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A Brave New Year: Resolutions for 2010


Hello, Destructoid. It's been a good while since my last Cblog update and even longer since I've been really active in the community. Well, to be honest, I've never been making awesome arts and crafts or melting faces with the power of music, but I still made this place my virtual home a little over three years ago. In that time, I wrote a Monthly Musing that found its way to the front page, made a fail-worthy appearance on Failcast, and had an opportunity to talk games with some of Destructoid's coolest cats. My notable moments are few and far between, but I'm damn proud of the ones I have. I can't even begin to count how many hours I've spent checking the Dtoid front page for delicious new journalism, listening to the sexy voices on RetroforceGO, or just idling in the IRC. This site has been nothing but awesome since I first found it in June of 2006.

As I mentioned before, my level of Dtoid activity has been low in the past year. I've been through a lot in this time, such as a move to a new city for college, a tough break-up, and a reconnection with old friends, so my mind has been everywhere but on one of my favorite hobbies. As much as I love writing Cblogs or simply commenting on a fellow Dtoider's work, I haven't been able to find the time to do either of those things. Sure, I still check the site each day, but I think it's time to return to my favorite community in more ways than just that.

I have a number of resolutions for this new year and perhaps this decade, so what better way to jump back into the Cbloging biz than to share a few of them with my favorite Robot Army? And while Dale North has beaten me to the punch on this one, I'd still love to hear what resolutions you have in the comments. Maybe if we share our goals, we can pressure each other into actually accomplishing them.

My Resolutions for 2010:

I'm going to play more and write more.
Video games have been taking the backseat for a while since I started playing a certain addicting card game. While I still enjoy a good game of Magic, there's nothing I can grasp better than the video games that I've been playing since I was a child, which makes them one of my favorite things to write about. And because I really enjoy writing, there's no reason I shouldn't play a lot of games and share my thoughts and feelings with the community.

I'm going to complete at least twice as many games as I did last year.
If you check out Destructoid's 2009 Completed Games List, you'll notice that I only managed to finish seven titles in an entire year. And that three of them could be considered casual endeavors. I did an awful job of sticking with very many games long enough to watch the credits roll and I'm not thrilled about that. I can't even begin to think of all the games that I missed out on and I'm definitely going to try harder to finish some games this time around so I have something of value to add to the discussion when I hit the IRC or come across a related Cblog.

I'm going to write a Monthly Musing for each topic this year.
I've always loved the idea of Monthly Musings, but I've never made much of an effort to participate in them. As far as I can remember, I only managed to write on one of them so far and that one was promoted, which is something that would be really cool to work towards again. There's a fantastic feeling that comes with scrolling down the front page and seeing your work mixed in with the work of your favorite editors and I'd love to capture that feeling once more.

So there you have a short list of things I'd like to work towards this year and hopefully continue in years to come. Being a member of the Destructoid Community has been a blast and I hope to become much more active in 2010.

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About donkeyspacemanone of us since 10:49 PM on 12.05.2006

Gaming Info:
Gamertag: kaizokukitsune
SteamID: donkeyspaceman
Kongregate: tsunamikitsune
Raptr: noisetank
3DS Friend Code: 4811-6947-1994

Notable Moments on Destructoid:
-I was a guest on everyone's favorite
unofficial community podcast, Failcast!
-One of my blogs hit the top 10
because Audiosurf is really fun to play while high!
-One of my blogs made it to the front page
because bear and bird are good at building!
-As of December 6, 2014, I've been a member of the best gaming community ever for eight years!
-I discussed review scores and why they suck with some of Destructoid's greatest!

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP)
Kirby Super Star Ultra (DS)
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (360)
Child of Eden (360)
Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure (3DS)

XBLA Games That Deserve Some Lovin':
Volume 1: The first of many
Volume 2: I'm a sucker for a sale
Volume 3: Free is such a bittersweet word
Volume 4: No skimming zone
Volume 5: Shooter heaven
Volume 6: More fun than a barrel of unfun games
Volume 7: Now you're thinking with grappling arms
Volume 8: Super Hyper Ultra HD Remix Deluxe
Volume 9: I swear I will write more if someone shows interest

Currently Playing (until the end of time):
-Spelunky HD (PC)

Favorite Games of All Time:
-Animal Crossing (GCN)
-Banjo-Kazooie (N64)
-Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (X360)
-Bubble Bobble (NES)
-Burnout Paradise (360)
-Burnout Revenge (360)
-Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1)
-Cave Story (PC)
-Chocobo's Dungeon 2 (PS1)
-Dead Rising (360)
-Diddy Kong Racing (N64)
-Doom RPG (Cell)
-Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime (DS)
-Earthbound (SNES)
-Elite Beat Agents (DS)
-Excite Truck (Wii)
-Fantasy Zone (TG-16)
-Gex 2: Enter the Gecko (PS1)
-Gitaroo Man (PS2)
-God Hand (PS2)
-Grim Fandango (PC)
-Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (PS1)
-Ikaruga (DC/XBLA)
-Infiniminer (PC)
-Jet Grind Radio (DC)
-Jet Set Radio Future (Xbox)
-Jump Ultimate Stars (DS)
-Katamari Damacy (PS2)
-Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
-Kirby's Adventure (NES)
-Kirby Air Ride (GCN)
-Kirby Canvas Curse (DS)
-Kirby Super Star (SNES)
-The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
-Luigi's Mansion (GCN)
-Mario Kart DS (DS)
-Mega Man Battle Network 3 (GBA)
-Mega Man Legends (PS1)
-Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (PS2)
-Meteos (DS)
-Minecraft (PC)
-Mother 3 (GBA)
-N+ (XBLA)
-The Neverhood (PC)
-No One Can Stop Mr. Domino (PS1)
-Paper Mario (N64)
-PaRappa the Rapper (PS1)
-Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS)
-Pokemon Puzzle Challenge (GBC)
-Pokemon Snap (N64)
-Portal 1/2 (PC)
-Psychonauts (Xbox)
-Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon (3DO)
-Resident Evil 4 (GCN)
-Rez (DC)
-Rock Band 1/2/3 (360)
-Sam & Max Hit The Road (PC)
-The Simpsons Game (360)
-Snatcher (Sega CD)
-Sonic Generations (360)
-Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis)
-Spelunky HD (XBLA/PC)
-Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
-Super Metroid (SNES)
-ToeJam & Earl (Genesis)
-Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (PS1)
-WarioWare: Touched! (DS)
-WarioWare: Twisted! (GBA)
-WarioWare Inc.: Mega Party Game$ (GCN)
-The World Ends With You (DS)

My Rock Band 2 Info (thanks, Cutie Honey!):

My childhood hero, unleashed:

My childhood hero, riding a donkey (thanks, GAMEGOBLIN!):
Xbox LIVE:kaizokukitsune
Steam ID:tsunamikitsune
Mii code:7349-7505-8502-0053
3DS Code:4811-6947-1994


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