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LONG BLOG

C-Blogs of 01/28/2009 + Sykisms

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I'M BACK!! Yes I'm back in the Wednesday seat for the Cblog Recaps revived and reenergised after 3 weeks away from the internet and recaps so I'm all excited to get back to work.

I've been playing Skate 2 for the last few days and I am loving the fuck out of it. If you enjoyed Skate then you probably have it already, and if you didn't like Skate then you should try it anyway, the controls seem easier to pull off so it might be a bit easier for you Skate newbies to get into the game. Also Skate.reel works this time so that's got me uploading videos more.

Also, I finally decided to do some playing of World of Warcraft. How the fuck do people enjoy this? Its a horrible, horrible game, I struggled to find something enjoyable through the 10-day trial I had but I couldn't, I really couldn't. I've been playing more Perfect World though, anyone play that around here?



* - Haiku FTW
* - Craigslist gold, what's the shotgun for?
* - This is such a fail blog, but it makes me inexplicably happy
* - Support this person, I've never seen her blog before and this is amazing

* - Forums are back online, hopefully they will be better this time around
* - Everyone MUST read this post, or I'll set Wardrox on you



A - A fine article about Doctor Who and Survival Horror
A - FOR THE LOVE OF GOD BUY VALKYRIA CHRONICLES
A - Some level ideas for Hitman Corruption, very nice work
A - Golden Axe Warrior, Zelda clone or one of the Master System's glory moments?
M - Trading games, I got into Theme Park this way
S - The Obscurer Tribune, how have I not seen this series yet?
S - AniWednesday, now with 100% less Monster Rancher
S - dTunes, can we have Mushman do this series permanently from now on please?



A little treat in a contest-less time, here's a look at a paintballing show from 2001, the insanely good real-life Rainbow Six-style X-Fire.



(Brought to you by BothersBar.co.uk)



C - Do not repeat n-nerd's mistake
C - Thoughts on TF2's future with bad handwriting
C - Richard and Pew showed some L4D cheaters what the deal was
I - Welcome DtoidEurope! Because DtoidUK isn't good enough
I - IonRay is here! Dude is fucking old school



N - Final Fantasy 13 Countdown ends soon
N - SSF2THDR patch is coming
N - De Blob could get a sequel!!
N - Scout Update for TF2 coming soon
R - The World Ends With You Review
R - Operation Anchorage, plus best picture ever?
R - Ultimate Shooting Collection, I may get this
T - Its the year of the fighter. Yet again
T - Johnny Platform's Biscuit Romp. Epic.
T - More on Operation Anchorage
V - Street Fighter 4 alternate costumes, Sakura owns
V - New Crystal Bearers trailer, is that redneck guitar?
V - New Mario and Luigi trailer
D - Puzzle. Puzzle? Puzzle! is ready for playtesting!



M - I like videogame remixes
L - A Star Wars horror novel is so being read by me



V - Michi found these



S - Only like, 10 hours too slow
F - NO

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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.

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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