Category: Blog Carnival

July 29th, 2010
Blog Entry

The Carnival of Video Game Bloggers is moving on

I’ve been running the Carnival of Video Game Bloggers for over three and a half years now: here’s the first Carnival for those of you curious to see how it started. It features the inaugural Jordan Bieber Award for Most Articles Submitted and a photo from Spartacus, so that’s something worth clicking for.

Sadly, I haven’t had the time to give the Carnival proper attention in the past year or so: I’ve been writing more and more for Nintendo Life as it continues to grow and devour the world of independent Nintendo reporting, but I don’t want the Carnival to die, so it’s moving hands.

Eclipse from the excellent Gaming My Way has stepped in to give the Carnival a good home, and I wanted to say a public thank you to him for taking it on permanently. I’m sure it’ll be a huge success under his guidance and I wish him all the best.

Thanks to all my regular contributors to the Carnival over the years – Jordan Bieber, Alvaro Fernandez, David Herbert, jigsaw hc, old-wizard, Eric Gargiulo, Apocalypso, Eclipse (of course!) and everyone else who sent in articles, hosted the Carnival and helped out in any way. You have my gratitude.

I’m listening to No Use Crying by Embrace, from This New Day [UK]


July 20th, 2010
Blog Entry

Carnival of Video Game Bloggers, July 2010 Edition

Welcome to the July 19, 2010 edition of carnival of video game bloggers. Sorry it’s a day later than scheduled, but here it is anyway!

Eric Gargiulo presents Guitar Hero Needs A Tune Up posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “One of my favourite video games of the last five years has turned into one of my least favourites. Apparently I am not alone in thinking that the Guitar Hero video game series has jumped the shark.”

Meg presents Silkroad Society posted at Simpson’s Paradox

Eric Gargiulo presents Tonight’s Forecast: Heavy Rain – Video Game Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “To begin, I am only going to say this once. the Heavy Rain video game contains scenes of Explicit Language, Violence, Nudity, as well as Very Strong Dramatic Scenes that are inappropriate to anyone under the recommended age of 17+. I, John Yomtov Jr., Eric Gargiulo, Sony, Quantic Dream, as well as everyone else here at The Camel Clutch Blog are NOT to be held accountable if anybody’s children get a hand on this game and are playing it.”

redmongoose presents Mistwalker releases concept art for new Wii RPG posted at Red Mongoose.

Apocalypso presents 7 Top Irish Characters from Video Games [St. Patrick’s Day] posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.

Matt Willard presents Today’s Really Kickass Moment – Excalibur Sonic posted at Giant Robot Invasion!, saying, “I may bitch on the Internet about a Sonic game I’ve never played, but is there something in Sonic and the Black Knight that can change my opinion? Find out in Today’s Really Kickass Moment!”

Emily Pritchard presents 9 Ways To Save Money on Video Games posted at SciFabulous!, saying, “Ever gone broke pursuing our admirable hobby? This is my latest blog post on how to save money and keep from going into the negatives while still feeding the habit.”

Danny presents Joanas Horde Levelling Guide – The Benefits Of This Levelling Guide posted at horde levelling guide.

Eric Gargiulo presents New Wide Receiver Technology In Madden 11 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “It may be a several months away, but EA Sports is beginning to reveal tidbits about improvements and enhancements to the Madden 11 video game. Every year EA tends to spend more time with a specific aspect of Madden than another. This year, Madden 11 will see big improvements in wide receiver play with the implementation of the Catch Debugging Tool.”

networkandy presents Cheap Gaming computer- Cyber power PC | Good Cheap Gaming Computers posted at Good Cheap Gaming Computers, saying, “I hope you enjoy this article good day”

Eric Gargiulo presents Dana White Lifts the UFC Ban on EA MMA Fighters posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “It has been over six months since UFC president Dana White announced his war with EA Sports over their EA MMA video game. As part of his battle call, Dana White announced that he would ban any fighter who appeared in the EA MMA video game from fighting in the UFC. Cooler heads and reality have prevailed and Dana White has lifted the EA MMA fighters ban.”

DIYGamer presents Puzzle Bloom [Review] | DIYgamer posted at DIY Gamer.

Simpsonsparadox presents Passionfruit Hutong posted at Simpson’s Paradox.

Simpsonsparadox presents My Tribe For Facebook posted at Simpson’s Paradox.

Troy Pearce presents Pacman: The Movie Trailer posted at TWISTIE-TIE.

Natasha Rucker presents I Swear I’m a Girl! posted at The Girlie Geek Blog.

Eric Gargiulo presents This! Is! Kratos! God Of War 3 Video Game Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The God Of War video game is hands down one of the most recognizable Playstation franchises with its fast paced game play. It is also known for being one of the most graphic games on the market with its over the top violence and scenes of very suggestive themes and interactions. Above that, God Of War is one of the most addicting games on the market with a fan base that is enormous in stature. Based on famous mythological characters from the Greek variety, Kratos is a character developed by the Santa Monica Studios of Sony Computer.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Drew Brees Gets the Madden Cover & the Curse posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The Madden 2011 cover will feature Drew Brees. The New Orleans Saints quarterback was voted by fans to be the new Madden 11 cover. Beware of the Madden Curse New Orleans Saints fans. Did most of those votes come from Minneapolis?”

swollenpickles presents The quick and dirty guide to gearing up a Hunter posted at Arcane Shots.

Eric Gargiulo presents First Official Madden 11 Video Game Trailer posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Watch the first Madden 11 Game Trailer from EA Sports. The attention to detail may the best yet in the Madden franchise. The Madden 11 trailer features Madden cover player Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. Some highlights in the video include locomotion and deeper online innovation.”

Bobfredpo presents Best Online Flash Gaming Sites posted at Top Game Of The Day, saying, “A review of the best flash video game websites”

Eric Gargiulo presents UFC 2010 Undisputed Full Roster & Demo Release Date posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The long awaited list of the UFC Undisputed 2010 full roster has been released. The video game will feature new UFC Undisputed 2010 fighters, game store exclusives, and exclusive PS3 legends. You won’t have to wait long to start playing UFC Undisputed 2010. The UFC Undisputed 2010 demo will be released this Thursday.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 11 Dual Stick Control Preview ? Video posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The Madden 11 countdown officially began when Drew Brees announced that he would grace the Madden 11 cover. From now until August or as we like to call it, “Maddenoliday” EA will tease us with Madden 11 videos, previews, tips, and news. The newest Madden 11 video features Dual Stick Controls, something new to this year’s Madden video game.”

Michael Kotson presents What Brand of PC to Buy? posted at Test My Geek Stuff, saying, “Thought this might be interesting to your readers”

aiwendel presents Long List of MMORPGs posted at TubeBlogger, saying, “Check out this complete list of MMORpG’s with gaming videos. Some are even free to play and still made it on this list of best mmos.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of video game bloggers using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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March 1st, 2010
Blog Entry

Carnival of Video Game Bloggers, March 2010 Edition

Welcome to the March 1, 2010 edition of carnival of video game bloggers. As always, I’ve been a busy bunny, beavering away over at Nintendo Life, creating podcasts, reviews, news and loads of other stuff. Still, the Blog Carnival rolls on with some fantastic content this month as always. Let’s get on with the show!

Bryan Sharp presents The 5 Types of People Playing Brutal Legend posted at Gamebane, saying, “Here’s a funny article based on the audience for the new Double Fine game Brutal Legend.”

Brice Morrison presents 3 Overlooked Keys to Making Outstanding Games posted at The Game Prodigy, saying, “I’m editor of The Game Prodigy, a blog for indie developers and game students. I’d love to be part of this game blog carnival; let me know if you see any other articles of ours that you’d like!”

Martin Huang presents Dragonica Online Review posted at Martin Huang.

Jennifer Mannion presents Moshi Monsters – Educational Computer Games and More for Kids posted at Kids Computer Games Recommendations.

Eric Gargiulo presents EA Sports MMA Video Game Trailer – Video | CamelClutchBlog.com posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Check out the trailer for the upcoming EA Sports MMA video game. The trailer aired live on the Strikeforce CBS broadcast and appropriately features Brett Rogers vs. Fedor Emelianenko. As far as graphics go, the game looks tremendous. The action sequences feature takedowns, strikes, an arm bar, and a muay thai clinch. This is the first visual taste gamers have gotten at EA’s new venture. The game is scheduled for a 2010 release.”

Eclipse presents 100 Games I?ve Played, Part 1 posted at Gaming My Way.

Eric Gargiulo presents Kickin’ It Old School: New Super Mario Bros Wii Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Back in the early 1990’s, Super Mario Bros. dominated the platform game market, and for good reason. Super Mario Bros. 3 was and still is the most successful video game to have ever been released, spawning a generation of competition that could not even come close to its dominance. Super Mario Bros. 3 was the most sold and highest reviewed NES games to have ever been released, this game has even the dubious honor of having one of the first product placement movies ever to be its launch pad.”

Matthew Overstreet presents Gritty Grand Theft Auto 4 is a Humorous Comedy posted at Matthew Overstreet’s Film Thoughts.

Shin presents DJ Hero 2 confirmed posted at Playstation 3 Game Console Blog, saying, “Activision has announced that they will indeed make another DJ Hero. Despite lackluster sales, it hopes to make a bigger name in the near future with this title. The idea is quality over quantity.”

