Blog Herding: Community Edition 11/29/12
Seems like just yesterday we were talking turkey and being inundated with sales flyers but that was then and this now. Welcome to another week of blogs and user reviews submitted by your fellow Game Informer Online community members.
Blog Herding Stats:
November 19 – November 25, 2012
Number of User Blogs: 103
Number of User Bloggers: 74
Number of User Blogs Herded: 10
One of the community's favorite bloggers, Hist uses a charming analogy to address the current trend used by publishers that require gamers to enter lengthy unlock codes to gain access to privileged content.
Things That I Hate
Renowned for his Top Ten lists, thegodofwine7's latest blog only musters up five items to discuss, which is probably for the best since it highlights issues he hates about video games.
Thanks For Games Forgotten
If you were too busy eating turkey and missed Noobtubin8er's Thanksgiving Day tribute to a handful of games that have largely been forgotten, the conclusion he makes is still valid and worth visiting.
Goodbye To One-Size-Fits-All Gaming
Have you purchased the Wii U yet or are you still undecided? Perhaps this blog by maxmaher describing his initial experience as a proud owner of Nintendo's next generation console will help you decide.
Theft Auto: Evolution
What do you get when you cross Kyle Wadsworth's penchant for sharing lots of photos in his blogs with an epic franchise like Grand Theft Auto? You get a great blog that chronicles the history of the series.
Somewhat surprised by the variances in how gamers respond to the same game, AshaMan3000 queries fellow community members about certain games and compares their reception to his own.
And Routine: Hallmarks Of Modern Gaming
David Chandler posts another inspiring piece, this time exploring the housekeeping aspects found in certain games like Skyrim and Borderlands 2, and how these tasks possess entertainment value.
It Ralph – Fixing What Hollywood's Broken
Another gamer satisfied with the video game-inspired movie Wreck It Ralph, markus1142 tells us why he liked the movie and what it offers audience members of all ages.
The Success Of iOS Gaming
Despite not having an Apple-branded video game console, there is no denying the presence iOS devices have on the video game industry and Marco Polo helps us understand his perspective why that is.
Single Player Is More Important To Me Than Multiplayer
Some prefer a solid single-player campaign while others are only interested in playing online with other gamers. Mike is in the Team Single Player camp and explains why. Join in on the discussion.
Review Of XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Considered by many to be a Game of the Year candidate, RFXRage's review of XCOM: Enemy Unknown scores the game fairly high while noting its unique turn-based strategy gameplay.
Reviews: Assassin's Creed 3
The critically acclaimed Assassin's Creed franchise recently released the third chapter in the series and DanTheManWasTaken provides a thorough assessment of the game before rating it near perfect.
Walking Dead: The Game – Season Finale Review
A brief review of the last chapter in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead series, WF1 praises the tense narrative and emotional weight associated with the final installment that is sure to be a shock.
Game To Rule Them All
The Lord of the Rings is the latest series to receive a Lego video game makeover and lotrgeek is there to provide a personal account of the transformation.
Ops 2 – A Mediocre Sheep In The Herd
Black Ops II crushed its predecessor's opening day sales record, but does that translate to positive fan reception? This review provided by Noobtubin8er suggests the game is mediocre at best.
In The Corner Podcast: Episode 3-4
The hosts talk about all sorts of video games including Minecraft, Halo 4, and Punch Quest, while Wes talks about his thoughts on his new Samsung phone.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (11/19/12
a fleabag (2); Alex Beyer; AshaMan3000 (3); benderstrike64; blaxarbush911; BLiNDFATES (3); born4this; Caudex; cerpintaxman; ChickenMcNublet; Comin_4_U (3); Commander Spock; cybertronian assassin; dagnastyep; David Chandler; DeadManWalking; DJH (3); Enigma (3); Gotham's Reckoning; Hannibal; Hawke5 (3); Hist; Jamiyl28; John Hunter; John Wrek; Jon Gregory aka JMan240; JordanTheGamer (4); Joyful Penguin; Kflame210; Kyle Wadsworth; LGAR (2); Marco Polo (3); markus1142 (2); Matsuda Tohu; Matt The Hedgehog; maxmaher; Mike (3); Noobtubin8er; opposedcrow88; owman3000; Ownzoir; PandaDoom; Paradigmthefallen; Rabid Chipmunk; redlitez76; Rich; Robert Rhoades (2); Romars202129; Roxas; Sabtos; shadowBack; Shawn Gordon; shooterboy23; slymd83; SneakaFew; Startrek007; -STRAFE-; The Destroyer; The Second Musketeer; thegodofwine7; TOGNick (2); Ucantfindme; UltiMat3ProDGy07; w77jmh; Warrior (2); Wayne Strickland; wayoverdue; Xerix (2); xking595x; xl9 (2); XSpectreGreyX; x-XMantisX-x; ynoT0312Taz; and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Quote of the Week:
"Please stop being human." – 343 Guilty Spark, Halo