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Blog Herding: Community Edition 12/12/13

by Game Informer Editorial on Dec 12, 2013 at 05:00 AM

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With just under three weeks left before we put the finishing touches on 2013 and crown a Game of the Year winner, there's no doubt this is a year to remember. Thankfully we have a handful of devoted bloggers who chronicle the events on a weekly basis and remind us of these defining moments.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: December 02, 2013 – December 08, 2013
Number of User Blogs: 71
Number of User Bloggers: 47
Number of User Blogs Herded: 10

Community Events:

GIO 2014 Fantasy Football League Scoreboard – Week 13
This was the final week of the regular season for the GIO Fantasy Football League. Cerpintaxman reveals the big winners and losers as well as who made it to the playoffs.

Community Blogs:

Game Bundles Providing More Game For A Cheaper Price
With the holidays upon us and many consumers looking for the best deals, LetMeGetToACheckpoint raises a great point about the bargains you can find with game bundles.

Is It Just My Perspective?
Tim Gruver's cleverly titled blog hints at its theme before he raises the question of the significance perspective (the camera's point of view) plays in our view of the game.

Top Five Radios In Gaming
The bloggers around here are a creative lot and have crafted lists for all sorts of random items. Trenchmace's blog about radios in video games is definitely one of the most original.

Game Of The Year: A Twenty Year Retrospective
As the year winds down the focus of gamers naturally shifts to Game of the Year. Thegodofwine7 tackles the daunting task of summarizing the last two decades of games that have won this award.

When Games Bring Sorrow To Our Joystick
Turkey shares a fun, easy-to-read piece discussing the merits of joystick controls and how we sometimes have to overcome quirky configurations if we want to actually play the game.

Ghosts Of Gaming: Guitar Hero Tribute
For a while, Guitar Hero was releasing games quicker than the Call of Duty series. State_of_shock honors this accomplishment and the memory of the series in this blog.

The Most Pointless Debate
Should we be debating whether certain games are even games at all? This blog by General Mills44 seems to suggest it's nothing more than a big waste of time. Leave a comment voicing your perspective.

My Top Ten DLC & Expansion Packs
Eric Watson devotes this week's Top Ten list to highlighting his favorite downloadable content (DLC) bundles and video game expansion packs, with a few obvious ones and a couple potential surprises.

ADVENTURE Game Calendar
Noobtubin8er continues counting down the days until Christmas in his video game-inspired Advent calendar, and he has been including some great classics from years gone by. Check them out here.

Mind-Blown: Gaming
Servant of God puts the capstone on his "Mind-Blown" series by discussing the immersive quality of gaming in general and how this element can be a spectacular feature.

Community Reviews:

Forza Motorsport 5 Review
Boss Kowbel takes Forza Motorsport 5 for a test drive and when the cars are finally parked and the tire smoke has settled, he tells us what he thinks of this Xbox One launch title.

BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea – Episode 1 Review
Jeremy Sturgill dives back into a world of mystery and intrigue as he continues the ongoing saga of the Bioshock universe courtesy of the first episode in the Burial At Sea expansion pack.

What Will We Do With A Drunken Sailor?
Assassin's Creed is one of those series gamers either love it or hate it, but you'll have to read Orochisama LEVON, Spectre's review of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag to see where his allegiance lies.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (12/02/13 – 12/08/13):
ajwilkie; Alex Excelsior!; alphaomegax3; Arkayde; ATOMIC; Boss Kowbel; BrokenAngel; cerpintaxman; Chris May; Cody LaCrone (5); DJH (2); Eric Watson; Furious Buddha; General Mills44; GerardoExber; Gorow the Maverick; GWNightmare; Hawke5; Irwin529; Jack Gardner; jackson stone; Jeremy Sturgill; John Wrek (2); LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Mr. Dr. Professor Movie Critic Juanolo; Mray901; MSFCyndaquill; NacMacFeegle; Noobtubin8er (7); Orochisama LEVON, Spectre; Postmita; Prince of Snark Euphoric Ennui I (3); Proprietary-Windmill; Punished Shoob ????; RezidentHazard (Skeptical Inquirer); Saturday Morning Replay; Servant of God; state_of_shock (3); StonedMagician (7); The Darkest Link; thegodofwine7 (2); Thomas Stensland; Tim Gruver; Trenchmace (2); Turkey; xking595x; and Yusuke Urameshi.

Video Game Archives – Quote of the Week:
"The girls who I play Bridge with think I'm nuts going down to the arcade to go play games with kids."  – Doris Self