A look back at our favorite things our readers blogged
[The hard-working gents on your Cblog Recaps team put together this fantastic list of their personal favorite blogs of the year. Special thanks to ChillyBilly for the header! Want to see YOUR blog get mentioned on the front page in 2013? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon]
There are plenty of videogame blogs here in the blogocube. Part of what makes Destructoid a unique slice of Internet pie is its wonderful community. The community seems to attract a wide range of interesting and talented people. The community blogs (or Cblogs) are a place where this is demonstrated on a daily basis. There are amazing writers, artists, musicians, you name it, that write blogs there. Some of the better ones even end up on the front page!
So, please join us in our pretentious choosing of the best of the community blogs in 2012!
It's been a weird year for me, but one of the things I really enjoyed about it was Destructoid, and specifically being on the Recaps team. It was my first full year, and it was lovely. There's a bit of work involved, but I love reading all the blogs and I think it's gotten me to interact with more people. I'm constantly blown away by the things I see in the community. The sheer amount of talent, creativity, and general awesomeness is astounding.
Gunpei Yokoi remembered. A well-written, well-researched tribute to one of the most important people to ever be involved with videogames. locketheleisz's wonderful tribute to Gunpei Yokoi. If you don't know who that is, then I suggest you read this blog ASAP. This might be my personal pick for Blog of the Year.
Dark Souls enthusiast, virtual train rider, and PAX HostMaster General, knutaf is the dude with the sandwiches. And blogs. He once stole a pallet of decoder rings; he is Asura's wrath; he is my unknowing soul-sista, he is Occams Electric Toothbrush. A man of discerning tastes; a lover of crying babies; and a most competitive introvert; his name is Corduroy Turtle. If these 3 fine young gentlemen put their minds together, they could do great things, I think. Or at least talk about doing great things for our entertainment.
Dedication is something I see all over the Cblogs. We have many people dedicated in one way or another. The fine folks who do FNF as well as specialized things like TF2sdays, co-run by our beloved mann in hats, Swishiee. When dedication crosses a line, you people like Chris Carter, a.k.a. Magnalon, whose Quests make me wonder how he can still have time to be a regular contributor. In a similar feat, lostleader stuck with his new year's resolution, and finished 60 games in 2012!
Another great example of dedication is Altum Videtur, who was doing an impressive job keeping track of the Cblog stats, and blogging about them. Sir Tobii is all over the place, doing thangs, but many of us know him for his amazing Podtoid posters, which are hilarious. I mean, seriously. Go look at them.
Whether writing about writing, late night thoughts, Mass Effect 3, or just plain-old Recappin', StriderHoang is a ninja with words. Well... that might be a crappy analogy. But ya know ninja... Strider... whatever. Read him. Likewise, Wrenchfarm is always on point. His writing is consistently of high quality. I don't know how else to put it, the guy is damn good.
Destructoid is about videogames, sure, but the people are the important part. The fact that we can be people to each other and not just shitty Internet jerks is special. These folks were brave enough to open up, and the community responded in kind. <3
How my face must have looked. A certain spam post, no? No. Thank you for making me laugh, Dao2-SKP. Ouch; I hurt my tongue trying to pronounce that. A sequel to the most popular choose-your-own-adventure game based on E3, by the comment watcher himself, Sean Daisy. UsurpMyProse had some humorous blogs, too, and more importantly, blogs with dads in them. Handy isn't just a funnyman, he's also a good writer. But he is one funny man. His blogs will have you rolfing and his Fanart Flops will leave you reeling. I'm still not sure exactly what happened here, but I'm glad to have been lured in by the most Orwellian writer of all time.
A few more bloggers for whom I couldn't think of a "category", but still want to highlight:
-crackedbat. His ode to the DS is sad and well-written, and his tale of what happens to promoted bloggers will have you laughing, as well as second-guessing.
It was a great year for the community, and I thank you all for making my time here enjoyable. I can't wait to read all the things you write in 2013! Cheers!
Happy Holidays everyone! It has been a pleasure to spend another year in your fine collective company. Dtoid is my home on the Internet, and I consider you all my (very strange) family.
This marks my first full year as a recapper and I can't tell you how proud I am to be on the team. I love drinking your brain juice and breathing in the fumes of your creativity. Week after week, I continue to be amazed at the sheer dedication, imagination, and camaraderie that defines our community.
So here we are. I’ve barely been a recapper for a week, and yet here I am writing an end-of-year
Cblog Recap for all the wonderful people of Dtoid. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it is truly
Warning, the following is going to be sappy as fuck. Shut up, it’s my first time so I’m allowed dammit!
Oh man. 2012 was a wonderful year for me. I feel like I've grown much closer to the Destructoid
community this year, for a number of reasons. For starters, I got to know so many things about many of you in all of your 10 Things blogs; thank you to everyone who contributed something! Then I was on my very first podcast! Shout-outs to the Secret Moon Base gang for having me on their show twice, it was a lot of fun! Finally, I went to my very first gaming convention at PAX Prime, and that was definitely the most fun I've had in a very long time! Shout-outs to everyone I met at PAX, and especially to knutaf for being an awesome dude and letting me stay at his place! It was a wonderful year to be a Dtoider, and I hope next year is just as great.
Holy crap, what a year. What an amazing year. Being the new guy on the block was pretty scary for me. Silver Dragon was (and still is) a total boss of recapping and those are huge shoes to fill. As promised I did the worst possible job I could of it too. This year was really.... well shitty for me. Some of the hardest most painful things happened to me, but you all were here for me and lifted me back up (whether you realized it or not), with tons of support and a flood of awesome blogs.
Our Recaps go up everyday, with Topsauces and all. It's a good way to see what happened if you don't feel like going through the entire roll yourself. We work hard to give everyone a look, but the more the merrier. So comment and fap all you can. Even one comment can help encourage someone to write more. Thanks for a great 2012. and here's to an even better 2013!
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