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Can I gush about Paper Trail for a second?



No, not that one. Though it was the last good album from T.I..... Anyways, I'm sure most of you who have played Infamous: Second Son have encountered the side mission that takes you from your PS4 to your computer to your PS4 to your computer to your PS4 to your computer to your PS4 to your computer to your I think you get it. At first I thought that it was a stupid thing that I wouldn't want to do. then I got bored enough during class and signed up. Boy am I glad I did. 



The amount of work that went into is pretty impressive. You've got a mystery that isn't the easiest to solve online. It requires careful study of evidence and gathering various codes for devices that unlock the next in game session. Call it a small thing, but it syncs up so well between the PS4 and your online account, that its just a small thing that makes you feel like the next generation has arrived.



I'm hooked. Even the part where you unlock the drone by guessing the code had me with pen and paper trying everything. Really hope when it is all over you get the paper ability, it fascinates me. 

Now let's recap this smorgasbord of blogs.


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R - “Noyd is a game for those who find Dark Souls 2 a yawn and I want to be the Guy Gaiden to be just a little too easy.” Nuff said.
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Hello everyone! I've still been playing Dark Souls II. I've moved onto New Game+, and I really like what they're doing with New Games this time around. I'm having trouble with bosses that were a breeze the first time through the game, which I didn't really expect.

I started doing some co-op, now that I've beaten the game solo. Summoning is definitely a lot more reliable now, which is a huge relief! Even at a high soul level of 160, I'm still finding plenty of summon signs near bosses, and the connections almost always work out. I also haven't had too much trouble being summoned myself, although there are certain bosses where you'll have to stand around awhile before you find someone who needs your help. 



I've only tried PvP a handful of time, and they always seem to be super quick duels, not lasting more than 10 seconds unless both players are being too careful. There's still some weird lag when it comes to attacks connecting though; I thought I was totally out of the way of other players' attacks sometimes, and yet they still managed to hit me. 

In terms of multiplayer, I vastly prefer co-op, so I'll probably be doing that more than PvP anyway. Co-op play has worked seamlessly for me so far, so that makes me happy! I love being able to help out players who are having trouble with a boss that had previously given me a lot of frustration. It's a wonderful feeling!

In other news, Kill la Kill aired its final episode this week. It was an extremely satisfying anime, definitely one of my favorites! So many memorable characters, awesome music, ridiculously over-the-top action sequences... what a great show. I can't wait for an English translation, so I can spend more time looking at the animation and less time reading subtitles. Also, I hope Mako can get her own spin-off show someday; her and her family were so entertaining! 



No topsauce today :(



A - FoxEngine predicts several game delays for 2014.







F - Friday Night Fights on Playstation + Welcome your new FNF hostess, KymikoLoco!

S - nanashi plans to blog more often, and would like suggestions for a possible cblog series!



$ - March 28th UK releases and bargains!



F - realkman went to see the Need for Speed movie, but found the Coffee Crisp bar he was eating to be far more satisfying!







F - Want some Dead Rising CHEATS? Cheats cheats cheats!

F - How about some Watch Dogs CHEATS? It seems Grungey and Danny are in cahoots.



- bbain

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I was hoping to be able to talk about Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright today, as today marked the long awaited European release date of this game that can't possibly be anything other than pure brilliance. As luck would have it though, my preorder didn't actually arrive today and is now scheduled for tomorrow at the latest. And since I'm not going to be home tomorrow, in all likelihood I won't get to solve puzzles, present evidence and point fingers until Sunday night or even Monday.

That makes me a sad Phoenix.


(by the way, you wouldn't believe how many pics Google has of sad Ace Attorney characters)

Still, once I do get it I plan to tell you guys all about it, and I'm even thinking of writing a review in the Cblogs. I know reviews aren't usually the most popular of posts, but this one seems fair game to me. At the very least expect some impressions and silliness from me somewhere down the line.

In the mean time I, shall we say, "acquired" a fan translation of Ace Attorney Investigations 2, but I haven't had much time to play it yet. So honestly that's pretty much a dead end for now as well.

What to talk about, then? Actually, I'm going to keep it short today. I'm supposed to be studying for an oral exam on information and IT law (which involves mostly freedom of speech vs. privacy) and I've been procrastinating for far too long already. So even though I could talk about how I've been watching a frankly insane amount of Doctor Who, finally beat the Elite Four of Pokémon X, getting near the end of Kingdoms of Amalur, "acquired" The Hobbit 2, and I'm starting to think about which games to ask my parents for my birthday in two weeks, instead I'll just do what I usually do when I got nuthin'.

Post video game music, of course!



* - SongSeven explores the meta-narrative of the Dark Souls series. A fascinating look at the similarities between the Dark Souls player and the Chosen Undead him- or herself. The blog is also much less pretentious than I'm making it sound.

* - A new video game OST case study, this time with Rayman Origins. Weird but fun.

A - FoolproofAdam takes a look at how we value our games and how sales affect the industry.

P - Apparently some insane genius of a man saw the new 3D-printers and thought to himself "You know what, I could make Barbie battle armor out of this!"





F - Xbox FNF and the new banner in which I'm sniping all y'all to death.









C - Uhm...structure, please?

F - I wish this wasn't spam because I appreciate the sentiment.





- ShadeOfLight
May you always find water and shade

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Hello, Destructoid community bloggers. It's been a while yet.

