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C Blogs of 12/24/12 + mcgeeisms

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Apologies for the lateness, 'toiders; Christmas and Kahlua are probably to blame. Almost definitely. And why not throw my family under the bus, too?

I hope you've all been having some good holiday time; I know I have. Good food and gifts and booze and people you love. All that crap. You'd probably like to get back to that yourselves, so short -isms this week.

Before I go, though, I will tell you that a new episode of The Low(er) Tier Podcast is upon us! Fittingly, it's a drunken Christmas special, with A WHOLE SACK OF GIFTS for y'all. It also features a special guest straight from the Basement: usedtabe. So go listen to all the cheer, and enter for some fabulous gaming prizes.

Merry CAPSmas errbody!

* - Dr Rainbow gives his impressions on EVERY game he played in 2012. Holy hell! That's a lot of games! He also makes a good point about this year being great for games, if not underappreciated.

* - His first gaming console made a special Christmas. Timnoldzim recounts that morning. Do you all have a memory of your first console or special gaming Christmas moment? Share it here!

* - The Low(er) Tier Podcast makes a glorious return, with an X-mas episode and TONS of prizes. Get it while it's hot!

A - ctate95 has his own Best of 2012 medals to give out. Anything you might put on your own best-of list?

S - Marcunio88's tenth day of Christmas games. All about teh Haloz. I'm missin' some good-old LAN parties...

S - Marcunio88 explains what's up with his eleventh game in this series. Also, he makes a hell of a case for renaming Christmas Eve "Die Hard Day."

S - lostleader gets oh so close to finishing his 60 Games 2012 Challenge, and gets frustrated at Dragon Quest VI.

S - Lenigod finishes up his miniseries, with another game you NEED to play: XCOM: Enemy Unknown. You NEED to.




The Low(er) Tier Podcast is giving away a heap of games!



S - Paul Soth decided to drop in to say Merry Christmas! Also a neat picture. Merry Xmas Paul!

V - Sir Tobii continues his awards of 2012, in video form. This one is for best new protagonist. I'll give a hint to who won: it's a convicted...guy.

T - Pixielated remembers those lost in 2012. Minor spoilers, yo.

T - Retrofaction has a question or two regarding purchasing a Vita. Help, Vita owners?

R - ctate95 reviews Spec Ops: The Line. Definitely worth checking out.

N - aileronroll has some thoughts on a proposed bill for a study on videogames, children and violence. The guy proposing it seems suspect, and ill-informed. Surprised anyone?





? - There it is?

? - For once in fanfic , someone reaches for their belt and is punished for it.

F - I'm failing this blog because I believe the term "greenbacks" should be one word. I will not be moved on this.



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It feels like it's been a decade since we've seen the rise of the crowdfunded game. I'm always surprised when I remind myself that crowdfunding has been a thing long before the first crowdfunded video game, but nowadays a crowdfunded game seems like a dime a dozen.

Of course such a phrase is an incredible disservice to some of the great games that have come out thanks to websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Games like FTL, Shovel Knight, and even Undertale are around thanks to crowdfunding; thanks to people gathering around and literally putting their money where their mouth is, a game they want gets funded and inevitably the greater landscape of gaming benefits from it. Most of the time the landscape gets to benefit from it anyways.

Don't worry though, this month's bloggers wanted prompt isn't an exploratory thesis on the effects of crowdfunding on video game development. We just want you to talk about your favorite games, as long as they were crowdfunded. This topic can be simultaneously broad and narrow, because you can talk about whatever game you want, however you want, as long as it was crowdfunded.
For me, FTL is the original crowdfunded game, and it was great. It was somehow minimalist and incredibly detailed at the same time, and it was all done because a man wanted to do it, but needed the money, and thousands of other people wanted to see where his idea would go. Shovel Knight to me feels like this natural evolution of the classic 8-bit gaming of yore without also throwing myself back to a time when gaming was honestly comparatively archaic. And everyone's talked to death about Undertale, so we all know where I'd go with that.

To participate in this month's bloggers wanted, just start a blog! Oh, and title it "Crowdfunded: [your blog title here]." I bet this month is going to be pretty diverse, since it's basically writing about your favorite crowdfunded game. So I hope to hear about some good games revisited or amazing games no one has heard about.

Remember: Persona 5 was not crowdfunded, but excuse me as I plow through it.

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