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Blog Herding: Community Edition 11/08/12

by Game Informer Editorial on Nov 08, 2012 at 04:52 AM

The big news of the week, besides the fact the presidential election is over and we all survived, is Halo 4 shipped and is receiving an overwhelming amount of positive reviews. Now that you can breathe a sigh of relief, check out some user-submitted blogs and let life get back to normal.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: October 29 – November 04, 2012
Number of User Blogs: 113
Number of User Bloggers: 73
Number of User Blogs Herded: 11

Community Events:

Know Your Game Informer Editors Quiz
Tim Gruver compiles a simple test comprised of 10 multiple choice questions to gauge how well you know (or think you know) the Game Informer editors.

Community Blogs:

They Have Differences
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale hasn't even released yet but has already been compared to Smash Bros. Brawl. Amarok compares and contrasts the two in this blog that summarizes their differences.

Halo And Its Great Journey
With the release of Halo 4 upon us, Hannibal discusses the road to success and how fan reception will determine the fate of the latest installment, which was created by a new developer.

An Underused Setting
Video games have taken us to locations around the globe (and beyond) but AshaMan3000 has an infrequently used spot he feels would be a location that certain games could benefit from.

Overview – Assassin's Creed III Limited Edition
If you're wondering what comes in the AC III Limited Edition and whether it's worth it or not, this blog by BLiNDFATES details the contents of the collection.

PS Vita – A Thing Of Brilliance
Codyeo just picked up the Assassin's Creed III Liberation Bundle which includes a white Playstation Vita that he puts through the paces before posting his thoughts about it.

Five Things I Want To See In The Next Xbox
Details about the successor to the Xbox 360 are still pretty much non-existent but that doesn't stop Wayne Strickland from sharing his thoughts on what Microsoft's next generation console should offer.

Clouded, The Force Is
News of Disney acquiring Lucasfilm for a whopping $4 billion spread across the planet faster than Han Solo making the Kessel Run. Cru Hunter discusses how the merge might affect gamers.

Vitrified 06/15/1961
Cave Johnson and the corporation he built from the ground up is shrouded in intrigue and mystery, leaving Stranger reminiscing about Aperture Science's deep dark projects from Portal 2.

My Call Of Duty Breakup
With the looming release date of Black Ops II, some gamers are staking their allegiance to the series while others, like Cameron Koch, are electing to boycott this next installment.

On Second Thought
With games like Skyrim and Fallout, it's easy to immerse yourself into the imaginary realm of these fantasy worlds. RFXRage cautions why life in these places wouldn't be as perfect as it might sound.

A Top 10 Of The Fourth Kind
Be it movies or video games, trilogies are becoming the norm. But there are plenty of series with more than 3 entries, and thegodofwine7 ranks his favorites here.

Community Reviews:

Assassin's Creed III
John Wrek evaluates the latest installment in the Assassin's Creed story with this extensive review capturing the key details before awarding the game a near perfect score.

New Super Mario Bros 2: Fun, But Unoriginal
A solid review from ad0234 for New Super Mario Bros. 2, who also suggests that just because it doesn't compete with some of the other classic Mario games doesn't mean it isn't still fun to play.

Evil Never Dies – (Video Review)
If the mixed views associated with Resident Evil 6 have you puzzled, Craigaleg's thorough write-up and detailed video shed some light on the latest installment of Capcom's highly regarded series.

XCOM Enemy Unknown Review: Wanna Feel Like MIB?
X-COM: Enemy Unknown is a remake of the classic turn-based strategy game of the same name, and newcomer to the series bombstopper delivers an insightful look at what a rookie should expect.

Studio Liverpool's Swan Song
Reviews for PS Vita games are fairly rare around here, but here's one from Remo Williams for Wipeout 2048, the futuristic racing game developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Studio Liverpool.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (10/29/12 – 11/04/12):
ace13; Alex Beyer (2); Amarok; Andrew Marcos; Apricot; AshaMan3000 (3); awmace5; BLiNDFATES (4); BRAV0 F1VE; C3; Cameron Koch; cerpintaxman; Chris Mrkvicka; Cloud33113; Codyeo (2); Cru Hunter; dadarkheart; Darkeon; David Chandler; Delancey The Procrastinator; Destructur25; DJH; Drop Dead; ElGato; FAMESREVENGE; Frosty (3); Ghost (2); GoldvsSilver (2); Hannibal; Idostuff; John Wrek; Jolt the Cynic; Jon Gregory aka JMan240; jordanthegamer (4); Josh Wagner; Joshua Bowers; Joyful Penguin (2); Kid Ica; killjoy115; Level Headed Gamer; lotrgeek (7); Magnus the Historian; Marco Polo (2); Marina Saturday; MasterZeRo (5); Mike; Nolan Swart; Noobtubin8er (2); Oni no Tenshi; Paradigmthefallen; RFXRage; Ric White; Rich; Romars202129; shadowBack (2); SneakaFew; sorryjzargo; stayedstar; Stranger; The Destroyer; The Invertroid (2); The Monster Hunter; thegodofwine7; theLast_Knight; Tim Gruver (4); Tren Frost (2); Ucantfindme (2); Wayne Strickland; wayoverdue (2); xl9 (3); xTheCrowing (2); YungDaVinci; and of course yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week:
"Once a man has changed the relationship between himself and his environment, he cannot return to the blissful ignorance he left." – Pravin Lal, Alpha Centauri