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Blog Herding: Community Edition 05/09/13

by Game Informer Editorial on May 09, 2013 at 06:00 AM

Blog Herding features a diverse collection of posts this week, many of which examine the intricacies associated with video game design and those who actually design them. This week's user reviews feature a couple of unimpressive titles you might want to avoid and some you may enjoy.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: April 29 – May 05, 2013
Number of User Blogs: 60
Number of User Bloggers: 46
Number of User Blogs Herded: 9

Community Blogs:

Next-Gen Talk: Longer Runways, Better Planes
If understanding the mechanics involved in letting you experience the video game you're playing interests you, then you might like this blog from Tren Frost discussing video game engines.

Sleeping In The Post Apocalypse
An interesting blog from LetMeGetToACheckpoint exploring a particular design feature found throughout BioShock 2 and the lasting impression it left him with.

3D Game Art "Career"
There are plenty of gamers who dream of working in the video game industry. Triller, a 3D game environment artist, provides a brief glimpse of his own personal journey chasing this dream.

Custom GI Avatars: STAR WARS
It's been far too long since TurdFurgy has graced us with some of his custom Game Informer avatars, but to commemorate May the Fourth he's here with an entire collection of Star Wars video game images.

Top 10 Turtles In Gaming
Last week it was trees, and this week it's turtles. Xl9 provides a top ten list of turtles in gaming, which some may argue with since there is no mention of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The Peculiar Charms Of A Dead Island
Kyle Wadsworth posts a follow-up to last week's blog about Dead Island Riptide. This time he discusses how easy it is to overlook the game's flaws thanks to its beautifully rendered environments.

5 Ways BioShock Is Better Than BioShock Infinite
Many have compared the original BioShock to the latest installment in the series, but thegodofwine7's unique approach focuses more on the mechanics of the gameplay instead of just the story and characters.

Nintendo Can Still Impress With E3
Jack Treese responds to Nintendo's announcement about the company's decision to forgo a normal E3 presentation with a few thoughts about how they could still impress the audience.

The Year So Far: Composed In Poetry
If you're a fan of poetry, you might be interested in Tim Gruver's collection of poems highlighting some of the major video game industry events that have occurred so far this year.

Community Reviews:

New Love Plus
The unofficial Game Informer reviewer of Japanese import games returns as LGAR shares a few thoughts on New Love Plus, a rather obscure title in the United States that's popular in Japan.

Playing This Game Would Be Highly Illogical
Buddy Acker has some strong words for Star Trek: The Video Game, condemning it for being buggy and broken. You might want to read his review if you're considering purchasing the game.

The Fighting Game I've Been Waiting For
Injustice: Gods Among Us continues to receive praise from those who have played it, including this rather glowing review from born4this that breaks down what makes the game so much fun to play.

A Zombie Adventure You Shouldn't Take Part In
The success of AMC's The Walking Dead wasn't enough to save the video game rendition of the popular post-apocalyptic zombie television series, as witnessed by the terribly low score in this review by Carsonish.

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Happy Blogging!

NOTE: The author for Blog Herding is now located in the Pacific Standard Time (PST) zone, so bloggers might see a slight change when their blogs are mentioned in blog herding depending on the date and time it is actually posted.

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (04/29/13 – 05/05/13):
ace13; Amaihana; Andrew Ryan; Arnulfo Hermes; Cameron Koch; Cru Hunter (2); David Chandler; Dima; FAMESREVENGE; FinalFantasy1026; Flavious50; General Mills44 (2); Gorow The Maverick; Jack Gardner; Jack Treese; Jolt the Cynic; Josh Straub; Kid Ica; killerguy855; Kyle Wadsworth; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; LGAR; Luis E. Morales Falcon (3); Marco Polo (2); MikComposer; Mr Turkey; O'Dell Harmon; Paradigmthefallen; Romars; Sam Desatoff (2); Saturday Morning Replay; SkullHydra; Sora Three Ben; The Destroyer (4); thegodofwine7 (2); TheSniper (2); Tim Gruver (2); Tren Frost; Triller; TurdFurgy; warlord5531; White Angel Dragon (2); xl9 (2); XTrooper; Zachary Hall; and zbadnoe.

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