Summer is waning, and we're headed into the busiest season of the year for video games. Luckily, our talented Bitmob community has been honing its keen writing edge, as this month's Big 10 proves. I especially enjoyed the humor in these submissions — y'all are a funny bunch. And it always warms my heart when a Bitmobber makes the Big 10 with his very first article, as Isaac Federspiel did this month. Congrats to everyone!
Here are the most-read community stories from August 2011:
10. Beating the backlog game by Sean Bassinger
9. Gaming as an adult is tough by Louis Garcia
8. Let me survive: Will anyone make a real zombie game? by Jonas Jurgens
7. Four Mario Kart 7 power-ups that should be in the game (and one that shouldn't) by Chase Koeneke
6. Mortal Kombat DLC breakdown: Freddy Krueger by Michael Rousseau
5. How the Wii U could recapture hardcore audiences by Isaac Federspiel
4. 5 silly applications of the Wii U controller by Chris Rogel
3. I'm not renewing PlayStation Plus by Tristan Damen
2. Deus Ex-gate: GameStop will never see my money again by Josh Derocher
1. Five things that Kinect can't do (that Project Natal said it could) by Andre Bardin
Do you want to be on next month's list? Here are some tips:
Catchy headlines: A great one goes a long way — you'd be amazed at how much this matters. If it doesn't draw people's attention, it doesn't matter how good your article is. You can easily double or triple your hits with a catchy and interesting headline.
Format your articles: Short, concise paragraphs and pictures go a long way. Check out our writing tips column, too.
Encourage comments: Ask your readers to share their opinions.
Promote your work: Share your links via Twitter, Facebook, message boards, N4G, Reddit, Raptr, and StumbleUpon.