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Blog Herding: Community Edition 01/30/14

by Game Informer Staff on Jan 30, 2014 at 05:00 AM

Does anybody else think Polar Vortex sounds like the name of a video game? If you're one of the many affected by the frigid temperatures and the accumulation of snow, have we got a solution for you. Stay indoors, play video games and read blogs posted by members of Game Informer's online community. Be safe, stay warm, and enjoy.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: January 20, 2014 – January 26, 2014
Number of User Blogs: 82
Number of User Bloggers: 48
Number of User Blogs Herded: 12

Community Blogs:

Education And Experience In The Field Of Video Game Journalism
Presenting a research paper written for a college English class that earned him an A+, airbornebovine discusses the field of video game journalism and what he thinks it takes to do the job.

The Handheld Throwdown: 3DS vs Vita
It seems like handheld gaming devices aren't as popular as they once were, but that doesn't stop Jon Gregory from comparing and contrasting the Playstation Vita with Nintendo's 3DS XL.

Judging A Gamer By His Score
DJH's commentary on how achievements and Gamerscore shouldn't be used as a metric for gauging whether you enjoy a game or not stirred up quite the conversation with several community members.

Pistols At Sundown: The Best Duels In Gaming
Who doesn't enjoy a nail-biting showdown between the hero and the villain? Well, that is the subject of xl9's blog about the most memorable duels in gaming with a few noteworthy examples.

My Favorite Fighting Characters And Such
Covertly disguised in this blog about soulfly666's favorite fighting games is a Top Ten List of his favorite fighting video game characters – a list sure to start some fights about who is and isn't on it.

Generation Gap
Kyle Wadsworth, the blogger formerly known as shootist2600, resurfaces long enough to enlighten us on the subject of obsolescence and how it could potentially affects us as gamers.

Attack Of The Clones
Mr. Dr. Professor Movie Critic Juanolo notices how the expendable bad guys in most games look strikingly familiar and wonders if they are clones or just recycled assets used by the developers.

Nintendo: Still Alive?
Making his blogging debut, digitalgibs weighs in on Nintendo's ongoing struggles and provides some sound advice for what it might take to turn the company around and set them on the road to prosperity.

A Generation Defined
Jeremy Sturgill braves the saturated field of posts reflecting on the last generation of game consoles with his own observations about defining moments in a piece worth your time.

GIO Member Herding: Part 61 Of XX
Be sure to check out the latest episode of Member Herding, a fan-favorite series spotlighting a member of the community with some outstanding interview questions being asked by thegodofwine7.

Start 'Er Up
You get one chance to make a first impression. The Destroyer opens up about the importance of a video game's introductory sequence and the different techniques used to introduce the game to the player.

Ever, Jane: Literary Senses And Digital Sensibilities
David Chandler lends his support for Ever, Jane – Judy Tyrer's ambitious Kickstarter project aiming to blend the literary works of Jane Austen with the interactive qualities of an online role-playing game.

Community Reviews:

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag [Review]
A thorough review of the latest chapter in the Assassin's Creed saga, as state_of_shock chronicles his swashbuckling adventures on the high seas while sailing under the Black Flag.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (01/20/14 – 01/26/14):
Adam Kaye (2); airbornebovine (2); ajwilkie; Alex Excelsior!; Arkayde; boxcar182; Cameron Koch; Daniel Jones; David Chandler; defcaasi; digitalgibs; DJH; Eric Watson; Flavious50; Jack Fox; Jack Gardner; jackson stone; jeps90; Jeremy Sturgill; John Wrek (2); Jon Gregory (2); Josh Kowbel; JT Ke3bz; Kal-El; KillerRabbitsFTW (2); kye uzamaki; Kyle Wadsworth; lotrgeek; Michaiah Vosberg; Mr. Dr. Professor Movie Critic Juanolo; Ninja assasin 18; Postmita (2); Proprietary-Windmill; RezidentHazard (Skeptical Inquirer) (2); rhotaphota; ShinH; slymd83; soulfly666; state_of_shock (4); StonedMagician (3); The Destroyer (7); The Enemy Gate is Down (7); TheDarkestLink; thegodofwine7; TheSpaniard013; TidusandYuna1983; xl9 (5); and yours truly...Saint.

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