Shin presents Sony announces PS3 DVR kit for Japan posted at Playstation 3 Game Console Blog, saying, “Sony announces a PS3 DVR kit for Japan that allows you to play your system or watch movies will recording and browsing programs.”

Shin presents Good interview on how to effectively voice act on Video Games posted at Playstation 3 Game Console Blog, saying, “A video on how to voice acting and how to get into a voice acting interview.”

Shin presents New Rocket Knight Adventures due in 2010?! SAY WHAT??? posted at Playstation 3 Game Console Blog, saying, “Rocket Knight adventure, a cult classic, is remade on the PS3 and Xbox 360.”

Shin presents Megaman 10 and Final Fight confirmed for 2010! Footage of Megaman 10! posted at Playstation 3 Game Console Blog.

Eric Gargiulo presents Clank To The Future: Ratchet & Clank Video Game Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Ratchet & Clank have been some of my favorite games across multiple Playstation systems both portable and console. The first game was an instant classic on the PS2, it introduced new ways to play a 3D platform and it also brought with it a very good sense of humor. Jak & Daxter at the time were the kings of the 3D platform for the PS2 and many felt that this game would simply just use those characters as a spring board to make some cash, but they were wrong.”

Tony Huynh presents Greatest Video Game Trailers, God of War III (3) Release date and cover posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “A countdown to the greatest video game trailers of all time. God of War III release date and cover finalized.”

Eric Gargiulo presents New UFC Undisputed 2010 Details and News posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The buzz is already well underway for the next Ultimate Fighting Championship video game. UFC Undisputed 2010 is just a few months away with a scheduled May 25, 2010 release date. One of the designers from THQ recently revealed a ton of news and details about the upcoming MMA video game. As great as the first UFC Undisputed video game was, if even half of these changes and improvements live up to expectations, this game could go down as one of the greatest video games of all time.”

Vicky presents Fun with ThinkGeek Ice Cube Trays posted at TGAW, saying, “Not sure if this is entirely fitting for your carnival. A post on using ThinkGeek Ice Cube Trays to make geek chocolates such as adorable little Space Invaders. :)”

Joshid presents Why there isn’t a new Power Rangers for 2010? posted at SentaiRider, saying, “Just awesome news on power rangers, I love it.”

Luke Geraghty presents 101 Classics: World of Warcraft posted at Luke Geraghty.com, saying, “I believe ‘World of Warcraft’ has earned its place in the hall of video game classics. Please check out my article!”

Bilal Mughal presents Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2 Review. Worth the buy ? posted at House of Tech, saying, “The path Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has come till now. Is it Still worth it to buy ?
Especially when there have been controversies, mainly being the dedicated servers..”

Bilal Mughal presents New Game Titles. Are they ridiculously over priced ? posted at House of Tech, saying, “Are the Game Really Over Priced ?
How much do the Developers Earn ?
Is it Fair ?”

KPC presents Aion: Tower of Eternity Review posted at Aion the Tower of Eternity.

KPC presents Add ons for Aion posted at Aion the Tower of Eternity.

KPC presents Tips for Getting Kinah in Aion posted at Aion the Tower of Eternity.

KPC presents What is Aion the Tower of Eternity? posted at Aion the Tower of Eternity.

KPC presents How to Create the Best Charter in Aion posted at Aion the Tower of Eternity.

sheila hopes presents Wii-fit and Wii-games Reviews: August 2009 posted at Wii-fit and Wii-games Reviews, saying, “This game is great for Star Wars fans! It allows you to take the place of a variety of characters from the Clone Wars series and movie and battle with other characters. I really love this game”

D.C. Douglas presents Video Game Nirvana posted at THE D.C. DOUGLAS BLOG.

Adam presents Top 10 Halo Guns posted at Flip The Turtle.

Eric Gargiulo presents Guitar Hero 5 Video Game Cheats and New Features posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Guitar Hero 5 is available today and for some, this is the first half of your Guitar Hero 5 / Guitar Hero Van Halen bundle. The game features 85 songs, new GH features and the debut of Kurt Cobain. Expect a lot of the standard Guitar Hero cheats to work with the game.”

Jennifer Mannion presents Tropix- Fun, Educational Kids Computer Game Ages 6 on up posted at Kids Computer Games Recommendations.

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Tips: Breaking Down The Cover 2 Defense posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “This year it’s a bit harder to break down the Madden 2010 Cover 2 defense, since you can’t just put the tight end on a streak and get between the safeties. You have to open up the playbook a bit more to do this.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Old-enstein: Wolfenstein Video Game Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Now fast forward almost ten years later, the newest Wolfenstein game in the series tries its best at eclipsing that games success but comes up way short. The new game continues the story of William “B.J.” Blazkowicz and his pursuit to eliminate the Nazi Empire.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Guitar Hero 5 Full Import Song List posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Guitar Hero 5 was released earlier this week with 85 songs. This is the third Guitar Hero game released in 2009. Unlike previous GH games, Activision has now allowed users to import songs from older Guitar Hero games into the GH5. Here is the full list of import-friendly Guitar Hero 5 songs.”

Cricket presents Game Review: Batman: Arkham Asylum posted at NERDSOCIETY.com, saying, “Review of the latest hype game, Batman: Arkham Asylum”

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Tips: Breaking Down Defensive Man Coverage posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “I like to break down man defense in Madden 2010 using one of four strategies. I like to either use my Madden opponent’s weakness to my advantage, hit the flats, use my tight end, or use wide receiver or half back option routes.”

Eric Gargiulo presents OrcPad Online Games Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Orcpad.com is an online gaming website and has a lot of cool free games. I was pretty happy with their random tab because each time when I visited the page I got a random selection of 15 games and at the same time some very cool games came up initially. Also I could find lots of fun games this way.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden Curse Strikes Troy Polamalu In Week 1 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The Madden Curse wasted no time this NFL season. Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t even make it to halftime in Week 1 against the Titans. The Madden 2010 cover features Polamalu and Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald fantasy football owners are holding their breath everywhere.”

Eric Gargiulo presents New Madden 2010 Roster Update Details posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Madden 2010 video game players may have noticed that their roster is a little outdated. EA will fix that with a new Madden 2010 Roster Update. EA released the details of the next Madden update. The update will bring rosters up to date with NFL opening day lineups and recent transactions.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Can Buy Me Cheats! The Beatles: Rock Band List Of Cheats posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The Beatles: Rock Band is a very popular video game. Like other Rock Band and Guitar Hero games, there are plenty of Game Cheats available. Check out the full list of The Beatles: Rock Bands cheats. Follow these instructions and you will have more game unlockables than you know what to do with.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Tips and Strategy: Breaking Apart the Cover 3 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Breaking apart the Madden cover 3 defense is a lot easier than breaking open a cover 2. I like to overload one side and have underneath routes just in case. In that play, there aren’t any buzz zones (purple zones) so the corners are open. You can run a play that has a corner route and a flat route to break down the lack of coverage they’ll have against one of the two routes.”

Eric Gargiulo presents The Side Scroller Is Back: Shadow Complex Video Game Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Epic Games delivers another solid hit outside of there Unreal Tournament series. This time around its a 2D/3D side scroller called Shadow Complex. This title unlike there previous games on the consoles is a Downloadable Title online on Xbox Marketplace.”

Jaybot presents Jaybot’s essential Top 10 best Videogames of all time. | Jaybot7 : Jason Surguine : Music : Audio : Design : Games posted at Jaybot7 : Jason Surguine : Music : Audio : Design : Games, saying, “You wanna study game design without blowing all your money at Full Sail? This is so subjective, but people always ask me what my favorite games are (since I design games as a profession). This is a list of the 10 (okay, 50) best games that inspire me as far as game design.”

Surbhi Bhatia presents Epoc-h of Gaming posted at The Viewspaper » The Viewspaper.

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Tips and Strategy: Twin WR Sets & Beating A Nano Blitz posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “A nano blitz has been around Madden since the years of Madden 04-05 where your opponent would setup a blitz that gets to your QB really fast, coining the term nano blitz as it got there almost in a nano second. If it’s a good nano, someone will break free even with a TE blocking.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Gets AFL Legacy Pack Today posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “EA will release yet another Madden 2010 video game update today. The AFL Legacy Pack download is now available for Madden 10. The pack pays tribute to the AFL and will integrate classic AFL presentations and uniforms into Madden. The download is available on Xbox Marketplace and the PSN store.”

James Reilly presents Xbox Repairs � How To Fix A Stuck Game Using A 360 Repair Guide posted at XBox Repair Guide.

Eric Gargiulo presents WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 Deals and Screenshots posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The new WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 video game is on the way! WWE superstars John Cena, Undertaker, Randy Orton, Edge and Rey Mysterio all featured on the cover. New game screen shots reveal the most detailed pro wrestling video game in gaming history. In addition to great graphics, the new game promises more customization than ever from users.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Mario & Luigi: Bowsers Inside Story – Video Game Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Mario & Luigi: Bowsers Inside Story is a game I have been waiting to review for quite some time. The game was released in Japan back in February and since then, I have done everything I can to get as much information about this classic.”

Jennifer Mannion presents Top 5 Educational Kid Friendly IPhone/ITouch Apps posted at Kids Computer Games Recommendations.

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Tips And Strategy – Pittsburgh Steelers Money Plays | CamelClutchBlog.com posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Madden video game players are very familiar with the term “money plays.” A money play is a play that works almost 90% of the time you run it either on offense or defense. Today, we take a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ money plays. Use these Madden plays and lead the Steelers back to the Super Bowl.”

