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Blog Herding: Community Edition 11/28/13

by Game Informer Staff on Nov 28, 2013 at 05:00 AM

Many will be celebrating Thanksgiving today, but all of us have something to be thankful for; a community of fine bloggers bringing fresh content week in and week out. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday. Now go get your game on.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: November 18, 2013 – November 24, 2013
Number of User Blogs: 45
Number of User Bloggers: 30
Number of User Blogs Herded: 9

Community Events:

GIO 2014 Fantasy Football League Scoreboard – Week 11
There are only a handful of games left in the GIO Fantasy Football League and cerpintaxman brings us up to speed with his latest update that also includes a nice little playoff graphic.

Community Blogs:

A Quiz To The Past: What Link Are You?
Tim Gruver has constructed a clever quiz with a series of multiple choice questions to gauge which of the many faces of Link best represents you. Take the test and see how you do.

5 Pikmin That Need To Be Included In The Next Pikmin Game
This blog is kind of short and a little rough around the edges, but gamers seem to love Pikmin and might appreciate Ninja assasin 18's thoughts about other colors and types of Pikmin.

Some Pointers For Assassin's Creed Multiplayer Noobs
Josh Straub praises the way Assassin's Creed addresses accessibility for gamers concerned with these issues and then provides a collection of tips to help improve your multiplayer game.

Looking Back: The Amazing True Story Of How I Got My Xbox 360
With the ushering in of the new generation of consoles, JonnyLikesGames reflects on the very special (and clever) way he received his Xbox 360 in this heartfelt story.

Year End Gaming Challenge
Arkayde has issued a self-imposed challenge to finish a number of games before the year is over and has some rather interesting games on the list. Perhaps this is a challenge you may also be interested in.

Sorting The Best From The Best: My Top 5 Zelda Games
The Legend of Zelda is an iconic series and one of the crown jewels of Nintendo. With over a dozen games in the series, airbornebovine narrows his list of favorites down to the top five.

Organized Gaming: Conquering The Backlog One Game At A Time
Eric Watson has a unique approach to finishing games on his lengthy backlog list involving the use of social media to further enhance the engagement opportunities.

Top 25 Games Of The Generation: Definitive Edition
You may not agree with every game on xl9's top 25 games of this generation list, but it's still neat to be reminded of some of the great games released for the former generation of consoles.

Appreciating The Obvious In Game Design
David Chandler is the ultimate video game word slinger who takes aim at the fine art of constructing an intuitive game and how we should appreciate those that succeed with this task.

Community Reviews:

Remember Me: Something Short Of Future Perfect
Tim Gruver awards Remember Me a mediocre score, citing a lack of polish as the main detractor for what had the potential of being an otherwise great game.

Spirit Tracks: Riding On Awkward Rails
Thomas Stensland's review of The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is thorough, but the real treat is his comments about using the spirit flute feature after hours while in bed.

Batman: Arkham Origins Review: A Dark And Snowy Knight
If you're uncertain about the new Batman game since it was developed by a different studio than its predecessors, Jeremy Sturgill's review of the game is fair and might help you decide.

Community Podcasts:

The JIM Show – Ducks, Extra Life, And Television – Season 2 Episode 25
If you're looking for a video game podcast with engaging hosts, look no further. Daniel, Jack, and Jeremy will entertain you with their witty commentary and playful banter. Plus, they give away free stuff.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (11/18/13 – 11/24/13):
Afreindofurs; airbornebovine; Alex Excelsior!; Arkayde; attackcobra; cerpintaxman; Chelsea Pruitt; Cody LaCrone (2); David Chandler; DJH; Eric Watson (2); IzzyOtaku; Jack Gardner; Jeremy Sturgill; John Wrek; Jon Gregory aka JMan240; Jonathan Harrison (3); JonnyLikesGames; Josh Straub; LuckyKoopa11; Ninja assasin 18 (2); Ownzoir; pwnmaster109 (5); robotprincessbubblegum; soulfly666 (2); StonedMagician (4); Thomas Stensland (2); Tim Gruver (2); WolfPackOf2; and xl9.

Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:
"Both (PS4 and Xbox One) have great things to offer so what's the point in trying to call out fans of either system?" – Jessica Chobot