Bitmob’s Big 10: March 2012′s most-read community stories

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This is one of my favorite posts to compile, you guys. In order to find the Big 10, the most-read articles of the month, I get to see all the great work the community has produced over the last 31 days.

And so much of it is really stellar, beyond just the 10 listed here. I invite everyone reading this to wade through the Mobfeed frequently, because there's some awesome stuff in there that doesn't get as much notice.

For now, we'll focus on March's Big 10, which combines observant criticism, personal anecdotes, humor, and great writing into a single delicious word-cocktail. Congrats to all who made it!

Here are the most-read community stories for March 2012:

10. Mass Effect 3: A Shepard without a face by A.J. Minotti

9. 3 lessons RPGs can teach everyone about economics by Mike Barrett

8. Life's not a game and neither is Journey by David Banahan

7. Launch-day downloadable content is a bonus by Jordan Vincent

6. Rebuilding the old world, one Fragment at a time by Giancarlo Valdes

5. Dark Souls teaches players the value of money by Danny Concepcion

4. Demographics: Games for hipsters by Ryan Perez

3. Embarrassing and dishonest: TV's portrayal of gaming by Steven Sukkau

2. Giving up on professional games writing by Christian Higley

1. It's come to this: Why I'm suing Sony by Ed Grabowski

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. 

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