RetroEnter presents RetroEnter Presents: Spiderweb posted at For the Love of Retro, saying, “RetroEnter about Spiderweb’s games”

Luke presents How to rush with UNSC leaders in Halo Wars posted at Lukedude5′s Blog, saying, “How to rush with UNSC leaders in Halo Wars for Xbox 360. Head to my blog for how to rush with Covenant leaders.”

Eric Gargiulo presents New Madden 2010 Roster Update #6 Details posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The boys at EA have worked hard on yet another new Madden 2010 update. The update is available now for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 users and features updated NFL rosters, player injuries and skills/attributes. Get Michael Crabtree on the field immediately or have Mark Sanchez throw deep to Braylon Edwards immediately with the new update.”

Bryan Sharp presents Dante’s Inferno Encourages Baby Killing posted at Gamebane, saying, “Gamebane is a video game comedy blog that offers a unique perspective on the game industry. This post is some commentary on the recently announced Dante’s Inferno achievement that encourages players to kill babies.”

Eric Gargiulo presents It’s Go Time: PSP Go Review | CamelClutchBlog.com posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Sony has finally answered the demands by the media, blog community, and well just about everyone else outside of those two demanding sources. I have be waiting for an upgraded PSP with a built in Hard Drive for some time since I have always wanted a more digital gaming handheld. Well enter the PSP Go, a screen sliding, hard drive equipped, much more smaller and sleek looking PSP brings with it a new way of playing gaming while on the go. Instead of a media drive such as a Game Card slot like the Nintendo DS or the UMD with the current PSP, the Go relies solely on downloading anything and everything.”

As always, a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a post, and I hope you find at least one interesting post to read and comment on. Get to know your fellow bloggers and all kinds of avenues may open for you.

If you want to get involved in the next carnival of video game bloggers, use our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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October 25th, 2009
Blog Entry

Carnival of Video Game Bloggers, October 2009 Edition

Yet another short but sweet carnival from me – thanks to all those who continue to support the Carnival despite me neglecting it massively! Read a post, leave a comment, share a link – you’ll benefit from it immensely!

sheila hopes presents Wii-fit and Wii-games Reviews: August 2009 posted at Wii-fit and Wii-games Reviews, saying, “This game is great for Star Wars fans! It allows you to take the place of a variety of characters from the Clone Wars series and movie and battle with other characters. I really love this game”

D.C. Douglas presents Video Game Nirvana posted at THE D.C. DOUGLAS BLOG.

Adam presents Top 10 Halo Guns posted at Flip The Turtle.

Eric Gargiulo presents Guitar Hero 5 Video Game Cheats and New Features posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Guitar Hero 5 is available today and for some, this is the first half of your Guitar Hero 5 / Guitar Hero Van Halen bundle. The game features 85 songs, new GH features and the debut of Kurt Cobain. Expect a lot of the standard Guitar Hero cheats to work with the game.”

Jennifer Mannion presents Tropix- Fun, Educational Kids Computer Game Ages 6 on up posted at Kids Computer Games Recommendations.

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Tips: Breaking Down The Cover 2 Defense posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “This year it’s a bit harder to break down the Madden 2010 Cover 2 defense, since you can’t just put the tight end on a streak and get between the safeties. You have to open up the playbook a bit more to do this.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Old-enstein: Wolfenstein Video Game Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Now fast forward almost ten years later, the newest Wolfenstein game in the series tries its best at eclipsing that games success but comes up way short. The new game continues the story of William “B.J.” Blazkowicz and his pursuit to eliminate the Nazi Empire.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Guitar Hero 5 Full Import Song List posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Guitar Hero 5 was released earlier this week with 85 songs. This is the third Guitar Hero game released in 2009. Unlike previous GH games, Activision has now allowed users to import songs from older Guitar Hero games into the GH5. Here is the full list of import-friendly Guitar Hero 5 songs.”

Cricket presents Game Review: Batman: Arkham Asylum posted at NERDSOCIETY.com, saying, “Review of the latest hype game, Batman: Arkham Asylum”

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Tips: Breaking Down Defensive Man Coverage posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “I like to break down man defense in Madden 2010 using one of four strategies. I like to either use my Madden opponent’s weakness to my advantage, hit the flats, use my tight end, or use wide receiver or half back option routes.”

Eric Gargiulo presents OrcPad Online Games Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Orcpad.com is an online gaming website and has a lot of cool free games. I was pretty happy with their random tab because each time when I visited the page I got a random selection of 15 games and at the same time some very cool games came up initially. Also I could find lots of fun games this way.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden Curse Strikes Troy Polamalu In Week 1 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The Madden Curse wasted no time this NFL season. Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t even make it to halftime in Week 1 against the Titans. The Madden 2010 cover features Polamalu and Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald fantasy football owners are holding their breath everywhere.”

Eric Gargiulo presents New Madden 2010 Roster Update Details posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Madden 2010 video game players may have noticed that their roster is a little outdated. EA will fix that with a new Madden 2010 Roster Update. EA released the details of the next Madden update. The update will bring rosters up to date with NFL opening day lineups and recent transactions.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Can Buy Me Cheats! The Beatles: Rock Band List Of Cheats posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The Beatles: Rock Band is a very popular video game. Like other Rock Band and Guitar Hero games, there are plenty of Game Cheats available. Check out the full list of The Beatles: Rock Bands cheats. Follow these instructions and you will have more game unlockables than you know what to do with.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Tips and Strategy: Breaking Apart the Cover 3 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Breaking apart the Madden cover 3 defense is a lot easier than breaking open a cover 2. I like to overload one side and have underneath routes just in case. In that play, there aren’t any buzz zones (purple zones) so the corners are open. You can run a play that has a corner route and a flat route to break down the lack of coverage they’ll have against one of the two routes.”

Eric Gargiulo presents The Side Scroller Is Back: Shadow Complex Video Game Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Epic Games delivers another solid hit outside of there Unreal Tournament series. This time around its a 2D/3D side scroller called Shadow Complex. This title unlike there previous games on the consoles is a Downloadable Title online on Xbox Marketplace.”

Jaybot presents Jaybot’s essential Top 10 best Videogames of all time. | Jaybot7 : Jason Surguine : Music : Audio : Design : Games posted at Jaybot7 : Jason Surguine : Music : Audio : Design : Games, saying, “You wanna study game design without blowing all your money at Full Sail? This is so subjective, but people always ask me what my favorite games are (since I design games as a profession). This is a list of the 10 (okay, 50) best games that inspire me as far as game design.”

Surbhi Bhatia presents Epoc-h of Gaming posted at The Viewspaper » The Viewspaper.

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Tips and Strategy: Twin WR Sets & Beating A Nano Blitz posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “A nano blitz has been around Madden since the years of Madden 04-05 where your opponent would setup a blitz that gets to your QB really fast, coining the term nano blitz as it got there almost in a nano second. If it’s a good nano, someone will break free even with a TE blocking.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Gets AFL Legacy Pack Today posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “EA will release yet another Madden 2010 video game update today. The AFL Legacy Pack download is now available for Madden 10. The pack pays tribute to the AFL and will integrate classic AFL presentations and uniforms into Madden. The download is available on Xbox Marketplace and the PSN store.”

James Reilly presents Xbox Repairs � How To Fix A Stuck Game Using A 360 Repair Guide posted at XBox Repair Guide.

Eric Gargiulo presents WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 Deals and Screenshots posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The new WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 video game is on the way! WWE superstars John Cena, Undertaker, Randy Orton, Edge and Rey Mysterio all featured on the cover. New game screen shots reveal the most detailed pro wrestling video game in gaming history. In addition to great graphics, the new game promises more customization than ever from users.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Mario & Luigi: Bowsers Inside Story – Video Game Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Mario & Luigi: Bowsers Inside Story is a game I have been waiting to review for quite some time. The game was released in Japan back in February and since then, I have done everything I can to get as much information about this classic.”

Jennifer Mannion presents Top 5 Educational Kid Friendly IPhone/ITouch Apps posted at Kids Computer Games Recommendations.

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Tips And Strategy – Pittsburgh Steelers Money Plays | CamelClutchBlog.com posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Madden video game players are very familiar with the term “money plays.” A money play is a play that works almost 90% of the time you run it either on offense or defense. Today, we take a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ money plays. Use these Madden plays and lead the Steelers back to the Super Bowl.”

RetroEnter presents RetroEnter Presents: Spiderweb posted at For the Love of Retro, saying, “RetroEnter about Spiderweb’s games”

Sam presents Left 4 Dead 2 Pre-order Bonuses Announced posted at The Technology Goat.

brian young presents Lockable Cases for Your Media Products: Security Devices for Business posted at Retail Security Products.

Luke presents How to rush with UNSC leaders in Halo Wars posted at Lukedude5′s Blog, saying, “How to rush with UNSC leaders in Halo Wars for Xbox 360. Head to my blog for how to rush with Covenant leaders.”

Rose King presents 50 Great Games to Sharpen Your Business Skills posted at online classes.org.

Eric Gargiulo presents New Madden 2010 Roster Update #6 Details posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The boys at EA have worked hard on yet another new Madden 2010 update. The update is available now for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 users and features updated NFL rosters, player injuries and skills/attributes. Get Michael Crabtree on the field immediately or have Mark Sanchez throw deep to Braylon Edwards immediately with the new update.”

