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C-blogs of 4-30-09 and Qalamarisms

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I haven't got a lot to say tonight, and damn if it isn't already 3AM, so please just enjoy this video from the makers of Half Life: Full Life Consequences.




*-Bulletmagnet begins a new series called The Forgotten Essentials. If they're all of as high quality as his initial effort, I think the feature will do quite well.
*-I like your style, Suitcoat Avenger. My mind is adequately blown.
*-Castle, I'm with ya man. Fun fact-- as if you needed another reason to hate the guy, he was voiced by one of the members of N'Sync.


S-FlameCondor's tribute to the Game Boy continues with the one game that was responsible for keeping Nintendo alive through the N64 and Gamecube years. I'd topsauce this, but I'm fighting my own personal bias.
A-Parachute McKenzy was one of my favorite wrestlers, along with Roid Rage Ronny and Chunk "Bulk" Fatterson. Wrestlin' was just better in the '80s, dammit.
S-Dimly's Power trip series tries to take a look at the Stealth camo in the original Metal Gear Solid. It's a damn shame Clumsy Snake broke it in the intro to MGS2.
S-Gemsi brings those fine folks across the Atlantic their game releases for the week.
M-Dragonzigg sneaks his Kingdom Hearts themed Musing in just under the wire. Hate to break it to ya, but "Organization" is spelled with a "Z." Nice writeup, though.
M-Another Musing just squeaks in before the final bell. This one's by Kyle Gamgee and features Gun.Smoke for the ol' NES.
M-One final Musing for the month by Ckarasu, saluting the Tribhvana from one of the SMT games.
P-Backwards Compatible episode 8 is live and available for your ears.
P-The third Refused Classification Australian podcast also went live today and is ready to be listened to.
P-Failcast episode 35 is primed for insertion into your aural canal. You know, like that thing Khan put in there.
A-Part one of jtrgmr's look at why older RPGs seem to be better than the current crop.


W- De Bloo, Justice, and Seigfried won.... something.
C-Nothing at stake here, but how well do you know the Sega classic OutRun?
C-Play Dead Movie Star's latest game, get a high score, and you could win an "amazing, mystery cats poster."


E-Hey, NorCal Dtoiders! (Wait... that's me!) Want to see the Distant Worlds Final fantasy concert? It's playing in San Francisco on July 19, and Dtoid SF will be there.
E-Dtoid Baltimore also has an event coming up, with a venue change that made Mr. Cantler grumpy.
F-Say what you want about Y0j1mb0, the man delivers what he promises. Mmmm... Oh! And there's a little something here about Killzone 2 teams forming up, too.
S-DerrickH plans to drive from the East coast to E3 "Because I can." Good luck to you, ya crazy sonofa...
I-No. There won't.


N-The retranslation of Capcom's SNES RPG Breath of Fire 2 has been released. I tried NOT emulating that game years ago, and any retranslation can only be A Good Thing.
N-The Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 demo is now available on the Playstation Network. Excuse me for a moment, I need to, uh, check something...
T-BAWWW MVC DEMO IS ONLY LOCAL MULTIPLAYER BAWWWWW
T-But hey, maybe there's a reason for that.
T-Xenfinity ponders the need for multiplayer trophies.
R-BlurryPhoenix kinda reviewed the new Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles.
T-NjSykora's financial challenge-- How much game can you get for one Bison Dollar?
T- The DR Master shares his love of SSX3 with the world. I've enjoyed every SSX game I've played so far, but I played Tricky so much that if I ever again hear about how tricky it is to rock a rhyme that's right on time I will have little recourse other than to shove a railroad spike clean through my cerebellum.
$-Anus McPhanus has some bonus deals for European Dtoiders. Several price drops on big name games are listed.
R-God Len checks in from Japanator to link to their review of Dynasty Warriors: Gundam. CTZ calls him a dumbass.


M-Unangbangkay shared a link to the soundtrack for Warhammer: 40,000. Good stuff, and you can't beat the price.
M-RonBurgandy2010's dTunes series hits the ripe old age of 79. Soon it'll be old enough to rent ultraporn.



V-Video review of Interactive Adventure Disney Quest from Freeze Cracker. The techno version of "It's a Small World" in the background is probably one of Guantanamo's secret weapons.
R-Nick Chester had a particularly vexing dilemma earlier today. I'm guessing they both tasted like carbonated battery acid, so maybe not as big a deal as he made it out to be.
R-Vexed Alex posted a link to the resignation of one Jarred Woods, formerly of 2K Australia.
C-Could use a few pictures. Though the altered text size does make it visually interesting, it's still kind of hard to read. Awesome blog header, though.
C-It's considered somewhat poor form to promote your other projects here unless they're at least tangentially video game related.
C-This is kind of a strange stream of consciousness blog. Ironically, that's the kind of thing Twitter is perfect for.


F-Comments on this one are entertaining. Original Post not so much.


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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!



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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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