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Cblogs of 2/5/2018 + Lost Recap + New Job

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I actually had a recap subject ready and typed two days ago. However, I wrote it at my work PC and forgot to email it to myself prior to doing this. At least I have a recap ready for next week then.

Anyways, since I don't have anything really to talk about, I will just share small update about me.

First, note that the title of this recap is deceiving. I didn't actually start a new job. No, its the same company, but I am in a new assignment. While it is the sae company, and I am working literally in the same building, it ight as well be a different job. For all intents and purposes, its feels like the first week of school.

I don't know what the hell is epxected of me, and I need to build-up my reputation from scratch. Previously, I was valued as a dependable and capable Project Engineer. Now, I basically need to prove myself in a different job all over again.

A- Like myself, Goemar didn't actually play many games released in 2017, and here is his list of the best 11 (or is it more) games he played last year.

S- Here is another great Comments of the Week blog from the COTW team, truly a magnificent effort.

S- Continuing with his satirical Yellow Pages series, Riobux crafts one of his most believable stories yet. Featuring "news" that actually has a lot of nuance imbeded in it.

 

 

R- You may not remeber Nokia anymore, and if so you would probably not know something called the N-Gage ever existed. Anyways, Kerrik52 reviews Xanadu Next, a game that looks to be really good. Just do yourself a favor and play it on the PC.

 

 

Anyway, here are the games I am currently playing. Those in bold I am going to review when completed:
  • Little King's Story (Wii).
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS).
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Genesis).
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U).
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (PS4).
  • The Adventures of Pip (Wii U).
  • Culdcept: Revolt (3DS).

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Costume Party

When it comes to October, it's pretty easy to come up with an idea for Bloggers Wanted. Halloween presents a lot of options. People will start playing horror games and marathon scary movies, but then there's the ultimate question for the day itself:

"What am I going to wear?"

Costumes are, after all, at the very heart of Halloween's fun. Whether you're playing a game with a canon character like Lara Croft, Spider-Man or a customized character in Monster Hunter World or an MMO, you're still faced with the question of what are you going to look like. Sometimes you even have stat bonuses to further complicate things, while other games have made it so you can have all the lovely stat bonuses and still make something that looks nice to you. Some folks even take this all huge step further and will realize such costumes for real-life cosplay.

As someone that posts often about Final Fantasy XIV, I have spent countless hours obtaining all kinds of armor, weapons and accessories from various corners of the game and only for the reason of it looking cool. In fact, once I have a job at 50, I feel obligated to give each of my jobs a fanciful glowing weapon before I press forward.

And then I give each job their own little pet sidekick, because I have decided my character is a Disney princess. Then I write macros that give them a blend of super sentai/Sailor Moon transformations because henshin a-go-go, baby!

But, if I'm honest, my one true love in regards to outfits in the game is the Invalician Samurai set, which I got from the Rabanastre raid. The design is pulled right from the Final Fantasy Tactics' art concept of the female samurai and is wonderfully realized.

But sometimes looking good comes at a price, too. I remember my favorite look for my Corsair in Final Fantasy XI required me wearing pants that reduced my movement speed by twenty percent and some of the best stat-based builds in Monster Hunter can make you look silly.

So this month's topic for Bloggers Wanted is costumes. Whether the costume is realized in-game or in real-life, we'd like for you to to discuss your favorite creations or tributes to characters, whether it's a custom look, a canon character or even a character skin like you'd find in Overwatch or Fortnite. You can discuss cosplays you've done, or cosplayers you admire. You can even talk about the plights of stat-based function over fashion.

The sky is the limit on this one, so head on over to our community blogs and get to writing! Use the prompt "Costume party: [Your title here]" and be sure to place "Bloggers Wanted" in the tags!

Now if you'll excuse me, I have get Bayonetta dressed up. She's heard about everyone and everything becoming Princess Peach and she would like to remind the world she was ahead of the curve on that.



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