Bryan Sharp presents Dante’s Inferno Encourages Baby Killing posted at Gamebane, saying, “Gamebane is a video game comedy blog that offers a unique perspective on the game industry. This post is some commentary on the recently announced Dante’s Inferno achievement that encourages players to kill babies.”

Eric Gargiulo presents It’s Go Time: PSP Go Review | CamelClutchBlog.com posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Sony has finally answered the demands by the media, blog community, and well just about everyone else outside of those two demanding sources. I have be waiting for an upgraded PSP with a built in Hard Drive for some time since I have always wanted a more digital gaming handheld. Well enter the PSP Go, a screen sliding, hard drive equipped, much more smaller and sleek looking PSP brings with it a new way of playing gaming while on the go. Instead of a media drive such as a Game Card slot like the Nintendo DS or the UMD with the current PSP, the Go relies solely on downloading anything and everything.”

Linda Jones presents 50 Serious Games for Social Change posted at AccreditedOnlineColleges.org.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of video game bloggers using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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August 23rd, 2009
Blog Entry

Carnival of Video Game Bloggers, August 2009 edition

Welcome to the August 24, 2009 edition of carnival of video game bloggers. There’s lots and lots of submissions this month, so let’s get straight into it.

Jaybot presents Game Design, Main Characters, and the Monomyth posted at Jaybot7 : Jason Surguine : Music : Audio : Design : Games, saying, “A short, humorous article on writing good stories and characters in video games. Touching on the Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell and how it should be used.”

Eric Gargiulo presents We?re Ready To Believe You – Ghostbusters: The Video Game posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “From first glance you would think that this game would be a bomb given the rack record of Ghostbusters games and the movie tie in games are hideous at best.”

Mike Leaño presents Xbox 360 vs. PS3 costs comparison posted at Mike Got Game!, saying, “I’ve recently made a price comparison between the PS3 and Xbox 360. Find out what I discovered.”

Jennifer Mannion presents Fantastic Contraption — Free Physics Online Game for Kids posted at Kids Computer Games Recommendations.

old-wizard presents Top 10 Worst Video Games of All Time posted at old-wizard.com.

Eric Gargiulo presents Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker Video Game Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Check out this hilarious video review of Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker which includes tons of clips to the game. I don’t think MJ had reviews like this in mind when he created the concept of the game.”

Green Power presents Space Strategy Games: What’s next? posted at Space Games Online, saying, “Article about the next generation of Space Strategy Games 4x style (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate)”

Seth Comire presents Six Cheap Video Game Sources posted at Penny For Your Debt.

Vicky presents Waka Waka Waka – Pac Man in Nature « TGAW posted at TGAW, saying, “For the 10th anniversary of Billy Mitchell’s Perfect Pac Man game, I shared Pac Man sightings…in nature. :)”

Eric Gargiulo presents 28 Songs & All Artists Revealed for Guitar Hero 5 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Now that the hype for Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is dying down, it is time to talk Guitar Hero 5. 28 GH songs have been confirmed as well as the entire list of artists. The eclectic track list has potential, but has a long way to go in measuring up to the Legends of Rock edition.”

Green Power presents Dynamic Specialized Research in Space Games posted at Space Games Online, saying, “The ability to research new technologies was and always will be a central aspect of any space strategy game. Much of the fun in this type of games comes from witnessing the evolution of a society in the long run on all its different aspects: entertainment, culture, life quality, biology, production, governments, communications, materials, propulsion engines, weapons, new types of ships, etc. New technologies unlock new possibilities, new opportunities and new toys to play with.

It is fine that tech trees can be customized for specific races however I think we did not hit the mark yet. To increase the re-playability and realistic factors a better idea would be to [...]”

Eric Gargiulo presents Become inFamous: inFamous Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “inFamous is one of the best games i have played all year thus far. And its once again an instant classic. Your given a free roaming world to play in with living people walking about all over the city.”

Troy Mayes presents Company Spotlight: Electronic Arts posted at The Attempted Review.

Don Salva presents Demigod – Can you smell what “The Rook” is cookin’? [HD gameplay clips] | Don Salva’s Blog posted at Don Salva’s Blog.

Don Salva presents ?Dismembering for Dummies? by X-Men Origins: Wolverine [HD gameplay clips] posted at Don Salva’s Blog.

Don Salva presents Trine ? A platform game utilizing physics posted at Don Salva’s Blog.

Don Salva presents Braid ? A lovely jump ?n? run puzzle adventure! posted at Don Salva’s Blog.

Don Salva presents The Hillbillies invade Fallout 3 ? ?Point Lookout? HD gameplay clips! posted at Don Salva’s Blog.

Josh Hanagarne presents Book Review: Arcade Fever posted at World’s Strongest Librarian, saying, “There’s nothing I love like retro video games. Arcade Fever is a fun look back at the classics. Also, a tale about my dad and my first desperate attempt at securing a NES.”

Woman Tribune presents Grow Delicious Crops and Raise Adorable Animals on Your Own Farm…On Facebook posted at Woman Tribune.

Beverly Kramer presents Tips On How to Maintain Brand New Look of Your Controllers posted at Discount Controllers.

One Family presents Kids Video Game Software and Consoles – An Introduction for Frugal Families posted at One Family’s Blog.

Phil B. presents The World’s Most Annoying Game posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, “The best things in life are free.”

Ryan Matsunaga presents Turtles in Time: Re-Shelled and Remembered posted at 8th Circuit, saying, “An op-ed on the new Turtles in Time remake.”

Ryan Matsunaga presents Matt’s Rantbox: Shadow of the Colossus Film posted at 8th Circuit.

Eric Gargiulo presents Michael Vick and Brett Favre Return to Madden Today posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Arguably the most fun Madden player in game history is coming back to his roots. Michael Vick is back in Madden 2010 today with an update. Brett Favre also returns to the game after a brief retirement. Let the crazy Madden Online Franchise Mode trades for Vick and Favre begin!”

Eric Gargiulo presents Gamers Passing On Madden 2010 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Early estimates indicate that initial Madden 2010 sales are disappointing. Out of the gate, Madden sales are lower than expected. Even with the new Madden Online Franchise mode, gamers seem to be taking a pass on this one. Can Brett Favre and Mike Vick bring Madden a winning record?”

Eric Gargiulo presents What?s Exclusive About Video Game Deals? posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “In all honesty, what is this big infatuation with video game exclusivity anymore? Can someone explain this to me, like seriously why does it matter if i pre-order a game here i get something different from pre-ordering it somewhere else?”

Joe Dale presents Accredited Online Game Design & Game Programming Degree Reviews posted at Online Game Degree Programs and Reviews, saying, “As the gaming industry continues to evolve, more and more accredited universities are offering Online Game Degrees, such as Game Programming and Game Design online.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Resident: Over Rated posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Capcom is once again inflicting an evil on to the masses with its latest: Resident Evil 5. Known to most as Biohazard or as RE, this game has many different aliases but this game seems to be famous for reasons other then being a new entry into the long storied franchise, but more on that later.”

Apocalypso presents We Could Have Had Duke Nukem 7 by now posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.

Apocalypso presents Kick Him When He’s Down: Take-Two Sues 3D Realms posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.

Apocalypso presents Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade: Where are the Stars now: B.J. Blazkowicz posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.

Apocalypso presents Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade: The Darker Side of Duke Nukem Forever: Charlie Wiederhold’s Chair Story posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.

Eric Gargiulo presents Guitar Hero 5 on Pace to Suck posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Activision officially announced the details for Guitar Hero 5. Activision announced several new options along with some new song titles. I think it is fair to say that unless something changes, Guitar Hero 5 is on pace to be the lamest game of the series. The game is scheduled to hit the streets on September 1.”

Eric Gargiulo presents UFC Undisputed Impressions posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “From the outside looking in, UFC Undisputed looks fantastic. Before we get to the new games, lets look at where the whole MMA gaming scene started…and ended coincidentally at the same time. From what i can remember, UFC did have a series of games back in the “Attitude” Era of the WWF/E.”

harddriverecovery presents Hard Disk Data Recovery – Unmountable Boot Volume Blue Screen posted at Hard Drive Data Recovery, saying, “See how to fix a hard drive that doesnt want to mount on the easy hard drive data recovery guide tutorial video”

twitterads presents Get Targeted Traffic To Blog With Twitter | How to Use Twitter and Get Money | Make People Follow You On Twitter posted at Glowicki ProBlogger – Blogging Tips, saying, “See easy guide how to get targetted twitter followers. Easy step by step and you can make money of twitter or just have many people following you”

UnitDaGamer presents Five Reasons There’s Never Been A Golden Age of Gaming posted at TrueGameHeadz .:For Gamers Everywhere:..

UnitDaGamer presents Sega’s Top 10 Biggest Business Mistakes posted at TrueGameHeadz .:For Gamers Everywhere:..

