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C-Blog Recaps for 5/24/13 + 5/25/13 + Philgasms

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That damn slacker Bbain saddled me with his caps too. GOD what a jerk. I'd never do that to anyone. AT ALL. Moving on from bold faced lies, How are y'all doing? Everyone seems pretty stoked for the Xbone. Good stuff there. While I have a lot of problems with what we've heard, I'm keeping most of them under wraps until we know more and I haul out the I told you so's.

Moving on from that bullshit, I've been playing Tomb Raider again (THANKS MATT DAMON!), I quite enjoy the game. It's my second run, never did the optional tombs or anything, because I played it on a borrowed PS3. Now that I'm taking my time with it, I have a few more niggles (SHUT.THE.FUCK.UP LARA), but overall it's a really solid, fun game. One of this years best (AND ONLY $13.50 RIGHT NOW ON PC!) imo.


I can totally see why older fans would be pissed though. The exploration, while nice, is nothing like the old games. The puzzles aren't hard at all, focusing more on jumping and lighting things on fire, more than anything else. The combat is visceral and fun, but could have been toned down to fit with the theme of the game. It is pretty ridiculous to be blasting so many dudes (seriously, this many guys got wrecked here?), but damn if it ain't fun.

I've also been tearing through F.3.A.R (which I hate writing like that). It's $5 on Amazon right now, or $10 for the whole series. 3 is far more action oriented as well as the co-op play, but damn if it isn't a very fun game for the price and the combat is utterly fantastic. Really happy with the purchase. The multiplayer has some very interesting ideas and modes (F***ing Run and the survival are a blast!) and I'm happy to see folks still playing on PC. The game isn't totally devoid of scares though. The suburb level alone has some really freaky shit going on. As I said though, the combat is damn amazing. A first person cover system that works good? WOW! I hope to see awesome stuff from Day 1 Studios in the future. Just no more creepy Alma dolls guys. Please....


Then of course, I'm really into Black Ops 2 on PC now. I don't care what you think. It's the closest thing to Quake we have these days and it's damn fun to me. FUCK YO HATE! Let's get to capping fools.

*- Dagiarrat comes swinging with part 2 of the very well put together, Building a PC series. Damn fine work.
*- Awahuch recaps the Saturday Morning Hangover for us again. Thanks!
*- Alphadeus is pulling away from us. All I can say is thank you so much for everything you've done. You are an amazing cat and I wish you luck. You talented, beautiful bastard. *hugs*

A- A very cool write up on Xbone used games from Ronin4life.
S- LevelSeeker begins a quest, Carter style. GET IN THERE!
P- Communitoid hits us with episode 14. Put on some headphones, drop your pants and give her a listen, eh?
A- CaimDark has some very serious concerns about privacy and you should too.



E- PC FNF's which I totally did NOT pass out for.
E- 360 FNF's brought to by the Xbox One. Remember, it's watching you be naked and eat cheetos.
S- A really beautiful story about how games can help by SafetyDance.
T- CoffeeKnight has not played Wind Waker yet, despite having it for about a year. Even though I'm not a big fan of the 3D Zeldas, I love this one. You're fired.
E- PS3 FNF's. I miss them so....  
S- PopeTheRevXXVIII shares an awesome story involving a Saturn, some games and a Rabbi...
C- Scrustle thinks about having to give up Forza 5 due to MS's lovely tactics so far.
E- Ninty FNF's happened again. All 3 people had a blast. I keeeeeeed.
I- The awesomely name DrHuxtable has some sympathy for the devils, that are Kane and Lynch.
C- Grethiwha has a list. A list of games. For Nintendo to whip out at E3.
C- PopeTheRevXXVIII doesn't think we need to lose sleep over all this nonsense going on with consoles. I agree to a point. Being apathetic got us here though. You reap what you sow.
C- A very cool list of remakes that Mikolaj would like to see, this next gen.
C- AboveUp ponders if Sonic is really a dick, errrr.... bad guy.
C- Jobie24 wants to know why we don't like Ninja Theory. It's not that I don't like them, but they suck at making good combat. They make great worlds though.
E- Weekend Warriors rolls again. WHY YOU NO PEOPLE HIT UP ME?

