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C Blogs Of 04/15/13 + mcgeeisms

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Monday is dead. Thank goodness for that. Monday is the day everyone has to put up with. It's never like, "Oh hey it's Monday; good to see you Monday! How you doing?" It's always just a straight hello with, people visibly, literally, biting their tongue. It doesn't help that today was a particularly bad Monday, I suppose. Hope everyone in Boston is okay <3

Not much of an -ism, but I've been busy reading a lot of blogs. Despite people saying their sick of the 'Violence in games' discussion, it has already inspired quite a bit of writing. I'm not complaining; it's been pretty good stuff thus far. So good job, y'all! It was hard to pick Topsauces for today. I'm tired and in need of a dark room. Gotta have my sleeps for more Monster Hunter.

Ian...uh...out.

Catroid CAPS

* - taterchimp brings us the first edition of "Save State," a spiritual sequel to Chad Concelmo's Memory Card. This inaugural installment is about Nier.

* - Welcome AlexiusY, who's intro consists of spoilers for Bioshock Infinite & Killer 7, and explains how we're looking at this violence thing wrong.

* - Alder B Dash is sick of people pretending that violent videogames don't cause the ills of society. Hand little Jimmy the controller so you can come read this blog & find out what YOU can do.

* - ShotStopper93 thinks violence can be a very powerful tool, in any medium.

S - OpiumHerz continues his series on videogame censorship in Germany, with a focus on Sniper Elite V2 and Steam.

M - Defaultman makes some great points in relation to violence and context. Very good blog.

M - Unlimited Anza thinks we have too many violent videogames for no real reason. It's got some serious exaggeration and speaking for everyone, but is decent

M - Metanar doesn't like it when games shoehorn violence where it doesn't belong.

M - Osc44 is like: whatever. Violence is no big deal, yo.

M - reythapimp thinks violence is the bees knees. And that all these Marvel films suck dick.

M - PimpnCereal knows it's all about context, ladies & gents.

M - SnowMan wants the violence to have some meaning, rather than just being there because it's "fun."

M - DanielCampbell thinks it's not about IF violence is necessary, but WHEN.

A - TheKodu gets thorough in this one about the industry going too far. I'm taking all bets on the Crash.

M - willza says that violence has its place, but is probably over used.

M - Alphadeus loves his violence and wants his options for it left open.

M - Gaff thinks Bioshock Infinite is as it should be, and could not be any other way.

M - The events of the Boston Marathon have made ClashOfPenguin reflect on videogame violence.

C - Reminder: The Low(er) Tier contest for Walking Dead Season 1 and Cubemen 2 ends tonight!



D - johnmasterlee shares some ideas about making game development easier, a couple of different ways.

T - SirAlex thinks The Dunwall City Trials are too hard and not very fun.

D - Twisted Jenius goes through part 2 of enemy design in Twisty's Asylum Escapades.

T - Pixielated gets excited for the SMT: DS: Soul Hackers U.S. release. (Took long enough)

V - DanielCampbell continues his video series on gems of this generation. This time, it's all about the licensed games. (Toy Story 3 anyone?)

T - Some very good advice for anyone putting a game on Steam Greenlight.

T - Raccoon city survivor doesn't like anything about 'gamer girls.'

R - willza takes a look back/reviews Dishonored after playing more than once.





F - Isaac59 has an extremely brief thought about a spoilerific piece of Bioshock Infinite's story. So brief that it shows up in the blog roll, so that warning of SPOILERS is completely futile. Forums are that-away ^^^^^^^^




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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.

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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!

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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

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-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
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