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About Cblog Recaps

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Cblog Recaps is a community oriented service meant to help bloggers and readers sort through... Cblogs. Maybe you were away from Destructoid and just want to catch up, or you just wanted to see if you miss something, or you just wanted to read some random commentary.

The recaps are done daily (Or at least they're supposed to be). Recaps will usually go up 1-2 days after the day it covers and include everything after the last recap.

Additionally, sometimes there is random commentary about random crap. On these days, you will see a + [name]isms to the blog title.

Cblog Recaps has been continually evolving since its inception. It was first done by Cowzilla3, taken over by Coonskin05, revamped and taken over by ceark, and then passed along to a group of community volunteers.

This page is meant to serve as a guide on how to read the recaps.


Recap Guide

These are the recapper's personal picks of the day. This doesn't mean they're the best posts. In fact, some of them might be pretty bad posts. These are simply the posts that the recapper enjoyed the most this particular day, and their choice is merely personal opinion.

This the category for the writer-esque type posts.

A - Articles
These are the community articles of the day. Community articles are blog posts that reach a sizable length, and are written to a certain standard of organized thought and quality.

S - Series
These are serialized blog posts done by community members.

B - Bloggers Wanted
These are writings that fall under the Bloggers Wanted topics.

P - Podcasts
These are Podcasts done by the community.

This category obviously pertains to contests. This should be relatively self explantory. Community Contest rules will be linked on the Side Bar and remain there for the duration of the contest. If we're missing your contest, please let us know.

C - Community Contests
A new contest set up by a member of the community.

W - Winners/Updates
A winrar is you.

E - Entries
Self Explanatory.

Sometimes Dtoid does an official contest that floods the cblogs. In such cases, we'll come up with a tag for that contest's entries.

This section relates to things that are more community oriented.

E - Events
NARPS, Conventions, Whatnot.

F - Fight Nights
Organized Game Nights.

D - Destructoid in the Wild
Robot Sightings.

S - Stories
Stories from the Community.

C - Contemplations
Thoughts, Questions, Calls for Help and so on.

I - Introductions
New people.

B - Birthdays
People Getting Older.

R - RIP
Dead consoles. Sometimes people.

H - Houses, cribs, setups
Destructoid Members sharing their setups.

This is for everything VGR that doesn't go into the above categories.

N - News
News. Usually Copypasta.

V - Videos
Self Explanatory.

R - Reviews
Self Explanatory.

P- Previews
Self Explanatory.

T - Thoughts
Thoughts on a game or gaming subject, not really reviews.

D - Development
Some indie developers like to post info on their games here at Destructoid. Their posts will go here. Also news dealing with new development tech and whatnot.

$ - Deals
Bargains found by community members.

Arts, Music, Etc.

A - Art
Comics, Fanart, Random Art, Cosplay, Etc.

M - Music
Self Explanatory.

F - Film/TV
Anything Film/TV related.

L - Literature.
Books and stuff.

S - Swag
Merch, Gear, Toys, Custom Stuff, etc.

Everything NVGR that doesn't fit into the above categories goes here.

L - LOLs
Makes you laugh. Maybe.

R - Random
Assorted topics about anything really.

V - Videos
Self Explanatory.

C - Could Be Better
These posts don't fail. But they could use more effort.

? - Defies Description
I essentially don't have the slightest clue what any of these posts are about.

This is sorta the junk of the day. I'd like to note that this isn't an awful category to be in every once in awhile, so don't feel bad if you get Failed or Slowed. It's just a kind note of sorts. In an effort to remain mostly objective, I won't discriminate on who falls into here. If it's slow or it fails, that's that.

S - You Are Slow
Some one beat you to the punch, or old news/content that's not worth rehashing.

F - Maybe Fail?
Probably Fails. It's ok though, everyone fails at some point. Just try not to do it too often.

From time to time a wave of internet enthusiasm will wash over the site and many people will start making blogs centered around a particular theme. This doesn't happen very often, but when it does we'll collect them under the MemeToid banner.


There will be an additional link at the bottom labeled FPoTD. Feel free to ignore it, this stands for Final Post of the Day and is just there to tell the next recapper where to start.