T- Some well put together toughts on the Xbox One. No screaming or foot stomping. Thanks BlinkingPixels.
$- More UK deals from the awesome Simon. Thanks for always doing this man.
T- Some more well put together thoughts on the ole Xboner, this time from Jon Hartley. SAY WE'RE BLINDLY HATING NOW! SAY IT! I DARE YOU!
T- SkidRowTrash shares some thoughts on the Xbone and enlightens me about TV acheivos...... FFS.
T- Nanokovfan87 drops some steamrolled knowledge on us, concerning the future of AMD and processors.
T- ClashOfPenguin shares some cool info on Shadow of the Eternals. I'm really tempted to give this a chance.... but these damn summer sales are stealing all my money. Hell, even money I don't have.
T- CoffeeKnight shares some thoughts on the awesome looking Game Dev Tycoon.
T- Stealth wants to know which of these awesome games you want. Pretty damn cool list. Check it out.
T- CaimDark has another blog of thoughts about Microsoft and this one is also a cool read.
T- TheKodu has some thoughts about tacked on multiplayer.



V- A heads up to watch Steven's Universe. Looks awesome. Thanks CoffeeKnight!
C- Kefkaroth has a good base idea, but needs to do some proofing and expansion on the idea.



F- TravisCrawford has a Warframe update for us, but it's broken as all hell.
F- More a forum post than a blog Jako21530.
F- Something about Gran Turismo 6? I think....
F- Cimerians tries to pull some copypasta, but forgot to resize the words. FAAAAAIIIIIL.
F- Enjoy slurping it up ICUP, enjoy.


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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
Fake it until you make it

This month's bloggers wanted prompt is something we stole. You see, by stealing this idea, you have no idea how truly inept I actually am. By pretending to know what I'm doing, I have clearly used my ill-gotten status to meet such big-time celebrities as Darlington Woolie "Pie Stealer" Madden or Sara from [insert pixel indie game studio here].

This month's bloggers wanted was inspired by the internal enjoyment we had at reading TheBlondeBass' promoted blog on faking conversational anime knowledge. And now it seems as good a time as ever to pretend to know what's going on since the new Fate/Grand Order game launched and qtoid is talking about it. I am a big fan of the character design of Artoria in the blue dress, or Artoria in the suit, or Artoria in the red dress. But seriously, we enjoyed the format so much that we want to ask the community for their own ideas at faking it at all sorts of things.

But this prompt is not just for anime, of course. The video game industry is fractured with all sorts of niche interests that only an insane rich person with no job could realistically know everything about. This month's bloggers wanted is about taking a subject you want to offer advice on faking knowledge about in order to help the greater community, for better or for worse. If this doesn't sound serious, don't worry, you're not supposed to take it seriously. You don't have to be an expert in whatever you talk about any more than Bass is an expert in anime.

I seriously don't know if that was a compliment or an insult.

Offer advice on anything you can expand your mind on. Want to help people get into character action games? The more Ss you put into its grading system, the cooler it is! Want to convince people to get into the Neptunia series? Just say "Nep-Nep!" and you're all set to convince people of your technical knowledge! Can you get someone into RTS game by just talking about your APM? Someone's bound to believe some random technical jargon you made up!

To get started, start a blog and title it "Faking it: [your blog title here]." Then you can be as serious or facetious as you want as you provide advice on any number of things: learning how to play fighting games, trying a long-running franchise you've probably neglected, or even explaining a game's timeline. Heck, you can probably seriously try on that last one and we still wouldn't believe you.

Good luck this month. Only true cowards rely on facts. Real heroes pretend to know what they're doing!



Current Community Contests
PREPARE TO CONTEST - The Master Gaming List Birthday Giveaway!

Good Morning/Evening/Yesterday, my Friends/Robots/INSERT WAIFU HERE,

More or less a week ago, the Master Gaming List turned one year old. I had a speech prepared, but the blog editor ate it four or five times over the last few days, so I'm kind of winging it now.

Despite all of the threatening and cajoling I initially made to get you all on the list, I never imagined I'd still be adding names a year later (and by "you all", I mostly mean GajKnight). It was kind of a ridiculous undertaking at first, trying to make a semi-permanent, easily-updatable list of everyone's contact info. I'm not even sure what everyone was being hyped over last year that got me to do this.

That said, I'm glad it came together, and this list has lead to many other things for me on Destructoid; whether it was me becoming our laziest, cuddliest Community Manager, or our laziest, cuddliest Reviews-type-person, I have always enjoyed the full love and support of this community.

In thanks, and with the assistance of quite a few others, I've gathered up a number of game keys to give away to you all.

The Contest

I've never run a contest before, so let's keep things simple. Write me a haiku about your favorite game.

Rules

1. The haiku must not include the title of the game.

2. I will accept any other form of structured poetry if you are unable to haiku but can iambic pantameter (you monster).

3. Please state what key you are going for, and a backup if that one is taken (admittedly, it's quantity over variety here)

4. The tentative end date of the contest will be August 13th, and will be bumped at least once during that time.

Available Keys

-Stellaris
-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)
-Armello
-Undertale
-ABZU

Thank you to all 282 of you who have made the Master List a successful project over the past year! I will continue updating it into the forseeable future.


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