Game Informer community? Well, you can do just that by participating in the Frag Fest events. Check out eyros2k's blogs for the full schedule.

Community Blogs: 

Bastion, A Game That Bleeds Creativity
Don't have dozens of hours to devote to completing a video game? Try a game that takes far less to finish but still offers a captivating experience that Apozem compares to the "weeping angels" episode of Doctor Who.

Diary Of Dark Souls, Part 2
Rapid Chipmunk returns with the next episode of his journey through the devilishly difficult Dark Souls. His slightly mocking tone conveys the frustration of his experience in amusing fashion.

Top 10 Game Over Screens
How does thegodofwine7 keep coming up with entertaining top ten lists? I don't know either, but this time he takes a look at some of the best game over screens. Check it out and see if you agree.

The One Game I Got Circled For This Month
So many great games have been released lately, it was inevitable a few might not receive as much attention as they deserve. Moderator DStubbs notes the one game he is patiently waiting for, and it's probably not what you think it is.

Mass Effect 3: Featuring Apozem
A co-authored blog by blaze6106 and Apozem discussing the Mass Effect series, including the upcoming release of Mass Effect 3 and the fact it will now offer a multiplayer feature.

My Interview With A Freelancer
Community member jacktheglueman shares his interview with Andrew Groen, a freelance video game journalist, who has been published in various media interests including Joystiq and Edge magazine.

The Top 10 Greatest Video Game Trailers Of All Time
Whether you've actually played the game or not is irrelevant – everybody loves a good video game trailer. This blog by Titan showcases ten clips that he deems are the best we've ever seen.

What Makes A Game? 
One of EuphoricEnnui's shorter blogs, this time defining what makes a game a game, including a few titles that some might consider to be something other than a game.

WiiU Impressions
Some are skeptical, others are hopeful, and a few are even excited. Nintendo has surprised the video game industry with their innovation before and The_Tamriel_Drunkard thinks it could happen again with the Wii U.

Notable Reviews:

It's-A-me! Finally!!
This short but charming review by JiroGamer SGS not only spotlights a game that no one is really talking about, but also a platform we don't see a lot of reviews for. Take a look at this review for Super Mario Land 3D for the Nintendo 3DS.

An Impressive Spectacle With Subtle Improvements
A quality review posted by Zen SPLOG Assassin LEVON for one of the year's most anticipated games, check out why LEVON awarded Modern Warfare 3 a 9.25 and see if you agree with his comments.

The Game I've Been Waiting For
The User Review section of the website is littered with tons of Skyrim reviews, but this whimsical post by Superpiggsy revealing why he awarded it a perfect score is worth a look.

Community Podcasts, Vlogs, and More:

The Armchair Gamer Podcast Episode Six
This edition of the AGP podcast features an interview with independent game developer, Gregory Weir, who shares his thoughts on mechanical storytelling, online distribution, and how to raise a dragon.

The Indie & Mojo Show Episode 12 Part 2
Continuing their coverage with special guest eyros2k, indiejones and mojomonkey12 interrogate one of the community's favorite members to get him to talk about cats, Diablo, MMOs, and what he's drinking.

Robot In The Corner Podcast: Episode 2-8
Join the zany antics of the RITC crew as they discuss the Netflix Instant Queue Movie Review for Robin Hood: Men in Tights and question who would win a fight between Ezio, Nathan Drake, and Batman.

Don't forget to send your feedback, recommendations, and community events in to my personal Game Informer account located here to ensure this feature continues to provide the content you're eager to read.

Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (November 07 - 13, 2011):
Allen (2); Apozem (4); ARC Trooper; Archbishop insectopod (2); BlackHeartedWolf (2); blaze6106 (3); born4this; Breaker; Bryan M. Stafford; Bryce;  Bullet Time (2); Cameron Koch; Christopher Williams; DeadManWalking; Derreck; Di5a5terp13ce; Drym Shyuan (3); DStubbs; Enigma (2); EuphoricEnnui (3); Game Over... continue?;  God Of Irony; Hist; indiejones; J. Swigart; Jack, The Quixotic Gamer (2); jacktheglueman; Jim; Joshua Weibel; KAGEHOSHI-; Lancehead255; Laws1; libertydude (5); Light Gamebeast23456; Lloiyd; markus1142; Marshmallow Dash (Fox) (2); Masterassassin; Matt-boy; Matthew Fugere; Mister Warsaw; mojomonkey12; Nightblade Stranger; NoMercy85; o_JMan240_o; Ocarina Wielder; Oni no Tenshi (3); Porkchopington; Rabid Chipmunk;  Robo LoCicero; Roddslayer (2); Romars202129; Ryan M.; Scott; Sean (2); Silvershine08 (3); Special Agent eyros2k; the mods; The Most Interesting Fox in the World (7); the Mysterious Stranger; The_Tamriel_Drunkard; thegodofwine7; Titan; TOGNick; Vurtax; wayoverdue (4); xMortalsyn; xXBourne07Xx (3); Yusuke Urameshi; and of course yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week:
"They can't keep this level of graphics up for much longer." – Cranky Kong, Donkey Kong Country