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Blog Herding: Community Edition 03/28/13

by Game Informer Staff on Mar 28, 2013 at 06:00 AM

Despite a record low number of posts from the community this week there is still plenty to see here with nearly a dozen video game-inspired blogs you're sure to enjoy, including a couple of chapters from Noobtubin8er's Team GIO XCOM story, which continues to grow in popularity.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: March 18 – March 24, 2013
Number of User Blogs: 67
Number of User Bloggers: 51
Number of User Blogs Herded: 11

Community Blogs:

Lara Croft v. Jason Brody: A Classic Battle Royale
An awesome comparison of Far Cry 3 and Tomb Raider from LetMeGetToACheckpoint, pointing out a surprising number of similarities between the two games you may not have realized.

Game Protagonists: Heroes Or Psychopaths?
Cameron Koch muses about an intriguing topic that touches on the emotional toll you would expect from all the bloodshed you commit in some games, but how this element is seldom addressed.

The Ballad Of The SimCity Apocalypse
Tim Gruver takes a candid look at the background details leading up to the SimCity debacle and what damage control measures the publisher can take to mitigate the fallout with its disgruntled customers.

Charting Lara's Past, Present & Future
Kyle Wadsworth admits he's early on in his playthrough of Tomb Raider but that doesn't stop him from boasting about the game's accomplishments while including a collection of his signature images.

Reinventing Lara Croft
Since the release of the new Tomb Raider, everybody seems to be talking about Lara Croft. Former GI intern Mike Mahardy takes a turn with his perspective.

Army Of 1.5: The Devil's Complications
Paradigmthefallen plays through the demo for Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel on PlayStation 3 and highlights the highs and lows of the experience and what the retail game should have to offer.

Gaming Wallpapers For The iPhone
If you're looking for a video game-inspired wallpaper for your smartphone then you might enjoy some of these images created specifically for the iPhone 5 by footthumb.

The Victories And Failures Of God Of War: Ascension
David Chandler shares his thoughts on the latest installment in the God of War series with this abstract of Ascension where he admits Kratos is beginning to show his age.

Memories: Managing Your Memory Card
A brief trek down memory lane as thegodofwine7 remembers the struggles of juggling saved game files on memory cards with limited space and how advances in technology have spoiled us.

Who Turned EA To The Darkside?
Marco Polo reflects on his fond memories of Electronic Arts from years ago while wondering what has caused them to become a mega-corporation that's seemingly oblivious to the desires of its customers.

If you're not reading Noobtubin8er's XCOM-inspired fan fiction blogs featuring a number of GIO personalities, you're missing out on what has quickly become a community favorite.

Community Reviews:

Snake's Epic, Last Farewell
In anticipation of the next Metal Gear, Tim Gruver reviews Guns of the Patriots, a title Game Informer awarded 10 out of 10 and one that remains a crowning achievement in the series even five years after its release.

Review – Dead Space
It took BLiNDFATES a couple years and a few failed attempts to finally press on and finish Dead Space, but having finally completed the game, he felt strongly enough about the game to post a review of his exploits.

Cutting With Style...But Shallowly
Despite a title some question and mediocre review scores from critics, longtime fan of the series The Destroyer evaluates Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and is mostly satisfied with the experience.

What Are You Willing To Sacrifice?
Orochisama LEVON, Spectre takes a break from his beloved Mass Effect series to weigh in on a different sort of science-fiction tale from a different genre with his review of Crysis 3.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (03/18/13 – 03/24/13):
Alex; Amaihana; AshaMan3000; BATTLESUIT; blaxarbush911 (2); BLiNDFATES (2); brainraider1 (3); Cameron; Cameron Koch (2); Captain Super; Caudex; cerpintaxman (2); Daniel Campbell (2); David Chandler; Di5a5terp13ce; Dima; Edward Roivas (2); footthumb; FrankxthexBunny; General Mills44 (2); Jack Gardner; jackson stone; Jellosnake; Jeremy.JustJeremy (3); JordanTheGamer; Kyle Wadsworth; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; lotrgeek; Luis E. Morales Falcon; Marco Polo (2); Mike (2); Mike Mahardy; Noobtubin8er (2); Odoyel; opposedcrow88; Orochisama LEVON, Spectre; Paradigmthefallen; Proprietary-Windmill; Psykologic; RezidentHazard (rides again); schmidtyfro; The Destroyer; thegodofwine7 (2); TheSniper; Tim Gruver (2); TurdFurgy; Warrior; wayoverdue; White Angel Dragon; xTheCrowing; and YepImAPersonWaving.

Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:
"If you're not doing things that are meaningful to you, all you're doing is making a living." – Warren Spector