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Blog Herding: Community Edition 03/14/13

by Game Informer Staff on Mar 14, 2013 at 06:00 AM

The bloggers were busy this week, with many focusing on the recently released Tomb Raider and Ubisoft's big Assassin's Creed Black Flag announcement. If those don't interest you, there are plenty of other exciting topics to choose from including some of the finest blogs from the week featured below.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: March 04 – March 10, 2013
Number of User Blogs: 105
Number of User Bloggers: 70
Number of User Blogs Herded: 11

Community Blogs:

A Pirate's Life For Me?
Tim Gruver considers the life of a pirate as Ubisoft's recent announcement for the future of the Assassin's Creed series points to the high seas as a swashbuckling privateer.

Is Life Or Death Gaming's Ultimate Moral Quandary?
An interesting blog by LetMeGetToACheckpoint about the finality of life and death in video games and how the fate of one can have a resounding impact on those left behind to deal with the loss.

Catching Up With An Old Friend
Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics took a bold approach with the reboot of the Tomb Raider series and the results are paying off as gamers can't stop talking about it, including this latest blog from markus1142.

Box Art Clichés
Cru Hunter takes a clever and comical approach with his assessment of video game box art and how similarly themed games tend to recycle comparable-looking images.

Reimagining Lara Croft
Kyle Wadsworth raves about the latest installment in the Tomb Raider series while providing plenty of images showcasing Lara Croft as we've never seen her before – as a believably modeled heroine.

XCOM Team GIO – Part I
Besides a solid turn-based strategy game experience, XCOM is further popularized by the outpouring of fan fiction war journals, like this one from Noobtubin8er whose roster is comprised of GIO personalities.

Four Things The Next Thief Must Get Right
Josh Straub responds to last week's big Game Informer cover reveal featuring Thief with four accessibility features he thinks the game needs to include in order for disabled gamers to enjoy it.

Durango Unchained – How Microsoft Can Eclipse Sony
Most would agree Sony's PlayStation 4 announcement was fairly successful in captivating the audience, leaving many, including maxmaher, to contemplate how Microsoft could outdo the performance.

Be A Gaming Samaritan
Jack Gardner vents his frustration with the foul behavior demonstrated by some gamers you meet online who are protected by the anonymity of the Internet, and concludes with some friendly advice.

Why I'm (Still) Not Tired Of Assassin's Creed
While some might be critical of the direction and frequency Ubisoft has taken with the Assassin's Creed series, quasiconundrum shares his affinity with the franchise and what keeps him coming back.

Saving The Industry: My Theories And Solutions
Our local video game developer in training, Mike weighs in on the current state of the video game industry and provides a few thoughts on what he thinks could breathe some life back into it.

Community Reviews:

Infamous 2: An Action-Packed Adventure
In anticipation of the next chapter in the Infamous series releasing on the PS4 later this year, Tim Gruver evaluates Infamous 2, a game he really seems to enjoy despite a few minor annoyances.

Wake Up & Smell The Glory
Jack Gardner provides a thorough review of the recently released Fire Emblem: Awakening before calling it the best handheld game he has ever played, which should tell you how much he likes it.

Tomb Raider
John Wrek certainly isn't the only enjoying the new Tomb Raider, but based on his review of the game which he gave a 9 out of 10, he definitely appears to be having a fun time with it.

Far Cry 3 Review: Into The Heart Of Insanity
Hailed by many as one of the best first-person shooters ever (or at least from last year), Andrew Marcos plays through Far Cry 3 before calling it one of the best games of 2012 in his review of the game.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (03/04/13 – 03/10/13):
ADAMMWOOLLEY; Advent Player (2); AlexChase (2); Andrew Ryan (2); Arnulfo Hermes; AshaMan3000; bjdbuch; Blade; blaxarbush911; blaze6106; brainraider1 (3); bunnyking (2); Captain Super; Caudex; cerpintaxman (2); Cru Hunter (2); David Chandler; Dima; Do NOT Read This; Edward Roivas (2); Gamemaniac3434; Gaming Warthog; General Mills44 (2); Ghost (2); gogamenerdkid; Gunfire; HEEELS88; Hist (2); Jack Gardner; jackson stone; JealousOfCrows; Jeremy.JustJeremy (4); John Wrek (4); Jolt the Cynic; JordanTheGamer; Josh Straub; Joyful Penguin; Juanolo; KingpinLarry; Kyle Wadsworth; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Marco Polo; markus1142 (2); maxmaher; Mike; Mike Mahardy; Mr SIye (2); Mray901; Noobtubin8er (2); Odoyel; Oni no Tenshi; Orochisama LEVON, Spectre; Ownzoir; Paradigmthefallen (3); Psykologic (2); quasiconundrum; RadiantChaos; Saturday Morning Replay; SJ Tech and Games (3); sorryjzargo; that_sterlin_kid; The Destroyer; thegodofwine7 (2); Tim Gruver (2); ViRuS; Warrior; White Angel Dragon (7); xking595x; xl9 (2); and Zachary Pligge.

Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:
"Focus is a matter of deciding what things you're not going to do." – John Carmack