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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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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

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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