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Blog Herding: Community Edition 08/21/14

by Game Informer Staff on Aug 21, 2014 at 06:00 AM

We are about a week away from the next big video game event with the annual Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime kicking off on the 29th of August. You can bet there will be all sorts of announcements and perhaps even a reveal or two. How about a blog or two while you wait for Game Informer's coverage of the show.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: August 11 - August 17, 2014
Number of User Blogs: 49
Number of User Bloggers: 34
Number of User Blogs Herded: 9

Community Events:

Game Informer Community Fantasy Football League Sign Ups Now Starting
Summer is nearly over and fall is quickly approaching, which means it's almost time for football season to start. If you want to join a fantasy football league, check out the one facilitated by the community.

Community Blogs:

Sophomore Year: What I'd Like To See In A Sequel To Bully
Who can say whether we'll ever see a sequel to Bully, the open world action-adventure game that lets you play as a student at Bullworth Academy? If we do, cerpintaxman has some thoughts for the game.

My SDCC 2014 Gaming Experience...Slightly Delayed
The San Diego Comic-Con might've been a month ago, but Noobtubin8er finally gets around to sharing what the experience was like from someone who was at ground zero. Better late than never.

Give Me More Console MOBAs
Due to the popularity of League of Legends and Dota 2 we've witnessed quite the influx of new games in the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre. Irwin529 explains why he's okay with that.

Seven Games I Want Remastered For Wii U
The Destroyer thoroughly enjoyed Nintendo's remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for the Wii U, but there are a handful of other games he'd like to see get the same treatment.

The Vita Isn't Dead In 2014
The Playstation Vita never really enjoyed the fame and success of the PSP but don't count it out just yet. As xghost777 points out in his blog, there are still plenty of titles out there worth checking out.

Batman: The Ideal Hero
Even though BMW's blog isn't specifically about video games, his detailed characterization of Batman as the ideal hero is as insightful as it is entertaining and something any Batman fan will enjoy.

Three Historical Settings I Would Like To See Explored
Making his blogging debut, b3jh24 admits he is a bit of a history buff and posts a wonderful piece discussing a few video game settings based on the real world he would like to see featured in a game.

How Young Is Too Young?
We all know games with an M rating aren't suitable for kids, but Arkayde contemplates an interesting question about the appropriate age to expose your children to video games with a lesser rating.

The XCOM Report: Volume 4
If you've been following Joyful Penguin's after action reports of his play thru of X-COM using characters based on Game Informer members, you'll love there were two this week. Find Episode 5 here.

Community Reviews:

Tales Of Symphonia (HD) Review
The Tales series is an icon in the Japanese role-playing game (JRPG) genre and happydude633 takes a look at Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, the remake of the original but with added content.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (08/11/14 - 08/17/14):
Alto1st; Arkayde; b3jh24; BMW; cerpintaxman (2); Chris Mrkvicka; Collector; DJH; Doctor Apozem; DrJoeystein; Groot; happydude633; Irwin529 (2); Jacky760; John Marston; Joyful Penguin (2); Kayla Herrera; lordmorales; Los Pollos Bros; MightyMagikarp; Noobtubin8er; Richard; Slayer of Moblins; Still_Insane22; StonedMagician; Taylor; The Destroyer (6); Thomas Stensland; Timothy Repasky; Uesugi-dono; UltiMat3ProDG; xghost777; Zangmaster; and yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:
"The fact that "No Microtransactions" and "Offline Mode" have become sudden major selling points in a video game is terrifying." ‏@SteeScribbles