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C-blogs of 6-04-09 and Qalamarisms

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E3 is winding down in the City of Angels, and by now you've either gotten your fill of the coverage or you're waiting for the in-depth stuff to come out on the games that really piqued your interest. There's a little of the latter by our amateur bloggers today, some of it quite good. There are still some news stories coming out, like aftershocks following the worldbreaking earthquake. It's a lot different than a few years ago... any leak gets broadcast worldwide in seconds, so it's awfully hard for anyone to make a shocking, awesome announcement anymore. The one constant in this world is that if two people know something, it ain't a secret.

It's the first Thursday of the month, so I pulled together a new batch of YTMNDs for you folks, hope you enjoy them. In honor of Majora's Mask's recent release on the Virtual Console, I have several here that were inspired by that game.



The moon is AWESOME.
Link and Sheik have a duel.
The Hyrule orgy. Do I really have to mention this isn't safe for work?
Link is steppin'.
The evil moon stares deep into your soul.
The Happy Mask Salesman copies Batman.
A Mask Mashup. (Maskup? Nah.)
Majora's Mask doesn't change facial expressions. Well-- that's ok, neither does Chad.
A celestial battle.
Eight bits of Ridin' dirty.
Cary Grant aggravates a demon. (It's VG related due to the music... Yell Dead Cell if I'm not mistaken.)
George Costanza likes his chicken Spicy.

And some Random Man Now Dogs:
Chewbacca's printer.
Cosby Airlines flight is going down!
Owl Pacino.



*-Vexed Alex took some time to actually THINK about the Left 4 Dead 2 announcement rather than just reacting emotionally. Please, kids, follow this man's example.
*-RiotMonster breaks down the new motion sensing stuff that seems to have been the big 3's focus at this year's E3.
*-Breaking news about Final Fantasy 14, translated from the original runes by Crunshii. He could use some help if you happen to understand Japanese.


A-Awesomeist wrote a hefty article on how much he's enjoyed the Disgaea series. I'm afraid to start one of those, I think the potential for OCDing out would end me.
S-Gemsi's release list for the E.U. looks an awful lot like this week's U.S. releases. Lots of simultaneous worldwide stuff this week I suppose.
A-Christopher J Oatis wrote a nice little piece lamenting the (ironic!) death of the 1up.
P- Failcast is the first of Destructoid's podcasts to record and release an E3 episode so far. Why... that's not fail... That's not fail at all!
A-Miss Naia shares her experience at E3 so far. Jealous? Why yes, yes I am.
A-Amazing what you can glean from a 2 minute video, Megatron0016. Some nice observations on the trailer for Metroid: Other M.


W-Mix gave away an Uncharted 2 beta code.
C-'Lectro Lemon's MSPaint contest needs some more entries. This week's theme is (naturally enough) E3.


E-rider Chop's hosting a movie night with [i]Maskman, Muppet Treasure Island, & The Dark Crystal.
D-NamelessTed provides a link to a gallery of E3 party pictures. Lookin' good.
S-Coonskin05 whipped up some ads to promote Dtoid's IRC. The problem is... they don't make any sense if you don't already participate.
I-FlyDream introduces him or herself. Go easy on `em, seems to be here for the right reasons. Welcome to Destructoid.
B-Happy birthday, Megastryke! This post also contains a link to a game he made, have a look.
H-JayOhhBee sure likes his acronyms, but he makes a solid introduction by showing off his gaming setup. Welcome to Destructoid.


N-Why must the biggest game company constantly be the biggest collection of jackholes? Covah reports that Activision is taking "sour grapes" to a whole new level, suing to prevent the release of Brutal Legend. Wish I could put in that umlaut.
V-What? What? WHAT? What what what?
R-RandomBullseye takes a look back at one of the more esoteric games on the Super NES, The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang. Y'know, that's a rather odd name for a magician.
R-ShadowsInTheNyte wrote some impressions of the first few hours of Cross Edge.
T-Lookin4domee had some thoughts about Left 4 Dead 2. Not sure where Kevin Bacon fits into this.
T-Musai thinks the "reborn" Castlevania: Lords of Shadow may be just what the series needs.
T-Nilcam had some thoughts regarding E3 in general, and Punch-Out!! specifically.
T-Some thoughts on Konami's announcements from Arttemis.
R-Jhett reviewed Red Faction: Guerilla. Get your ass to Mars.
R-Secret Cow reviewed FF4: The After Years for Wiiware. I didn't know this was out already. Is it just me or does NIntendo do a terrible job of promoting this stuff?
R-Bojangles reviewed the new Wolverine game.
T-LongNameGuy was impressed by the amount of really cool stuff on display at this year's E3. No sir, you're not alone.
N-A better-quality scan of the new Wii Legend of Zelda concept art is now available. Speculation regarding the direction of the game is already rampant, of course.
V-Dnky666 posted a BBC interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, where he recounts a bit of his history and dismisses the notion that NIntendo may be left behind.
D- Kitae is pleased with Mass Effect 2's showing this year, it was nominated for a few "Best of E3" awards. Congratulations!
$-In case you missed it on the front page, you can get Ubisoft games on Flash drives at Woot.com for a few more minutes.


A-Faith is taking a page from Mikey's book and asking the community what perler sprite art to make next.
F-Summer movies and R.I.P. David Carradine. NVGR.
S-Trev recieved...something. I'd say what it is but I haven't finished repacking my eyeballs into my skull.


V-Palidi shared a video mashup between Darker than Black and Devil Summoner.
R-Benson's girlfriend has done some pretty impressive game-themed cosplay... over the years.
R-Speaking of cosplay, those costumes have to come off sometime.
?-Will this be the Giant Enemy Crab or Drumflailing Ravi from this year? I think it just might.
?-Simmy made a pretty decent Destructoid skin in Forza.
C-I agree with the rage, and it comes through clearly in your post. What isn't as clear is the grammar and syntax. Proofread before you post, you'll thank yourself later.
R-Phantom Spaceman doesn't respect North Korea. So ronery.
C-I don't really understand what's going on here. Are you playing through these games on your own? Are you trying to get others to play them with you and compare notes?
C-Whenever you use "M$" in reference to Microsoft I automatically deduct about 50 I.Q. points. To paraphrase Jerry Holkins, there isn't much that's sadder than a well made argument by someone who is determined to make said argument difficult to respect.
C-I won't reiterate, the comments already let you know what to do.


F-This "contest entry" for the Damnation computer contest smells fishy.
F-Gomer would like to meet you in the latrine, "Sarge."


-(Qalamari)

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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

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