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C Blogs of 5-31-10 and Qalamarisms

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Well tarnation, look at that there. If that don't beat all. We had a bumper crop of quality bloggin's today, yessiree. It may have been the holiday, or the weather, or some other permutation I can't think of at the moment, but you outdid yourselves today, ladies and gents. With some extra free time on your hands today, it seems as though many of you decided to work on your blogs. It was a busy day, so let's get to it. And if you spent some of your Memorial day playing a war game, first let the irony sink in, then make sure to thank a veteran.




*- Norm9 took a moment to remember the reason we had a holiday here in the U.S. today. To those who have served, we thank you.
*-I'm PROBABLY wrong, but I think this blog is about Stevil killing Funktastic and stealing his Playboys.
*-Guncannon proves that some music just works in any situation.
*-Nilcam offers some tips to improve yourself at the fightin' games. As he puts it, "It's part Sun Tzu, part psychological warfare."
*-Moobs-- Beyamor has'em. (Apparently.)
*-I don't agree with EternalDeathSlayer's rant here; personally, I avoid Activision products because I don't like their apparent contempt for gamers. And though I know full well that my decision not to purchase their wares is as ineffective as farting at Air Man, I won't condone their disrespect by giving them any of my money. However, he has every right to say what he did, and it touched off quite the debate in the comment section.
*-And a bit later, that debate continued with this blog, a fairly heady piece by Lazaro Cruz.
*- the hits keep on coming, and Golden Avenger drops some SCIENCE while praising one of history's greatest badasses, Nikola Tesla.


A-Sometimes, you just need to vent. I know you think it's bad now, Kinjiro, but it was arguably worse when GameStoppers knew nothing about their stock.
A-An open letter to PS3 developers asking that they not copy-protect their save files. Makes sense to me, that data's a lot less sensitive/valuable/worth stealing than the game code itself.
A-Alakaiser shares the story of how he fell out of, and back into love with fighting games. (It rhymes with "blooper meat spider war.")
A-Javidwashere details his affair with Atlus, from schoolboy crush to nightly penetration. (Was that too far? That may have been too far.)
M-For the final Musing this month, Enkido explored the different gaming paths his family has taken.
P-Podsumaki recorded earlier this evening.



I love this guy's channel.


F-Nilcam posted the weekly update for the PS3 fight club.
S-Doomsday Forte spent part of his vacation at a hospital. Sorry sir, hope your mom has a speedy recovery.


T-With some time to kill, HELI05 whomped up a list of unlikely sequels he'd love to see.
T-And Kytherno took time to educate us on one of the listed entries, Rogue Galaxy.
T-And another, the Metroid Prime series. Hm. Maybe HELI05 and Kytherno have a Tyler Durden/Jack thing goin' on.
R-Ruicraveirinha dissected Mass Effect 2 and found some things lacking in comparison to its predecessor.
R- Snowknight reviewed Super Mario Galaxy 2.
R-So'd Idrawrobots, who just finished the game with 120 stars.
D-RobotBebop's still working on a game, and has this progress report. Starting over must be a pain, but the results speak for themselves.
$-It may be worth your while to check Target's clearance section from time to time. Just sayin'.


A-A lovely tribute to some good people. Nice work, Jack Maverick.


V-A second trailer for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World has been released thanks to Facebook. Bathe in its radiance.
V-You know what? It does. It really does.
R-A plea from RetroSoldier to... honestly, I'm not even sure.
R-16bitJeff has been working on a Let's Play article for one of the first games I ever owned, Mega Man 4. Looking forward to it.
R-McFearsome is fearful of what the 'morrow may bring. Man up dude, it's only Alpha Protocol.
C-I don't give a fat crap about Modern Warfare 2, and I doubt very much I'm unique and alone in that sentiment. Never assume everyone in your audience thinks exactly the same way you do.


F- Yeah, no. But the picture Occam's posted in the comments? I want that on my wall.

-(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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