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C-blogs of 11-16-09 and Qalamarisms

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Hello, Destructoid. I trust you've had a pleasant weekend? I certainly did. Friday night I got to play some Uncharted 2 Co-op with Samit and AnonymousNoob, and yesterday my friends and I pretty much spent the whole day playing New Super Mario Bros. Wii, swearing (Oh, you'd better believe we were swearing) and making dirty jokes. It may not sell as many copies as Modern Warfare 2, but it's a fantastic title and one that belongs in any Wii owner's library. The game really shines if you have three people with even a rudimentary understanding of video games nearby. Something we've almost lost in this age of internet-enabled consoles and online multiplayer is the fun factor involved in having your friends within arm's reach. There's something about having your buddies playing in the same room with you that just can't be duplicated with an online connection and a wireless headset. Nintendo understands that. Don't get me wrong... I love online multiplayer too, it certainly has its place. It'd be nice if developers could implement both on and offline multiplayer in all of their games, but unfortunately the cost is often prohibitive. I just wish Nintendo and Microsoft would learn from each others' successes, so we could play Smash Brothers Brawl on a stable network, and play Ghostbusters or Left 4 Dead with 4 of us all on the same screen. Wishful thinking perhaps, but a man can dream.

Hey, you're not here for my nonsensical ramblings. You're here for the recaps! Let's get to `em.



*-Garry's Mod+Mother 3=wackiness.
*-Handy wrote this piece about some times in his life when he questioned the value of gaming.
*-Dr. Light ate your Magicite's Musing takes a look at the evils of grinding.


A-Monodi wrote a great piece encouraging game developers to stop treating females like another species.
A-LegendPenguin wrote an article on game censorship for his English class-- part the first is available for your perusal and edification.
A-Aaaaand here's part two.
A-Is online multiplayer a cancer? Trueb7ue makes a pretty convincing case that it is.
A-have you ever really thought about what you make your in-game avatars eat? Pendleton21 did, and I think I need to go brush my teeth now.
A-Stevil wrote about an overlooked RPG from the PSone's library, Koudelka.
S-Every Monday night, you should tell Nihontiger90 What'd you get? If you don't, who will?
P-Manasteel88 posted RetroforceGO! episode 92 in video format. RFGO crew, we miss you.
P-Drunkcast has posted episode #15.
P-Refused Classification recorded a challenging podcast wherein profanity was punished with...more alcohol. I bet someone played to lose.
P-Failcast episode 53 is... up. That's a pun based on the header image. Hurp durp indeed.


Nothin'.

It really is very good.


I-Welcome to Destructoid, DinosaurPizza!
I-Greetings also to Niz...
I-Who may not yet understand the intricacies of double posting.


N-Nihontiger90 beat the front page with this news that the voice of Mario wanted to provide the Hylian Hero's voice as well. Sorry, Charlie.
N-Boomsling reported that (surprise, surprise) Modern Warfare 2 has already been cracked wide open, with code to set up dedicated servers readily available. Please note the total lack of surprise visible on the faces of everyone, everywhere.
N-Victor Stillwater brought some great news! Atlus will be localizing [i]3D Dot Game Heroes for a May release.
T-2009's major releases aren't quite over, but Electrium's already thinking ahead to 2010.
T-Not to be outdone, Xzyliac added another boxcar to the hype train.
T-Catbox played through the DS game Super Princess Peach and came away with a unique perspective.
R-THe RPGist offered up this review of Dragon Age: Origins. And some underboob.


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M- Shin Oni is your guest DJ for the week on dTunes.
F-Analoge's Mindf*ck Monday this week features the esoteric Waking Life.


C-I understand the desire to be the first with a story, but even rudimentary research shows that this has no basis in fact. In other words, you fail at JOURNALISM.


F-Online petitions are less useful than jerking off. At least with the latter when you're done you have something to show for your effort. A post-release petition to the makers of what has already become the best selling game of the year is even more doomed than most... Activision has literally no reason to do what you want, because they already have your money.
F-What in the purple cardboard hell are you talking about? "Guy in the middle?" Context, do you know what that is?

-(Qalamari)

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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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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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