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C-Blog recaps of 4/13/13 + 4/14/13 + Skategasms

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So I found an old deck in my garage today. Thought it'd be cool to just cruise around, maybe ollie once or twice. Once I rolled around a bit and got the old familiar feeling back and felt my gravity was cool enough, I started popping shove-its, hitting some little grinds and trying to kickflip for the first time in about 6 years. It was good times, I was having fun and feeling young again. Skateboarding always drew me in because my anger just left my body, once I was on my board. Still does. While I'm not as angry as I used to be, I still hold a lot in my heart. But this morning I felt great. Wind in my hair, feet moving, board flipping below them. That feeling of doing something you're good at. Man it was great.



Then I was reminded why I don't do this anymore. It's not the pain either. I'm a fucking tank. Don't get me wrong, it hurts. God it hurts. But now, I have a dog to walk, chores, kids to take of and work to go to. I can barely fucking walk. It's not just the knees. Came down hard on my wrist and my ankle got twisted too. I am a dumbass. But I am a dumbass who had a bunch of fun. Oh well. That's life. Enjoy some awesome music vids, while I clean the blood off my floors.

First, enjoy this Macklemore video. Best non 80s, 80s song, EVER!


Then check out C2C, awesome turntable group


That knee pic isn't actually mine, my phone is just a dick and won't upload right now. My left knee is pretty fucking trashed and bloody.But my right one is about the same as the photo.

*- Azureliske gets sauced for the message behind this well written, Bioshock blog.
*- I fucking love BigBoss0110's blogs. This one is about World of Illusion.
*- Scrustle writes a fantastic blog about how games are terrible at telling stories.
*- Hyper Lemon Buster Cannon writes my favorite blog on the whole violence thing.

S- GRabbit presents pt. 1 of the Dark Souls holy texts.
A- A little write up on making games your own.
P- Stealths on a podcast. It's about RPGs. SHOCKER.
A- A really good, hard look at the whole Clockwork Empire, Zelda thing. Thanks Pixie.
M- Austin Snider's thoughts on game violence.
M- JackSlack has a cool violence write up.
M- Short, sweet and to the point. EvilChamps's violence blog.
M- Nicky Austin chimes in on the whole violence thang.
M- SkulledDeath95 wonders is there too much violence?
M- Isometric986 thinks violence is the choice that is made for you.
M- BlinkingPixels thinks violence is human nature. It is.
M- Gamemaniac3434 has an argument concerning violence.
M- Fred Durst spits hot fire in this violence/Bioshock blog.



C- Reminder: The Low(er) Tier contest for Walking Dead Season 1 and Cubemen 2 is ending tomorrow.

E- The dead get left in this Weekend Warriors.
D- Bee_Brother shares some lovely pics with us. Check 'em out!

D- ArkCo is keeping busy.
T- Dagiarrat thinks Zelda is a badass. I agree.
T- Kurosaki looks at Demolition Derby and asks what other forgotten wonders should be resurrected.
R- Troy reviews Pandora's Tower. I didn't read it, because I'm staying spoiler free, but it's Troy. It's gotta be good.

A- A fine gallery or images, from a fine chap named Ev777. He likes pitas.
A- I absolutely loved going through Jinx01's meme collection, hope you do too.

C- Scary Hair is spreading some Mass Effect love. Check it out, if you dig the series.

F- Continuing my new trend of failing video blogs that don't describe what they doing in the blog part. Sorry Historicnerd. I do like you.
F- This dude straight up STOLE PC Gamers articles and posted them.
F- I even almost top sauced this one. Thanks Panza for exposing this sack of shit.
F- Ranting Robots early review of RE: Revelations for Wii U. I still think they're bullshit.


God dammit I'm old.

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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.

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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.

Rules

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

-Stellaris
-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)
-Armello
-Undertale
-ABZU

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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