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C Blogs of 7/3/10 and 7/4/10 + SilverDragonisms

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I hope everyone has had a happy 4th of July weekend, lighting off fireworks and eating lots of hamburgers and hotdogs. I actually threw a huge party last night with tons of food, friends, and alcohol, but I spent today just relaxing and being lazy. I did manage to get out of my house to see Toy Story 3 for the second time. That movie is freakiní awesome, and if you havenít seen it yet you need to go RIGHT NOW! Donít wait, just get up from your computer and go to the theatre immediately.

So I wanted to bring up a major problem Iíve been having lately. I think I played way to many games in a short period of time at E3 and wore myself out. In other words I think Iíve had a major gaming overload and blown a fuse or something, because ever since Iíve gotten back I havenít been able to play a single video game. I started both Alan Wake and Red Dead Redemption before I left for LA, but Iíve had no desire to pick them back up again to complete them. I even bought Dragon Age: Origins a couple days ago from the big Steam Summer Sale, but I donít even want to play that. What is the matter with me? I need help guys. What should I do?

I have gotten back into reading lately, so that could be whatís stopping me from playing games. Iíve also been writing a lot more lately, so that could be a culprit as well. It does help that there arenít any real good games coming out right now, so itís a great time to take a break from gaming. I do know this drought will come to an end on July 27th when Starcraft II comes out. Iíve put down $100 for the collectorís edition of that game, so you can be damn sure Iím gonna be playing it.

Well thatís enough about me for one night. Letís get you to your regularly schedules weekend recaps.

HAPPY INDEPENDANCE DAY AMERICA!!!






*-C-Blog Interviews Special Edition: Jonathan Holmes, an inquiry into mortality.

*-Niero has jumped onto the C-blogs to let us all know Dtoid will have C-blog groups in 45 days. YAY!!!

*-Dearth of the Author: Why gaming needs stronger creative voices.



M-Alternate Reality: The Hilarity of Evil.

M-Alternate Reality: In a land of videogame violence.

M-Alternate Reality: A Day in the Life.

M-Alternate Reality: Alan Wake, Synchronicity, and the Dark Presence.

M-Alternate Reality: For Science...

P-LAPD Episode 2. This is a great podcast guys, so check it out.

P-Shrine Impulse Episode 4: Touhou



No contests this weekend



E-DtoidSanFrancisco tells us about their upcoming July NARP events. Check them out now!

E-Burningsoup and some friends are planning a Mario 3D game marathon from July 21-23.

E-ShiMuNi TONIGHT: Tim Curry Gets a Clue EDITION!

S-Karutomaru tells us about his first day at the Screwattack Gaming Convention.

S-Karutomaru continues his tales of day 2 and 3 of the Screwattack Gaming Convention.

S-Randombullseye tells us about the game heís been playing this week.

I-Holyetheline finally introduces himself to the Dtoid community.

I-Ultimus Maximus introduces himself to the Dtoid community and brags about being part of the OnliveĒ Founding MembersĒ program.

I-Yadidameng introduces herself to the Dtoid community. Everyone say Hi!


V-Bigby shares a video of the new Mouse and Keyboard converter peripheral for the PS3.

T-Banhammer ponders why super heroes, like Cole MacGrath, always have to look hot and sexy.

T-Kytherno explains why he switched from playing Free MMOís to retail PC games.

T-RoverTHX tells us how to deal with campers and noob tubers in Modern Warfare 2.

T-jc83 shares his quick thoughts on Shadow Complex.

T-Raebus tells us aobut his never ending adventures through Demonís Souls.

T-Chaotical tells us about how heís been playing a lot of Borderlands lately.

T-After blowing his fingers off, Wanderingpixel tells us about his favorite 4th of July game: Metal Wolf Chaos

T-Kytherno thinks more games need realistic time lines and that more PC games need to have more graphical adjustments available.

R-SansJason reviews Mass Effect 2 and tells us what he loved/hated about it. Mainly there is a lot of love.



The C-blogs have no culture this weekend :-(



No OTHERTOIDS ... WTF!!!!



F-Oh I just gotta fail this. Horrible, just horrible!



-(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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