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C-blogs of 10/17/08 and Nintendollisms

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Hey boys and girls. I'm here to give you your daily dose of recappage. For today I would highly recommend reading the two reviews, as they are both very well written.

Also, watch a guy in a PaRappa costume put a hamburger in a blender.



Crazy Japan.


*- Explanation of why LBP content was seen as offensive, also a call to the community to not be whiny racist babies about it
*- To contrast, here's the reasons why you SHOULD be upset about the delay (graciously free of racism)
*- This intro post makes my pics because of the amazing video linked within

S- UK Bargains for the Week (BUY PERSONA 3 FES)
S- Aborto's 10 things I learned this week
P- Failcast Episode 17 goes up tonight, redefining matlock
P- RetroForceGO! Episode 63 available in video form for your viewing pleasure

C- Make a silly caption to win a CoD: WaW beta code (ends tomorrow at midnight PST)
F- EuroFNF: Low Tech Helmet Edition
F- FNF The Ship (PC)
F- Y0j1mb0's FNF proves that democracy fails
F- AMMO FNF starts at the usual 11pm EST
D- Destructoid represents at the wrasslin' match
S- Triox back from Singapore; his car got effed up
C- Help a Dtoider name their gecko (note: someone already suggested Gex)
C- Addressing some of the loading problems on Destructoid's home page
C- Bejaxez is enjoying his new PSTriples
B- Say a happy birthday to NotAZombie, who won't eat your brains
R- Levi Stubbs (voice of Mother Brain on Captain N) dies at the age of 72

N- Weekly European VC Update
N- Mother 3 Fan translation completed!
N- Show your support for the Mother 3 translating team by buying the handbook!
N- New launch trailer for Fable II
N- CoD: WaW level caps raised, time to get a-playin!
R- There are good games on the iPhone: Fieldrunners Review
R- Mogg's Review of World of Goo
V- michiyoyoshiku has videos of himself playing shmups and such
V- Same deal as the previous, only with sonic games
V- Reminiscing over the awesomicity of Mario Kart 64
V- Game bloggers vs Gaming journalism (who the fuck is rock workman?)
T-Excerpts from the Diary of the Descendent of Erdrick
T- Some Dead Space Impressions
T- WWII or Modern Combat: which makes a better shooter?
T- More thoughts on the history of CoD games
T- Will Tom Clancy's RTS EndWar be crap?
T- What will the new Syndicate game be like? Strange, poetic format ensues
T- WoW is full of Cylons
T- Dead Space is full of awesome, wish I could afford it
T- Better MS bundles would be nice, but not probable

M- Rage Against the Machine is apparently the best music for FNF
F- Max Payne move is full of fail
S- Cool mod for your USB thumb drive to make it look like a GBC cart
S- Another Gears cog is found!

L- Phunny Foto Phriday, talk about bringing down the house
V- Topher's Ready to Friday with more Japanese chimp videos
C- SOMEBODY CALL THE WAHMBULANCE BAAAAAAW
F- 5 minute long video that pretends to relate to the LPB issue
?- I don't know what game this is for what system, or how the rest of the blog relates to the video at all

F- I'm not actually sure what the point of this blog is?
F- This blog is 95% links to other places, I do not approve
S- MGS4 on 360 or not? Reuse of the 13 disc MGS4 disc set warrents fail
S- There is a rockband.com. and you get get merch for your band

FPotD

Also cocks.



More pictures from DtoidNy's Centralia and Drunk Time Adventures tomorrow <3
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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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