Somehow, Monday came again. I shouldn't be surprised at this point, but, well, I am. That last week was way too short. In gaming news, there were some ripoffs, a new Assassin's Creed,
another Wii U port not happening, some more Aliens: CM
bullshit, yada, yada. Same old, same old. Except for the good stuff. Remember? If not, then you're being too negative. Motherfucker.
In no-one-cares news, I finally got a new 360! I've wanted one for awhile now, as it stopped reading discs a ways back. Bye, bye, 20GB model! Let me tell ya: being able to download all
of the games I own and have them in the same space at once is MAGIC. A miracle, really. I mean, if you think about it, it's actually pretty amazing. Go ahead; think about it.
This grand acquisition means that not only can I finish some titles I haven't had a chance to finish, but I finally busted my copy of Dark Souls
out of the plastic. I've been waiting a couple months for that. After the initial anger of seeing that the top of the case was broken somehow, I put it in and prepared for the punishment. It didn't disappoint. I died. (shock!) After only a couple hours, though, I already love it. It's brutal and smart and beautiful and omg I can't wait to delve into it further. I finished off day one by kicking the Taurus Demon off a bridge. Felt good, yo.
See you soon, knutaf.
Make your Tuesday positive, and make the most of your leftovers.
Read these CAPS or get some SLAPS.
* - Azudarko is going to be making a series of blogs about a tough subject to properly approach: gay portrayals in gaming. He/she has outlined their goal, and shared some introductory thoughts on the subject. It's very well-written, with a definite feeling of honesty & passion. Having read this first one, I sense this series will be something to keep your eyes on.
* - For our new Blogger's Wanted topic, GlowBear tells us how Dtoid helped her come out of her bear-shell a little more. Not...like...a real shell. A metaphorical one. Stupid.
A - Grimstar loves the fact that games, and other forms of art, can elicit such a range of emotion from people. Read about a couple that had him blowing his nose until it was raw.
A - TheKodu thinks devs/publishers are actually hurting themselves with this pre-order business. He says the Day One purchasers that don't pre-order are sort of punished in this scenario. Do you agree?
T - DePeir is not really feeling where the console market is headed, and has decided to build a PC. (smart guy!) See what he's putting together, and throw your two cents in there.
V - SeymourDuncan17 put together a nice little piece about Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army, with a video of his handiwork. There's some nice shooting, and some totally amazing music. Check it out.
D - Welcome Twisted Jenius to Destructoid! He and his partner made a game called Twisty's Asylum Escapades, and intends to share a dev blog after the fact. It should make for an interesting read.
D - Hey, Twisted Jenius is back already! He shares a little bit about himself, and his motivations for making a game. Probably not what you usually hear.
Wario here done by @GrumpyTurtle
F - E-sports are a kind of cool thing. This blog, however, is not.
Because my gifs are fighting me today