Eric Gargiulo presents More Features Announced for Madden 2010 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The buzz is already underway in the video gaming community for Madden 2010. EA released some new screen shots and features last week. Needless to say, Madden 2010 will have more attention to detail than any other Madden game in franchise history.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Gameplay – Eagles vs. Cowboys posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “One of the first videos of Madden 2010 has been leaked. The game features the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. The game looks fantastic and the graphics look more detailed than ever. However, the first dose of Tom Hammonds isn’t too promising. It just doesn’t seem right without John Madden.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Full Review – UFC Undisputed 2009 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Here it is, one of the more anticipated games of the year and most notably one of the most talked about games on the internet and in message boards all over, UFC has arrived. From the word go, UFC Undisputed packs a punch, no pun intended.”

zerwer presents E3 2009: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced! 4 New Survivors, 5 New Campaigns | Geek Global News Central – Latest Tech News Delivered posted at Geek Global News Central, saying, “Left 4 Dead 2 Announced, this game can totally own the world !”

Eric Gargiulo presents E3 2009 Coverage – Nintendo posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “As the market leader, what does the folks over at the Mushroom Kingdom have in store for the masses? Nintendo walked into E3 with lots of questions being asked and left there conference answering all of them and then some.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Online Franchise & Co-op Play in Madden 2010 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “EA continues to announce new features for the Madden franchise. EA recently announced several exciting online components the Madden video game. Madden 2010 will feature online co-op play and an online franchise mode for the first-time ever.”

old-wizard presents Top 10 Worst Fanboys posted at old-wizard.com.

Eric Gargiulo presents Iron Maiden Track Pack Now on Rock Band posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “One of my favorite bands of all time is coming to Rock Band. Iron Maiden will have a tack pack available beginning today for Rock Band. 12 tracks will be available as a single pack or individual song download beginning today for the Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3.”

Eric Gargiulo presents E3 2009 Coverage – Microsoft posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “There was a strong presence for the Xbox Live Arcade this year with lots of announcements of new games as well as new features for the Xbox Live Marketplace. The introduction of Live Broadcast TV, Live.FM (which is an online radio site with millions of members), SKY (Europe only, its a TV Streaming Service), Netflix 2.0 For Xbox 360, Zune Video Marketplace, and the announcement of FULL 1080p video coming to the marketplace.”

Eric Gargiulo presents More Eagles-Cowboys Madden 2010 Gameplay posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “More Madden 2010 videos are hitting the Internet courtesy of E3. Check out yet another Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys Madden 2010 clip. Watch it all and enjoy the Eagles scoring in the Wildcat formation on a stunned Dallas defense. I can only hope that this is a sign of things to come.”

Alvina Lopez presents 100 Awesome Anti-Aging Brain Games (Online and Off) posted at Masters of Healthcare.

Eric Gargiulo presents E3 2009 Coverage – Sony posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The newly designed PSP which drops the UMD slot, picks up a 16GB Flash Based Hard Drive, Sliding Screen, New Memory Stick Support, and repositioned buttons. The screen did lose a half to a full inch in size but it picks up tremendous picture quality in the process.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Video Gameplay – Titans vs. Ravens AFC Wildcard Game posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The Madden 2010 game play videos continue to hit the Internet. Check out this HD video which features an AFC Wild Card game pitting the Baltimore Ravens against the Tennessee Titans. A lead Madden designer controls the Titans against the CPU controlled Ravens.”

Nancy Miller presents Top 50 Best Game Design Blogs posted at Becoming a Computer Technician.

backdoorangel presents The “Golden Age” of PC Gaming? O RLY? posted at The Tartar Sauce, saying, “A rant/article debunking the alleged “golden age” of PC gaming.”

Jennifer Mannion presents Zula World – Virtual World filled with Education and Fun for Kids posted at Kids Computer Games Recommendations.

Eric Gargiulo presents Guitar Hero: Smash Hits Cheat Codes posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Guitar Hero: Smash Hits officially hits the streets today. Once I have opened the game I am usually making a mad dash to the computer for the prized Guitar Hero: Smash Hits cheat codes. Let me save you the trouble.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of video game bloggers using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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June 22nd, 2009
Blog Entry

Carnival of Video Game Bloggers, June 2009

I hate kicking off a Carnival on a downer, but I wanted to let you know this will be the last Carnival I’ll host for a while. The next edition is scheduled in a pretty busy time for me, so I’m actively seeking a host for next month. If you’re interested – it’s easy work, I promise! – drop me an email or leave your name in a comment, and I’ll get back to you.

In the meantime, let’s crack on with some awesome posts, including some fantastic reads from Eric Gargiulo and Apocalypso – thanks to everyone who contributed for another varied and fascinating Carnival.

Please remember that the Carnival is a great chance to get to meet other writers and create some good working relationships, so please read some of these great posts and work on getting to know your fellow bloggers better!

Again, I haven’t contributed as the only thing I post on this website these days is the Carnival, but you can find my reviews over at Nintendo Life.

Eric Gargiulo presents Resident: Over Rated posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Capcom is once again inflicting an evil on to the masses with its latest: Resident Evil 5. Known to most as Biohazard or as RE, this game has many different aliases but this game seems to be famous for reasons other then being a new entry into the long storied franchise, but more on that later.”

Apocalypso presents We Could Have Had Duke Nukem 7 by now posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.

Apocalypso presents Kick Him When He’s Down: Take-Two Sues 3D Realms posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.

Apocalypso presents Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade: Where are the Stars now: B.J. Blazkowicz posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.

Apocalypso presents Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade: The Darker Side of Duke Nukem Forever: Charlie Wiederhold’s Chair Story posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.

Eric Gargiulo presents Guitar Hero 5 on Pace to Suck posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Activision officially announced the details for Guitar Hero 5. Activision announced several new options along with some new song titles. I think it is fair to say that unless something changes, Guitar Hero 5 is on pace to be the lamest game of the series. The game is scheduled to hit the streets on September 1.”

Eric Gargiulo presents UFC Undisputed Impressions posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “From the outside looking in, UFC Undisputed looks fantastic. Before we get to the new games, lets look at where the whole MMA gaming scene started…and ended coincidentally at the same time. From what I can remember, UFC did have a series of games back in the “Attitude” Era of the WWF/E.”

UnitDaGamer presents Five Reasons There’s Never Been A Golden Age of Gaming posted at TrueGameHeadz .:For Gamers Everywhere:..

UnitDaGamer presents Sega’s Top 10 Biggest Business Mistakes posted at TrueGameHeadz .:For Gamers Everywhere:..

Eric Gargiulo presents More Features Announced for Madden 2010 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The buzz is already underway in the video gaming community for Madden 2010. EA released some new screen shots and features last week. Needless to say, Madden 2010 will have more attention to detail than any other Madden game in franchise history.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Gameplay – Eagles vs. Cowboys posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “One of the first videos of Madden 2010 has been leaked. The game features the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. The game looks fantastic and the graphics look more detailed than ever. However, the first dose of Tom Hammonds isn’t too promising. It just doesn’t seem right without John Madden.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Full Review – UFC Undisputed 2009 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Here it is, one of the more anticipated games of the year and most notably one of the most talked about games on the internet and in message boards all over, UFC has arrived. From the word go, UFC Undisputed packs a punch, no pun intended.”

zerwer presents E3 2009: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced! 4 New Survivors, 5 New Campaigns | Geek Global News Central – Latest Tech News Delivered posted at Geek Global News Central, saying, “Left 4 Dead 2 Announced, this game can totally own the world !”

Eric Gargiulo presents E3 2009 Coverage – Nintendo posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “As the market leader, what do the folks over at the Mushroom Kingdom have in store for the masses? Nintendo walked into E3 with lots of questions being asked and left their conference answering all of them and then some.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Online Franchise & Co-op Play in Madden 2010 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “EA continues to announce new features for the Madden franchise. EA recently announced several exciting online components the Madden video game. Madden 2010 will feature online co-op play and an online franchise mode for the first-time ever.”

old-wizard presents Top 10 Worst Fanboys posted at old-wizard.com.

Eric Gargiulo presents Iron Maiden Track Pack Now on Rock Band posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “One of my favorite bands of all time is coming to Rock Band. Iron Maiden will have a track pack available beginning today for Rock Band. 12 tracks will be available as a single pack or individual song download beginning today for the Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3.”

Eric Gargiulo presents E3 2009 Coverage – Microsoft posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “There was a strong presence for the Xbox Live Arcade this year with lots of announcements of new games as well as new features for the Xbox Live Marketplace. The introduction of Live Broadcast TV, Live.FM (which is an online radio site with millions of members), SKY (Europe only, its a TV Streaming Service), Netflix 2.0 For Xbox 360, Zune Video Marketplace, and the announcement of FULL 1080p video coming to the marketplace.”

Eric Gargiulo presents More Eagles-Cowboys Madden 2010 Gameplay posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “More Madden 2010 videos are hitting the Internet courtesy of E3. Check out yet another Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys Madden 2010 clip. Watch it all and enjoy the Eagles scoring in the Wildcat formation on a stunned Dallas defense. I can only hope that this is a sign of things to come.”

Alvina Lopez presents 100 Awesome Anti-Aging Brain Games (Online and Off) posted at Masters of Healthcare.

Eric Gargiulo presents E3 2009 Coverage – Sony posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The newly designed PSP which drops the UMD slot, picks up a 16GB Flash Based Hard Drive, Sliding Screen, New Memory Stick Support, and repositioned buttons. The screen did lose a half to a full inch in size but it picks up tremendous picture quality in the process.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Video Gameplay – Titans vs. Ravens AFC Wildcard Game posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The Madden 2010 game play videos continue to hit the Internet. Check out this HD video which features an AFC Wild Card game pitting the Baltimore Ravens against the Tennessee Titans. A lead Madden designer controls the Titans against the CPU controlled Ravens.”

