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C blogs of 7-5-10 and Qalamarisms

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Nothing to say tonight. Too many games to play. Went overboard at the Steam Sale. Not enough time. Games to play. Can't stop. Way behind. Big backlog. Gotta play. Stressing out. Drowning in games. Never, ever thought I'd have this problem, growing up. More games than time. Never happened before. Time is precious. Let's get this done.




*-Wry Guy's Nostaljourney Podcast is something I'm excited about. Maybe you will be too, after you read this.
*-Been wondering how exactly 3D will be implemented in the PS3 and 3DS? Golden Avenger puts his optics training to work explaining it for us.
*-It's Phys. Ed. time at Magnet School, where BulletMagnet looks at yet another batch of head-to-head block-droppers.


A-JoeyCastro's opinion piece on Playstation Plus raises some good points. Unless something drastic changes, I don't think it's something I'm interested in.
A-Hkun wonders what it takes to introduce a non-gamer to our favored pastime. The first comment is an excellent place to start.
A- MKSKILLZ16 shared a thought about the disconnect with immersion something as simple as a pause menu can create.
M-Rei Lanzo's Musing for the month gets an E for effort. And a coupl'a Gs for grinding.
M-Like all good stories, ThePhil's Musing leaves me wanting more. Not sure what game it's referring to, though.
M-3uho's Musing lets us know what it's like to be a gamer without a console, deep in the southern hemisphere.
M-Mollygos' Musing makes mention of monsters meandering merrily, murdering mooks and majorly messing up the metropolis.


C-SenorDoucheoisie has more Comic Con stuff to give away. This week it's the goddamn Batman.


E-DtoidAustralia is one of the most active community groups on the site, and this look at their July schedule may make you jade with envy.
E-Crunshii's hoping to get a Dtoid linkshell started in the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV.
B-Happy birthday, Hkun!


P-Adamazing got to try out Dead Rising 2 and wrote up an extensive preview here.
R-Asdman wrote up a whole wad of reviews for recent games he's been playing.
T-Some thoughts on the west, the will and the WoW from Tubatic.
T-Sir Legendhead celebrates the fourth of July in a different manner from most.
D-Alex Vostrov announced a new game he's working on, called Infested Planet.
$- Target is clearing out their stock of Xbox 360 Arcade units, meaning now might be the perfect time to grab one. Usedtabe has all the relevant details.
$-Peachboy recommends ACTION TURNIP, a free action game described as "Canabalt plus guns."


M-Antwhan was showing ID4 in recognition of Independence Day. Welcome to Erf.
L-This fanfiction by Son of Makuta gives us a glimpse into Bowser's inner turmoil.


Nothing here today. That's a little odd.

The first google image search result for "odd."


F-Damn, almost a perfect day. Almost.

By the way, has anyone seen Pig Mask on or offline, recently? I'm beginning to worry.

-(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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