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C-Blogs of 10/21 to 10/27 + Goodbye-isms

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Does anyone else ever get a little sad saying goodbye to games they love?

The big November push is almost upon us, and the year's big releases have begun to trickle out.

It's just a reality that many games today are so damn long. That means that to make room for the new, we have to say goodbye to the old. And somewhere along the line, games I've been playing for a few hours a week became small comforts that played a surprisingly important part in my routine, especially as games are my go-to for whenever I feel stressed. Whether it's the FM save I've invested hundreds of hours to, or Gwent straight up changing into a completely different game, or finally squeezing every drop of content out of Blood and Wine, having to say goodbye to games always feels slightly sad. Like something that was a part of my life has come to an end, especially with all the community interaction around many of these games' fandoms.

Well, at least there's a bright side to this: this year looks like it might be the best in gaming since 2015.

As always, we could do with more recappers. We've lost a few in past months and are looking for anyone interested to step up. On a personal level I really enjoy seeing what the community has to offer and feeling valued in turn. Leave a comment below or message us if it sounds like something you'd enjoy doing.

*- FakePlasticTree gets into what makes Mass Effect's Sovereign such a compelling villain.

*- Retrofraction defends Gamestop. Sure, Gamestop deserves some of the criticism it gets but brick and mortar stores are hugely important to gaming and we'd be worse off without them. It's easy to forget how well Gamestop works given the low margins on new games and breadth of coverage, and they deserve a little love now and again.

*- Sharukurusu introduces himself to the community. If you're a lurker, or are looking for a place to hang, come join us and say hi!

A- Day 27 of Agent9's 31 days features FF14's "All Saint's Wake", but also focuses on cosmetics. Far from just playing dress-up, FF14's options allow for players to really express themselves.

P- Gallerytoid talks Hotline Miami.

P- The guys at PStoid talk upcoming releases, Bowsette in SC6, Spiderman's New Game+ and VA choices for the Catherine remaster.

S- Marcel Hoang's D&D campaign sounds pretty fun. Great characters and storylines - it's good to see him moving on with his life in a positive direction.

R- Blanchimont reviews Warriors Orochi 4.

R- Kerrik52's Traveller in Playtime takes on Shadows of the Damned.

T- Whatsacow has a spicy take on the 4 Worst Video Games of All Time.

T- Adzuken literally holds the entire Virtual Boy library in one hand. Her advice? Don't get one. I know, shocking.

M- Agent9's 31 Days rolls on to Day 22, highlighting spooky video game music with with FNAF's theme.

M- Day 23 is The Last of Us' "The Quarantine Zone".

M- Day 24 is "Mergo's Wet Nurse" from Bloodborne.

M- Day 25 is "Abandoned Pit" from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

M- Day 26 is "Strains of Insanity" from Chrono Trigger.

F- Andolini reviews Daredevil Season 3. It's a shame Netflix has been cancelling its Marvel shows as I really loved this season and think the other shows have improved a lot too.

F- Boxoftreatsman214's Doctor Who Spoiler Space is back, covering this week's episode "Rosa". Come check his series out if you're a fan and want to discuss the episode.

F- Boxoftreatsman214 also lists his top 10 funniest movies.

R- Don't go trick-or-treating at The Actual Charlton Heston's house. Seriously. Don't.

F- I don't wanna fail this, and maybe I shouldn't. But a repost of a week old blog is a yellow-card offense in my book, asking for commissions through Steam gift cards feels sketchy, and the whole thing reads like spam even though it isn't. DiVISIVE Shinobi has made valuable contributions to the community before, so I hope to see better from him in the future.

 

Next week will cover 10/28 to 11/3.

Keep writing, recording, and sharing. From me, Salador, goodbye. Til next time...

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Recappers Schedule:


10/28 to 11/03 - NeoTurbo
11/04 to 11/10 - Lord Spencer
11/11 to 11/17 - Zalno
11/18 to 11/24 - Lord Spencer
11/25 to 12/01 - Salador
12/02 to 12/08 - NeoTurbo


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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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