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Blog Herding: Community Edition 11/01/12

by Game Informer Staff on Nov 01, 2012 at 06:00 AM

One of the hottest topics of the week had to be the mixed reception with Medal of Honor: Warfighter, as demonstrated by the number of blogs and user reviews voicing a wide range of perspectives. If that doesn't interest you, perhaps some of the other blogs and reviews from the community will.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: October 22 – October 28, 2012
Number of User Blogs: 118
Number of User Bloggers: 71
Number of User Blogs Herded: 9

Community Events:

Team GIO Prize Results
The Extra Life charity event concluded last week and Team GIO raised an impressive amount of money. Equally inspiring is the number of prizes the team was able to distribute back to the community.

Achievement Unlocked: Baby Lyra Is Here!
One of Game Informer's featured bloggers returns with a birth announcement, as Oni no Tenshi translates the details of her child labor experience into gamer terms we can all understand.

Community Blogs:

Extra Life: Dishonored, Borderlands 2 & More
Kyle Wadsworth chronicles his Extra Life agenda from last week's event where he spent his time playing Dishonored and Borderlands 2 while capturing a ton of screen shots from all of the action.

My Five Ways To Make The Assassin's Creed Film Not Suck
Inspired by Jeff Marchiafava's Five Ways To Make The Assassin's Creed Film Not Suck feature, Jon Gregory aka JMan240 offers his perspective on what it would take to make the movie a success.

First Impressions Of Medal Of Honor: Warfighter
The initial reception of Medal of Honor: Warfighter has been mixed to say the least. Andrew Marcos discusses why his early perception of the game is less than favorable.

The Strange Economics Of Gaming
Marco Polo examines the basic fundamentals of economics and how it is applies to the video game industry, while including a number of supporting headlines to contribute to the discussion.

Striking From The Shadows
Inspired by all of the sneaking around in Dishonored, David Chandler recalls Thief: The Dark Project, the first stealth game that truly immersed him into the practice of disappearing into the night.

Finding Beauty In An Unfinished Place
Hannibal feels the magic of The Unfinished Swan and exposes the beauty of the "emotional experience" in this blog highlighting just enough of the details to excite your curiosity.

Survival Horror: A Delicate Balance
The survival horror sub-genre continues to gain in popularity. RFXRage describes the elements he thinks are prerequisites in order to convey the sense of dread associated with these types of games.

The Walking Dead Episode 4: Around Every Corner
Planned as a five part series, The Walking Dead video game appears to be every bit as gripping as the comic book and TV show. Markus1142 opens up how the story has affected him.

Custom GI Avatars: Extra Life Heroes
Contributing custom avatars in support of Team GIO and the Extra Life charity event held last week, TurdFurgy supplies the community with his latest round of profile images.

Community Reviews:

Like life, Only With Demons
Remo Williams plays Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable, an enhanced remake of Persona 3 for the Playstation Portable, while wondering if a non-JRPG fan would find any value in the game.

Slice Or Sneak Your Way Through Dunwall
Dishonored is sneaking its way to the top of many of our playlists with another satisfied user review. This one is provided courtesy of Hannibal, who awards the game a respectable score.

An Unforgettably Dark And Surprisingly Memorable Shooter
Andrew Marcos evaluates Spec Ops: The Line and shares his thoughts on this somewhat controversial game that aims to shake up the traditional shooter.

A Chance Wasted
Medal Of Honor: Warfighter came under fire from a number of reviewers this week, including JaKudz92, who summarizes the game and explains why he rated it as low as he did.

A Proper Story
Stranger takes a crack at reviewing one of his personal favorite games with this user review of Bastion, a game regarded by many as proof that video games are indeed art.

AFO Neptune Briefly Returns In Warfighter
Does Medal of Honor: Warfighter, one of the year's most anticipated titles, live up to the hype? That depends on which review you're reading, like this one from Noobtubin8er.

The Unfinished Swan – A Finished Wonder
A brief review by Nathan Powers for The Unfinished Swan, an artistic independent title closely resembling games like Braid and Journey and only available on the PlayStation 3.

Community Podcasts:

The JACKED UP Indie And Mojo Show Episode 50
It's the big 50th episode on the Jacked Up Indie and Mojo show, featuring none other than Game Informer staff member Tim Turi, as the team have a healthy discussion about Resident Evil 6.

Robot In The Corner Podcast: Episode 3-2
It's been a few weeks since we've heard from Titus, Wes, and Dean, but they're back on the air with the next episode of their podcast, where they share their thoughts on Dishonored.

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 (10/22/12 – 10/28/12):
ace13; Adventure Seeker 1; Alex Beyer (3); Andrew Marcos; AshaMan3000 (4); Benny Shores (2); born4this; Buddy Acker; cerpintaxman; Coachscorner00; Cru Hunter; cybertronian assassin; dadarkheart (2); Darkeon; David Chandler (2); deckard; Destructur25; Di5a5terp13ce; DJH (3); Drop Dead; Enigma; FAMESREVENGE; Frosty (2); Geno; Ghost (2); Ghost of Shoob; Hannibal; Hi I'm Chris; Jack Gardner; Jamiyl28 (2); Jammin Jones; Jolt the Cynic (2); Jon Gregory aka JMan240; jordanthegamer (2); Joyful Penguin; Kyle Wadsworth; Light Gamebeast23456; Long.Live.Play; lotrgeek (8); Marco Polo (3); markus1142 (2); MasterZeRo (5); Mike; Nicholas Dakota Spain; Noobtubin8er (2); Oni no Tenshi; opposedcrow88 (2); Paradigmthefallen (4); Platysaur; playerofgames11; Proprietary-Windmill; ReclusiveSpirit; Reptar7; RFXRage (3); Sabtos (2); Seamoni; Silvershine08; SneakaFew; Sora Three Ben; Stranger (2); Thisismyname23; Tomnesh; Trenchmace (2); TurdFurgy; UltiMat3ProDGy07; Wacko; Wayne Strickland; wayoverdue; xking595x; xl9 (7); and of course yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week
"We can afford all we need; we cannot afford all we want." – President John Henry Eden, Fallout 3