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C blogs of 5-10-10 and Qalamarisms

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Here's hoping Keith makes it into L4D2 as DLC. Or maybe he's already in as a tank.

Nice job today guys, lots of good stuff and very little bad. Let's get to it.


*-It may not be officially official, but GamesAreArt and co. are keeping the Monthly Musings alive in some form. And that's pretty awesome.
*-Stevil's Gamer Obscura series took a look at a sunsoft survival horror game called The Note. Nice use of post-its; I do love a good meta joke.
*-AwesomeExMachina took a detailed look at the good and the bad of side quests.
*-BulletMagnet's Forgotten Essentials series takes on the puzzle genre, indirectly laying out why PopCap has more money than God right about now.
*-It's still in the early stages, but Skribble's working on something that promises to be pretty cool. Or hot. Like dragon's breath.
*- According to his local fundies, Clown Baby is going to hell. Yeah, well, down the hatch.


A-Beyamor's list of why the Pokemon world is superior to our own is hard to disagree with.
A-It's a Gameboy themed article day, as Mike Wuest explains his love of Link's Awakening.
A- There goes the Gameboy theme. But this piece by Time and a Half puts forth some interesting ideas about game development.
P-Podsumaki appears to be gaining steam, especially with the recent release of SSF4. Episode 5 recorded tonight.


C-MrRandyDixon needs a new blog header, and has offered a bounty in the form of a free PS3 game. Get cracking.


E- E3's coming up and Destructoid's AV club could use some help if you've got the chops.
I-Greetings to Justin, who apparently likes Friends and cowboy hats.


N-Covah beat the front page with this video confirmation that LittleBigPlanet 2 is a real thing.
N-Looks like they're making another True Crime game, this time set in... Hong Kong? Isn't half the point of those games seeing the landscape in a 1:1 scale? How many of you have ever been to Hong Kong?
T-Snoogans775 had some thoughts about his experiences with a malfunctioning PS3 and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.
T- CrimeMinister posted a thought experiment involving the Guinness list of the best game series. It kind of went off the rails.
T-Ausgamer might just be the original N64 kid.
T-Wedgewu defends her right to play so-called "casual" games.
R-Metroid Fetus reviewed and recommended an android/iPhone game called Drop7.


A-Hi, I'm Daisy! KodyKoala made a custom statue in tribute to Luigi's sweetie.
A-Faith continues pumpin' the Perler, and HOLY CRAP NEX SIGHTING!


V-ChrisBradshaw posted up a video of a nice-looking Mario 3 Rom hack. If I weren't busy doing the recaps, I'd probably be playing it right now.
V-HybridRain introduced himself by posting this fan tribute to the Assassin's Creed series that he played a part in.
C-This topic has been done to death, the corpse flung onto a highway and dragged for miles by a passing semi truck.
C-I'm not seeing the point of this blog, and the community jab in the comments didn't help.


No fail, but those last two were close. Watch your ass.


-(Qalamari)

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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!



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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