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C Blogs of 4/24/10 and 4/25/10 + SilverDragonisms

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Earlier this week I got an email from Amazon.com informing me that I had been invited into the Starcraft 2 Beta since I had pre-purchased a copy of the $100 Collector's Edition earlier this month. To say that I jumped up from my computer and screamed for joy like a little school girl would be putting my reaction mildly. Let's just say that I've been waiting for Starcraft 2 for a REALLY REALLY long time.

So I began playing the beta on Thursday night and I think I have become completely addicted. Last night I played till 3:30AM in the morning. When I finally decided to go to bed I couldn't actually sleep because I kept thinking about different strategies in my head. It eventually got so bad that I woke up and went back to my computer to play until 6AM in the morning. I haven't played a game till 6AM in the morning EVER ..... in my entire life .... and I'm 30, so that's a really fucking long life of gaming. Before this I think 4AM was the latest I ever stayed up playing a game.

Suffice to say, I am pretty sure I'm completely in love with Starcraft 2. The funny thing is, I completely suck at the game. I probably only win 25% of the matches I play online, so most of my time spent playing this game, is spent getting my ass kicked, yet I still enjoy it. That's just a testament to how incredible Starcraft 2 is. If any of you are even remotely interested in this game, I recommend you go preorder it and pick up a beta key and try it out. If you do look me up. My in-game email is: [email protected]






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*-Xandaca thinks developers should look to the fast to find ideas for how to move the industry and games forward.

*-Mikey <3's Destructoid .... and we love Mikey! :-D



A-Nathsies think Gamers are stupid, ignorant, vile, and repulsive, and are the most horrible creatures to ever grace any entertainment outlet.

A-Nathsies responds to everyone's comments to his Gamers are Stupid post.

A-The AntiBitch asks the question of how much influence do games really have on society.

M-E for Effort: I Get Scared.

M-E for Effort: King of Fighters Maximum Impact.

M-E for Effort: LittleBigPlanet



E-Wry Guy updates the Fatal Impact Mark of the Wolves tournament bracket.


E-Changston recaps the Baltimore NARP.

E-Changston posts another BaltiNARP recap.

E-ShiMuNi TONIGHT!: Leguizamo is An Evil Danny DeVito Clown EDITION!

S-Braincandy shows off their new company logo.

S-Nilcam shows off his new arcade stick project which is finally done.

S-ALphaDeus's most recent Piano Journal

S-Arsenic13 just found out he won a D-Toid contest ... 3 months ago ...

S-Lazerpig tells us how he spent the Monster Hunter Tri Party.

I-PourousTie introduces himself to the community.



R-Chaotical reviews Chaos Rings.

R-Battlefield Bad Company 2 Discussion Review

T-Manasteel88 lists all the potential Marvel vs. Capcom 3 combatants, with a blurb about each.

T-Arsenic thinks all consoles should be backwards compatible.

T-It's been a long time since QuickTimeEvent played SMB2.

T-Xzyliac is really excited about Sonic 4, so much so he's not gonna kill himself like he was planning.

T-Nemesis 121 lists his Gamer Commandments.



A-Aluzey ponders who the most powerful Marvel character is.

A-Yorda posts his latest artwork of Zelda. Check it out because it's awesome!

A-RenagadePanda shows us comic form why you should never invite Sam Fisher to your Party.

A-Chrissmith9c shares a new piece of Kirby fan art he created.

M-Torzelan posts some VGM guitar covers for SSF4, MM2/10 and FF6.

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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.

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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