We aren't perfect, and this process is not automated by any means. Occasionally we will miss a blog, or even an entire day if no one can cover for a regular. Please keep in mind this is a service provided for the community by a group of volunteers. If you'd like to know more about helping with CblogRecaps, please direct your questions to StriderHoang.


Current Recappers:

Mondays - Luna Sy

Tuesdays - Script

Wednesdays - StriderHoang

Thursdays - ShadeOfLight

Fridays - Nanashi

Saturday - Dreamweaver

Sunday - Riobux

Current Reserve:

Hyper Lemon Buster Cannon

Lord Spencer

Pixie The Fairy

Mike Martin

Past Recappers:
Anonymouse, bbain, Beyamor, Cadtalfryn, casualweaponry, ceark, Conrad Zimmerman, Coonskin05, Cowzilla3, Crackity Jones, TheDustinThomas, Electro Lemon, Funktastic, GamesAreArt, garison, GlowBear, ImpossiblePlant, Macmanus, Magnalon, MechaMonkey, megaStryke, MkShiranui, Mr Andy Dixon, Nihil, nintendoll, njsykora, Qalamari, randombullseye, pendelton21, Reaprar, RonBurgandy2010, Sadie G, Sean Daisy, Scary Womanizing Pig Mask, Scissors, ScottyG, Sentry, shipero, SilverDragon1979, Smurfee McGee, TheManchild, Wrenchfarm, Y0j1mb0

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About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

About Cblog Recaps

Schedule:
Mondays - Lord Spencer
Tuesdays - James Internet Ego
Wednesdays - TheBlondeBass
Thursdays -OrochiLeona
Fridays - Gamemaniac3434
Saturdays - AmnaUmen
Sundays - Riobux

Reserve Recappers:
Gajknight
LinkSlayer64
ShadeOfLight
Torchman
Hypno Coffin

Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
First Kiss

No matter what the experience was or which game or genre left that strong first impression, such experiences have the potential to open our eyes to the rich history of a series or genre. With any luck, we might find even more to love or something better. A great first experience with RPGs could lead to an undying love affair.

Sometimes a first kiss can be so impactful that the game gets placed on a pedestal and enshrined as a gold standard, which has its own pros and cons. I mean, it is nice to have a basis for comparison, but some folks take it too far. There are people who loved Half-Life, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, or Final Fantasy VII so much that nothing after them really got a fair shake.

So first impressions matter -- they can shape and inform our gaming habits. I grew up on arcades, Nintendo, handhelds, and eventually into RPGs, so much of what I play will be influenced by how I acquired my tastes. I probably like Overwatch a ton because it has a passion for RPG roles, but contextualizes them closer to older shooters focused on objectives more than gear builds and grinding out perks for better killstreaks.

So for this month's Bloggers Wanted, we'd like you head over to the community blogs write about your first kiss, the games that positively influenced you or maybe biased you a little too much for a time. What turned you on to a series or genre? Was it love at first sight? Did it set any expectations in stone or possibly lead you to something better?

Whatever the case might be, remember to use the title "First kiss" and place "Bloggers Wanted" in the tags!

Current Community Contests
Hypno Coffin has a contest on tap for all sorts of games to insert into various orifices.

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Help us spread the word out on these recaps and in turn, everyone's blogs too! (These tweets appear on Dtoid's official accounts as well)
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S- Series
B- Bloggers Wanted
P- Podcasts

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C- Community Contests
W- Winners/Updates
E- Entries

COMMUNItoid

E- Events
F- Fight Nights
D- Destructoid in the Wild
S- Stories
C- Contemplations
I- Introductions
B- Birthdays
R- RIP
H- Houses, cribs, setups

GAMEtoid

N- News
V- Videos
R- Reviews
P- Previews
T- Thoughts
D- Development
$- Deals

CULTUroid

A- Art
M- Music
F- Film/TV
L- Literature
S- Swag

OTHEroid

L- LOLs
R- Random
V- Videos
C- Could Be Better
?- Defies Description

FAILtoid

S- You Are Slow
F- Maybe Fail?
 



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