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C-Blog Recaps for 6/17/13 + PhillyCheese-gasms

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Hey it's a me! Das Phil! As some of you may have guessed, I had a horrible fucking Father's Day, but that's in the past now. FUUUUCK IT! You might be wondering where Smurfee is, but most likely not. I mean who would? Let's just all be thankful he is not here. Unfortunately that means you're stuck with me. Not much better eh?

i find myself pretty excited today. Tomorrow I am guesting on Scary Granules podcast. I'm honored to be among the accents. In more game related stuff, Shadowrun Returns has definite release date now. The only shitty part is it's not next week (like we were led to believe), but next month. Either way excited to see how that turns out. I am a little more reserved and cautious about it now though. Not by much, but a week from release and getting pushed another month, does give me pause. I know they ran out of funds and had bugs in the editor, I just hope that's all it is. More bug stamping and polish. The game looks incredible from all the footage I've seen, but hey. That's happened before and we ended up getting shit. Maybe I'm too cynical these days, but I can't blame myself. Devs and publishers have pulled a lot of shit these past few years. Either way, fingers crossed and I hope it's as good as I think it will be.

I tried out Akaneiro last night. You might have read a little about it in Jinx's recaps. It is a simple, yet fun game. Gorgeous visuals, but it needs some work and I really hope they switch their f2p model. They should sell vanity items only in the PC version and up the difficulty (it was quite easy). The one thing I ran into (and I guess I'm in the minority) was a cooldown after 20m or so of play. It might be because I had just started, leveled up or w/e, but that is a huge pet peeve of mine. Keep that shit for mobile platforms, but on a PC I want to play the game I'm digging. Not wait 5m to do the next mission. This shit ain't Facebook. I'll be keeping a close eye on it, the devs seem to listen and the game shows a lot of promise, so once again, fingers crossed.

Other than that, still playing Raid mode in Revelations, just got The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing (looks hot, word is sp is great), looking forward to Fist Puncher in the next couple days and that's about it. Let's get to capping, shall we?

Hint: Yes.



P - Communitoid nude wrestles a platypus that is also a zombie.
S - Kodu continues his VS. Tropes series with part 3.
A - A good read from EverydayLegend on the Xbox One's affect on ma 'n pops.
P - The Shattered Podcast rolls out episode 4. I see nude, so I am interested. Then I remember it's Ev777 doing it. ;)
A - Calidreth has thoughts on MMO's and their monthly fees.



S - Option1Soul has a very interesting read about making in video games.

D - PlayBoyMan updates us on his game progress. Pffft. Indie devs. >.>
N - Breaking Xbox One news from Caimdark.
T - JDBooker thinks Metroid needs to continue in 2.5d and I agree. SUCK IT 3D! Unless it's more Prime.
R - NeoValis reviews/dispells myths about Settlers 7 and it's DRM.
T - Some detailed thoughts on Remember Me from Ethan Christopher Clevenger.
N - KOF XIII may be coming to Steam (pleasepleaseplease) and Mininano dishes out the news.







F - Not a good idea and bad execution indeed.
F - Cute or not, sorry Wagner. I don't dig it.
F - This just reeks of copypasta.

Well that was Monday for you. No sauces, a few fails and everything in between. Hopefully we see our blue friend return next week. I miss him, despite knowing better than to do that. Have a good week and see you all on Sunday. I need lunch....

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Villains in all media, not just video games, can end up being a dime a dozen. Far too often, a villain's motives boil down to "I am a bad, and so I do bad things. Fear me." While this format has worked for countless stories, at this point in my life (the ripe old age of 20) I’ve become jaded and grumpy, finding myself rolling my eyes when I see yet another antagonist wreaking havoc with no background or reasoning presented as to why they’re being such a butthole.

What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

My favorite example of this would be Meruem from the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter. While he doesn’t necessarily fit the exact mold I laid out above, he’s easily one of the most dynamic and curious villains I’ve ever come across. For the sake of not spoiling what is perhaps one of the most exciting, action-packed, and tear-inducing arcs in anime history, I won’t delve into the details of what makes Meruem so great. Instead I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen Hunter x Hunter to set aside some time and plow through the series. Really, it’s that good.

But hey, that’s just how I feel. I’m sure there are folks out there who prefer their villains to be simple. If I ever met one of these theoretical people I might have a panic attack, but I’ll deal with that should the time come. I’m sure after some deep breaths we would get along. Maybe we could even snuggle, should my husband allow such an event to transpire.

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