Nancy Miller presents Top 50 Best Game Design Blogs posted at Becoming a Computer Technician.

backdoorangel presents The “Golden Age” of PC Gaming? O RLY? posted at The Tartar Sauce, saying, “A rant/article debunking the alleged “golden age” of PC gaming. Forgive me If I’m doing this wrong (this is my first time submitting) and feel free to email me.”

Jennifer Mannion presents Zula World – Virtual World filled with Education and Fun for Kids posted at Kids Computer Games Recommendations.

Eric Gargiulo presents Guitar Hero: Smash Hits Cheat Codes posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Guitar Hero: Smash Hits officially hits the streets today. Once I have opened the game I am usually making a mad dash to the computer for the prized Guitar Hero: Smash Hits cheat codes. Let me save you the trouble.”

Thanks again to everyone who submitted, and please leave a comment or drop an email to the author of a post you enjoyed – it’s a great way to share ideas, improve traffic and expand your readership and hobby!

If you’re interested in hosting the Carnival and boosting your traffic in a pretty straightforward way, leave your name in a comment and I’ll get back to you. If nobody comes forward, you can submit your articles but I’ll post them in a future Carnival with no definite date yet.

Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of video game bloggers using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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May 17th, 2009
Blog Entry

Carnival of Video Game Bloggers, May 2009 edition

Welcome to the May 2009 edition of the Carnival of Video Game Bloggers! It’s a smaller, slimmer version of the Carnival this month, but there’s still some awesome articles.

If you’re featured in this month’s Blog Carnival, please put a link to this post on your website so your readers can come and share some of the other related posts here. The more links we share, the more traffic you get and spread around the community. Everybody wins!

Apocalypso presents The Wish Granter: A Medieval First Person Shooter…or is that Archer? posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.

Apocalypso presents Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade: Commander Shephard Dies in Mass Effect 2 posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.

Brent Fisher presents Snowball Fight! posted at Late Nights Coding, Manic Euphoria Setting In.

Jason Fieldhouse presents 4 Reasons Why I Will Never Forget Alex the Kid posted at frieeend!.

Maria presents Tips to Taking Care Your Xbox 360 posted at Xbox Information and Tips.

Matt Curt presents NCAA Football 10 News posted at NCAA Football 10 News.

Jenny presents …the Noble posted at the so called me.

presents Making Your First Game Level posted at HyperSushi on Unreal, saying, “Tutorials on using Unreal Editor3″

Chris presents Inside Deadliest Warrior’s Combat Simulator posted at Martial Development, saying, “Spike TV’s hit show “Deadliest Warrior” promises to identify the world’s toughtest fighters, using an advanced computer simulation. This investigation shows that they hacked a video game instead!”

Matt Curt presents Player Ratings for NCAA Football 10 (Predictions) posted at NCAA Football 10 News.

Angel presents Blog Carnival – Submit an Article to a Carnival posted at Blog Carnival listings.

Angel presents Fallen Sword Web Based RPG Guide posted at Burn a Brain.

Kevin Fleming presents World of Warcraft Credit Card Review posted at CreditShout.

old-wizard presents Top 10 Ways to Tell if a Game is ?Hardcore? posted at old-wizard.com.

Matt Curt presents Toughest Places To Play in NCAA 10 posted at NCAA Football 10 News.

washedupgamer presents Wild West MMO… Oregon Trail on roids? posted at washedupgamer.com, saying, “Comments on what I’d like to see in the next generation of MMOs.”

Timothy Yordy presents Bargain Bin Video Game Fun posted at Timothy Yordy, saying, “This article takes a look at 15 of the best Xbox games that can be purchased for a combined total of less than $50.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of video game bloggers using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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April 21st, 2009
Blog Entry

Carnival of Video Game Bloggers, April 2009

UPDATE! This month’s main carnival is now available over at Crescive Gamer, hosted by my comrade in intelligent gaming, Kai Skye. Whilst he decided to pick out his favourite articles, I thought I’d post up all the submissions we received, none of which stuck to our theme of “Skills Only Gamers Possess”. Never mind – there’s still some quality articles here, with a particular shout of thanks going to Renato for his continued commitment to the Carnival. Thanks to everyone who submitted, and don’t forget to keep submitting those posts!

Don Salva presents Fallout 3 goes into the Pit – ‘The Pitt’ HD game play clips! posted at Don Salva’s Blog.

Don Salva presents Tom Clancy?s H.A.W.X. HD game play clips! posted at Don Salva’s Blog.

old-wizard presents Top 10 Worst Movies Based on Video Games posted at old-wizard.com.

Denise Nimbley presents Really Cool Halo 3 Cheats posted at VideoGame Blog.

mmorpgtips presents The Fun Of Online Games | MMORPGTips.com posted at MMORPGTips, saying, “World of Warcraft was one of the favorites for millions of players, but it quickly got frustrating, when they saw they can’t advance anymore in the game. That was because they lacked resources to instruct more soldiers, so their army was rather poor and finally got killed. Only few skilled gamers managed to build powerful characters.”

Gofree presents Ragnarok Battle Offline (full posted at TTC – Download PC Games Free, saying, “Download Full Games Free”

Marco DSouza presents Playing classic DOS games using Microsoft Virtual PC posted at Technology at work and play, saying, “Ever pine for those classic DOS games of the 80s? Here’s how you can relive the glory days of Wolfenstein 3D, Prince of Persia, and Zaxxon!”

Daniel Wynters presents Rock Band 2 Drum Pedal Problems? posted at Wynters Wonderland.

mmorpgtips presents Play MMORPGs For Free Part 1 posted at MMORPGTips, saying, “An MMORPG play free game doesn’t necessarily have to be a letdown to users of pay for play games, though most certainly do contain at least one or two factors that aren’t as good as the pay games. The word free, after all, is the single most effective word in advertising (the word sex follows closely behind, of course) and it has been known to sell inferior product. So what do you stand to gain and what do you stand to lose by going the free route?”

mmorpgtips presents Black Tabby Cat ?farming? posted at MMORPGTips, saying, “To listen to the podcast and learn more about Black Tabby farming, and cross-faction trading go to Secret Warcraft Podcast Episode 4. For more tips, tricks, and video guides visit Massive Gold Blueprint”

Kristian Bland presents Coquetting Tarradiddles: I’m A Mighty Fiancé! posted at Coquetting Tarradiddles, saying, “A brief, humorous marriage proposal involving romance and firelight, along with the pirates of Monkey Island and a Nintendo DS.”

David Michael presents Videogames as art posted at Perplexicon, saying, “A short article on why I the debate between those who think videogames should and those who think videogames should not be considered art.”

SethBurch presents Top Ten Video Games of All Time posted at Seth’s Blog On Nothing.

Chris_SS presents How I (Gradually) Became Less Obsessive About Playing Video Games posted at How to have more social success.

One Family presents Kids Video Game Software and Consoles – An Introduction for Frugal Families posted at One Family’s Blog, saying, “A comparative review of frugal alternatives to popular but expensive hand-held video game console offerings from Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft.”

Drachir Eogi presents Making Gold on WoW posted at World of Warcraft Gold Blogs, saying, “One of the biggest questions new players have is how to make WoW Gold. Should you go to Vendors or the AH? Well this is where most of the gold you will make comes from. Here is a guide on how to decide which to pick”

Nerdfeast presents Fallout 3 posted at Nerd Feast, saying, “Fall out 3 review and analysis.”

Nerdfeast presents Diablo posted at Nerd Feast, saying, “WHERE THE HELL DID MY DIABLO DISKS GO?!”

Nerdfeast presents Left 4 Dead posted at Nerd Feast, saying, “L4D review and commentary”

Nerdfeast presents Dawn of War II posted at Nerd Feast, saying, “Dawn of War II…how I dislike thee.”

Nerdfeast presents Bioshock 2 posted at Nerd Feast, saying, “Release of the Bioshock 2 viral website combine with analysis”

Nerdfeast presents The Creative Shepard. posted at Nerd Feast, saying, “Tim Schafer and why he is important to the future of the gaming industry.”

Nerdfeast presents Metal Slug 7 posted at Nerd Feast, saying, “Review of the new Metal Slug game for the DS.”

Nerdfeast presents Bioshock 2 confirmed information. posted at Nerd Feast, saying, “Confirmed details of Bioshock 2″

GrrlScientist presents Foldit: This Computer Game is a Citizen Science Project posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “Would you like to play a new computer game and help scientists analyze protein chemistry — at the same time? Here is a fun and interesting computer puzzle game that is designed to fold proteins — the objective is to correctly fold a protein into the smallest possible space. This game, Foldit, which University of Washington biochemist David Baker helped create, is being played by thousands of people around the world. Baker is using Foldit to help him analyze the structure of proteins, because kids and adults are a lot smarter at this than supercomputers.”

