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C-blogs of 04/07/12 & 04/08/12 and Scissorsisms

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Hey Everybody, I'm filling in for Silver Dragon's weekend caps. Hope you guys had a good weekend. I hid eggs with my family and we threw them at each other, cause you know that's what Jesus wanted.

So what games have I played since last time I recapped? I beat BioShock, I spent about 30 hours in Rapture cause I got almost everything. Thought the gameplay was very good, but I think the story was a little too in your face, and could have made better use of the underwater setting. I beat 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure which was surprisingly amazing, the subtle 3D effects look so good. I beat Donkey Kong Country Returns which had some very creative level design. I 100% Skyward Sword, although I don't think the game is a perfect 10 I enjoyed most of it. My gripe with the game is it has too much fluff, the dozen fetch quest it forces you to do to progress the story just weren't fun, they were boring so I took a month break from the game. The sidequest however were really good, hence why I did all of them. In my opinion this game had some of the best boss fights in the series, specifically that golden 6 armed boss.They did a great job with the characters too. Peatrice in particular has become one of my favorite characters in the Zelda universe. Although I really liked it I understand why some people were disappointed by it.

Onto the caps, lots of good stuff. I'm happy these 10 things blogs are still booming.


* - A Well Written Examination Of How Capcom Has Gone Down The Crapper

* - The Manchild On Growing Up & Finding Time For Video Games

* - Tomas Anthony Espinoza the Third (Yeah I Used Your Real Name) Wrote A Solid Blog About Visual Novels

* - 10 Things About The Artist Formerly Known as AlphaDeus Now Pasquale Satchell

* - 10 Things about The Sexy Wolfy-Boey, Ohh You So Sexy

* - 10 Things About Noir, Androgyny Fuck Yeah

* - 10 Things About FullDamage

* - 10 Things About JuiceMcNasty

* - 10 Things About Voltech

* - 10 Things About Megakrang (More than a Half-Dozen People Read It, See We Like you)

A - A Solid Blog About How Piracy Acts An Online Library

A - Step Out Of Your Gaming Comfort Zone, & You Might Find Some New Favrorite Games

A - The Silent Protagonist Gives His Perspective On The Lolipop Chainsaw Controversy

A - Hohojirozame Wants To Have A Talk With Level-5

E - Chris Lage Had Fun at Pax, He got His 3DS Signed And Took Pics With Dtoid Staff

E - GrimmTrixX Day 2 at Pax & Swag

E - Some Pax Cosplayer Pics

R - A Quickie Review of Game Dev Story

T - Kristi78968 Contemplates Kara

T - Skid Row Trash Thinks Battlefield 3 Has Turned Into Hawt Gawbage

P - Shifty1897 Is Now PLaying Xenoblade, Me Too

T - A Blog About Breast And Consumer Insult

T - Star Wars Kinect is a Masterpiece "I'm A Princess In a Battle, You Got To Join The Rebel Way"

R - "Run DMC Run" - Clever Title

T - Crackedbat & I Are Backlog Bros.

S - Medal of Shit Blog



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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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