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Blog Herding: Community Edition 03/29/12

by Game Informer Staff on Mar 29, 2012 at 06:00 AM

Since its release, Mass Effect 3 continues to be a volatile issue threatening civil war in the gaming industry, and many blogs continue to focus on it. If you're fatigued with it all, perhaps these blogs will offer a suitable and equally entertaining alternative.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: March 19 – March 25, 2012
Number of User Blogs: 97
Number of User Bloggers: 68
Number of User Blogs Herded: 9

Community Events:

Frag Fest Alert: I'm not entirely convinced this isn't an April Fool's joke, but Sheriff Warbuff says he will be hosting a Frag Fest event on April 01, 2012 (Sunday) at 1:00 Pacific Time. The game is Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City on the Xbox 360. If you're interested in playing online with fellow Game Informer members, send him a request at warbuff6644.

Community Blogs:

The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Mray and JR provide a dual review (although duel might be a more appropriate term) for The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword in this collaborative blog that is a delight to read.

One of the most in-depth blogs you'll find exploring the moral decision making process within the digital realm. PaperCamm analyzes the challenging gray area in-between the black and white decisions.

When Innovation And Familiarity Collide
A compelling blog by Stranger discussing his thoughts on innovation and familiarity; and how these two opposing forces often influence the future development of gaming.

When Games Come To Life
We all play games for different reasons and are impacted by them in various ways. DeadManWalking describes the emotional connection that occurs when the games we play seem to come alive.

Top 11 Games I Would Take On An Island
One of the best authors of top ten lists, thegodofwine7 adds a little something extra to his latest, this time highlighting not ten but eleven games he'd want to bring along if stranded on a deserted island.

The Online Pass Is Terrible
Apozem suggests online passes are "seen by the industry as a necessity, and by some gamers as a majestic injustice," before providing his thoughts on how it could be done better.

Shooters That Are NOT Stale
The video game industry is saturated with shooters, often resulting in the claim the genre is becoming flat. Not all think so, including Headless97, who talks about how PC games keep the genre fresh.

Disc-Locked Content: The New DLC
While some are still battling over the Mass Effect 3 controversy, footthumb discusses the next powder keg waiting to erupt with Capcom's game Street Fighter X Tekken and his theory on Disc Locked Content.

Reflections Of A Lifelong Shooter Fan
Shootist2600 takes a break from posting a photo-rich blog concentrating on a particular game to focus his efforts on the current state of the military shooter. And yes, there are plenty of pictures to look at.

Community Reviews:

Kid Icarus Uprising Review
OneArmedWonder provides a short and simple review for the recently released Kid Icarus: Uprising on the Nintendo 3DS. He awards the game an 8.5 out of 10 and claims it's a must have.

When It Comes Down To The Darkness II
A solid review for the dark and disturbing The Darkness II provided courtesy of that_sterlin_kid. The review is a breeze to read while providing all the details you need to know if you're interested in it.

Become The (K)Night
One of Game Informer's newest members, Jonathan Barnes posted a number of exceptional reviews throughout the week, including this one for one of last year's greats, Batman: Arkham City.

Video Review: Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City
Cody Gilley provides his latest video review of the week; this time taking a look at Capcom's Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City, a game that seems to be getting mixed reviews.

Don't Stop Believing
The fairly recent surprise hit from thatgamecompany that has captivated the industry is the stunning title called Journey. Craigaleg's video review and Companion Blog demonstrate why this game is special.

Superheroes Have Finally Received Their Own Justice
Certainly not the only person to thoroughly enjoy masquerading around as Batman in Arkham City, GoldvsSilver evaluates the game that he awards a near perfect score.

Community Podcasts:

The Indie & Mojo Show Episode 27
The dynamic duo tackles the hottest topic burning through the industry right now: Mass Effect 3. Don't fret, they don't limit the discussion to the controversial ending, but also talk about Liara too.

Robot In The Corner Podcast: Episode 2-24
The latest episode touches on some cool topics including The Walking Dead, The Hunger Games, the PlayStation Vita, and the ongoing controversy surrounding the Mass Effect 3 finale.

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 (03/19/12 - 03/25/12):
aidanrinku; Applebite (2); Assassinated; bartandbucky; BlackHeartedWolf (2); Blade; born4this (2); Chris Mrkvicka; Chrisrolla117 (2); cmanwitaplan (2); Cody Gilley; Craigaleg; Cru Hunter; DeadManWalking; Doctor Apozem (2); Drym Shyuan (2); Ezio Auditore Da Firenze ; footthumb (2); freak24; G3N0Unknown; GunslingerD7; Headless97; Hi I'm Chris; Hist; indiejones; J Warrior; J. Swigart (2); Jack, The Quixotic Gamer; Joey (2); Jonathan Harrison (2); jordanthegamer (5); KAGEHOSHI-; Kflame210 (2); Lèon Archer; libertydude; Light Gamebeast23456; markus1142 (2); Matt The Hedgehog; Matt-boy; maxiboy77; Mike; Mr. Charmander; Mray901; NekuRulez; NFOxDevilseedx (2); Oni no Tenshi; Ownzoir; PaperCamm; Phlakes; Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui I; Radnen; redlitez76; RezidentHazard (rides again); Romars202129; shizno897; Shootist2600; Solstice; sorryjzargo (2); SpiderRyno (3); Spyro Conspiracy Theorist; Stranger; Tactical Rash; thegodofwine7; ThisBlueSquid (3); tutelsongo; YepImAPersonWaving (2); ynoT0312Taz; and of course yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week:
"Wasn't too long ago the name on that door was Supply Closet." – Manuel Calavera, Grim Fandango