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C Blogs of 05/06/14 + HOLY SHIT YOU PEOPLE WROTE BLOGS Wrenchisms

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I really wanted to write a bit today about the crazy stuff that went on over the weekend, but I'm pressed for time and you MONSTERS wrote about 5 million blogs this Tuesday.

Conrad leaving is a gut-punch. He was the face (mustache) of the site for years and him just slipping out the backdoor with no fanfare feels terribly wrong.

To the other writers who were laid-off, my deepest sympathies. I won't lie, I didn't recognize all of the names, but I don't like to see anybody lose their job (even if it was an unpaid passion project).

I don't feel like I know enough to really talk about it anyway. Maybe I'll get my thoughts collected and put something together on the weekend or next Tuesday. All I can say is that as rocky as things seem to be on the Front Page, the Cblogs are doing spectacular.

I love learning more about the people that make up this community, and I want to thank each and every one of you who has written up a "10 Things" list.

* - Thief sounds like a bloody trainwreck. At least Nanashi can laugh at the pain though right? Right?

* - TurboKill will straight up stab you.

* - Let's get wasted and play “Princes of the Universe” at full volume sometime, GoofierBrute.

* - Tonich seems like an awesome dude. If I'm ever in small town Russia, I'll definitely say hi.

* - JoeDiamond also seems like an awesome dude, which is sad because when the revolutions hits, wannabee business administrators are going to be first against the wall. Sorry amigo, it's not personal.

* - As someone who shares a passion for terrible hip-hop remixes and bizarre internet flotsam, all I can do is nod approvingly in the direction of Luna's blog.

* - Me and Pedrovay are the last bros alive with keypad cellphones. Solidarity my friend.

* - SeymourDuncan watches a lot of Simpsons. Carry on good man, carry on.

* - Solar Pony Django is the meat in the middle of a Manwhich.

* - I kinda want to live in a creepy cabin and Ooktar's list is making me jelous.

* - Sweet Jesus, DustinThomas is ripped! Also, he works at a church so he's probably going to pound my shit for all the casual blasphamy.

* - Some mighty fine photography included free of charge with Acefbibble's list. Some real feels too.

* - Epic is a man of many names, and a man of kick ass blogging.

* - Don't bother clicking through, it turns out RenaudB90 isn't actually Spiderman. Broke my fucking heart.

* - Well, now I know who to turn for all my Fire Emblem needs.

* - Get in on the ground floor, TotenKreuz's first blog features 10 things you should know about him.

* - Adam McDonald is a QA guy and indie nut. So I'm sure he'd love to bug test your half completed game, right?

* - EnoSachran is a world travelling military brat who was drawn to the Spy and Sniper classes in TF2. I see a espionage thriller novel in the making...

A - Super interesting blog from Casey Baker, one of the writers hit with the recent lay-offs. You want to know the details of what happened, keep your eye on this mini-series.

T - Holy shit, an actual blog about a game! Sonic429 has a wish list for Virtua Fighter 6.

N - The EVE monument stands as a real testament to what the game is all about now; petty inter-player bickering and E-Peen stroking Goon stunts. Bravo.

T - Pixie has some excellent tips for anyone into SMT3.

L - I think Trevor might have missed the point... But on the plus side, butt jokes.

R - I will take another MK game, yes please.

C - Hope you like YouTube videos dumped without any attempt at blogging or contributing to the community with original content. Don't forget to link, follow, and subscribe.

F - Can I get a cheat code that would remove this spam account from the blog roll?


-Wrenchfarm


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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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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

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-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
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