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C Blogs of 5/22/10 and 5/23/10 + SilverDragonisms

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I was going to tell you guys about all the awesome games I played this week, but I just finished watching the LOST season finale, and I知 not really in the mood to talk about video games. To be honest, I知 pretty emotional right now, so I think it痴 just best if I sign off and go to bed. I will say that I absolutely loved the last episode of LOST, and it is definitely a show that will be severely missed. Here痴 to six incredible years of television.

Just remember this everyone. Life is not about the beginning or the end. It's about the journey in between ...





*-A Gamer痴 Diet: Ratatouille



A-Xandaca remembers the old day in gaming, when cheat codes actually had meaning.

A-Chrisbradshaw thinks that cut-scenes need to be removed from video games.

P-A Podsumaki Special: The Street Fighter Storyline.



W-Enkido announces the winner of his Valkyria Chrontest.

E-The PS3 FIghtclub SSF4 Ranbat 1 tournament bracket is live.


E-ShiMuNi TONIGHTL Cops, Cats, Cybers and Christ EDITION!

S-Sheppy is allowing himself to fall back into the terrible world of Magic the Gathering.

S-LawofThermalDynamics is gearing up for more Dtoid community member interviews.

S-Randombullseye tells us about his week in gaming, in which he played a lot of stuff.

S-Check out all the games Chaotical has played this week.

S-Ronin20 digs into his collection of gaming relics to show you his Ultima VIII cloth map.

C-Prince Wendell contemplates and asks the question: 努hat do people want to read on the dtoid cblogs?

C-EternalDeathSlayer thinks people should stop bitching about Super Mario Galaxy 2. I honestly didn稚 know people were bitching about it.



N-The 2nd Alan Wake DLC episode is called 典he Writer.

R-jc83 reviews Panzer Dragoon Saga.

R-Randombullseye reviews Assassin痴 Creed 2.

T-Poe shares his thoughts on Dante痴 Inferno and candy bars.

T-I believe this is a blog in which Ansatsu shares his thoughts on the ending of Nier, but I disn稚 read it because of spoilers.

T-Venge is really looking forward to SOCOM 4.

T-GigaMach tells us why he loves Ys so much.

T-Thaticanyaks does not like Final Fantasy 13, and doesn稚 think it deserves the good reviews it痴 gotten.

T-Jomonoe tells us about the most powerful moment he痴 ever had in gaming, in Valkyria Chronicles.

T-Wojo shares his worries and expectations concerning Mario Galaxy 2.

T-B34n tells us his thoughts on Super Mario Galaxy 2.

T-Lazaro Cruz adds himself to the list of people who don稚 like FF13.

T-Crunshii has something to say about Sony.



M-AN exciting weekend for chiptune music in NW.

F-ScanCase shares his review of the new movie MacGruber.



?-Whoah!!!


F-This is pure fail people.

F-I知 failing this because it痴 a wall of text. We are taught about the importance of paragraphs in 3rd grade people.

F-Someone attempted to write a blog on their PSP. I just shake my head in disappointment.


-(SilverDragon1979)

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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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