Renato presents Citizens of Azeroth beware, GamersChamber is here to overrun your lair! – GamersChamber.com posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft race – a representation of your face? posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents WoW players near 12 million figure and what it means to every user posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard rolls out WoW PTR build 9464, Hunters heave huge sigh of relief posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents The promise of World of Warcraft’s Patch 3.0.8 posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Extended World of Warcraft maintenance to cover Patch 3.0.8 implementation? posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Of bugs, rolling restarts, and the chaos that is Patch 3.0.8 posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard shuts down World of Warcraft Arenas posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents On Arena bug details and how Blizzard is handling the fiasco posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft Patch 3.0.8 silver linings – Netherwing nerfs, critter achievements posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft Tuesday Maintenance to flush out patch 3.0.8 bugs posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents New World of Warcraft Arena matching and ranking system details unveiled – GamersChamber.com posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard: Hunter class nerfs have gone overboard posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft Glider on the verge of being shut down? posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard unveils first batch of WoW patch 3.1 class changes – GamersChamber.com posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard releases statement on Glider court ruling controversy – GamersChamber.com posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard gears up fix for World of Warcraft Tabards storage problem posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Eight-hour long WoW maintenance to blaze trail for patch 3.0.9 implementation posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft Arena Tournament details unveiled posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft: The curious case of The Ice Stone Had Melted bug posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Jeff Kaplan waves goodbye to WoW, says hello to new Blizzard MMO posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft a model for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution? posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft’s Blizzcon 2009 details unveiled – GamersChamber.com posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard opens gates to WoW Arena Tournament registration posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft’s Ghostcrawler explains patch 3.1 mana regen changes posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Is World of Warcraft Gold faring better than Human Dollars? posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft patch 3.1 PTR still on stand-by status posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard opens World of Warcraft patch 3.1 Public Test Realms posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents World of Warcraft patch 3.1 PTR quick impressions; undocumented patch notes released posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard rolls out new WoW patch 3.1 build; updates official patch notes posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents GhostCrawler encourages players to go out of WoW, try other MMOs posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard dev team caving to players? demands too much? Zarhym says in your dreams posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Has World of Warcaft become too easy or has its players just gotten better? posted at GamersChamber.com.

Renato presents Blizzard to give Horde new World of Warcraft mounts posted at GamersChamber.com.

riaan de villiers presents Review: Star Wars the Force Unleashed posted at Digital Liquor.

Steve McCutchen presents Punch-Out: The Rise and Fall of the World Video Boxing Association posted at Steve McCutchen’s Cavalcade of Awesomeness.

mmorpgtips presents Making gold through Black Tabby farming posted at MMORPGTips, saying, “Are you a big fan of pets in World of Warcraft? Did you know that not only are these pets cute and fun to collect, but they are also a good source of gold in WoW? To listen to the podcast and learn more about Black Tabby farming, and cross-faction trading go to Secret Warcraft Podcast Episode 4. For more tips, tricks, and video guides visit Massive Gold Blueprint.”

Renato presents Blizzard puts clamps on pay-for-play WoW add-ons, developers respond posted at GamersChamber.com.


Karl Thompson has written an excellent article on Starcraft II’s development, and how Blizzard have changed since their merger with Activision, with his post Activision’s Influence on Blizzard and the Starcraft II Trilogy Release Date.

That’s your lot for this month, ladies and gentlemen. Next month’s Carnival will be on May 18th, so get those articles flooding in now using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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March 23rd, 2009
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Carnival of Video Game Bloggers, March 2009

With Spring now definitely in the air in the Northern Hemisphere, the Carnival has brought many beautiful flowers into bloom for you to sample, so pick an appealing petal and sniff in some scentsational writing! (Plenty more where that came from…)

Getting in nice and early is Tony Huynh from Limitless Units, with a beautiful array of What’s Bad About Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Mode? I have to say, I’ve never heard of it, but apparently it’s a popular bloom all year around. The card reads “Despite the fact that Call of Duty 4 has been out for well over a year and has a clear sequel in Call of Duty: World at War, over one hundred thousand players continue to log in every evening on Xbox Live. If you think Infinity Ward must be doing something right, you would be correct. However this article is not about what Call of Duty 4 has done right, it is about what Call of Duty 4 does wrong.”

I think these would look beautiful arranged in a bouquet with these other flowers, sent by a new admirer, Mr Halo 3. Hardy perennials Halo 3 Skulls and Halo 3 Weapons Cheat were both grown from the seeds of All About Halo 3. Having spent many hours tending to my Halo garden, these blooms should look great alongside my Ascetic helmet. Cheers!

Don Salva’s Blog had a bumper crop this year, with two particularly beautiful fruits having just matured. First up is his rare Status Quo!, which I hope is not named after the ageing British rockers. A second Fallout 3-related post, Must-Have High-Res Texture Packs for Fallout 3 does exactly what it says on the packet. It’s amazing to think what grows in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

The green-fingered Eclipse is next with two offerings: the first is This Game Doesn’t Have Enough Characters, a sentiment which, as a Sonic fan, I’ve never shared. However, Video Games vs. “Traditional Entertainment” is something I’ve tried to cultivate in my own patch with little success, so it’s great to see Eclipse growing such a strong plant at Gaming My Way.

Next we’ve got Shadowolf from Playstation ThEvolution with a strange hybrid he’s designed himself, called GEARS OF WAR 1 & 2 on Blu-ray? It’s great to see such imagination, though it remains to be seen whether such a flower will ever exist.

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Beast has just knocked on my door with a huge basket covered by a checked cloth. It looks rather lumpy, and there’s an odd smell. Pulling back the cloth he reveals WoW Head Enchantments, which he says “was submitted back in January of this year, but it wasn’t quite finished at that time. Now it’s done and has had a complete coding overhaul so subsequent enchants will be much easier to post in the future.” How he grew those I will never know.

But wait! There’s more. He’s also brought along Titan Quest Skins – The Musings, which has the rather long Latin name “relevant information for those people still playing this game.” Not only that, he’s got a NES Mega Man 2 Tool-Assisted Speedrun, all of which have come from his (presumably very odd-looking) garden over at themusings.net. Thanks, Beast!

Keeping with the old-school tone, The Reviewist has just brought me a very pixellated rose he calls Virt – Once Upon a Time in Transylvania, from The Reviewist. He’s gone for the slogan “Come hear perfect remakes of old 8-bit Nintendo music!” which is just the way I like my slogans – to the point.

Apocalypso has a very serious entry next, called Games and Violence from his patch at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade. It’s a theme we see time and again here on the Carnival as well as the press and other media, and Apocalypso has this to say: Another month, and another article on games and violence, this time inspired by the latest school shooting in Winnenden, Germany.

Next is Benjamin Manoochehri‘s never-before-seen exotic vine called Eating Your Own Butt Means A Brighter Future. Apparently it’s tastier than it sounds. He says “Hello, my name is Benjamin Manoochehri! I am just starting to blog about video games but my post on Noby Noby Boy seemed to fit with this shindig!” Thanks very much indeed Benjamin! There’s many more interestingly named posts over at Benjamin Entertainment System.

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Another bewildering species of flora is up next, this time the Autumnal OzSoapbox shrub Why owning a Wii in Australia is rubbish from Shard. The reason I say it’s bewildering is best summed up by the writer: “thought it might be an interesting read for overseas owners of the Wii given how popular the console is worldwide.”

Davott‘s up now with a plant that took a while to bloom but was worth it: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 » FPS News from the FPS News Garden Centre. With the original still a popular choice for many gardeners, I’m sure this news will be greeted with some excitement.

Now we have a plant with a name so long its seeds come in bin bags: The Final Verdict: Chrono Trigger vs. Final Fantasy III posted at Steve McCutchen’s Cavalcade of Awesomeness. There’s nothing else I can say.

Kendall Sports Productions has a very muscular kind of plant next: he calls it J.M. Marquez: Baddest Man on Earth, or “Why these fighters should be in Fight Night Round 4.” The stems on this plant are bigger than my arms. A new low.

Without Carnival stalwart Jigsaw HC here to tell us how to grow our own on game rental services, ishanbansal is filling in the gap with Free Trial of Video Game Rentals – Save Few Bucks. Why buy from the supermarket when you can take a cheap trial?

Tom Tessin next with a plant that needs very little soil: Best Flying Games for the PC posted at FAC Travel Blog, saying, “Looking for the best flying game for the PC? See what I think are the top 5 games.” Plants that grow at such high altitude are fascinating, and Tom Tessin really knows his onions.

Here’s a group who should know all about this month’s theme – ThumbGods brought me a Game Review: Funky Farm 2 posted at Thumb Gods. They taught me everything I know.

A rich and wonderful bounty, now – Nick Bounty, to be precise! Ho ho. This one comes from Meg over at Simpson’s Paradox. Cheers, Meg!

Why haven’t I submitted? I mainly write for Nintendo Life now – check out my reviews, news and podcasts there!

Josh Moles practises keeping his plants protected with the simulator Kill Monsters in the City by the Bay posted at InvertedStick, saying, “A game review about a web based indie game.” It’s a good job we’ve got people like Josh Moles around, even though his name would seem to imply he’s happier digging plants up than protecting them.

Sometimes as I potter from my garden into my kitchen I find myself thinking about which things I like best in the world. You see, I like games consoles, but I also like cooking appliances. But which is better? There’s only one way to find out – Kevin Fleming‘s Microwave vs PS3 posted at Satellite TV Guru. FIGHT!

Finally we have a great post from the host of next month’s Carnival, Kai Skye. Consciously Improve Your Gaming Skills gives you some great ideas for how to get to that next level of play, and the rest of the site offers tips on improving your aiming and overall ability.

The Carnival is taking a break from Prosody.co.uk for a few months, so Kai Skye is hosting the next Carnival and it’ll be the first issue to have a specific theme, which is….

