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CBlog Recaps of 02/20/2018 - Step Forward

Sorry, I had an -ism topic all prepped for this week, but then I reconsidered after ascertaining it to arrive too quickly for its intended discussion. This leaves me without a relatable (to me) subject to cover at length. Fortuitously...

 
 
 
 

Cblogs of 2/9/17&2/16/18+Warcrack

Warframe sure is good. I know I've already talked about this to some degree before but after playing even more of it I'm pretty hooked. I recently even tossed more money at it for some of the premium currency which brings the grand to...

 
 
 

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 ba...

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

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 anythin...

 
 
 
 
 

CBlog Recaps of 01/30/18 - First Storm

Why are things "all the rage" when we never utilize "rage" as "object of rabid enthusiasm" in any other context? Are we so handcuffed to English conventions that we cannot break free of our shackles, never to return again to those phr...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cblogs from Jan.18, 2017! Also hey guys!

Hey guys! It's your new Thursday Recapper, NeoTurbo! I've been on Destructoid a long time, but only really started getting into the community in the past year or so. So I guess I just write some personal life updates here or whatever?...

 
 
 

Cblogs of 1/17/18 + Nostalgia Gaming

As we've all seen in the past year or so, there is quite the market out there for nostalgia gaming.  The success and impossibility of finding the NES Classic and SNES Classic show just how much people want to relieve that old sch...

 
 
 

CBlog Recaps of 01/16/2018 - Ai Dee

 "haha old" - © GajKnight You never forget your first. I still remember my first gray hair. I still see it, daily, as it earnestly strives to regrow in the shorn, razed wasteland called my demolished beard. Since I shave cle...

 
 
 
 
 

Cblogs of 1/8/2018 + New Year Gaming Resolution

I already looked back at 2017's resolutions and how I exactly followed through with it (or didn't). Now, let's look ahead at the next year. Here are my 2018 new year gaming resolutions: I am already close to finishing my Sega Genesis...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CBlog Recaps of 12/26/2017 - Time Limit

Gamemaniac3434, I blame thee. I spent the first half of Christmas Eve working. I spent the latter half of Christmas Eve rapidly declining into terrible health from a vicious illness. I spent the entirety of the 25th and the 26th bedri...

 
 
 
 
 

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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

The heel-turn

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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