Some of you may know me. Some of you may not. I am Nihil, a murder police in The Basement. I used to be a frequent blogger myself, on these here pages. There's a few excuses as to why I don't blog as much anymore. Foremost is because video games are horrible and should be banned and you all should be ashamed of yourselves. Secondly, it's none of your business. And last, your Mother.

BUT! I still care about reading your musings, so much so that I made a thread dedicated to showing Those Who Dwell Below what they're missing up here. A sorta cool-blogs-I-read-lately deal - not unlike these here recaps. And I have concluded, with my natural detective skills, that this made me a shoe-in as a reservist for the cblogs.

If you told me months and years and days ago that I would be a reserve recapper in 2014, I would've told you to shut up and go kill yourself. But now, in these dire times, it seems my services to the cblog community are required yet again.




* - Third Round of your MSpaints is go. You will literally get a cookie for each one you guess right.

* - Arsenic13 thinks about the children and the future of their online gaming environments.

* - Everyday Legend is a big fan of irony and corrupt politicians getting fucked in the ass. It just so happens I am as well.









I - HLBC is back, and explains why he hasn't made a blog in a while. His reasons are better than mine.


N - ktfX gives us the low-down on why Facebook buying out Oculus is pissing people off.

R - Old McDonald had a farm. And on that farm, he reviewed Silent Hill Shattered Memories, The Stanley Parable, and SteamWorld Dig. They're pretty okay.

R - Star Ocean is underrated, ROM'd, and reviewed. It's not piracy if they don't make 'em like they used to...

T - PopetheRev likes the Sonic and Outrun series, because they make him feel funny "down there".



A - A comic book review and recommendations by the elusive Hammershark.







Thus concludes our broadcast Recaps. Hope you enjoyed 'em. Thanks to Strider and Smurfee for the opportunity, and I'll see y'all 'round the bend!


--Nihil

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I played a little bit of Luftrausers this weekend, and boy howdy that's a swell game. I love the combination of retro graphics and vintage design sensibilities. Every menu screen, effect, and cinematic it has to offer sings to my soul. On top of looking pretty, Luftrausers is one of those games that just feels good to play. The sensation of momentum as you hurl your Rauser through the air is perfect. The balance between shooting to wipe out enemies and keep the score multiplier going versus backing off and healing up damage is easy to understand, but thrilling to put into practice. The tricky split second maneuverings when your trying to negotiate a decent shot on a submarine without eating a stream of bullets is the stuff dreams/nightmares are made of. It's soul food for gamers.

I just wish I wasn't so god-awfully terrible at it.

But c'est la vie. Not all of us were destined to be ace fighter pilots of the 2D skies I guess. I'll have to content myself with my ability to rock a Titan. I might not be a Titanfall wunderkind either, but at least I can usually get by without embarrassing myself and splashing into the ocean seconds after launch. Plus, no evil German scientist laughs at me when I auto-eject in a nuclear haze.

It might just be that I'm playing them both at the same time, but I can't help but wish Titanfall could borrow a few tricks from Luftrausers. How cool would it be if Titans were assembled out of a collection of unlockable parts that gave them slightly different visual profiles and dynamic names like the Rausers? I would love to see a bit more customization in that department. Titanfall's tepid campaign storyline could have sprinkled in some much needed spice if they tossed in the occasional enemy ace or serious NPC threat, just like the aces and blimps of Luftrausers. I understand that a game like Titanfall needs to keep the focus on the player, but c'mon, that campaign is seriously flat.
 
While you occasionally see a computer controlled Titan milling about at the start of a campaign mission, its generally walking free points. Despite being the NPC avatar of some serious badass in the Titanfall world, those computer Titans have zero impact or gravitas. I think it would be much cooler if some missions were punctuated by the arrival of a serious ace Titan, a badass with an extra thick slab of armour that takes the attention of multiple teammates to keep from running amuck. Or if you could unleash a wave of disposable Grunts depending on who was winning or holding objectives. A group of Spectre robots possessed by the malicious Spyglass A.I that were much tougher and deadly than your run of the mill killbots would be interesting to see. Just something to throw in a curve ball.

Ah well, it's all just cloud talk. I'll just quietly hold out hopes for a horde mode in the DLC or sequel.

* - Hey now! This is how you do a YouTube blog! Instead of just dropping off a video and scurrying away, Lachhh has done the work and included a blog with the salient points of the video included. The blog has some good points about F2P games and the video is well produced to boot. Good stuff!

A - Aaron Anglin has been having trouble securing press passes for conventions. I would have to wager that major conventions see enough media presence that they simply don't feel the need to hand out passes to individual bloggers.

N - PSA: The latest Vita update might brick your expensive memory card. Ouch.

R - A review for Space Invaders? Okay.




-Wrenchfarm

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I'm actually playing something that isn't NBA2K14! Yes after however many months since the PS4 came out, I've finally purchased an additional game for it. And I was starting to feel this day would never come... seriously.



Really loving the new Infamous game. Yes, the whole choice system is a bit silly but it creates some differences in gameplay and story that I really enjoy. There's some aesthetic things like the colour of the neon and smoke n all that but the biggest difference I enjoyed was that if you choose the evil path, you get laid in the most juvenile way possible. Just watch my roommate play it on the good path and neon girl didn't jump his bones. Made for a great laugh.



Plus the game is just so Goddamn pretty. Which is why I'm going to the void with pretty pictures of Infamous.



* - purrrrrrdy















R - A Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom review. Really wish I would have checked this game out. Looks like a charmer.

N - Stevey likes the new Yoshi.







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Ain't nobody had time for blogs.



~MacManus

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