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C blogs of 7-26-10 and Qalamarisms

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While I'm sure many of you are now engaged in vast and epic interstellar conflict, you may find that there's something here worth a moment of your time. If not, well, there's some more StarCraft stuff down near the end.

Recaps are in the pipe, five by five.


*-If the object of school is to impart knowledge, then Magnet School is a success... I always learn something by reading it.
*-AwesomeExMachina did a great interview with Tom Bissell, author of Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter. Well worth a read.


A-Om Nom on Souls weighed in from the Neutral planet on the whole playing-as-Al-Qaeda kerfuffle.
A-Salms Classic shares some love for one of those "so bad it's good" games, Tattoo Assassins.
A-The spoiler warning kept me from reading Shodan's analysis of Limbo, but it looks like a thoughtful, in-depth analysis.
M-Burningsoup's Musing for the month managed to imagine the world of Animal Crossing without mentioning Tom Nook or Mr. Resetti. A paradise, truly.
P-Podsumaki's Mortal Kombat special episode is now available.


E-While less a contest and more of a job interview, BlueXY has an advantage who goes by the initials A.B.
E-And Clarke sneaks in under the wire with this amusing review of Alien Swarm. That's how Big Boss died, you know.


E-Conrad Zimmerman and his fiancee will be moving from Phoenix to Portland soon, and any assistance you can provide on either end would be most appreciated.
E-The upcoming NARP in Austin is looking pretty freakin' amazing. DtoidAustin has all the relevant data collated and bound in handy blog form.
I-Greetings to IanCox1986. 4 RROD's and counting? Ouch.


N-Longtime Dtoid fightin' game enthusiast Nilcam has just launched a new King of Fighters website called Dream Cancel.
T-Monodi reminds us that the big "E" doesn't mean you have to be under ten to enjoy it.
T-Some thoughts on Survival Horror and SSF4 from Hamza Sirin.
T-Ponderings on Street Fighter, Sonic, and Red Dead Redemption from Randombullseye.
T-Nihil listed some of the games that influenced him most. I approve.
R- Thornnn reviewed the budget Splinter Cell double pack.


A-Niz was inspired to draw something chiefly with mastery.
F-Xandaca reviewed the season 4 opener of Mad Men.


L-M. Bison plays Starcraft with REAL PEOPLE.
R-Does ANYBODY like Marcus?
?-Crunshii managed to be first in line for StarCraft 2. But then, irony reared her ugly head.
?-A political rant about Georgian grandparents.


F-Who are you?
F-The Memory Remains.


Requiescat in pace, StarCraft: Ghost.

-(Qalamari)

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It feels like it's been a decade since we've seen the rise of the crowdfunded game. I'm always surprised when I remind myself that crowdfunding has been a thing long before the first crowdfunded video game, but nowadays a crowdfunded game seems like a dime a dozen.

Of course such a phrase is an incredible disservice to some of the great games that have come out thanks to websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Games like FTL, Shovel Knight, and even Undertale are around thanks to crowdfunding; thanks to people gathering around and literally putting their money where their mouth is, a game they want gets funded and inevitably the greater landscape of gaming benefits from it. Most of the time the landscape gets to benefit from it anyways.

Don't worry though, this month's bloggers wanted prompt isn't an exploratory thesis on the effects of crowdfunding on video game development. We just want you to talk about your favorite games, as long as they were crowdfunded. This topic can be simultaneously broad and narrow, because you can talk about whatever game you want, however you want, as long as it was crowdfunded.
For me, FTL is the original crowdfunded game, and it was great. It was somehow minimalist and incredibly detailed at the same time, and it was all done because a man wanted to do it, but needed the money, and thousands of other people wanted to see where his idea would go. Shovel Knight to me feels like this natural evolution of the classic 8-bit gaming of yore without also throwing myself back to a time when gaming was honestly comparatively archaic. And everyone's talked to death about Undertale, so we all know where I'd go with that.

To participate in this month's bloggers wanted, just start a blog! Oh, and title it "Crowdfunded: [your blog title here]." I bet this month is going to be pretty diverse, since it's basically writing about your favorite crowdfunded game. So I hope to hear about some good games revisited or amazing games no one has heard about.

Remember: Persona 5 was not crowdfunded, but excuse me as I plow through it.

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