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Blog Herding: Community Edition 12/04/14

by Game Informer Staff on Dec 04, 2014 at 05:38 AM

There was a flurry of activity from the bloggers this week with several familiar faces we haven't heard from in a while posting new content, plus a few new names making the list. The holidays are here, so enjoy all of these gifts from the community.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed:  November 24 – November 30, 2014
Number of User Blogs: 54
Number of User Bloggers: 33
Number of User Blogs Herded: 10

Community Events:

Game Informer Online Fantasy Football League Scoreboard – Week 12
Looking at cerpintaxman's highlights reel, it's obvious there were a few real blowouts from the latest round of matchups in the GIO Fantasy Football League. Who is going to make the play offs? Stay tuned.

Community Blogs:

GIO Member Herding: Part 70 Of XX
Welcome one and all to the latest episode of Member Herding, a regular feature where thegodofwine7 selects a member of the community to interview. You'll have to click the link to see who it is.

A Venn Diagram Guide To The Console Wars
Daniel Jones diagrams the major titles releasing in 2014 and 2015 while comparing the platforms they will be available on, which might be of value if your holiday shopping includes a new game console.

My Game Of The Year 2014 Nominations
It's that time of year when gamers and many of the media organizations start posting their picks for the coveted Game of the Year award, like this one from widdowson91 (James).

Play A Couple Games, And Call Me In The Morning...
Do video games have a healing effect? Marco Polo wonders about the possibility of therapeutic benefits associated with playing video games and how they might be used as a form of alternative medicine.

Revisiting My PSOne: Resident Evil 2
Sometimes you just have to take a step back from all the new games and replay one of the classics. Josh Wagner revisits the original PlayStation and Resident Evil 2 with this trip down memory lane.

Delay Vs. Patch
Plenty of gamers are irritated with the recent trend of buggy games being released by the studios we expect to deliver quality products, but Rebekah manages to respond with poise and professionalism.

My Final Thoughts On Nintendo's Amiibo
MightyMagikarp is the latest community member to offer some feedback on Nintendo's jump into the world of interactive figures similar to Skylanders and Disney Infinity with this blog about Amiibo.

A Year Later – A Link Between Worlds
TheDarkestLink comments on a trend where new Zelda games are initially received with positive support from fans of the series but a few months later their praise seems to turn to criticism.

Remember When Mods Were Free?
TimSedai tackles the interesting topic of video game sequels that feel more like they should've been released as downloadable content (DLC) bundles instead of standalone products.

Last (Gen) But Not Least – Dragon Age: Inquisition & Far Cry 4
Kyle Wadsworth acknowledges he is a late adopter of new-gen technology but thinks there are still some great titles being released for the last generation of hardware many gamers are still using.

Community Reviews:

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Review
Super Smash Bros. is receiving a ton of praise from those who have played it, and this review from Raging Searchers echoes what many of them are saying – the game is nearly perfect in every way.

Review: KOTOR For iOS
Knights of the Old Republic is often viewed as one of the great Star Wars video games, but did you know it was available on the iOS? Check out AuraStorm43's review and see if this is an app you need.

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Happy Blogging!

Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (11/24/14 – 11/30/14):
Alto1st; AuraStorm43 (2); Buddy Acker; Captain Planet; Caudex; cerpintaxman; Collector; Daniel Jones; Eric Watson; Gamemaniac3434; jared_a_garcia; Josh Wagner; Kyle Wadsworth; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Marco Polo; MarcusIrving317; Matsuda Tohu; MightyMagikarp (2); Postmita; PUI-CrOwNRoYaL; rebekah (2); StonedMagician; SWAD42 (2); The Destroyer (6); TheAnimeGamer (4); TheDarkestLink; thegodofwine7; Thomas Stensland; TimSedai (2); TonberryKing128 (2); whovian223; widdowson91 (James); and yours truly...Saint.

Video Game Quote of the Week From Twitter:
"Life is about knowing when to keep trying for a new high score and knowing when to start playing a different video game." ‏@jonnysun