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C Blogs of 02/25/13 + mcgeeisms

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It's good to be back after a week off. Thank you, Phil; you're doing too much. Rest, baby. In my down time, I floated around the internet, and somehow ended up on the Secret Moon Base podcast! It's already up on iTunes, so go subscribe, and listen to me corrode what is usually a good podcast.

I also got some gaming time in here and there. I played the shit out of the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate demo. Damn I love that game. I think MH Tri was one of the best games of this past gen, which I know some of you have heard before. Now y'all have another chance to enjoy it on 3DS or Wii U with a whole bunch of new stuff. Try out the demo, guys.
I also tried to make some progress in Assassin's Creed 3. I've been going through that one real slow-like. I have pretty mixed feelings about it. Sometimes, I think it's brilliant; sometimes I get bored, or confused. Luckily it feels really good to play. It keeps me going in spots. The naval missions have me coming back for more, too.

Most of the other stuff I want to discuss, I'm sort of trying to put into actual blogs, so It will stay somewhat brief today. I do find the reviews for Tomb Raider very interesting, as I've been pretty positive myself. I like what I heard from previews (pure evil) and they were seemingly spot-on. I had an interesting argument with my brother this morning, though, over the violence. It seemingly gets pretty gruesome in areas. I think it's fine, with the direction they went; being gritty and horrible and rough as shit. Lara takes it out on anyone in her way. He, like some others, thinks it seems a bit out of place and is just there for some extra shock. I look forward to playing, and judging it, myself, and seeing how it shapes up.

RAIDER CAPS


* - Wrenchfarm explains why that "Share" button on the Dualshock 4 makes so much sense.

A - bbain shares with us some of his favorite #PlaystationMemories. Good times, man.

A - The Dead Linger is a first-person zombie roguelike. That...sounds like major potential. nekoryu done showed up to tell us about it. Welcome him with questions & stuff.

A - coffeewithgames has some thoughts and questions about drones. Call of Duty drones, and real ones. What do you think about drones flying about & such?

C - PhilKenSebben is back with a very generous contest, giving out 10 copies of Bit.Trip Presents: Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien for steam. Go win one ASAP!!





T - Bespokemage has been playing Crysis 3 for a bit and gives us some impressions.

R - DanielCampbell gives us a video review of Hotline Miami in preperation for the PS3 & Vita releases.

D - poStudios won an award for their game Cognition! They got an Aggie for best music. What is all that stuff? Go read their blog, dingus.

R - Joe Odran Doran has a good Retrospective Review of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons. I like the idea of seeing how old games hold up, as opposed to just giving them a pass because it was fine "back in the day."

T - Nicky Austin shares his face, as well as his impressions on the PS4 announcements, and Sony's choppy-ass stream. I want to slap the shit out of him for putting his stylus in his mouth, but he earns a non-slap with his writing.

R - Ethan Christopher Clevenger has a review of sorts, and recounts breaking into a new genre with XCOM: Enemy Unknown.







C - This reads like pure copypasta.

F - Jailbreak

F - Brailjake

F - Kablejrake



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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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