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Cblogs of 2/14/18 + Wishing for More Time


Hello all.  I'm back after my week hiatus.  Thanks to Larx for covering my rear last week as I've been dealing with flu/sinus infection/upper respiratory infection for myself and then my wife.  But things are getting back to normal and I'm back.

I figured I'd talk a bit about just not having time like I used to for video games.  That's become apparent with release of Monster Hunter: World.  It's my first time with a Monster Hunter title and let me just say I absolutely love it!  The fighting, the monsters, the loot, I love everything about it.  When I'm playing it, it's one of my favorite games in recent memory.  

I do have one problem with the game, although if I'm being honest, it's more a problem with me than the game itself.  That problem being, I feel for me to get maximum enjoyment from MH, I need a lot of time to play it.  I want to be able to explore every nook and cranny.  I want to be prepared and take my time when I'm fighting a difficult monster.  I want to be able to join people on their hunts, but I just don't have the time.  I've been gaming in 45 minute increments at most recently due to the busy day to day parts of life.  That just isn't enough time to thoroughly enjoy a game such as MH.

As things stand, I'm hopeful life slows down a bit here in the near future and I look forward to being able to dive into MH balls deep.  For the time being, I'm sticking with a return to the Bioshock series.  A lovely series that is perfect for my small gaming times and still holds up really well.  I still love the series and am enjoying myself immensely.  Still, I hope to see you all on the hunt some day!

* - Kyle Yadlosky goes into detail about how he became a man. I personally became a man while listening to NSync and Backstreet Boys playing hide the salami. Kyle on the other hand became a man because of fighting games. Now I'm not 100% sure what's going on here, but I know I love it and it makes me feel funny in my pants

* - We have some funny people here on Destructoid as shown on the Comments of the Week blogs. FakePlasticTree takes a look at last week and highlights the best and funniest moments from the front page and Qtoid. Puns galore!

S - Welcome to the blogging show Roxas1359! For his first blog here Roxas starts with his first in a series about video capture devices. This time through Roxas takes a look at the Dazzle DVC 100

P - Hey Gamemaniac3434 is back but this time with a podcast. GM and LimoMaker give us an introduction and take a look at Limbo, one of my favorite games of all time. On a side note, I'd totally watch these two in a sitcom or a romantic comedy

    Food porn!

N - Oculin loves looking at pieces of games that didn't necessarily make the cut. For this blog, Oculin takes a look at some parts of Final Fantasy XI that didn't make the cut

T - MountainBlade takes a look at the arguments for and against what Joel did during The Last of Us. While not my favorite game ever, I can appreciate the emotional story and the tough choices Joel made. MountainBlade highlights these here and would like to know your opinion

L - Dephoenix reminds us of the next book for the book of the month club here at Dtoid. If you're interested take a look. Looks like a good book as usual for this month

Love Bioshock 2 to this day

Just remember, he who stands on toilet, is high on pot--Dere


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Last week, in the quick posts of Destructoid's community, we saw the rise and fall of community manager Wesley J. Russow. He rose to prominence with his immutable power, only to see it come crashing down as the working class clambered beneath him and tore him down. Truly, the life and times of Westopher G. Raggamuffins was a lesson in live fast, burn hot, crash spectacularly.

Wes went from community darling to lovable despot over the course of a few days. It was a thing of beauty to behold. Truly, nothing is better to witness than a real-life heel turn. Wrestling is nothing without these terms after all. A "Face" is a good guy wrestler who fights the man, stands up for the little guy, and fights fairly while still winning. A "Heel", on the other hand, is a despicable, dastardly villain or even anti-hero. I loved Kurt Angle's antics as this gold medal Olympic winner turned wrestler who wasn't necessarily as likable as his gold medals imply. I loved hating that guy! A good heel is fun to hate, and there's nothing quite like the gasp of shock when watching the turn, when a face uses dirty tricks and turns into a heel.

Let me ask you this: is Kratos a hero? Before we see Kratos return in what I'd call Dad of War, let's not forget Kratos’ sordid past as a hero. In the first game, it was a revenge tale. It was a story of a mythical Spartan warrior who wanted revenge on the God of War who betrayed him. But as the series went on, it became a story about the lengths Kratos would go to justify his vendetta against people who wronged him. He would literally destroy the world just to destroy his enemies. Sure, we played as him, and we were taken on a ride, but would you really put your bet behind him and say, "Yeah, look at that hero!"

This month's Bloggers Wanted is about your favorite heel-turns or anti-heroes (in case a heel turn is too specific). Do you like it when Ryu turns into Evil Ryu? Or maybe you like Injustice, with its built in heel-turn Superman? I won't claim to understand the time line of Revolver Ocelot between Snake Eater and Guns of the Patriots, but I love that knucklehead.

To participate, just start a blog in our community section and title it "Heel-turn: [your blog title here]." Write to your heart's content, and if its up to snuff, you'll see your stuff published on the front page! Just remember, you're telling us about your favorite heel-turns and anti-heroes, not becoming one yourself, like Wes. Rest in spaghetti, never forghetti.

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