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C Blogs of 03/11/13 + mcgeeisms

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Or maybe Raiderisms? Reppin' mah Tomb
Monday FTW. It's been a long time comin', but it finally came.

One of the big games that came out last week was Tomb Raider. It being a big reboot with marketing and controversy all around it made almost certain that people would look to see what happened with it. There was a fear that it would be sexist in some manner, mostly because a choice person or two opened their mouth and said stupid things.

I don't know if I should do a review proper, because I barely touched the multiplayer. It wasn't very fun. But I can say, based purely on the single-player, I would recommend purchasing. I think there were some missteps in making Lara more "human," because the violence is a little crazy, but overall is was just straight-up good. The open-ish island is nice for exploring when you're not in gunfights, with lots of secrets to uncover. There are some neat optional "tombs" to go through, though they're incredibly short and pretty simple. It's more fun to explore the island, which is where everything takes place throughout the entire game. One big ol' island.
Oh man I'm running out of time again...
In short: Lara is a bad motherfucker that now feels a bit more like a person. It's a damn fun game, with solid shooting, so-so melee options, good exploring, beautiful visuals, an okay story, and zip-lining like fucking crazy. I really enjoyed this game. Probably my favorite Tomb Raider.

Whilst raiding tombs, I found these ancient CAPS, for you:




* - UsurpMyProse has a lovely tribute to the top 10 games he will never touch, because of that evil bastard Steam.

* - NickCull may have found the fountain of youth. (Hint: it's videogames)

* - WILL YOU BE PAYING ONE THOUSAND MOTHER FUCKING DOLLARS FOR A VAPOR CUBE?? THIS ORWELLIAN ZOMBIE WRITER (WHO IS HIM) SURE WON'T!!

A - What's the first image in your head when someone say, "female NPC?" Does it involve someone nude or bloody? GlowBear says, "Yo; goober! Where's the meat?"

P - Words of Crom returns after a brief hiatus with Episode 13: A Video Game of Thrones.

A - Scary Hair Studios completes "Four In February" and writes about it. Good stuff!

A - Indie Spirit. Why doesn't it exist pervade the industry moreso? I hate to bust out Captain Obvious, but DanielCampbell thinks there is hope.



C - VoyToid needs to pay off some student loans, so he's having a really nice sale on some 360 and Wii games + bonus stuff.

S - OmegaPlatinum has some GREAT PAX tips for y'all. Are you ready?

C - Neonie is back around, and has some thoughts on what Dtoid should do for him. Video content seems important to him. Proper promotion of proper video content. Get to it, Dtoid!

D - See how POstudios teamed up with Jane Jensen and how they got more betterer at writing.

T - lv99ron is back up in the blogs, and loves him some Kamen Rider. I have to agree, Battride War looks fapworthy. Import that suckaaaaa

T - Paul Allen (Hey Paul!) talks about the fancy PC bits inside the PS4.

R - Warriors: Legends of Troy gets a "NO" out of 10.

T - pk fire plays the Monster Hunter Ulitmate 3 demo in front of people who become horrified. It is pretty brutal when you think about it...

T - MMORPG trailers are...very similar. Carsten Busold shows us the way.

V - Colorwind a.k.a. Rainbow Fart a.k.a. Esteban Sky Cuevas(?) playes the Genesis game Eternal Champions. get some nostalgia!

R - DanielCampbell video reviews Arcadecraft, an XBLIG. Looks pretty good!

T - ANGER. Daata6 has it. You know what guys? Just don't buy SimCity. Don't.



C - "Turning ones into zeroes isn't murder." That's a goddamn lie!!






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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.

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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