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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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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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