blog herding

Blog Herding: Community Edition 04/03/14

by Game Informer Staff on Apr 03, 2014 at 06:00 AM

Nearly doubling the amount of blogs featured last week, this week's episode of Blog Herding is the biggest we've witnessed this year. Enjoy posts from many of the veteran bloggers and fan favorites, as well as a couple of entries from some new faces. There is a lot of movement in the video game industry, and the user blogs provide a gamer's perspective on many of these noteworthy issues.

 Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: March 24, 2014 – March 30, 2014
Number of User Blogs: 68
Number of User Bloggers: 37
Number of User Blogs Herded: 15

Community Blogs:

The Disabled Gamers' Look Back: Halo
A strong advocate for accessibility issues in video games, LetMeGetToACheckpoint takes a look back at the Halo franchise and evaluates how well the series as a whole addresses these concerns.

4 Games I Would Love To See Twitch Play
The widely popular movement titled Twitch Plays Pokémon inspires thegodofwine7 to consider a handful of other games he'd like to see the community come together to play in perfect harmony.

Top Six Conflicts Of Ideals
The Destroyer considers how some ideas and their opposites have been applied to the world of video games and the impact either approach can have on a gamer.

The Twitch Conundrum
Another blog about Twitch Plays Pokémon, but Saturday Morning Replay tackles the topic from a different perspective, focusing more on the positive and negative results highlighted from this project.

Great Things Vigil Games Could Have Done
One of the unfortunate side effects of a studio that closes down before its time is we may never see the projects they were working on. Enuo wonders what Vigil Games could have done if they were still here.

Games I Want That Will Never Be Made
Most of us dream of games we'd like to see made. Cerpintaxman takes it one step further by also providing some specific details how he would make some of the games he wished would be made.

My Thoughts On Facebook Buying Oculus Rift
While everybody seemed to be talking about the recent Facebook acquisition of Oculus Rift, Eric Watson was one of the only ones to blog about it here at Game Informer in this must-read post.

User Discussion – Part 4
Trenchmace and Redqueen return with another episode of User Discussion, a feature that asks a video game-inspired question and solicits answers from various members of the community.

Let's Play - Dark Souls II
It's been far too long since we've heard from Craigaleg. And if his Let's Play video featuring Dark Souls II is anything like some of his old video reviews, we're all in for a treat.

A Tale Of Multiplayer Encounters In The Souls Series
David Chandler crafts a spectacular tale chronicling his adventures in the Dark Souls games, a series with a reputation for its brutal gameplay and unforgiving difficulty level.

Back To The Future: Last Gen Virtual Reality
Kyle Wadsworth considers the path virtual reality has had to take to go from an outlandish idea to a very real piece of hardware that we may be using to enhance our gaming experience very soon.

The OST Review: Infamous Second Son
This might seem like a review of Infamous Second Son, but it really isn't. Instead, RedQueen of Space evaluates several of the best audio tracks from the game while posting videos to each of them.

Dark Souls II: A Beginner's Look
A game so brutally difficult it almost forced footthumb into taking it back to the store. But then he learned the secret to surviving (a little longer) in Dark Souls II, and now he is enjoying the game.

The Top Five Games I've Played Way Too Much!
Do you have a game you feel like you've sunk a lot of time into? This blog by MSF codforlife highlights five games he thinks he's played way too much, and you might just agree with a few of them.

Uncharted 4 Wishlist
The Uncharted games are known for their colorful characters and stunning set pieces but Dima still has an idea or two he would like to see incorporated into the next game in the series.

Community Reviews:

You Haven't Even Reached The Boss Level Yet
South Park: Stick of Truth is definitely not a game for everyone, but those who are fans of this animated series may enjoy this review provided by Orochisama LEVON, Spectre.

Earth Defense Force 2025
A number of members posted reviews for Earth Defense Force 2025 this week, but this one by John Wrek is one of the better ones, providing a thorough and fair analysis of the game.

Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes Review: Sins Of The Father
One of the most iconic soldiers in gaming is back. Xl9 shares his thoughts on Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Infamous Second Son Review
The recently released Infamous Second Son is the third installment in the Infamous series developed by Sucker Punch Productions. Boxcar182 takes a look at how the game compares to the others.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (03/24/14 – 03/30/14):
Afreindofurs; Al3ch; Alex Excelsior!; Arkayde; boxcar182; cerpintaxman; Craigaleg (2); David Chandler; Dima (2); Enuo (2); Eric Watson (2); footthumb; happydude633 (2); Hello My Name Is James; Irwin529; Jack Treese; jackson stone; John Wrek (2); Jouten; Juanolo (2); Kyle Wadsworth; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; LostButSeeking; Marco Polo (2); Michaiah Vosberg; MSF codforlife; NacMacFeegle; Saturday Morning Replay; StonedMagician (2); Stranger (7); The Destroyer (7); The RedQueen of Space; thegodofwine7; Trenchmace; xl9 (2); Yerdadzkatt (4); and of course yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:
"My biggest regret as a video game boss? Probably installing this flashing red light on my only weak spot." ‏@TheThomason