In The Spotlight – 1UP’s The Grind [Blog]

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I’d like to introduce in this section a site that I recently discovered and now love. It’s actually been up and running for a while now but I only managed to stumble upon it recently through a friend’s recommendation. The blog I’m referring to is 1UP’s very own RPG blog, The Grind.

After finding the blog, I’ve been constantly referring to it back and forth lately, since it is updated pretty often, with many great entries that has very interesting content. The range between the type of RPGs being discussed is also sure to help readers be more informed on genres they aren’t familiar with. This has certainly been the case for me, since after reading a couple of their entries, I’ve been really tempted to have a go at strategy RPG games, possibly making a start on Valkyria Chronicles, since it seems to be a very innovative title that breaks the usual conventions of the genre. It also helped that the game received glowing reviews from damn near every gaming publication and site out there, so the critical acclaim is already present. Not to mention the beautiful cell-shaded graphics……

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Anyways, with many of 1UP’s excellent editors and reviewers (at least the ones remaining after Ziff’s unfortunately layoffs earlier this year) on hand to update the site, you can be sure to expect many great analytical and deep columns on everything in the RPG world. Editors such as Jeremy Parish and John Ricciardi, whom you may have heard of if you followed the now defunct Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine, are just two of the big name editors that many will be familiar with. There are also many newer and lesser known editors, but I can assure you that their content is just as brilliant a read as any.

With the blog updated pretty much daily, many different categories of entries are available concerning each type of RPG that you prefer. Whether you like Japanese RPGS, tabletop games, US RPGS, strategies and tactical RPGS etc., there is definitely something here to cater to everyone’s taste. With weekly columns such as Table Talk (concerning tabletop RPGS like D&D),  The Coming RPG Storm (new up-and-coming games), Strategery (tactical and strategy), there is so much content for you to sift through that, like me, you will likely visit the site on a daily basis just to read new stuff. Of course, those are just three of the many different column categories, I’m just too lazy to list them all 😛

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So yea, that concludes my very first recommendation section, In The Spotlight. This is a blog that I highly recommend, and you can click on the entry banner at the start of the post to check it out. Whether you like the Mass Effects and the Fallouts, or the Pokemons and the Final Fantasys, as an RPG fan, you can’t ask for more from a blog.

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3 Responses to “In The Spotlight – 1UP’s The Grind [Blog]”


  1. 1 Prince Leon February 27, 2009 at 4:31 AM

    I was surprised when the blog first hit. It’s a great read and source of information for RPG fans. 😛

  2. 2 Bass February 27, 2009 at 4:36 AM

    And the fact that it is updated so often is great too. I always have the page on a tab lol cos there is always something to read 🙂

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