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C Blog Recaps of 11/12/12 + Anniversary mcgeeisms!

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These recaps are dedicated to knutaf, because I said they are.



Well, well. It looks like it's time for some mcgeeisms, for some reason. I mean, they should be all long and stuff, and express something or other for Dtoid. They probably won't though. I'm already pretty late with these. Which is somehow fitting.
These are are my anniversary Recaps, for two things at once! It has now been six years since I first joined Dtoid. That's quite some time. It's also my one-year anniversary of damning the Recaps team to their doom, by joining it.

I'd love to do something cool, but I'll probably save it for later in the week, so I don't trample all over the Wrenchisms and Tuesday bloggers. But, I will say that I still love the place and the people and the Recaps and the resurgence of podcasts and the Better People and the everything. It's why I joined the Recappers in the first place. I have a real appreciation for you people, and I wanted to do something to show it. In the past year, I've joined the Recaps team, started an FNF for the 3DS, sort-of started a weekend FNF thingy, been on a podcast, and generally interacted with even more cool folks 'round here. So I'd say that's not bad. I want to do more, but it's been alright. :)

So thanks, staff and community alike, for being cool motherfuckers. The internet would suck without you.
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* - Caliban has some wonderful words for us. He's got some great observations about Dishonored, as well as a suggestion on how it could be better. Specifically, in its prologue.

* - A competitive multiplayer version of the MAX SCOVILLE MOUNTAIN DEW CHALLENGE SPONSORED BY DORITOS AND H4LO. Goodbye, Dtoid Seattle. We hardly knew ye.

* - They should make a movie out of this blog, and call it...Drive. Yeah, that would be good.

A - TheKodu reminds you to WATCH YOUR ASS, early adopters. It will happen.

A - Hey! Come watch this guy die! Brandon Dickerson has a story to tell you before his inevitable death. Minecraft is definitely involved. Also, I like this.




THE LOW(ER) TIER PODCAST IS STILL GIVING AWAY ASSASSIN'S CREED 3!

I - tav7623 is new here (the RE2 remake fellow,) and his intro is introspective. Good luck on the backlog! :)

I - Thabass in the hotness. Deal with it. And welcome it. If it gets out of line, slap it. Slap Thabass. /wrists

T - From a blog on beginnings, we jump straight to a blog on endings. Screw the middle. DaviesAntony asks the question, answers it immediately, and explains his answer.

T - aileronroll has some thoughts about nostalgia, and isn't really feelin' it for the current gen.

D - Ev777 has a game to share with us, or, 1/3 of a game. Welcome to Boo Reed's Odyssey.

T - Thabass doubles up with an real blog about being first and/or best. For gaming consoles, that is.

A - anglorum does a super-cool ART for this month's Artists Wanted. It's in the style of Jet Set Radio Future, so you know you want to look at it.

R - Windows 8 may or may not hate people who play games their PC.







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The heel-turn

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.

To participate, just start a blog in our community section and title it "Heel-turn: [your blog title here]." Write to your heart's content, and if its up to snuff, you'll see your stuff published on the front page! Just remember, you're telling us about your favorite heel-turns and anti-heroes, not becoming one yourself, like Wes. Rest in spaghetti, never forghetti.


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