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C-Blogs of 1-11-10 and Qalamarisms

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If you're wondering why today's 'caps are more than 24 hours late, well, you can blame that all on me. Or mostly anyway. I was all ready to do `em last night when the server gave me a mysterious "HTTP 500 Internal Server Error." Any time after it came up though? That's all on me. I'm not clever like MegaStryke is, so no theme for this catch-up recap tonight I'm afraid. Wait... Catch-up? Catsup? Ketchup? Hell, I'm tired enough that that can be the theme.




*-Handy applied SCIENCE! to that most curious of beasts, the professional videogame reviewer. I do believe Tactix would approve.
*-Stevil's Musing reiterates that the only constant in this life is uncertainty.
*-I really liked this blog from goretexfogg, who played through an older game with a fresh perspective due to some familial influence.
*-KillMyEgo has been practicing using Maya, and came up against a familiar face.
*-Awesome Ex Machina raises a great point in his Monthly Musing... where do we go from here?


A-Prolifikstudio has been playing COD: MW2 in 3rd person mode, and offers some pointers for any who'd like to try it.
A-Lord the Night Knight thinks the Wii remake of Dead Rising could do with a makeover.
M-Super Saiyan 19 fears for The Future in this Musing.
S- Darthix' game-a-week challenge is off to a solid start with Portal.
S-When Monday comes, it's time to let NihonTiger90 know What'd You Get?
P-Your Princess is in another Podcast episode 4 is now available.
P-While not technically a podcast, you have the option of listening to STFUAJPGM (the "M" is for Music) and you'd be doing yourself a disservice by not doing so.


Not a thing.



E-If you're close enough to San Francisco to know where San Mateo is, you might want to check out the NARP DtoidSF will be throwing this Saturday.
E-If you're going to PAX, you could totally bring my avatar with you. He'll split transportation costs and is a great listener.*
I-Kudegra's introduction is primarily about the game Killing Floor. It's not really a floor, it's more of a steel grate that allows material to sluice through so that it can be collected and exported. In any case, welcome to Destructoid.
I-Greetings also to Xenomus, who really seems to understand this whole intro thing.


N-NihonTiger90 beat the front page with this story about major retailers cutting back on what Wii games they'll allow on their shelves.
R-Nilcam reviewed his new Fightstick he got to play Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.
R-TewDee sorta reviews the Korg music maker for the DSi.
P-NightV gave an extensive breakdown of what he thinks of the M.A.G beta.
T-Gilgamesh1317 had an...inconsistent experience in his local game store.
T-AJN256 and Rev. Anthony would probably get along just fine.
T-Blindfire can't stand unlocking stuff in his fighting games. What do you think?
T-ThemDerp longed for the good ol' days, until he had to experience them.
T-Nekobun wrote at length about his experiences in the Phantasy Star universe.


S-WastelandTraveler let us all know about this mounted alien-head thing that would look so, so very badass above someone's fireplace.


R- It's cold out there, y'all. That's why liberals have switched from saying "Global Warming" to "Climate Change."
V-PreacherMan89 made a PAIN video.
V-Everyday Legend posted this video showing off the new Ultras in Super Street Fighter 4. I'm a little disappointed Balrog's don't involve ear-biting.
V-TewDee posted a video of a discussion about the different flavors of First Person Shooters.
V-Lotta videos Monday. This one is of de BLOO winning SF4, forever.
C-This would make an excellent forum post. A blog, not quite so much.
C-Same as above.



The only fail today would be in watching this video through to the end. Like I did. Repeatedly.

*Avatar will not actually split transportation costs. If it did, I might be able to go in person.

-(Qalamari)

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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.

But hey, that’s just how I feel. I’m sure there are folks out there who prefer their villains to be simple. If I ever met one of these theoretical people I might have a panic attack, but I’ll deal with that should the time come. I’m sure after some deep breaths we would get along. Maybe we could even snuggle, should my husband allow such an event to transpire.

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