There's not much gaming stuff to talk about. The only real gaming I've done are the two games most of you guys don't care about: [i]League of Legends[/i] and [i]Destiny[/i]. For the former, I bought (using in-game money, thank gosh) [url=http://www.destructoid.com/tahm-kench-looks-like-a-beast-in-league-of-legends-295667.phtml]the new champion Tahm Kench[/url], but since everyone is trying him out, I haven't gotten to use him yet. I like really unique champions, and his "Southern gentleman chef" personality is really likable, so I've been eager to play him. However, in [i]League of Legends[/i], only one player on each team (or one player at all, depending on which game mode you're playing) can use a champion, and since everyone wants to use him, they call dibs too fast. The disappointing thing is, buying a champion for the first week is 7500 points, but then they drop to 6300 for months. I'm thinking, since I haven't even gotten a chance to play him yet, I should've waited. :/
As for [i]Destiny[/i], I'm still trying to get No Land Beyond, reportedly the worst gun in the game. I just want it for the novelty of being a bolt-action rifle user in a futuristic video game, but it's almost entirely luck-based whether I can acquire it or not. Without buying the DLC, I can't do the missions where it even has a chance of dropping at all, and doing PVP matches only offers less than 2% chance of getting ANY Exotic, much less the one you actually want. I was sad that someone else in my match actually got it, so while it's good to know that it IS possible to get it through PVP (which I was worried it wouldn't be), I still don't have it for myself. If this game actually allowed players to trade with each other, I'd give up so much just for the joke. Then again, the only gun I have that's worth a damn is Truth, which is my favorite Rocket Launch. To put it in perspective, it's a Rocket Launcher whose warheads explodes as soon as it gets close to an enemy, so you don't have to aim for the ground and hope you get them with the splash damage. You can see why I'd be sad to part with it, but I might be willing if [i]Destiny[/i] lets me. After all, No Land Beyond IS considered pretty darn awful, and I just love bolt-action rifles.
So, a handful of new episodes of [i]The Amazing World of Gumball[/i] came out last week, and they were pretty decent. I liked the idea of "The Downer" and "The Return" in the sense that they're different from the typical episodes. Usually, most episodes either mainly involve both Gumball and Darwin, or almost completely neglects them in favor of revolving around a collection of side characters like with "The World" and "The Butterfly."
However, for these two episodes, "The Downer" pretty much stars Gumball on his own solo adventures, whereas "The Return" revolves mainly around Richard. It was interesting to see a change in formula, even if the episodes still hit all the same notes, but it's neat that they still have a few original ideas up their sleeves. Unfortunately, the big letdown was the Rob plot point for "The Nemesis." A while back, I mentioned that I was hoping there'll be a "serious" storyline centered around a character named Rob, who has been abandoned by the creators early in the series. The last time we saw him, he became horribly disfigured due to Gumball and Darwin, and thus swears vengeance on them both. However, it ends up being downplayed because Rob is a sucky villain, and thus actually had to rely on Gumball and Darwin to help him become evil. I don't mind that it's a comedy storyline, it's just that I was hoping they'd break away from their usual antics to do something a little less humorous, which they've done before with "The Hero" and "The Oracle". But it was still a decent watch.
The best of the bunch was obviously "The Money" though. Finding out that the family is out of money, they don't know how they're going to get by. They did get offered a gig to do a commercial, but Gumball doesn't want the family to become sellouts. However, with the budget being so bad that even the animation had to take a hit, you get a wacky episode where it mostly aired with all of the pre-production stuff. It was actually a nifty idea that was really executed well, and is pretty well fitting for a season finale. Here's hoping Season 4 starts out strong!
You know when you hear about something that you didn't know you wanted until you find out they exist? That's how I feel about those Cap'n Crunch Delights added to Taco Bell's breakfast menu. Now, I'm not that big of a Taco Bell person (I'll usually get a couple of bean burritos, which is more than enough to fill me up honestly), but the idea of having donut balls topped with crushed Cap'n Crunch cereal is already nifty enough as it is... but to include a creamy center just makes my mouth water. I mean, even if it's just a novelty, I gotta get some of these to sink my teeth into! I'm hoping they'll be soft and fluffy because that's the way they look in commercials, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a bag of greasy rocks in reality. Eh, I'm good with either or, to be honest. I've eaten some disappointing stuff before, and at least I got to say I tried them.
I plan to pop them in the refridgerator to cool them down because I like my sweets cold, so maybe that'll make them taste better? Some things are interesting to eat cold, like leftover pizza, so perhaps this will make them more much appealing. Ah, I can't wait to try them for myself, if only I can force myself up in the morning.
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/SeymourDuncan17/seymour-039-s-cosplay-bucket-list-295812.phtml][b]* -[/b] In what I hope becomes a new trend, SeymourDuncan17 likes to dip his feet with some cosplay, and decides to whip up a list of what characters he would eventually like to cosplay as.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Sylveria+Shini/burch-s-teenage-sexism-survey-was-done-on-social-media-by-friends-not-students--295816.phtml][b]A -[/b] Sylveria Shini disagrees with the recent article about Burch's "teenage sexism survey" because it might not have been unbiasedly conducted as a survey should be. I think. I didn't read it.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/James+Internet+Ego/a-small-polite-vent-on-journalistic-research-295829.phtml][b]A -[/b] James Internet Ego wants to stress how important it is for people to research their material before they write an article about it by relating the situation to the one BBC presented "alternative medicine" as viable medical procedures.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Jinx+01/jinx-s-big-dumb-screenshot-blog-part-3-295815.phtml][b]S -[/b] Jinx01 continues his series of Big Dumb Screenshots (his words, not mine!) by showcasing several screens of popular video games, as well as offering a short blurb about each one like how he feels about them.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/KiiWy/better-with-age-my-cats-295818.phtml][b]B -[/b] Answering the "Better with Age" prompt, KiiWy tells us why she loves her cats with a story that would totally warm your heart if it was replaced with dogs instead.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Rudorlf/better-with-age-have-faith-in-your-running-skills-295828.phtml][b]B -[/b] Rudorlf also answers the "Bloggers Wanted" call by talking about [i]Mirror's Edge[/i] and how awesome it is to sprint through beautifully designed levels... so long as you're ignoring the combat and such.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/TheAngriestCarp/carp-s-top-5-announced-overwatch-heroes--295820.phtml][b]T -[/b] TheAngriestCarp isn't angry about these [i]Overwatch[/i] characters! See which ones are his top 5 right here, and read a short explanation why. He has Tracer on the list, which I had to look up Rule 34 on. Wasn't disappointed.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Lea/the-truth-about-cloud-strife-295825.phtml][b]T -[/b] With the impending remake of [i]Final Fantasy VII[/i] eventually coming one day, Lea wonders if a certain major moment will be changed in order to fulfill fans' desire to save a beloved character.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Lord+Spencer/wii-reviews-ivy-the-kiwi--295837.phtml][b]R -[/b] Lord Spencer is continuing his series of Wii reviews by tackling [i]Ivy the Kiwi?[/i] (one of the few games with a question mark in the titile) developed one of [i]Sonic's[/i] designer, Yuji Naka. Does the flightless bird still soar, or stays grounded?[/url]