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Blog Herding: Community Edition 07/17/14

by Game Informer Editorial on Jul 17, 2014 at 06:00 AM

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We're midway through summer and the next big event is right around the corner. With a week to go before the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, beat the heat by staying indoors, playing video game and reading Blog Herding of course. It was another productive week featuring a number of new faces as well as a few posts from the regulars. Enjoy.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: July 07 – July 13, 2014
Number of User Blogs: 55
Number of User Bloggers: 35
Number of User Blogs Herded: 10

Community Blogs:

My Top 10 Xbox 360 Games
Game Informer's list of the Top 25 Xbox 360 games inspired a number of bloggers, including Shady Missionary, to post their own thoughts on the subject. See anything you like on this list?

Fall 2014: New Generation Console Not Needed
LetMeGetToACheckpoint summarizes a handful of recent and upcoming releases available on what is now the last generation of consoles while wondering if we even need a new generation of consoles.

Why I Love The Runaway Guys
The Let's Play movement is a popular feature among gamers who enjoy sharing their videos on websites like YouTube. The Destroyer praises a few of his favorite broadcasters and explains why he likes them.

The Real Best Xbox 360 Games
Another blogger responding to Game Informer's list of the Top 25 Xbox 360, Doctor Apozem personalizes the list to include a bunch of his favorites that didn't make the official cut.

A Short Ramble On Valiant Hearts
A brief commentary from vxFidd'lerxv about Valiant Hearts – a puzzle adventure game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and inspired by letters written during the Great War.

GIO Member Herding: Part 66 Of XX
The latest installment of Member Herding proves to be another exceptional episode courtesy of thegodofwine7. Who was featured this week? Well, you will have to click the link to find out.

Faces Of Fighting: Examining Poster Boys In Fighting Games
Thomas Stensland explores the many different faces often associated with some of the more popular fighting games while wondering if their stardom (or lack of) influences reception of the game.

Why Comic-Based Games Are Hard To Pull Off
A lengthy but insightful look at IzzyOtaku's perspective regarding the challenges often associated with creating a successful video game from a pre-existing comic book character or series.

Bungie Day: Remembering Halo 3
In order to commemorate Bungie Day, Irwin529 reflects on Halo 3 – typically not the favorite game in the series, but a chapter he is particularly fond of. He even shares the story of how and why. 

Ten Gamecube Games I'd Like To See On The Wii U Virtual Console
The Virtual Console is a feature that allows Wii and Wii U owners to purchase and play games, including a number of the classics. Gaming Warthog lists ten GameCube games he'd like to see added to the store.

Community Reviews:

Wolfenstein: The New Order Review (PS4)
The Wolfenstein series has a decorated history of distinguished service in the shooter genre. Boxcar182 evaluates how well The New Order lives up to the series' reputation.

To The Moon Review
TidusandYuna1983 awards To The Moon a near perfect score, calling it "one of the most emotional and beautiful stories" he's ever experienced from any kind of media. That's a pretty powerful response.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (07/07/14 – 07/13/14):
Adventuring Alberto; Alto1st; Anthony D'Elia; Arano; Bluubeetle; boxcar182; Brian Tisdale; Cpu Xl; Doctor Apozem; Enuo (3); Epic Professor; Gaming Warthog; General M ills44; harry jones; Irwin529; IzzyOtaku (4); KillerRabbitsFTW; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; lordmorales; Los Pollos Bros; Matastig; MightyMagikarp; Mr. Carson Pumpkins (2); Psykologic; pwnmaster109; RovertNoteek; Shady Missionary; StonedMagician; The Destroyer (7); thegodofwine7 (2); Thomas Stensland (2); TidusandYuna1983; vxFiddlerxv; Wombat3875 and yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:
"Would anybody be mad if I punched a kid for that Kids React to Game Boy video? it doesn't have to be a kid from that video, just a kid." @aaronlinde