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C-Blog Recaps for 7/14/13 + Jinxism

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Shut up, it's my meme and I'm gettin' some mileage outta it!

So, yeah, Steam Trading Cards. Am I the only person leaving games on in the background just to get their card drops? Didn't think so. It's horribly addictive, Steam is becoming more and more a meta-game itself, though I guess some brilliant guy had seen it coming.

It's a great time to pick up normally overpriced DLC, like the minor Tomb Raider and Borderlands 2 stuff. Decided to rob that one last DLC tomb with Lara, while wearing her DLC vest... while waiting for trading card drops...



Of course, no DLC outfit can compete with one inspired by Jem & The Holograms. The pop-culture references just don't stop with Borderlands 2.



Just realized that I am basically playing with virtual Barbie dolls. But they have guns, so that makes them action figures and besides you play with fake trading cards so DON'T JUDGE ME!

So on to your Re-Faps. Uhhh I mean Re-Caps. Yeah.

BulletMagnet explores his huge backlog of RPGs in this long, possibly NSFW photo spectacular.I could only skim due to being in a public place atm, but if you like neckbeards, body hair, and classic RPG boxes you can't go wrong with this blog. (seriously, how can you NOT check it out after that description?)

P - Scary Granules Podcast Episode 15: Attack of the Stevil! - They talk about video games. Because that is what they DO man.



You think sales and trading cards are bad? It could be worse...

S - Animal Crossing New Leaf - Alphadeus shows us the scary degree of his obsession with ACNL... but also offers some seriously generous help to other Dtoid players. If you play ACNL you should read this.

R - The Last of Us: TroyFullbuster discusses problems he had with The Last of Us, and why he feels it's been overrated.

T - Women and Gaming - Solid Boss makes some interesting bobservations about how women are used in promoting more than games. It raises some interesting questions, don't miss his discussion with Elsa in the comments.

$ - Far Cry 3 for $20 at Walmart - Agent9 lets us know that some Walmarts MAY have a great deal on this great game.



Yes that is a real thing that exists. I took the pic. The end of civilization nears.


R - Twinkies - Spieler Dad rejoices at the return of the Twinkie.



"What could possibly be less cool than socks and sandals?" "Challenge accepted."

Sorry for the late 'caps, a mix of trading card obsession and crippling depression conspired to make today not-so-productive.


-Jinx

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It feels like it's been a decade since we've seen the rise of the crowdfunded game. I'm always surprised when I remind myself that crowdfunding has been a thing long before the first crowdfunded video game, but nowadays a crowdfunded game seems like a dime a dozen.

Of course such a phrase is an incredible disservice to some of the great games that have come out thanks to websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Games like FTL, Shovel Knight, and even Undertale are around thanks to crowdfunding; thanks to people gathering around and literally putting their money where their mouth is, a game they want gets funded and inevitably the greater landscape of gaming benefits from it. Most of the time the landscape gets to benefit from it anyways.

Don't worry though, this month's bloggers wanted prompt isn't an exploratory thesis on the effects of crowdfunding on video game development. We just want you to talk about your favorite games, as long as they were crowdfunded. This topic can be simultaneously broad and narrow, because you can talk about whatever game you want, however you want, as long as it was crowdfunded.
For me, FTL is the original crowdfunded game, and it was great. It was somehow minimalist and incredibly detailed at the same time, and it was all done because a man wanted to do it, but needed the money, and thousands of other people wanted to see where his idea would go. Shovel Knight to me feels like this natural evolution of the classic 8-bit gaming of yore without also throwing myself back to a time when gaming was honestly comparatively archaic. And everyone's talked to death about Undertale, so we all know where I'd go with that.

To participate in this month's bloggers wanted, just start a blog! Oh, and title it "Crowdfunded: [your blog title here]." I bet this month is going to be pretty diverse, since it's basically writing about your favorite crowdfunded game. So I hope to hear about some good games revisited or amazing games no one has heard about.

Remember: Persona 5 was not crowdfunded, but excuse me as I plow through it.

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