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Blog Herding: Community Edition 04/05/12

by Game Informer Staff on Apr 05, 2012 at 06:00 AM

After a rather rowdy week within the Game Informer community, the dust has settled and many of the regular bloggers and even a few new faces have returned to work turning out a hefty amount of interesting and entertaining blogs for your reading pleasure.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: March 26 – April 01, 2012
Number of User Blogs: 100
Number of User Bloggers: 73
Number of User Blogs Herded: 14

Community Blogs:

Friends You Will Never Know
More positive praise for Journey, a game that has captivated the video game industry with its unique gameplay, beautiful scenery, and according to Matthew Fugere, compelling multiplayer experience unlike anything you have ever played before.

Have It, Might As Well Play It
Long time blogger Hist talks about his extreme obsession with not only completing every game he starts, but also playing every game he comes into possession of, including those pesky pre-bundled games.

My Hopes For Next-Gen Achievements/Trophies
As E3 draws closer and the potential of next generation consoles details being revealed grows, Masterassassin ponders a few changes to the rewards system he thinks would make it more functional.

On The Topic Of Endings
Relying on an interesting and creative approach to capture his thoughts, God Of Irony turns to his artistic talent to address the sometimes controversial topic of video game endings.

The Top 5 Games That Will Define 2012
Blogging newcomer Le Hannibal discusses his list of games that will define 2012, some of which have already been released and some that are tentatively scheduled. Check it out and see if you agree.

Character Evolution: Ganondorf
A short but unique blog discussing one of the longtime villains found in the Legend of Zelda series, tutelsongo provides a brief overview of the history and transformation of Ganondorf.

Handhelds Aren't Just For Gaming Anymore
Responding to the news story of the 10-year-old girl who used her Nintendo handheld to nab a pedophile, Oni no Tenshi provides a list of other functional uses for handhelds besides just playing video games.

Top 10 Ways Mass Effect 2 Is Better Than Mass Effect 3
There has been so much talk of Mass Effect 3 lately, but in thegodofwine7's latest top ten list, he reminds us of his reasons for liking Mass Effect 2 better than the final episode in the series.

But Is It Scientific
Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui responds to the claim by some that Bioshock Infinite is straying from the realism offered in the first Bioshock by pointing out how unrealistic those games are.

A Study Into The Effects of Arrows Penetrating Your Knee
In what is becoming a meme of an existing meme, DarkeonWarlord scores a hit with only his second blog that is perhaps the funniest thing you will read this week as he describes the side effects of actually taking an arrow to the knee.

The 3DS: One Year Later
We celebrated the birthday of the Nintendo 3DS this week, and The Monster Hunter provides a breakdown of how well the handheld is doing now after a rather sluggish start.

Assassin's Creed Uniqueness
With Assassin's Creed III boasting a proposed 2012 release, it's been the topic of several blogs, including this one by maxiboy77 discussing the series and his thoughts on each episode.

Breaking And Entering
Some games rely on proven gameplay techniques while others seek to innovate. In this blog by GoldvsSilver, he discusses the concept of "breaking the fourth wall" and how video games could implement it.

The Top 11 Female Characters Who Can Hold Their Own
A staunch advocate for how females are represented by the video game industry, Silvershine08 provides her list of 11 female video game characters that hit the mark by embodying class and self-respect.

Community Reviews:

Kid Icarus: Uprising: Just Shy Of Perfection
Applesteak is back with another exceptional review, this time for the recently released Kid Icarus, a game that he rates pretty high and calls one of the best looking games on the 3DS.

A Great Spider-man Game For This Generation
A solid review by Jonathan Gipson focusing on Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, a game that he seems to really enjoy and awards a final score of 9 out of 10.

Video Review: What I Liked And What I Didn't
Taking a break from his traditional video reviews, Cody Gilley revisits all of his previous clips and provides a summary for each game, including what he liked and didn't like.

Community Podcasts:

The Indie & Mojo Show Episode 28
This week Indie and Mojo talk about PAX East, Journey, Mass Effect 3 romances, the barn burning finale of The Walking Dead (their joke, not mine) and other things that butter their biscuits.

Robot In The Corner Podcast: Episode 2-25
This week, the hosts talk about the Hunger Games movie and the return of A Game of Thrones. They also discuss reading books before watching movies or TV shows based on those books and vice versa.

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 (03/26/12 - 04/01/12):
AbsoluteDeicide; aidanrinku; Algebraic; BlackHeartedWolf; Blade; born4this; bpfx216; Brad Tramel; Buddy Acker; Chris, the back-up savior of the galaxy; Cody Gilley; Colossus365; Commander Shepard; Cru Hunter; DarkeonWarlord; Derreck (2); Destructur25; DoctorNight; DStubbs; Enigma; God Of Irony; gogamenerdkid; GoldvsSilver (3); Hi I'm Chris; Hist; indiejones (2); Jake H.; Jolt (7); Jon Gregory aka JMan240 (2); KAGEHOSHI-; Kid Ica; Le Hannibal (3); LittleBigEthan; markus1142; Mass Revolution; Masterassassin; Matt-boy; Matthew Fugere; maxiboy77 (4); Mike (2); mojomonkey12; Mray901; mUgen-0; my pants are on fire; Oni no Tenshi; Phlakes; Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui I; Romars202129 (2); Shootist2600; Silvershine; sorryjzargo; Soul Eater ; SpiderRyno (2); stormfront; -STRAFE-; Stranger (3); TGM; The Handheld Tank; The Midnight Rambler; the mods (2); The Monster Hunter; the Mysterious Stranger; thegodofwine7; ThisBlueSquid (2); tutelsongo; Undertaker Adrian; Vampire Nox; wayoverdue (3); Xeno; xXBourne07Xx; YepImAPersonWaving; Zero Gravity Ewok (2); and of course yours truly... Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week:
"Cake, and grief counseling, will be available at the conclusion of the test." – GLaDOS, Portal