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C-Blogs of 9/2 to 9/8 + Mega Manisms

So how about that new Mega Man game? Everyone’s getting excited for it. There’s even a demo available. It’s great to see Capcom pulling their heads out of their asses with Mega Man and actually addressing their audie...

 
 
 

C-Blogs of 8/26 to 9/1 + Double duty-isms

    Hi, Salador here, two weeks in a row. And for this week's 'ism', I've been inspired by a metaphor in this week's blog from Dwavenhobble. In it, he compares gaming to 'a giant house with rooms for everyone to find so...

 
 
 

C-Blogs of 8/19 to 8/25 + Metroid-isms

Hi, Salador here, covering my first CBlog recap. And what a week. There were some really great reads. For this week's -ism, I've been inspired by Limomaker's blog to think about things I don't get. And one thing I've never gotten is me...

 
 
 

C-Blogs of 8/12 to 8/18 + Switchisms

Expecting Lord Spencer or Salador this week?TOO BAD! ZALNO TIME! I have a hard rule for third party content on any console these days; wait until there’s a PC version without Denuvo. With backwards compatibility on consoles bein...

 
 
 

C-Blogs of 8/5 to 8/11 + Smashisms

ZALNOISMS So how about them Smash Bros, eh? We got a Smash Bros direct last week. Super Smash Con was last weekend. The new Smash Bros is coming out in December. Yeah, I’d say it’s a pretty good time to be a fan of the Sup...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cblogs of 7/9 & 7/16/2018 + Join the Recap Team

Here is another call for your prospective recappers. If you are intrestedin salving hours away with no real pay or compensation, you are just the person for the job. If you are intrested in rambling a bit about border-line videogame r...

 
 
 
 
 

Cblog recaps 6/22/18, 6/29/18, 7/6/18+Catch up

So yeah. That Mario Tennis thing that came out a bit ago is pretty good. Generally one finds that Nintendos games are enjoyable, and for some reason tennis is one of the few sports games that I enjoy playing so it was really only a ma...

 
 
 
 
 

Cblogs of 7/2/2018 + Get Gud-isms

Normally, in every Dark Souls game, I start with a deprived character. I like starting with a near naked unfortunate soul. Building up my arsenal of weapons as I progress and building up my identity with each fight. Normally, I start ...

 
 
 

Cblogs of 5/21 & 6/25/2018 + Advance Wars

Just recently, I finished another entry in my “Where the Hell is…?” blog series, which is a blogging series exploring dead gaming franchises. My last blog was about Nintendo’s and Intelligent Systems Advance W...

 
 
 

Cblogs of 6/13 & 6/20/2018

Greenhornet214 is in the house, stepping in for our beloved Dere. I'll be recapping blogs from the past 2 Wednesdays. I can't stop playing Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition on Switch. It's addictive. The gameplay is simple and straigh...

 
 
 

Cblogs of 5/14 & 6/18/2018 + Arkham Bore

I am very near finishing Batman: Arkham Knight when I came into the not-so-sudden realization that I wasn’t much enjoying my time with it. It didn’t take long for that thought to register, because it was burrowing in the b...

 
 
 
 

Cblog Recaps of 06/08/18, 06/15/18+Settling in

Its been a week indeed it has. Last week I was super busy moving, going all the way from Iowa and coming back to Wisconsin though a a bit away from where I used to live. It was nervewracking but so far the jobs been going rather well ...

 
 
 
 

Cblogs of 5/7 & 6/11/2018 + Full E3 Impressions

This year, I am lucky (or unlucky) to have my Recap date right at the end of th3 e3 press conferences and streams. This is also the only year since forever where I actually watched most of them. So, here is what I thought of them, whi...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cblogs of 5/28/18 + Back From the U.S. of A

My vacation ended and now I am back home from the U.S. of A. It started as expected, with a long border interrogation process that caused my father and I to miss a connecting transfer and ended with a confused Saudi customs agent deba...

 
 

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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

Just for Kicks

There are so many aspects of a story that tend to get overlooked, but one of the hugest is the trusty sidekick. These characters are mostly subjected to simply being the butt of a joke or only exist to service the narrative, but they help immerse players in the world, and they’re too often forgotten in favor of the star of the show.

For instance, look at Clank from the Ratchet & Clank series. This adorable robot spends the majority of the game strapped to Ratchet’s back and mainly works to further gameplay, but the experience would not be the same without him. Even if it’s only for a brief moment, he even gets his own playable segments in the newest reboot of the franchise. This little guy means a lot to me, and it’s tough not to love him.

Then, of course, there are annoying fucks like Navi in Ocarina of Time. How many times can you scream, “Hey, listen!” before I start daydreaming about strangling you until you’re but a distant memory? In Navi’s case, I’m going to throw out an arbitrary number and say twenty-three. I get why Navi exists, to help lead players in the right direction and offer vague tips, but holy fuck do I wish someone had the common sense to delete that bastard fairy from existence.

For this month’s Bloggers Wanted, I want to hear about your most memorable sidekicks and companions. It doesn’t matter why you remember them, whether love or hate, but I know there are plenty out there that folks are passionate about. Hell, you could even talk about the cute, furry little creatures that all of the best developers put in their creations, like the floating death machines in Castle Crashers. I don’t care if their story is written into the script or it’s part of your own headcanon that only exists inside your sick, twisted, totally fucked up brain. Lay it on me, y'all.

To participate, head over to the community blogs and format your title as “Just For Kicks: [insert title here].” If it’s good enough, there’s a chance that you might even see your words grace the Front Page of Destructoid!



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