blog herding

Blog Herding: Community Edition 05/03/12

by Game Informer Staff on May 03, 2012 at 06:00 AM

The number of blogs featured this week dips slightly but are still well worth your attention. In other news, did you know on this day, 30 years ago, Walt Disney Productions filed a lawsuit against Williams Electronics for infringing on Disney's Tron trademark with the somewhat similarly titled Robotron?

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: April 23 – April 29, 2012
Number of User Blogs: 102
Number of User Bloggers: 57
Number of User Blogs Herded: 8

Community Blogs:

Defending The Japanese Video Game Industry
It's no secret that some question the vitality of the Japanese video game industry and this exceptional piece by JC does a remarkable job exploring the topic in succinct detail.

Diablo 3 Observations From A Diablo Fanatic
A self-proclaimed fan boy and expert on all things Diablo, ShadowDragyn puts the open beta for the latest episode in Blizzard's iconic dungeon crawler through its paces and delivers a detailed analysis.

How Witcher 2 Helps Me Feel Like A Kid Again
In what is shaping up to be a rather popular blog about The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Shootist2600 captivates the audience as he shares how the beginning of the game was somewhat intimidating.

Playstation Vita: Where Is It Now?
PlayStation's latest handheld gaming device has faced harsh criticism from its earliest stages of development and this blog by gogamenerdkid highlights many of the reasons why.

I Like Crappy Games
The ever snarky, bordering on cynical, Euphoric Ennui openly admits he enjoys some of the video game industry's bad games and has played them more than he has some of the best games.

Beauty And The Beast
Supersnake, one of the official Game Informer moderators, seemingly shares his love of Disney princesses, while reminding us of the importance of logging off the GI website when you're done visiting.

I Hate "The End"
Something most of us who finish games have had to deal with at some point in our video game life, Cru Hunter talks about when "The End" is really the end and how he hates to see a series finish.

Diablo III Beta Impressions
Jack, The Quixotic Gamer shares his personal experience playing the open beta for Diablo III with the community in this detailed account chronicling his travels through the world of Sanctum.

Community Reviews:

Out With The Old, In With The New
Hard to believe Lara Croft made her first appearance in 1996 and over 15 years later people are still talking about her, including this review of Tomb Raider Underworld by Euphoric Ennui.

The Best Anime You've Played This Year
One of Game Informer's regular user review contributors, Orochi Assassin LEVON describes Asura's Wrath as an "anime inspired sci-fi brawler mixed with a little Hindu mythology".

The Walking Dead: The Game
You won't find this review of The Walking Dead by Frosty in the user reviews section of the website, but it is so entertaining and articulately written, it deserves to be featured here.

Tell Me Another Story About The Shepard...
Another satisfied Mass Effect 3 player awarding the game a perfect score, JiroGamer SGS provides a simple and straightforward review of the game describing his experience as Command Shepard.

Community Podcasts:

Robot In The Corner Podcast: Episode 2-27
The RITC crew has been a bit sporadic over the past few weeks, but they're here this week and talk about The Walking Dead comic, Trials Evolution, and the new indie platform game, Fez.

The Indie & Mojo Show Episode 31
Indiejones and Mojomonkey12 welcome Redlitez76, another member of the Game Informer community, to the show as they discuss Journey, the Playstation Vita, and Game of Thrones.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (04/23/12 - 04/29/12):
Anticitizen-One;  Applesteak;  AshaMan3000 (2);  blaxarbush911;  blaze6106;  born4this;  Brandon Whiting is back (2);  Break Point;  Caudex (5);  Chris, the savior of the galaxy? (7);  Christopher Williams;  Cru Hunter;  Darth Kill;  Derreck (3);  DJH (3);  Enigma;  Eyes of Avo;  Frosty;  Gesar;  gogamenerdkid;  indiejones;  J Warrior;  Jack, The Quixotic Gamer;  JC;  Jolt (5);  jordanthegamer (3);  Kid Ica;  Le Hannibal (5);  LGAR;  Matt-boy (2);  Mike (3);  Mr. Charmander;  my pants are on fire (2);  nathan98;  Orochi Assassin LEVON;  Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui I (2); Sean (2);  Senshuro;  ShadowDragyn;  Shootist2600;  sorryjzargo (4);  stayedstar;  Stranger (3);  StraySkyNight;  Supersnake;  Tactical Rash;  The Great Cubone (3);  The Handheld Tank;  trap_the_clap27;  tutelsongo (2);  UltiMat3ProDGy07;  wayoverdue;  xking595x (4);  xl9;  Yusuke Urameshi;  Zero Gravity Ewok; and of course yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week:
"I'll just go and get some fresh air, and be eaten by a monster." – Barry Burton, Resident Evil