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Hm? Yeah. Yeah. No, I'm ready. It's just... been a while, you know? I feel like I'm-- out of practice. Rusty. Yeah. Well, it's been a full month, can you believe it? Between work and illness I haven't done a recap since November. Well, yeah, I'm still a little sludgy in the brain. That happens when your head's fulla snot, y'know? I'm sure it'll come back to me... No, don't say that. Don't say it's like riding a bicycle. I ever tell you about this one wipeout I had when I was learning how to ride my first bike? It felt like I had scabs over about 120% of my knees. Like there were parts of the air surrounding them, parts completely unconnected to my body that I had managed to injure and that my body had decided to heal. I thought I was gonna end up looking like Torgo or something.



Huh? Oh, the mike's been on this whole time? And the teletyper? I've just been transmitting this conversation through the internet for anyone to see. Great. And why isn't YOUR end showing up? What's that? Because you're not really here, you're not actually talking to me, and you're a figment of my imagination. Well, wonderful. I suppose I should stop talking to myself and get to work before the madness consumes me completely, then. No, I'm pretty sure you aren't the angel of Death. Look, just because Samit finally played Portal, that doesn't mean that the time of purification is at hand. Yes, I'm certain. Put that scythe down, will you? Right. And the bolt-action rifle. Yes. Good. Thank you. Now get to work.


*-Walkyourpath's customary excellence is this time focused on intergender relationships and how gaming isn't quite yet out of its adolescence, still shoving girls on the playground.
*- Major Tom has a quandry. What would you do, O Destructoid reader?
*-While two of these blogs have precisely dick to do with gaming, they're entertaining in other ways. SimonSaysDie has the first...
*-And Blehman has the second. Lord... how many Friday evenings... how much precious, irreplaceable time did I squander watching Full House? The mind reels.


A-Goodgamer77 would like 10 minutes of your time to discuss the future of our chosen medium. Will you hear him out?
A-I avoided this piece on Silent Hill: Shattered Memories due to the large spoiler tag. ZCDrike's story seems to have been well recieved though, judging by the comments.
A-Autumnwindz took a philisophical look at M.A.G. It's very well written, but could use something to break up the wall'o'text.
A-True story: (Citation needed) Lara Croft was originally going to be a male character. Then the developers realized that if you were gonna be looking at an ass for 5+ hours, it may as well be a nice ass. BrandNameCommercial explores how far we've come since then... or perhaps not.
A-GoretexFogg wrote about his introduction to gaming. The year, 198X. The platform, Macintosh. The game: BOLO.





W-Infinity's End was involved with a really awesome Make-a-Metroid contest. You should have a look at the winners, they're pretty spectacular.


E-Everyday Legend lets those in central Florida know that B-kin round two is nigh.
C-Like the car games? VVVGamer would like to talk to you.
I-Welcome to SailorRaine, who has a giant beaver.


N-Quotes taken out of context are fun, aren't they? This hit the front page later, minus the harsh invective and overreaction.
N-Rumors concerning Fallout: New Vegas haven't been easy to find... until now. TheJesusNinja has some potentially juicy tidbits.
R-Not sure how to classify this, so we'll call it a review: Cozmod takes a look at a game called Space Milkman.
P-Crawdad's Revenge played M.A.G. and shares his impressions of the beta.
P-renegadePanda did the same thing, but went into much greater detail. So far, this isn't sounding like a system-seller.
R-NightV spent some time slanging off on Entropia Universe. Protip: don't name your game after the slow heat death of all that has ever existed.
R-Lazyhoboguy reviewed several PS3 games, including the Eyetoy.
T-Isay Isay made some resolutions for the coming year.
T-So did TsunamiKitsune.
T- Faith gave us her personal Games of the Year.
T-MellowBunny feels that gaming has been a constant in her life, a source of strength when nothing else could be counted on. Needless to say, I agree.
D-Doctor Insidious is taking a programming class, and shares a few things he's learned, though not necessarily in school.


F-A novel (part one of two) by Engles about Doctor Who.
F-Shadowstew compares the film The Hurt Locker to Bomberman and Minesweeper.
F-WanderingPixel gives us an update on his Bioshock film script, and a big funny wad of the Venture Bros.
S-The Excel bought something awfully nice at Magfest. I bet it was awfully expensive, too.


R- Darthix had a pretty good New Year's resolution. A game a week, that's all we ask.
C-Is this an advertisement? I am honestly, legitimately unsure.
?-I actively avoid all references to professional wrasslin.' No offense to fans of these male soap operas... my best friend is a huge fan. It's just not for me.
?-JustKarol made up some awards and uh... pretended to have an awards show? I guess?


F-I'm gone for a month and THIS is how you greet my return? For shame.
F-Right back atcha, cupcake.
S-This is a couple of months old, which in internet terms makes it predate the universe itself. Still kinda funny though.
S-Pretty sure this was on the front page already.
F-Content, people, content. Twitter was made for people who only write 3 sentences a day.


M-I hugged Tubatic. A year later.




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Villains in all media, not just video games, can end up being a dime a dozen. Far too often, a villain's motives boil down to "I am a bad, and so I do bad things. Fear me." While this format has worked for countless stories, at this point in my life (the ripe old age of 20) I’ve become jaded and grumpy, finding myself rolling my eyes when I see yet another antagonist wreaking havoc with no background or reasoning presented as to why they’re being such a butthole.

What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

My favorite example of this would be Meruem from the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter. While he doesn’t necessarily fit the exact mold I laid out above, he’s easily one of the most dynamic and curious villains I’ve ever come across. For the sake of not spoiling what is perhaps one of the most exciting, action-packed, and tear-inducing arcs in anime history, I won’t delve into the details of what makes Meruem so great. Instead I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen Hunter x Hunter to set aside some time and plow through the series. Really, it’s that good.

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