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C-Blog recaps of 3/9/13 + 3/10/13 + Too busy to gasm-gasms


What up party people? I feel like shit. Don't worry, that pic isn't real dookie. It's a Halloween recipe for kitty litter surprise. No, really. I can't wait to make that for people. Just slurp one of those brown bad boys up, while being stared at. Good times. But seriously, I am burnt out. Been doing a lot of stuffings lately. Doing that podcast thing still (we had some hiccups again), trying to write something actually worthwhile, getting into game development, working, raising the kids, taking care of my house... eesh. I'm tired just typing that. Yet somehow I still have time to play almost 60hrs of games in two weeks. How the fu..? Oh yeah, I don't sleep much. Damn you Civilization... and XCOM.... and Super House of Dead Ninjas... and... It just keeps going! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! At least I have fun with it all.

I am just one of those people that doesn't stop. During my surgery I chilled the hell out and I think I started going nuts from all the free time. IT WAS TOO MUCH! I thrive off of stress and deadlines and all that. I'm my best under pressure. Just how I was wired. Sometimes though, I really wish I wasn't that way. Like today. I just want to sit on my ass and do nothing. Not even game..... for maybe a few hours :p I think a lot of it is due to when I was a kid, being in the situation I was in, I had a lot of downtime. No toys, no books, no nada. That drove me crazy. So I started taking things apart. Figuring how stuff would work and creating projects for myself. Took apart my first calculator at 4. Put that bastard all the way back together too. Except for that one button, but we don't talk about that.

What's the point of all this rambling? Absolutely nothing. Just blowing off steam. Venting if you will. I saw some dick nozzle on the front page say that we didn't truly have a community here. What an ass. We totally do. I feel comfortable sharing my inner thoughts with you guys. I love reading your own inner workings as well. We all thrive off each other and help each other. Good or bad, we stand by our own. If that isn't a community or a family, I don't know what is. Maybe I should go sleep for an hour....

I hate you brain.... I think I'm manic.....

*- Chez Dispenser gets my hot sauce for a lovely blog that went into another direction than I thought it would. It's about tropes and women.... maybe a pig... I don't know. Read it.
*- Azureliske throws out an excellent blog about violence in games and the misdirection of the whole debate.
*- SongSeven may have copypasta'd this, but damn it's a good read about the search for true tolerance.

S- Another PS3 FNF recap from Ckarasu.
P- Scary Granules rubs stuff on GB's face in episode 10 of this lovely, accent filled podcast.
M- JohnnyViral shares some Dtoid memories.
A- PenguinFactory talks about SimShitty (I'S SO WITTY) and the review score problem.
M- Troy "I HATE OKAMI" Fullbuster has some Dtoid memories to share as well.
S- Some more Weapon of Choice from Nathsies. This time: WRENCHES! WOOOOOOO! One of my favorite melee weapons ever.
M- Jesse Cortez shares some Dtoid memories. This guy is so damn amazing.
P- Pocketoid does some Fire Emblem and Paper Mario in episode 30.
P- Zero Cool has episode 68 out and it's Neato!
S- Next up on Jordanlloyd's Obscure Arcade series: Black Tiger.

I- Say hello to Shwa and read this awesome EX Troopers blog.
E- Weekend Warriors did some stuff. On the weekend. They were Warriors. It happened.
C- MonkeyBlood has some thoughts on the changing interwebs.
I- Say hello to Velocity in this nice intro blog.
C- Samsneeze has some thoughts on story driven indies.
C- Yes Considerably wants to know if a video game speech has ever inspired you.
C- A nice little update on goings ons by Pixielated.

D- Twisted Jenius has an interesting dev blog on morality.
T- Oculin shares some thoughts on Pandora's Tower. Looks pretty cool to me.
T- Uzi Bazooka reminds me how damn old I am, by talking about the underplayed Heretic. Underplayed if you weren't from the Doom generation maybe...
V- The young and British AQsnail ponders whether Super Mario Galaxy was too good.
P- ReturnerMike gives us this awesome Shadowrun Returns preview. Sooooo happy I backed this. It looks so damn good.
D- ArkCo weekly news 13! Watch them on the weekends for a trial key to Edge of Space.
T- VredeGaming has some thoughts on the Citadel DLC for Mass Effect. Looks damn fun to me. I always enjoyed the light hearted stuff in the series.
V- RantingRobots have an early review of Luigi's Dark Moon. Dicks.
V- Calling bs on Ranting Robots. I think they are using preexisting footage. But here is their Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate review for Wii U. It'd be nice to proved wrong on this too. I just have no faith in people these days.
T- TroyFullbuster gives Skyward Sword a tongue lashing. From what I've heard he's pretty spot on, but to each their own.
T- Leigh Davidson shares a kind of review on Tomb Raider '13 with us.

F- Phantom Spaceman is a moron.
F- Mags puts no effort or work into this one. Well, there's a picture at least.

Well, that's all for this week folks. I have road maps to make (game design), podcasts to plan and finish editing, kids to feed and love and a dog to walk. I know I haven't been around a lot lately and that makes kind of sad. I mean I'm here on the site all the time for my mod duties, but the actual interaction has gone down. I'm just super busy atm and loving it. Mostly. WOOOOOOOOOOOO! I LOVE AND MISS YOU GUYS!


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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.


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

-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)

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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