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Blog Herding: Community Edition 11/14/13

by Game Informer Staff on Nov 14, 2013 at 05:00 AM

Destined to be one of the most pivotal weeks in the modern era of gaming, Sony debuts the PlayStation 4 tomorrow and a week later Microsoft will counter with the release of the Xbox One. Rest assured, the Game Informer community will have plenty to say about both. Until then, enjoy a handful of blogs to tide you over.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: November 04, 2013 – November 10, 2013
Number of User Blogs: 63
Number of User Bloggers: 44
Number of User Blogs Herded: 12

Community Events:

GIO 2014 Fantasy Football League Scoreboard – Week 9
The football season is past the halfway point and according to cerpintaxman's stats there is a tie in both the East and the West divisions of the GIO Fantasy Football league. Check out the latest info here.

Community Blogs:

Death Is Only Temporary, At Least In My Fantasy Worlds
After an extended absence from blogging at Game Informer, featured blogger TOGNick returns with a discussion about death – or at least how it relates to and is portrayed in video games.

Conversations With Myself: Next-Gen
Typically speaking, a person carrying on a conversation alone might be justification for an extended trip to Arkham Asylum. However, this blog from jackson stone talking to himself was clever and witty.

One For All, All Against One: Multiplayer In The Next Generation
Jon Gregory aka JMan240 ponders the future of multiplayer on the next-generation consoles and whether we'll see the negative behavior that exists today improve or get worse.

The Ups And Downs Of The Thrill-Ride
Tim Gruver compares the pros and cons of shock-and-awe moments found in action-themed movies and how a number of games also rely on astonishing cinematic setpieces to tell the story.

When Morals Clash
Epic Professor contemplates games with ethical implications that test our moral compass, taking a specific look at BioShock and the decision of whether to save or harvest the little sisters.

My Favorite Songs From Games I've Never Played
Could a musical score from a video game inspire you to actually start playing a game? Maybe not for everybody, but it has for cerpintaxman, who devotes this blog to that very topic.

Stan Lee's Comikaze
If you didn't get a chance to attend Stan Lee's Comikaze held Nov 1-3 in Los Angeles you could just read this blog from Kyle Wadsworth, complete with photos of the event, and feel like you were there.

Criminally Underrated Games: Bounty Hunter
There was a point in the history of video games where the quality of Star Wars games started to decline. While most don't think of Bounty Hunter as one of the better games, Turkey seems to enjoy it.

The 1.5 Hours Of Multiplayer Experience Right Out Of The Box!
Arguably one of the most anticipated games of the year, WolfPackOf2 summarizes the first hour and half of his multiplayer experience with the recently released Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Assassin's Creed Has Lost Its Way (If It Ever Knew It)
Reception of the Assassin's Creed games always seems to be divided. Whether you agree with Llamaskull's perspective on the series or not, his blog makes some interesting observations.

Backlog Blues – Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance
JonnyLikesGames continues his quest to finish the games on his massive backlog list, which numbers in the hundreds. He makes a little progress this week as he manages to scratch off another game.

Extra Life 2013!
The 2013 Extra Life charity event was a huge success because of the contributions from gamers giving to the cause, including many from the Game Informer community. Blaze6106 summarizes the event here.

Community Reviews:

Skyward Sword: A Flawed Masterpiece
Thomas Stensland critiques Skyward Sword, the sixteenth episode in the Legend of Zelda series, often remembered for its unique art style and intuitive swordplay controls.

An Added Dimension For A New Evolution
Jeremy Sturgill joins the Pokémon fans around the world that are pleased with the newest game in the series. And with an X and a Y version available, he shares his experience with Pokémon X.

Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2 Review
The same team that brought us the first two Sniper Elite games revisits the series with a zombie version. Boss Kowbel survives the terror, telling us us all about Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (11/04/13 – 11/10/13):
Al3ch (2); blaxar; blaze6106; Boss Kowbel (2); cerpintaxman (2); Cody LaCrone (2); companion_cube123; Cru Hunter; dietrick gault; Epic Professor; Eric Watson; IzzyOtaku (2); jackson stone; Jeremy Sturgill; John Wrek; Jon Gregory aka JMan240; JonnyLikesGames; Kyle Wadsworth; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Llamaskull; Marco Polo (2); Masterkalel; Matt-boy; mcDicey; MSF codforlife; Ninja assasin 18 (4); Psykologic; RatchetGuyClanks; rbradstreet; Refle18 (7); rhotaphota; robotprincessbubblegum; schmidtyfro; Servant of God; Shrink; StonedMagician (3); The Chair Leg of Truth; The_Spaz; TheSniperXI; Thomas Stensland (2); Tim Gruver (2); TOGNick; Turkey; and WolfPackOf2.

Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:
"Fun is the name of the game. Gamers crave engagement, challenge, and experiences that create great memories." – Larra Paolilli