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C Blogs of 02/11/13 + mcgeeisms

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Another Monday in this short month has come to get you! There's been a lot of discussion all up in the C blogs, as well as the front page, and I must say: it makes for some good readin'. So first off: thank you. I don't have a lot of time to finish up my -isms today, so I just wanted to get that out of the way. It's been a good day to read Destructoid.
The folks participating in the Blogger's Wanted topic are especially engaging. Y'all made my Monday.

Blech. Short isms, unfortunately. I'll make up for it with pics! Maybe.
CAPSSPAC


For Shade


* - Revuhlooshun gives us a great read about Siren, and makes a point, very well, about suspense VS surprise. God bless Hitchcock. (Holy shit front page already!!)

* - Capitalistpig (another new one!) draws some parallels between Dead Space and Alien. I love it!

* - Historicnerd gives us a look at Missile Command and its seemingly biggest influence: The Cold War. Good video, Historicnerd!

M - Our newest Blogger's Wanted topic is yielding some fine results. Panzadolphin56's entry focuses on a game I've never heard of before, called Hellnight.

A - GlowBear has some wise words about Ostracisation. Even within already ostracized groups. She also makes me feel better with a Maya Rudolph gif.

M - cmstrott (he's a new guy) has dealt with hallucinations throughout part of his life, and videogames have helped him deal with them.

M - DaviesAntony is obviously a big fan of being afraid. He believes that the genre will always have something for us.

M - Dreamweaver makes a really good case that co-op can actually be scary!

M - yourbelovedpariah has a run in with a very familiar fear. Deep into that darkness peering, long he stood there wondering, fearing, doubting...

M - Fallout 3 was at times, a nice & scary game. For L3ED, it hit pretty close to home.

S - Carbon64 has another entry in his VS series. This time it's a couple of arcade legends: Super Street Fighter II VS Mortal Kombat II.

A - EdgyDude thinks about Nintendo's Wii U strategy a lot more than the typical commenter. This one may get you thinking.









T - Osga21 thinks we're about due for another game industry crash. I won't disagree; if the industry keeps going the way it is, without changing, it's almost assured.

T - levelseeker has a well-written non-review of Forza Horizon. He wasn't quite as keen on it as some people. Read on.

T - Spencer Hayes gives me flashbacks of a Memetoid gone horribly wrong some time ago. Thankfully, this is better. Are you happy, ShadeOfLight? Time to start claming your Pokemon while you can!!

P - SeymourDuncan fucking gets a goddamn hammergun boner.









F - She's just a girl and she's on fiiyyaaaaaaaa



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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

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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