Skills only gamers possess

Submit your article in exactly the same way as usual – that would be the Blog Carnival Submissions form! – and head over to Crescive Gamer on April 20th to check out what skills you and your fellow gamers have over so-called “normal” folk.

Thanks for coming and make sure to check out the posts and maybe even leave a friendly comment; making contacts through the Carnival is a great way to boost traffic and get ideas going!


February 22nd, 2009
Blog Entry

Carnival of Video Game Bloggers, February 2009

Apologies, but I’ve had a busy weekend so there’s no well-written Blog Carnival this month. To be honest though, there’s enough quality writing here to last you until the next Carnival, coming straight onto your PC screen in four weeks’ time. Enjoy!

Welcome to the February 23, 2009 edition of carnival of video game bloggers.

Neil Devlin presents Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) (Preview) posted at Free PS3 News @ FreePlaystationThree.Com, saying, “I have written a few previews of games that are soon to be released. I hope to be getting more reviews and previews soon as I have friends who work as game testers”

Shawn Bryan presents How High Can You Go? posted at The Shark Tank.

Zohair Zahid presents About Me posted at One Man’s Journey, saying, “It’s a fresh new blog about a street fighter average joe aiming to become the best or one of the best at Street Fighter IV, in the UK. Documents all my steps taken so when this is all over others will realise they can do the same. Provided all goes to plan.”

Scott Davis presents Onechanbara gives us Bakini?s and Zombies – Is there anything better? posted at ZombieChatter.com.

B.M. Garrett presents Killzone 2 vs God of War 3 vs Uncharted 2 posted at Gen Digi, saying, “Killzone 2 vs. God of War 3 vs. Uncharted 2 – Which will be the PS3 King this year?”

old-wizard presents Top 10 Reasons Old-Wizard Sucks posted at old-wizard.com.

old-wizard presents Top 10 Most Overrated Video Game Franchises posted at old-wizard.com.

old-wizard presents Top 10 Video Game Franchises posted at old-wizard.com.

old-wizard presents Top 100 Video Games posted at old-wizard.com.

Larry Ferlazzo presents The Best Online Games Students Can Play In Private Virtual “Rooms” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… posted at Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites Of The Day For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL.

Apocalypso presents What’s with all the School Shooting? posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade, saying, “This is my blog article on games and school shootings.”

Rich Bordner presents Sodom and Gomorrah on Steroids « The Pugnacious Irishman posted at The Pugnacious Irishman, saying, “In this post I comment on RapeLay, a game made in Japan that, until recently, was sold by Amazon.com. Be sure to check out the follow up post titled “Malarkey” (there’s a pingback link to it in the comments section).”

Pwn Greenland presents Nintendo Hell: Batman posted at Pwn Greenland.

Clare Swindlehurst presents Lego Indiana Jones – Put yourself in Indie’s shoes! posted at Cheap Video Games, saying, “What do Lego bricks and Indiana Jones have in common? They’re probably fondly remembered by most people as classics from their youth. I was definitely a big fan of both in my younger days. Well now they have been brought together in this fantastic video game which puts you in the shoes of Indiana Jones and his various side kicks as you battle your way through the memorable movie scenes.”

Scott Davis presents Street Fighter Movie with Kristin Kreuk – Seriously! posted at ZombieChatter.com.

morscata12 presents Video Games – Are They Really Art? « Morscata12 posted at Morscata12.

Tony Huynh presents Roger Ebert is Right: Games are Not High Art…Yet at LimitlessUnits.com posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “Some of you may have heard about Roger Ebert’s disparaging comments about video games. This may sound blasphemous, but in a way, I agree with Roger Ebert’s assessment of our industry. Video games are currently not high art and they are an inferior medium to film and literature. I am not saying that video games can never be “high art,” it is that games have not yet reached that point.”

Gilad Naor presents Active Learning posted at Gilad Naor’s Blog.

old-wizard presents Top 5 Video Game Swords posted at old-wizard.com.

Danny Internets presents Paint the Walls With Their Brains, But God Forbid You Swear posted at CounterfeitCulture.com, saying, “The absurdity of profanity filters in games rated MA containing graphic violence and why our society’s priorities are in dire need of recalibrating.”

Danny Internets presents Anime…MMO?! | CounterfeitCulture.com posted at CounterfeitCulture.com.

Danny Internets presents Blizzard Entertainment: Laziness of Legendary Proportions | CounterfeitCulture.com posted at CounterfeitCulture.com.

Tony Huynh presents Resident Evil 5 Demo Impressions posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “The Resident Evil 5 Demo got released for Gold members on Xbox Live Marketplace. I raced home from work and just finished it. I have written down some of my impressions for those of you interested.”

Margaret Garcia presents 50 Great Learning Tools & Video Games for Nurses & Health Professionals posted at Online Nursing Degree Guide.

Heather Johnson presents 70+ Open Courseware Links for Game Designers and Developers posted at Learn-gasm.

Gene Simms presents Flash Games & Money: The $100,000 experiment pt. 3 posted at Accumulate Profit Margin Invest Destroy, saying, “One mans journey to the sinister world of online casual games business continues in part three. This part covers outsourcing the dirty work to India and ingame advertising experiences.”

Alvaro Fernandez presents Nintendo Brain Age/ Training vs. Crossword Puzzles posted at SharpBrains, saying, “The assertion that something won’t “work” on adults because it won’t “work” on kids makes even less sense than having a “brain age”.”

Julie maloney presents How I lost 60 pounds | posted at The Cool Mom Guide.

Nikhil Mahajan presents Falling PC Game Demos posted at Free Full Version Download Games & Buy Games, saying, “There are less game demos releasing now than before. I have pointed out few reasons why deveoplers and publishers are not releasing game demos for the the PC version of the games. Just check out those resons.”

Tony Huynh presents 10 Greatest Video Game Designers Part 1 at LimitlessUnits.com posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “These are the ten heroes of game design. They have been responsible for games that have forever changed the medium and consequently the video game industry as a whole is indebted to them.”

Scott Davis presents Call of Duty: World at War ?Game Review? posted at ZombieChatter.com.

Tony Huynh presents Call of Duty: World at War Through the Eyes of a Game Designer at LimitlessUnits.com posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “I played through the single-player campaign of Treyarch’s Call of Duty: World at War over the long Thanksgiving weekend and again decided to compile my notes. As this is not a review of Call of Duty: World at War and more of a collection of my notes organized in a more readable format, it will contain some spoilers.”

Fiona King presents 50 Video Games Your Girlfriend Will Like posted at Nerds Do It Better.

Fiona King presents 50 Best Video Games for Senior Health posted at U.S. PharmD.

Gene Simmons presents $100,000 Flash Game Experiment – part 1 posted at Accumulate Profit Margin Invest Destroy.

Tony Huynh presents Pimps at Sea err I mean Age of Booty & Gen 13 Cosplay posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “This is a review of the Xbox Live Arcade and PSN downloadable game Age of Booty. Speaking of booty, there are also some really good pictures of Gen 13 cosplay.”

Tony Huynh presents My Student Films 2: EverQuest Documentary and Guilty Gear Isuka Trailer at LimitlessUnits.com posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “This EverQuest documentary was created about a friend of mine a number of years ago. This video was originally shot right after the release of the first expansion for EverQuest, Ruins of Kunark, which places it around September of 2000. He is a charismatic and very intelligent guy (these qualities come across on the screen), who dropped out of high school due to his addiction to the MMORPG Everquest. Please forgive the awful camera work. This was one of my first videos that I had ever shot. I learned a lot in its creation.”

Scott Davis presents Video Game Survey: I?m Not as Big A Geek as I Thought posted at ZombieChatter.com.

Tony Huynh presents Best Games of All Time by Genre Part 2 at LimitlessUnits.com posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “These are the video games that have defined their genre. They are the standard by which all other games in their category are judged. This is part 2 of this list.”

Alvaro Fernandez presents Games for Brain Health – Novelty, Variety and Challenge posted at SharpBrains, saying, “How gaming can be good for your brain.”

Glen Despaux presents Starting Up posted at GameQuery, saying, “This is my new blog dedicated to helping gamers. I am hoping to draw attention and have people submit queries to my blog.”

Michael Puskar presents Mongo Angry! Mongo Smash!: All Your Free Time Are Belong To Us posted at Mongo Angry! Mongo Smash!, saying, “The beginning of a Five Part Series dedicated to video games of different decades and systems.”

Tony Huynh presents Low Skill Cap and Luck (RNG) in World of Warcraft PVP posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “World of Warcraft is a game built for casual players with enough depth to draw in the hardcore players. When Blizzard designed the Player-Versus-Player (PVP) system for WoW, this design philosophy carried over and resulted in the inclusion of the global cooldown and luck or random number generator (rng) as WoW players call it.”

Glen Despaux presents GameQuery: Gears of War 2 Review posted at GameQuery, saying, “My first review. Relatively short compared to other reviews, but hey, it’s my first one. Let me know how it is.”

Eclipse presents Winning, Losing, and Fun Factor posted at Gaming My Way.

morscata12 presents Unconventional MMOs – Why Not? posted at Morscata12, saying, “Article discussing the prevalence of fantasy/scifi themes in all modern MMO games.”

Ben Roper presents Review: Gears of War 2 posted at The Only Review, saying, “Great game =)”

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