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C blogs of 01/16/12 + mcgeeisms


I'd like to give a shout-out to the Destructoid Mutant League Fantasy Football guys. The season just finished, and a bunch of cool prizes will be handed out to the winners. (3rd place for ol' mcgee) It's a fun thing to do with fellow Dtoiders, and about the nerdiest thing you can achieve within sports. Yay for fantasy sports! So shouts to ArcticFox, ChillyBilly, Blehmeng, JTIceFire/OnWNES, JohnnyViral, ZombiePlatypus, bbrigg, sm00velikebutta, and Drtglems. It was fun; looking forward to next year.

One day...

* - Cutie Honey dropped some mad funny animation on our heads. This one is worth checking out immediately. (Damn video embedding shortage) It's also now on the front page! Wow!

* - Lowlander2 keeps up his videogame movie reviews, god bless him. Not an easy job.

* - Sir Tobii asks A GOD DAMNED GOOD QUESTION. You best believe the Monday recaps will be all about F-Zero if there isn't news of a new one by September. You've been warned.

* - Wherein Elsa ruins my fantasy. Not really. But she does think the imagery in games and other media is indeed harmful. Come read on and weigh in.

A - Irrational Internationals, of them, tries to explain why "retro" games excite some of us so.

M - I like that. Games that you can find for a good price, with DLC support. 2011 in 2012!

A - Niche gaming. Is there really such a thing? Hmm...

A - Big jugs seem to be something of a running theme today. Come witness TheManChild audition for the next 1800 tequila commercial. :)

P - :D Yet another new podcast in the Destructoid community. I'll be honest: I haven't listened to it yet. Consider it Topsauce anyway because I was paid off in decoder rings and e-mouth e-sex.

E - ATTENTION EURO-TOIDERS: EuroNARP 4.4 is happening February 2. If you're over dem seas (or can get there, ya rich bastard) come enjoy beers games, and lovely company. Now-not-so-surprise guests Niero and Hamza Sharkman will be there to touch you softly. Come enjoy yourselves!

I - "DC" is new here, and thought he would sorta kinda tell you about MW3. Go welcome him as you see fit.

T - Rhuno doesn't think there is as big a problem as some with misogyny in games. Do you agree or disagree?

T - Dave played El Shaddai and League of Legends this week. Come to his thought cavern.

$ - This one will unfortunately not be useful by the time you read this, but it's a damn fine sale. Also, it's 1.21 Gigawatts, stupid.

T - A popular problem 'round these parts. How can anyone at Destructoid be having their pudding?

T - Battlefield 3 hasn't really taken off for Writer yet, but he's trying. Any tips?

T - Patrick Likes Club Nintendo's new options. It's a good idea, even though I wish they had rarer games for choosin'. Whatchu thank?

T - Online co-op zombie game. It's not the one you're thinking of.

A - Wow. I can't wait to see this thing in full. Pixelart + can you go wrong there?

? - I still can't tell if this is a spam account.

R - Syn gets political. Definitely read if you're interested in that sort of thing.

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Villains that did nothing wrong

Villains in all media, not just video games, can end up being a dime a dozen. Far too often, a villain's motives boil down to "I am a bad, and so I do bad things. Fear me." While this format has worked for countless stories, at this point in my life (the ripe old age of 20) I’ve become jaded and grumpy, finding myself rolling my eyes when I see yet another antagonist wreaking havoc with no background or reasoning presented as to why they’re being such a butthole.

What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

My favorite example of this would be Meruem from the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter. While he doesn’t necessarily fit the exact mold I laid out above, he’s easily one of the most dynamic and curious villains I’ve ever come across. For the sake of not spoiling what is perhaps one of the most exciting, action-packed, and tear-inducing arcs in anime history, I won’t delve into the details of what makes Meruem so great. Instead I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen Hunter x Hunter to set aside some time and plow through the series. Really, it’s that good.

But hey, that’s just how I feel. I’m sure there are folks out there who prefer their villains to be simple. If I ever met one of these theoretical people I might have a panic attack, but I’ll deal with that should the time come. I’m sure after some deep breaths we would get along. Maybe we could even snuggle, should my husband allow such an event to transpire.

All said and done, we arrive at the topic of this month’s Bloggers Wanted: Villains that did nothing wrong. Due to communication errors, this entry in the hallowed halls of Bloggers Wanted is a tad late. Regardless, all you have to do is head over to the Community Blog section of the site, and whip up a Cblog about a villain who you feel was secretly the good guy all along.

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