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Blog Herding: Community Edition 03/27/14

by Game Informer Editorial on Mar 27, 2014 at 06:00 AM

It was a slow week on the blogging front, as the Titanfall chatter in the industry was replaced by talk of virtual reality headsets. With spring break upon us, many gamers are enjoying their time away from school; enjoy the pause and remember to game responsibly.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: March 17, 2014 – March 23, 2014
Number of User Blogs: 66
Number of User Bloggers: 33
Number of User Blogs Herded: 8

Community Blogs:

Free To Play (And Buy To Play But Only If You Want To)
LetMeGetToACheckpoint discusses the free-to-play (F2P) business model and how it is changing the face of gaming, while also providing a few games that use this approach and are worth checking out.

5 New Mario Kart Items That Need To Be In Mario Kart 8
With the release of Mario Kart 8 on the horizon, Ninja assasin 18 appears to be excited for the game but still has a few ideas for new features he'd like to see added to it.

User Discussion
Trenchmace and RedQueen continue their episodic feature where they ask various members of the Game Informer online community video game-related questions and post the results in a blog.

Zombie's Top 5 Favorite Video Game Genres
With several different video game genres available, you do have a favorite one, don't you? Well, zombierecon does and provides a list of his favorites, including some runner-ups.

A Rift Between Oculus And Morpheus
Virtual Reality headsets have been a popular topic of discussion lately, with several companies developing them. The Destroyer weighs in on two of the most popular and promising technologies.

Five Changes I Would Like To See In The Next Assassin's Creed Game
While we recently learned where the next Assassin's Creed will take place, Mike Trinh has a few ideas he'd like to see added to the game regarding other features besides the setting.

Getting Into A Game On Day 730
TOGNick rants about those who buy a game for full price the day it releases compared to those who wait to play it after the price has dropped – or in some cases after the sequel comes out.

Final Thoughts 23: Primordia
Eric Watson checks another game off his backlog having completed Primordia, an obscure adventure game that tells the story of a robot surviving in a post-apocalyptic world.

Community Reviews:

Earth Defense Force 2025 Review
This review by boxcar182 examines the latest installment in the Earth Defense Force series with a look at Earth Defense Force 2025, a third-person shooter for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

A Barrel Blast To A Semblance Of The Past
Jack Treese played through Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and called the game an absolutely engrossing and engaging platformer before awarding the game a near perfect score.

One Finger Death Punch Review: I Know Kung Fu
Yes, there really is a game titled One Finger Death Punch, and thankfully you can check out this review by xl9 to see if it is something you might find interesting or not. Don't be surprised if you do.

Community Podcasts:

The 4th Floor Season 3 Episode 3: Speak Easy Speak Free
TOGNick posts the latest episode of The 4th Floor, a podcast devoted to discussing television shows, movies, video games, and other current events from the world of pop culture.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (03/17/14 – 03/23/14):
Alex Excelsior! (2); Arano; Arkayde; attackcobra; boxcar182; Cody LaCrone; Enuo; Eric Watson; FragileWolf; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; lordmorales; Matt Akers; Mike Trinh; MSF codforlife; Ninja assasin 18 (2); Parker Lemke; Postmita; Proprietary-Windmill (2); Reptar7; rhotaphota; Sirpaul54 (4); Squidaniel (2); StonedMagician; Stranger (7); The Destroyer (7); The RedQueen of Space; TOGNick (2); Trenchmace; xl9 (4); xTheCrowing; Yerdadzkatt (5); zombierecon; and of course yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:
"Call me old-fashioned, but I enjoy a video game that has both an interesting character I can attach myself to and a story line worth playing." ‏@MeatheadMilitia