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Blog Herding: Community Edition 09/26/13

by Game Informer Staff on Sep 26, 2013 at 06:00 AM

After a quiet week, Blog Herding rebounds to normal levels as the community tackled all sorts of interesting topics for your entertainment, including a pair of tributes to the late Hiroshi Yamauchi, former president of Nintendo and one of the original pioneers of the industry.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: September 16 – September 22, 2013
Number of User Blogs: 55
Number of User Bloggers: 39
Number of User Blogs Herded: 12

Community Events:

Game Informer welcomes another group of interns with dreams of potentially being future video game journalists. Read more about Mike Trinh, Katie Seville, and Isaac Perry in their introduction blogs.

Extra Life 2013 is just around the corner and the Game Informer community's volunteer coordinator, Zachary Pligge, posts a pair of blogs about the event including Update #3  and the Prize Blog.

GIO 2014 Fantasy Football League Scoreboard – Week 2
Another week of football means another week of GIO's fantasy football league. Cerpintaxman highlights all of the action and current standings with the next episode of his scoreboard blog.

Community Blogs:

My Top Six Villains In Games
Do you have a favorite video game villain? Perhaps you have several of them. Lil J Moore lists his favorite video game villains with more than a couple you might agree with.

An Epic Story: My Tribute To Hiroshi Yamauchi
An insightful tribute to honor the passing of Hiroshi Yamauchi, Fuzzy Pickles (C. Cube) echoes the sentiments of many with a brilliant piece about one of the most influential personalities in the industry.

Second Chances – Indiana Jones
Cru Hunter believes in second chances. And since games like Tomb Raider and X-COM seem to be faring well from theirs, he devotes this blog to discussing a game he'd like to see remade.

My Backlog Is Huge, And My Conscience Clear
Typically when we hear gamers speak of their backlog it's out of frustration, but this opposing view from KillerRabbitsFTW provides a few thoughts on why it's not really that big of a deal.

Nineteen Heroes Of Note
John Wrek is one of the latest bloggers to tackle the 30/30 challenge, and this blog saluting some of his favorite video game heroes is one of his best from the week.

Some Thoughts On A Mutant League Football Remake
If you ask thegodofwine7, the biggest football-related news from the week had nothing to do with the NFL – it was the Game Informer story on a new Mutant League Football.

The Sweetest Rides In Video Games
Inspired by all of the carjacking going on in Grand Theft Auto V, Tim Gruver focuses on his favorite vehicles found in other games, with many of them probably not what you're expecting them to be.

A Gaming Dilemma
If ever there was a first-world problem, it might be the issue LetMeGetToACheckpoint describes in this blog about whether to buy a game when it releases or wait to see if it gets a Game-of-the-Year edition.

Lost In Los Santos: A GTA Journal
Like millions of gamers this past week, Kyle Wadsworth spent time chronicling his "misadventures" in the blockbuster hit, Grand Theft Auto V. Catch Part II here and III and IV here.

Hiroshi Yamauchi: 1927-2013
The game industry lost an iconic personality this past week with the passing of Hiroshi Yamauchi, the former president of Nintendo. A number of the bloggers shared their sympathies, including Jack Treese.

My Top Ten Original Video Game Songs
Eric Watson continues his Top Ten Tuesdays series with this week's list, showcasing his favorite original video game songs. The list has a few you would expect and some that might surprise you.

Letter To The Editors
Former Game Informer intern O'Dell Harmon allows us a glimpse of what it was like working alongside the staff with his letter to the editors blog, personally addressing each of his former coworkers.

Community Reviews:

Divekick: More Than A Novelty
Divekick is somewhat of an oddity, not just in the fighting genre but as a game in general. Cameron Koch reviews this quirky 2-button brawler that has somehow managed to attract a huge following.

A Promising Game That Many Will Forget
A brief but enlightening review of Remember Me provided by Nevstorm5 offers just enough insight into what keeps this action-adventure game from being truly spectacular without spoiling any of the surprises.

Lego City Undercover: Hitting The Plastic Streets In Style
Tim Gruver submits his analysis for one of the latest Lego video games with his review of Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins. Gruver hails it for its memorable characters and clever writing.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (09/16/13 – 09/22/13):
Anthony D'Elia; Arnulfo Hermes; Boss Kowbel (2); BrightestDays; Buddy Acker; cerpintaxman; Charles; Cru Hunter; Daigo Matsuoka; Dima; Eric Watson; Fuzzy Pickles (C. Cube); Hawke; Isaac Perry; Jack Treese; jackson stone; Jamiyl28; Jeremy Sturgill; John Wrek (7); Juanolo XI; Katie Seville; KillerRabbitsFTW; Kyle Wadsworth (3); LetMeGetToACheckpoint (2); Lil J Moore; Mike Trinh; MSF codforlife; Nevstorm5; O'Dell Harmon (2); Rich; soulfly666; StonedMagician (2); The Car Geek; thegodofwine7 (2); Tim Gruver (3); timmerman12297; Timothy Repasky; WS-N; and Zachary Pligge (2).

Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:
"Only people who do not know the video game business would advocate the release of next-generation machines when people are not interested in cutting-edge technologies." – Hiroshi Yamauchi