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Blog Herding: Community Edition 06/14/12

by Game Informer Staff on Jun 14, 2012 at 06:00 AM

The number of blogs dipped slightly this week, no doubt due to the flurry of activity before and after the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Nearly half of this week's blogs referenced E3, but there were quite a few that didn't. This episode of Blog Herding features a section of each.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: June 04 – June 10, 2012
Number of User Blogs: 98
Number of User Bloggers: 58
Number of User Blogs Herded: 8

Community Blogs:

Watch This Head Explode
Hist posts another provocative piece exploring the relationship between mature content and the difference between how it affects us when it's real compared to when it is portrayed in a game.

Why Are Russians Always The Villains?
As gamers, we're used to facing zombies, robots and aliens, but Chris (the savior of the galaxy?) questions whether Russians aren't another commonly used adversary.

The Top 10 Least Charismatic Characters In Gaming
With a list sure to ruffle a few feathers, thegodofwine7's latest collection rates some of our favorite video game heroes that lack a certain degree of personality and charm.

Import Preview: Fire Emblem Awakening
Equipped with a Japanese 3DS and the ability to play games  that are only available in Japan, like Fire Emblem Awakening, LGAR is able to provide insight into what's coming out of the Land of the Rising Sun.

How Classic RPG Conventions Have Changed Modern Gaming
This certainly seems to be the year of the RPG, as many have weighed in on the health of one of the oldest genres. AshaMan3000 talks about how the RPG is influencing the modern era of gaming.

Gaming A.D.D.
The surreptitious DarkLadySarai muses about the challenge most of us face trying to play all of the great games that are out there with an onslaught of new games inbound.

The Miiverse Is A Bad Idea
One of the hottest blogs of the week, Doctor Apozem questions the future success and popularity of Nintendo's Miiverse, not because it's a bad idea, but because of how some people behave online.

Questioning The Relevance Of A New Console Generation
A solid first blog by MauledByJesus, asking a number of questions regarding the development and implementation of the next video game consoles.

E3 Related Blogs:

A Retrospect On The Biggest Gaming Convention Of The Year
A well written perspective on this year's E3 courtesy of alex720 that also compares it to previous E3 events and whether it was better or worse.

My Most Anticipated Games From E3
While others were critical of this year's E3, Masterassassin highlights a few of the positive stories and game announcements that were reported.

Borderlands 2, Tomb Raider & Resident Evil 6
A few of the GIO community members managed to make it to E3 (legally) and shared their experience with the rest of us, including this photo-rich blog by Kyle Wadsworth.

The Big Three And Third Party
Applesteak provides a gamer's perspective on a few titles revealed during E3, including a summary of what he wants to see from each of the titles.

Press Conference Grades And Best/Worst Awards
FinalFantasy1026 presents a fair and level-headed blog that covers every major news story and event from E3 before culminating in a series of best and worst awards.

Community Reviews:

The Future Is Now
Providing reviews of the highest caliber, Craigaleg takes aim in Tom Clancy's latest Ghost Recon game with this exceptional review of Future Soldier. Check out the companion blog that goes with it.

You Ripped My Heart Out, Capcom
Some are saying that Dragon's Dogma is the surprise hit of the year and this detailed analysis by darkangelvxvx suggests he is among the satisfied gamers who have played the game.

Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 (iOS)
Video game reviews for mobile platforms are somewhat rare, but here is a great one from Apricot that covers Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II on iOS-based devices.

Trouble Is Brewing In The Glade Of Dreams
This short review for Rayman Origins provided by Mike Mahardy exposes enough detail about the game that you might just be interested in picking it up for yourself if you haven't already.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (06/04/12 – 06/10/12):
@ChrisContinues; alex720; Ali Rapp (2); Applebite; Applesteak; AshaMan3000 (3); BillyBobJoe234; Buddy Acker; Caudex (3); CheeseballPwn; Chris, the savior of the galaxy?; cmanwitaplan (2); Craigaleg; DarkLadySarai; Derreck (2); DJH; Doctor Apozem (2); Enigma (2); FinalFantasy1026; gogamenerdkid; GoldvsSilver (7); GWNightmare; Hist; indiejones; J. Swigart; John Wrek (3); Jolt the Cynic (4); jordanthegamer (3); Kflame210 (3); Kyle Wadsworth (2); Le Hannibal (2); LGAR; Light Gamebeast23456; markus1142; Masterassassin; Matsuda Tohu; MauledByJesus (5); Mike; Mr Java (2); Noobtubin8er; Oni no Tenshi; Peter Skerritt Jr; Platysaur; PRjumpman124 (2); PUMA 1192; Rabid Chipmunk; RadiantChaos; redlitez76 (2); ShadowDragyn; sorryjzargo (2); Stranger (3); StraySkyNight; The Second Musketeer; thegodofwine7 (2); TheLast1Left; William; xking595x (2); and of course yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week:
"All I want is world peace, or a piece of the world." – Nun, Chrono Trigger