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C-Blog Recaps of 11.08.08 + Nintendollisms

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I am effing tired. Somehow, even though I try not to, I always end up recapping until the wee hours of the morning. Also, I love everyone in IRC...even though the distracting conversation was part of the reason recaps took so long. One day, mid3vol and I will get married. And everyone will be jealous at the sheer amount of awesome that we possess.

Anyway, on to your daily dose of recaps, garnished with a light layer of topsauce. Om nom nom.


*- Super Monkey Ball Obsession
*- Ender's (Video) Game: How would it work?
*- I'm a Total Mark
*- For the love of the Beastiary (not bestiality)

S- UK Bargains for the Week
S- Aborto's 10 things I learned this week
A- First Jimpressions: Gears of War 2
A- The Impact of Games with Bad Endings
A Mirror's Edge Impressions
A- What is a Reviewer?

C/W- Black Yoshi and ScottyG give away Mirror's Edge Stuff. Also, Black Yoshi rides a BADASS TIGER

F- FNF: Gears of War 2 and more
FEuro Friday Night Fights
F- Y0j1mb0's PS3 FNF
E- Movie night...fuck I'm tired.
E- Cosby Movie Night
F- Wii FNF Mario Kart Style
S- Mystery Package from Microsoft
S- Video games are serious business
C- Mentok the Mindtaker needs help deciding which AAA title to pick up
C- Anyone what a free retro mario baseball kid's sweater?
I- MegaStryke joins Destructoid...also, needs a place to live
I- Dtoid, meet PyroClone
R- FNF officially ruined

N- A Watchmen Game--Will it Work?
N- Killer Instinct on XBLA? Make it happen, Rare!
V- Sega thinks you're dumb for buying Gameboy
R- Taking a look back at F.E.A.R.
T- Ideas for publishers and consumers in the oncoming flood of good games this season
T- Spend some time reminiscing about Oracle of Seasons (Video)
T- Fallout 3 is pretty depressing, sad panda
T- Leaving games unfinished, it happens to the best of us
T- XYU discovers World of Warcrack
T- Freedom of Speech and the LBP debacle
T- The player-character contract
T- Presidential PokeBattle!
T- Metacritic user scores should just be ignored
T- Zelda Haiku Friday!
T- Regular Characters VS Created Characters
T- Left 4 Dead Demo impressions

A- Gamer cupcake art, om nomnom
F- Oldboy to be remade, I die a little inside
M- MC Frontalot's new album Final Boss is ready for you to buy
S- Play the Ocarina on your iPhone

V- Watch the exciting life of puppies!
?- Destructoid loves Gears 2? FANBOIS?!
?- I'm very tired, and this entry confuses me

F- This belongs in forums
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Last week, in the quick posts of Destructoid's community, we saw the rise and fall of community manager Wesley J. Russow. He rose to prominence with his immutable power, only to see it come crashing down as the working class clambered beneath him and tore him down. Truly, the life and times of Westopher G. Raggamuffins was a lesson in live fast, burn hot, crash spectacularly.

Wes went from community darling to lovable despot over the course of a few days. It was a thing of beauty to behold. Truly, nothing is better to witness than a real-life heel turn. Wrestling is nothing without these terms after all. A "Face" is a good guy wrestler who fights the man, stands up for the little guy, and fights fairly while still winning. A "Heel", on the other hand, is a despicable, dastardly villain or even anti-hero. I loved Kurt Angle's antics as this gold medal Olympic winner turned wrestler who wasn't necessarily as likable as his gold medals imply. I loved hating that guy! A good heel is fun to hate, and there's nothing quite like the gasp of shock when watching the turn, when a face uses dirty tricks and turns into a heel.

Let me ask you this: is Kratos a hero? Before we see Kratos return in what I'd call Dad of War, let's not forget Kratos’ sordid past as a hero. In the first game, it was a revenge tale. It was a story of a mythical Spartan warrior who wanted revenge on the God of War who betrayed him. But as the series went on, it became a story about the lengths Kratos would go to justify his vendetta against people who wronged him. He would literally destroy the world just to destroy his enemies. Sure, we played as him, and we were taken on a ride, but would you really put your bet behind him and say, "Yeah, look at that hero!"

This month's Bloggers Wanted is about your favorite heel-turns or anti-heroes (in case a heel turn is too specific). Do you like it when Ryu turns into Evil Ryu? Or maybe you like Injustice, with its built in heel-turn Superman? I won't claim to understand the time line of Revolver Ocelot between Snake Eater and Guns of the Patriots, but I love that knucklehead.

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