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Blog Herding: Community Edition 08/14/14

by Game Informer Editorial on Aug 14, 2014 at 06:00 AM

As summer winds down, the eagerness about the next few months of gaming continues to ramp up. If you've read the release schedule for the next few months you understand why. It's easy to get caught up in all of the excitement, so if you're looking for something a little different to read, check out the latest round of user blogs submitted by the community.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: August 04 – August 10, 2014
Number of User Blogs: 58
Number of User Bloggers: 33
Number of User Blogs Herded: 9

Community Blogs:

GIO Member Herding: Part 67 Of XX
Member herding is a periodic feature spotlighting members of the community. If you want to see who thegodofwine7 interviews this week, you'll have to read the blog and find out.

Final Thoughts 30: Fez
Eric Watson finishes off another episode of his Final Thoughts blog series and crosses another game off of his backlog list. This time he plays through Fez, the puzzle platformer from notorious indie developer Phil Fish.

Shovel Knight: The Game I Never Knew I Wanted
Shovel Knight took the industry by surprise and enamored gamers everywhere, including Irwin529, who claims it is the game he never knew he wanted. Read his post to see what makes him say that.

Arguing With Myself – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
MightyMagikarp employs an interesting approach to arguing the merits of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. You might be surprised to learn the conversation is with himself.

Ranking The Guitar Hero Games
There was a time when the mention of Rock Band or Guitar Hero would cause gamers to groan, but interest in these games seems to be on the rise again. Timothy Repasky rates his favorite Guitar Hero games.

What Does The Future Hold For Kid Icarus
Parker Lemke was busy posting content for the community to enjoy this week, including this piece pondering the future of Kid Icarus. Be sure to check out his review of Unrest below, too.

The Last of Us Remastered: Desperate Times
Uesugi-dono experiences the brutality of playing The Last of Us: Remastered on the Ground Difficulty setting, complete with a convincing story of what Joel and Ellie were up against this time around.

Three 16-bit Games That Need Remakes
Whether you agree with TMac53's picks for 16-bit games that he'd like to see get a remake, you will almost certainly appreciate the trip down memory lane when you're reminded of these older gems.

The XCOM Report: Volume Two
Joyful Penguin returns from the frontlines with another Battle Damage Assessment Report, highlighting his playthrough of XCOM that features soldiers inspired by various personalities from the GI community.

Community Reviews:

The Last of Us: Remastered Review
It's hard to imagine making an already great game even better, but that seems to be what everybody is saying about The Last of Us: Remastered, including boxcar182, who boldly awards it perfect marks.

Review: Unrest
Parker Lemke explores Unrest in this solid review of a game created by indie developer Pyrodactyl Games, noteworthy for being one of the few role-playing video games to explore Ancient India.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (08/04/14 – 08/10/14):
Alex Excelsior!; Alto1st (2); Arkayde; boxcar182 (2); cerpintaxman (2); Chris Mrkvicka; Craigaleg; Doctor Apozem; Donziboy32 (2); Drym Shyuan; Eric Watson; GerardoExber; Irwin529; IzzyOtaku (2); Jellosnake; John Wrek; JordanTheGamer; Joyful Penguin (2); MightyMagikarp (2); nathan98; Parker Lemke (2); Richard; Rorschach; Saint (7); The Destroyer (6); thegodofwine7; Thomas Stensland (2); Timothy Repasky; TMac53 (3); TonberryKing128; Tubbier Wombat; Uesugi-dono; Zangmaster (3); and yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:
"To this day one of the best videogame sounds of all time remains the Valve "health pack" sound. BaBloop tsssss." @therealcliffyb