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C Blogs of 4-19-10 and SHAUN!isms

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So, I stayed up until 5AM last night playing Heavy Rain until I finished it. I finished with 2 of four heroes standing (Madison is surprisingly flammable). I'm not sure what I think about it, to be perfectly honest. I give the game a lot of credit for trying something new, and Sony a load of credit for taking a chance on it financially (though reports say it's performed quite well). I think the thing I look forward to most having finished the game is going back through the spoiler-filled media I intentionally skipped when it was freshly released, to see what others thought about it. (By the way... Reverend Anthony, that was kinda a dick move revealing the killer's identity in your alt-text in that last article. Just my opinion, of course.) I let one of my friends borrow the PS3 over the weekend so he could play it too; I'm quite interested to discuss it with him, see how our stories diverged, what we did differently. In that area at least, the game is a rousing success.

Just as an aside, my brother's name is Shaun. Spelled the same exact way. I think he'd hate this game.

For those wondering where Saturday and Sunday's recaps went, they'll be along shortly if they're not up already. Don't forget to find this week's Simpsons quote. Let's get to it.


*-I'd not have thought the mixture of classic movies and classic game characters would have the legs it has had, but I'm glad that GrumpyTurtle continues to prove me wrong.
*-AwesomeExMachina has a friend that could use some help, and is turning to the internet. Don't let her down.
*-Have you ever thought about just how iconic the world warriors of Street Fighter really are? The Faux Bot has, and the world is a better place for it.
*-Johannhat has been tinkering with the idea of an alcohol-fueled video game obstacle course he calls... The Videolympics. Make sure you check out the prizes.


A-Endserenading wrote about his love/hate relationship with the Mega Man series, and how much he's enjoying 10.
M-This Musing by Mike P takes a look at Tim Schafer's latest.
S-Sharpless launched a new series (well, new to Dtoid) called Not-so-early Adopter. I'm looking forward to the next installments.


No contests today. Last week's Simpsons quote was from the 9th season episode The Cartridge Family and was hidden in the recap for Chaotical's review of FIFA. You can see the clip below.



E-Procyon is hosting the next Baltimore NARP. Sounds like a good time coming up!
D-Artist in residence Mikey turned another year older recently, and the members of DtoidUK partied the shit out of the weekend. You can see all the sexytimes in this blog from Max likes turtles.
R-Farewell, Xbox Live 1.0. We hardly knew ye.


N-File this one under Rumortoid, but Mooks thinks the next batch of Mass Effect 2 DLC might have something to do with Liara.
T-Some thoughts about recent games Garethxxgod has played.
T-Gamezombie speaks of the Wii.
R-Dreamweaver reviewed Dead or Alive: Paradise. They all live over on that island. Bouncy bouncy.
R-A hardware review of many Xbox 360 accessories, by Patrick Kelly.
D-OH GOD YES THE TONGUE.
$-Hooded Miracle wants to let you know about a free FPS in the vein of Modern Warfare called Alliance of Valiant Arms, or AVA for short.
$-Conway thinks Trauma Center: Under the Knife is an absolute steal at its bargain bin price. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.


A-Bluerob's planning to debut a Bioshock 2 themed costume at San Diego Comic Con this year. Looking good so far!
A-LawofThermalDynamics tried drawing rather than writing. Then writing about the drawing.
M-Corbanski is excited for something called Mayhem Fest. Oh wait, forgot the capitalization and exclamation points. MAYHEM FEST!!!!



V-So Roger Ebert said something over the weekend and Twitter blew up. Monodi found an old video that shows he's played at least ONE videogame.
V-SenorDoucheoisie on a longboard wipin' out. Music's good.
C-If you admit it's not your work, a link to the originator seems like the least you could do.


F-You tell that spammer who's boss, Elsa. Go, girl!
F-WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN
F-Too short, even for a shortblog.
F-Um, yeah. Thanks for the heads up, but three links and a picture aren't a blog, just as three clowns don't make a circus.


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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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