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C blogs of 8-09-10 and Too Damn Lateisms

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Bruce Campbell is still the best thing about Burn Notice, and everything about that show is pretty good.

Huh? Nah. Aw, c'mon. What're you talking about? It's only... eight, nine, carry the one... seventeen, eighteen hours? That's pretty damn late!

So, yes, mea culpa, my apologies to all the recapketeers out there. I won't go into why Monday is going up after Tuesday except to say that sometimes, quite frequently in fact, I really wouldn't mind having a different job. Anyway. Lots of Topsauce yesterday, I'm sorry I made you wait for it. Let's get to it as swiftly as possible.


*-Short, sweet, and to the point: Yes, yes I DO like videogame music. Thank you for asking, and thank you even more for sharing.
*-Eh, it's a Beyamor musing. You know it's good.
*-Bushofghosts made up some truly sw33t stickers based on her Astro headset entry, and you can have one if you want. And want you will.
*-Commentoid is just getting started, and already Monodi tried to break it. Looks like the community is onboard with this new feature though.
*-A night of altered consciousness left Om Nom on Souls a little introspective and a lot more receptive to games without stories.
*-LK404 knows how to make Sonic good again. Let's hope at least some of these suggestions make it into Sonic Colors.
*-BulletMagnet's Magnet school concludes with this, the graduation ceremony. I can almost hear Pomp and Circumstance in the background.


A-Rika's guide to Quakecon fashion can be applied to any convention--though you may substitute Bawls for Brawndo at PAX.
S-MattJay is starting a new series about games that are family appropriate, capable of holding both a child and an adult's interest.
M-Kytherno is biased FOR rail shooters and AGAINST Square Enix, if I'm reading this correctly.


W-Corduroy Turtle gave away some old school Xbox games if you could make him laugh last week. Congratulations to the winners.
W-And MrAndyDixon had his daughter help him choose the winners for his vintage game poster contest. Say it with me now, folks; D'awwwwww.
C-Zoel is hosting a Blazblu tournament on the PS3. Get fighting!


E-Dtoid New England is planning a NARP August 21, the details are up on their blog.
I-Greetings to MJW282, who somewhat surprisingly isn't an adbot. Or maybe is just a reaaally good one.
I-And welcome to Bear Guts, who didn't give us much to go on. At least the banner's nice.
R-Sparkplay Media, developers of Earth Eternal, is no more. Our condolences, gentlemen.
H- Winged Kraby showed off his room, is spectacular Blur-O-Vision!


R-Mason Rhade wrote up the Overlord DLC for Mass Effect 2. There's a spoiler warning, so I didn't go too far into it.
T-dontTrip posted some thoughts about which fighting games he'd most like to see crossover, and why.
T-PiZZaReaver 23 thinks some of the things he saw in the Black Ops trailer had better stay in multiplayer.
T-Mellor thinks complaining about the price of indie games is a waste of breath.
D-Alex Vostrov gave us an update on his upcoming indie game, Infested Planet.








F-You DO NOT INSULT THE TOOTHBRUSH MAN.


I tried this stuff at PAX. It tasted like liquid SweetTarts and gave me a rapid heartbeat for about an hour.

-(Qalamari)

FPoTD
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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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