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Blog Herding: Community Edition 06/07/12

by Game Informer Staff on Jun 07, 2012 at 08:11 AM

As the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) draws to an end, perhaps you're looking for something not related to the event to read. Look no further, as the blogging community turns out a near record number of blogs for the week with a sampling of the finest included below.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: May 28 - June 03, 2012
Number of User Blogs: 117
Number of User Bloggers: 66
Number of User Blogs Herded: 9

Community Events:

FragFest 2.0 Is Now Live!
Have you ever wanted to play online with your fellow Game Informer members? Now you can as eyros2k reconstructs the Frag Fest with version 2, complete with new challenges. Details inside.

Extra Life Charity Event
In preparation for the 24 hour video game marathon scheduled for October 20 2012 to support the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Noobtubin8er and Mojomonkey12 created Team GIO. Read all about it in the following blogs: Join Team GIO for Extra-Life and Win Humble Indie Bundle and TEAM GIO 2012: Yep, Already.

Community Blogs:

Making Imaginary Friends In Dragon's Dogma
Kyle Wadsworth continues his journey through Dragon's Dogma, this time focusing on many of the finer details of the game, which he captures in stunning detail with plenty of screenshots.

First Impressions: The Humble Indie Bundle V
The fifth installment of the Humble Indie Bundle series released May 31, 2012 and sorryjzargo is already putting the various games through their paces, pausing long enough to tell us about them.

Top 10 Worst Features For A More Realistic GTA
It's common for gamers to suggest features they would like to see incorporated into their favorite video games, but Supersnake takes a different approach and lists features we wouldn't want to see in GTA.

Six Tech Improvements I'd Like To See
Responding to Jeff Cork's article titled, "What I Want From Next Gen," Level Headed Gamer adds to the list a few technological improvements he'd liked to see in the next round of consoles.

Dead Space 3 Is Beginning To Scare Me
The recent release of more Dead Space 3 news is indeed exciting but causing some gamers like ShadowDragyn concern over whether the game will maintain the high standard set by the first two episodes or whether he's just being paranoid.

9 Things We've All Done
Despite not being a top ten list, thegodofwine7's latest blog catalogs nine video game behaviors we're all guilty of, including my personal favorite: screen watching.

Games From A To Z
The list of influential games for each letter of the alphabet blog is a somewhat common theme, but Thejourneyman66's version is top notch and complete with pictures for each game.        

A Braid Story
A beautifully crafted personal account by one of the website's newest members, Mike Mahardy (Level 2), shares how Braid persuaded his college professor to re-evaluate her outlook on video games.

Two Years And Time Flies
One of GIO's most prolific and popular bloggers, Hist celebrates his two year anniversary at the website with a post giving thanks and remembering a few of his fondest moments.

Community Reviews:

Fox McCloud And The Gang Return
Thanks to this remake of Star Fox 64 for the 3DS, we can enjoy Fox and his friends with updated graphics while waiting for the next installment. This review by Another Matthew scores it an 8.5 out of 10.

Mario Platforming At Its Finest
The Monster Hunter tackles Mario's latest adventure through Super Mario 3D Land before posting a review about the experience including his pros and cons of the game.

Hell And Back Again
Diablo III was certainly one of the most reviewed games of the week and undoubtedly one of the biggest releases of the year, so it's no surprise that Craigaleg would feature it in a video review. Check out his companion blog Video Review - Diablo III too.

Diablo Is Still The King Of Crawlers
Applesteak provides another great review, this time examining Blizzard's legendary dungeon crawler, Diablo III, before awarding the game an impressive 9.25 out of 10.

Community Podcasts:

Episode 10: Chris Cries
Another community podcast makes its first appearance in Blog Herding, as @ChrisContinues and his friend Matt talk about Yakuza 4, 3 Ninjas, and their question of the week. Mild language, but mostly harmless.

The 4th Floor Season 2 Episode 6
Nick and Liz return (again) in their latest podcast that talks about a little bit of everything, including movies, their charity of the month, and video games including Max Payne 3, Mass Effect, and Half Life.

Robot In The Corner 2-29
After an extended leave of absence, the hosts of the podcast return in a show where they talk about Max Payne3, Diablo 3, and their question for the audience about Nathan Drake versus Max Payne.

The JACKED UP Indie & Mojo Show Episode 36
The hosts talk about Diablo 3, Max Payne 3, the definition of anime, and what it's like to work at Game Informer from a community member's perspective.

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 (05/28/12 - 06/03/12):
@ChrisContinues; ace13; Ali Rapp; Applebite; bartandbucky; blaze6106 (3); born4this; BRAV0 F1VE; Buddy Acker (2); Caudex (5); Chris Mrkvicka; Cody Gilley; Craigaleg; Dane; DarkLadySarai (2); Dawson Wyckoff (2); Delancey The Mad; Di5a5terp13ce; DJH (6); Doctor Apozem; DrJoeystein; eyros2k; FinalFantasy1026; GoldvsSilver (3); GunslingerD7; Hist (2); Hobo Baggins; Idostuff; indiejones (3); Jolt the Cynic (5); Jon Gregory aka JMan240; jordanthegamer (4); KAGEHOSHI-; Kyle Wadsworth; Le Hannibal (5); Level Headed Gamer (2); Masterassassin; mojomonkey12; Noobtubin8er (2); Peter Skerritt Jr (2); Pokèmon Trainer Red; redlitez76; rekoin (3); RezidentHazard (rides again); Romars202129 (3); ShadowDragyn; shooterboy23 (¬¦_¦); sorryjzargo (3); Specter (2); Stranger (4); Supersnake; System of a Down; TGM; The Great Cubone; The Monster Hunter (2); The Second Musketeer; The Soapbox Lord; thebrazilian27; thegodofwine7 (3); Thejourneyman66; TOGNick; Unknown450; wayoverdue (3); xking595x; Zero Gravity Ewok; and of course yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week:
"Time to wake up! It's a beautiful day, full of opportunity!" - Marcus Kincaid, Borderlands