Blog Herding: Community Edition 02/07/13
The final episode of Blog Herding for the month of January ends with a scattered collection of blogs focusing more on what's to come instead of what we're playing now, including a couple of posts from those members taking advantage of the public beta for Dust 514.
Blog Herding Stats:
January 28 – February 03, 2013
Number of User Blogs: 123
Number of User Bloggers: 75
Number of User Blogs Herded: 11
A number of GIO members completed their 31 blogs in 31 days project, including markus1142, xl9, Gaming Warthog, and Kate Willaert, whose daily blog spotlighted a different video game-inspired movie. Obviously all of their blogs couldn't be featured here, but they're still worth checking out.
514 Open Beta Impressions
Plenty of gamers were out in full force playing the recently released open beta for Dust 514. A few, including Theora Craft, stopped by to post their initial assessment of the next big MMOFPS.
The TV To Yourself
The Great Cubone authors this hilarious piece describing a few techniques an individual can employ to deal with the person who is preventing you from gaming because they are using the TV.
Ops II: Revolution
Newly released Black Ops II Revolution DLC hit the market last week and footthumb was eager to provide a situation report on the new maps and content.
AshaMan3000 prepares for the next chapter in the God of War series by playing through the older games first, but discovers a few minor annoyances with the gameplay along the way.
Are Nerds: Why I Now Choose To Embrace It
Developing quite the reputation for his philosophical musings about life as a gamer, this week ADAMMWOOLLEY focuses on being a nerd and why that's no longer a bad thing.
514: Something New?
As previously stated, the beta of Dust 514 enlisted several members of the community to the ranks of those who gave the game a test drive and submitted a review, including this one by Darth-Carbonite.
Nintendo Has Me On Fire For the Wii U
Tim Gruver highlights a few of the features he's excited about that are planned for the Wii U as revealed by Satoru Iwata during the recent Nintendo Direct conference held last week.
Do Open World Games Scare Me?
Timothy Repasky contemplates his apprehension with playing open-world games and wonders whether it's fear or maybe laziness that causes him to avoid games like Skyrim and instead turn to Halo.
That BioShock Itch While On The Go
If the suspense of waiting for Bioshock Infinite's release is too much for you, Kyle Wadsworth suggests playing Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden, a dystopian fantasy game available on iOS and Android.
Games And History Lessons
With another exceptionally crafted blog, markus1142 delves into the relationship between the historical authenticities of events depicted in certain video games with the real-world events that inspired them.
10 Gods In Gaming
The subject of mythology seems like it would have an obvious link to the video game industry with many of our games featuring characters from folklore. Xl9 provides a list of some of his favorites.
Review Of Dishonored
After playing through Dishonored three times, RFXRage provides a detailed review highlighting the qualities that make this such an original and unique experience, even if the campaign is relatively short.
Steel 2 Review
Hawke delivers an interesting review for Red Steel 2, an older game exclusive to the Wii that allows you to choose between shooting and sword fighting as you assume the role as the last Kusagari.
Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
While patiently waiting for a Kingdom Hearts game to release on a console, DesertOcelot fills his time enjoying the addictive gameplay and spectacular graphics found in Birth by Sleep for the PSP.
One Trippy Adventure
Jake Magee explores the intense gameplay found in Antichamber, and summarizes the profound experience in this short review of the game.
Community Podcasts And Videos:
JACKED UP Indie & Mojo Show Episode 56
The hosts minus Mojomonkey12 discuss all sorts of gaming related news including thoughts on the Dead Space 3 demo, Temple Run 2, Epic Mickey 2 and their adventures in creating YouTube videos.
Bros. Now Playing: Dark Souls Episode 2
Jack Gardner and his friend Cory continue their new video series where they play various video games and provide commentary. This week they continue their adventures in Dark Souls.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (01/28/13 – 02/03/13):
ADAMMWOOLLEY; Alex (2); AshaMan3000; BLiNDFATES (3); born4this (2); brainraider1; BRAV0 F1VE; Captain Super; Caudex; chcoman123; Chelsea Pruitt; Coachscorner00; Cru Hunter; D. Robinson; dadarkheart (3); Daniel Campbell; Darth-Carbonite; David Chandler; Dima (4); DJH; Enigma; footthumb; Frosty; Gamemaniac3434; Gaming Warthog (4); General Mills44 (4); Ghost (2); GoldvsSilver; hitchhikerwaffle; Idostuff; J Warrior; Jack Gardner (3); Jeremy.JustJeremy; JesusIsLord323; John Jones; John Wrek (2); Jolt the Cynic (2); Jon Gregory aka JMan240; JordanTheGamer; Josh Straub; Juanolo; Kate Willaert (5); Kyle Wadsworth; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Louis Garcia; Marco Polo (3); markus1142 (4); Mike; Mike Mahardy; Mildoze; Mr.MudHole Man; Odoyel; Oni no Tenshi; Paradigmthefallen (4); Scopes; seb100172; Silvershine08; TeddyAssassin33; The Destroyer (4); The Great Cubone (3); thegodofwine7; Theora Craft; Tim Gruver; Timothy Repasky; Trenchmace; UltiMat3ProDGy07; Vogon5; warlord5531; Warrior (2); wayoverdue (2); White Angel Dragon; xking595x; xl9 (4); Zachary Pligge; and of course yours truly...Saint.
Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:
"Failing is one of the best things that can happen to you. It gives you important perspective. There is no shame in it. Fail fast." – Brenda Romero