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Blog Herding: Community Edition 12/08/11

by Game Informer Staff on Dec 08, 2011 at 05:00 AM

This week marks the lowest number of blogs submitted by the community since the return of Blog Herding, but don't be alarmed by the decrease in output, there are still plenty of great blogs to read including the ones listed here.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: November 28 – December 04, 2011
Number of User Blogs: 78
Number of User Bloggers: 56
Number of User Blogs Herded: 7

Community Blogs:

My Ezio – What Really Drives Him
Hist discovers what motivates his control of Ezio while playing Assassin's Creed Revelations and chances are it's not what you think. Take a look at this clever blog sure to make you smile.

Bonus Prizes
Oni no Tenshi blogs about her joyful shopping experiences with Club Nintendo and GameStop's Power Up Rewards program. Check out the blog for a look at the newest merchandise added to her collection.

A Twist Of Fate
Most of us expect any game with a good story to subject us to a plot twist at some point during the game. This blog by Noobtubin8er explores his favorite story surprises. Beware of spoilers.

Top 10 Best Things About Skyrim
It's only appropriate that one of the most influential creators of compelling top ten lists would devote one to the ever popular Skyrim. Check out thegodofwine7's top ten features of Skryim.

What's In A Name?
This short but hilarious piece by markus1142 explores the mechanics behind the creation of online user names and assigns labels to the different personalities associated with each.

You Can't Spell Skyrim Without A-R-T
Phlogging (photo blogging ) is a form of blogging that consists primarily of pictures in blog format, which is exactly the approach Shootist2600 likes to use in his blogs – like in this one about Skyrim.

The Indie And Mojo No-Show
"Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working" is a quote by an unknown author, but one that describes this blog by Mojomonkey12 after suffering a minor setback with the Indie and Mojo podcast.

Community Reviews:

A Mixed Bag With Polarizing Potential
A solid review by o_JMan240_o  providing the highs and lows of the newly released Assassin's Creed Revelations, a game that he awards a respectable score of 8 out of 10.

Legendary Legacy
Many gamers are plugging The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword as a contender for the game of the year award. It's certainly receiving impressive review scores, like this one by Craigaleg who awards the game a 9 out of 10.

The Little Game That Could
I don't think anybody could have predicted how such a simple but enormous game like Minecraft would be so amazing, but nearly everyone that has played it agrees that it is, including Zen SPLOG Assassin LEVON, who awarded the game a perfect score.

Community Podcasts:

Armchair Gamer Podcast Episode Eight
This is the last episode of the AGP podcast before the show takes a break for the holidays, and the hosts use it to talk about their high and low points of the year. Don't miss out on the last chance you'll get to hear the show until next year.

The Indie & Mojo Show Episode 15
After experiencing some technical difficulties with episode 14, Indiejones and Mojomonkey12 are back tearing up the airwaves. This time they talk about Skyrim, the VGAs, Skryim, post-Black Friday steals, Skryim, their favorite games, and Skyrim. In that order.

The 4th Floor Episode 27
The 4th Floor podcast is a lot like Wikipedia – you start out on one subject and an hour later you're four or five topics away and interested in them all. Politics, charities, movies, and video games – yep, it's all in here.

Robot In The Corner Podcast: Episode 2-11
The crew talks about all of the latest games you want to hear about, including Skyrim and Modern Warfare 3. Make sure you at least read the podcast notes to see who won the Batman vs. Ezio poll and to learn about the contest for 1600 Microsoft points.

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 (Nov 28 – Dec 04, 2011):
Allen; benderstrike64; blaze6106; born4this; Cody Gilley; Craigaleg; DeadManWalking; dkeller2 (2); Doctor Apozem (2); durararaGO95 (5); Echelon XII; freezeimacop690; Good Samaritan Demon Ragnarok; GRIM; Hist; indiejones; jacktheglueman (2); Joshua Bowers; Lancehead255; libertydude; Light Gamebeast23456; LittleBigDaddy; markus1142; Marshmallow Candy Robo; Matt-boy (2); Matthew Fugere; Mike; Mister Doctor Professor Chancellor Admiral Chris; mojomonkey12; Mray901; N7Kevin; Noobtubin8er (2); Ocarina Wielder; Oni no Tenshi (3); PickleMan4258; redlitez76 (2); reidloS doG; Scott Dockendorf; ShadowDragyn; shooterboy23; Shootist2600 (2); Stranger (2); thatfoxguy; The guy who is meh (2); The Monster Hunter; The Second Musketeer; TheBen (2); thegodofwine7; TOGNick; tutelsongo; Undertaker Adrian; Vostok; Warm(Or) Puke (2); wayoverdue (2); ynoT0312Taz; and of course yours truly...Saint.

NOTE: Due to a technical anomaly that resulted in some blogs not being viewable, the names and blog count numbers may be slightly inaccurate. I regret any inconvenience caused by this glitch.

Video Game Quote of the Week:
"Yes, come into my sanctuary and partake of my wisdom." – Frogfucius, Mario RPG