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C Blogs of 5/15/10 and 5/16/10 + SilverDragonisms

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Iím not sure if anyone has noticed, but it has been almost six months to the day since Iíve actually written a Dtoid community blog. Sure I do the recaps every weekend, but I havenít actually written a real blog since Christmas Eve of 2009. You might think this is because I spend all my time writing for Gamer Limit, but I havenít written for them much lately either. The last review I wrote was for God of War 3, and besides that Iíve only done a couple news posts here and there.

The main reason I havenít had any time to write the last six months is because Iíve been working my ass off trying to finish graduate school. Well, Iím happy to announce that as of this weekend, I have officially graduated college, again, with my Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering. Iíve been going back to school now at nights for 5 years, while still working 40+ hours a week at my job, and all that pain and suffering has finally come to an end. I have to admit that itís an incredibly good feeling to finally have that goal accomplished and out of the way.

Now that Iím done I can finally get back to playing games and writing reviews. Actually, Iím working on a review right now for Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. Unfortunately Iím under NDA so I canít talk about it, but if you are interested you should check out Gamer Limit on Tuesday for my review. If you are interested in the game youíll definitely want to read it.

Well I hope everyone had a good weekend. Before I go I just want to give a shout out to the school I just graduated from: North Carolina State University. Iíve given that school 10 years of my life, and tens of thousands of dollars, and I donít regret a second of any of it.

GO PACK !!!!





] *-Funktastic continues to prove that he truly has the biggest game collection of ALL TIME!

*-Runs in the Family: My Dad, My Gamer Role Model

*-Larktenchi shows off his EPIC gaming setup.



A-Desist tells us why he believes Voice Recognition is the future of video games.

M-Runs in the Family: Great Karts of Fire!



E-Enkido is holding a contest to give away a copy of Valkyria Cnhronicles.


E-ShiMuNi TONIGHT: Iím not Genki, but I brought Godzilla EDITION!

S-Tattoojoe3rd updates us on his life and shares pictures of his new baby boy.

S-Fightmejimmy got bored and decided to tell us aobut his weekend using pie charts.

S-Tattoojoe3rd shares his list of all the games heís going to review.

S-Randombullisms May 16th, 2010

S-When RetroSoildier couldnít count on anything else in his life, he could always count on video games ot be there for him!

I-Neurotica introduces herself to the commnunity.



N-In case you live under a rock and didnít know, LBP2 got announced.

R-Mr Klinck reviews Lost Planet 2.

R-Xandaca reviews Sin and Punishment 2 for the Wii.

T-Chrisbradshaw shares his top 10 list of Wii Blunders.

T-Matty125 shares his impressions of Dementium II.

T-FLYINGDUMBASS makes his blogging debut at Destructoid with a post about the great game we all know as PORTAL!

T-Chrisbradhsaw shares his thoughts on the Wii Virtual Console.

T-GiftofGab shares his impressions on the Mac version of Steam.

T-The Ddevil thinks new $60 games cost too much money.

T-The Ddevil shares his thoughts on Resistance and Liberation.



F-These guys have way to much time on their hands to hate on the new Prince of Persia movie.



No Othertoids today, which is a little weird to be honest with you



F-Eric Cartman definitely knows how to write a fail blog.

F-This isnít even a blog.



-(SilverDragon1979)

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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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