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C-Blogs of 3-29-10 and Qalamarisms

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Man, I'd have loved to have seen this live.

We've got some blogs from people trickling in from PAX, several really nice articles and a few last-minute Monthly Musing submissions. Let's do this.


*-Puppy Lick's travelogue (or TravelBLOG, hur hur hur) might make you want to stab your dagger into a mystical rune.
*-Wedgewu wrote something I've often thought myself but hadn't consciously understood: achievements might be contributing to gamer burnout.
*-NikMonroe's excellent retrospective of PAX East makes me doubly sad I couldn't make it. Still, there's photographic evidence that I was there in spirit at least, thanks to Megastryke.
*-Steel Squirrel writes a rare serious blog in which he eloquently explains why he's looking forward to Super Street Fighter IV.


A-Rogue Cheddar wrote up one of the panels he went to at PAX East called "The Death of Print." nicely done, sir.
A-Rika would like to apply some of the things she's learned from games in real life. This'll end in tears.
A-In a somewhat related article, NoMore extracted some life lessons from the first couple hours of Persona 2.
A-Goggalor wrote a piece complimenting Mr. Curt Schilling on his gaming chops.
A-SirKerrald reminisces about the golden age of the informative, helpful game manual. Remember those?
M-Coldalarm's Musing explores the other definition of sex, and how gender alteration can change your perceptions.
M-Theeron's musing postulates that the reason games are bad at sex is because they don't have any (ahem) experience yet.
S-Nihontiger90's been busy lately, but he's got enough time to ask What'd You Get?


C- You can help select the winner of Stereotoid's banner creation contest.
I forgot to add any Simpsons quotes last week, but for the sake of argument we'll say that Anonymouse caught the unintentional one I did end up using. This week we have one quote hidden among the blogs, can you spot it?


D-Pandaloons is recovering from PAX East. Photos to come.
D-S Pastic was one of the lucky few from Dtoid Australia who attended the opening of The Mana Bar in Brisbane. What's more, he got to do a video interview with The Owner Who Isn't Yahtzee.
C-PacoDG shares some nifty Cosplay photos from Megacon.
I-If this guy's last name isn't Bismarck, I'll be very surprised. Please welcome Autovon to Destructoid.
I-Geardrops decided to initiate blogging procedures after meeting the crew at PAX East. Welcome!
I-Several introductions today. Say hello to FLS119.


N-The upcoming PS3 update is going to remove the ability to install other OSs on your system. SnatchTease brings us the lowdown.
N-Qraze is pissed that his PS3 won't be able to run his HD porn after the update. My condolences, sir.
T-Something about this piece by Cadtalfryn made me think of Wiisucks. Can't imagine why.
T-Beezy603 must really like Modern Warfare 2. Like, REALLY.
T-YoungSkeletor wrote a response to the Postpartum Impressions of Bioshock 2.
T-GameZombie isn't especially impressed by the narrative in Final Fantasy 13.
R-Kraid reviewed Pokemon: Soul Silver. Yeah, that's about right.
R-Wry Guy did a retro review of Super Monkey Ball 2 on the Gamecube. To me, Monkey Ball always felt like it should have been a Dreamcast game.
R-Karutomaru reviewed Dead Space: Extraction on the Wii.


A- Perhaps inspired by the FF6 characters represented in Farmville who turned up on the front page last week, Zavage subverted Zynga's productivity sucker to give the Blue Bomber a little love.
A-RAB found some totally sweet representations of the Street Fighter characters after the Zombie apocolypse.
F-Gamezombie loves some cartoons.
S-Crunshii displays some techlust over an upcoming competitor to the jesus phone.


V-That man has bosoms like mommy! "Yeah, I wish." How could you fap to this, 11 people who did so? HOWWWW?
V-Duncor did a video review of God of War 3.


F-We were doing so well today, too.
F-Thank you, 4chan. Kindly stay on your own side of the river of sewage.
F-Jeez, the adbots must have known Hamza was on vacation or something.
F-If your blog would fit into a single post on Twitter, it is automatically a failure. So I have written, so it shall be.





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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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