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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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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.

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