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C Blogs of 8/13/11 and 8/14/11 + SilverDragonisms and a word about Elsa


My wife and I spent this entire weekend packing our life together up into a box so we can move into our new house later this week. It's always amazing how much crap you find out you've been hoarding when you try to move. We took 8 full bags of trash to the dump today, and 6 other bags of junk to good will, and after all of that we still have TONS of boxes of stuff to move. We don't even have kids yet and we just have way to much shit.

With all the crazyness going on of trying to buy and move into our new house, I haven't had much time to play any games or even pay much attention to the Cblogs. I can say that there were A LOT of great Cblogs this weekend. I highly recommend you check out the top sauce section.

Also, I would like to say one thing before I go. I did manage to catch the tail end of the whole eSports debacle that started when Elsa's monthly musing blog was promoted to the front page. A lot of people said some rude stuff about Elsa this week, and I think it's important to point out that she has NEVER intentionally tried to stir up drama or get hits on her blog just for the sake of getting hits.

She's also never written anything with the intention of hurting anyone else's feelings. While I don't know her personally, I have been reading her blogs a long time and I've also chatted with her multiple times about various topics. I've even gamed with her, and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that Elsa is an extremely kind and pure hearted person who has easily written some of the best Cblogs in the history of Dtoid. I always get really excited when she posts a new piece, and you should as well. While you might not agree with her on every topic, you should at least treat her with respect, because she's earned it damnit!

Now that that's been said .... let's get on with the Cblog recaps shall we.

*-Golden Avenger explains what a Magnetometer is, and why we should care that there's one in the Wii U controller.

*-AlphaDeus updates us on the progress of his Destructoid Community Music Album.

*-Lori Navarro writes a great article about the Mass Effect 3 Female Shepard voting issue that left a lot of gamers divided.

*-Source & Sorcery: Dark Messiah of Might and Magic.

*-Beverlynoelle writes a MUST READ article about how Ubisoft is allowing the Frag Dolls to misrepresent female gamers.

A-Sevre tells us about some of the new MMOs coming out in the next year, and why we should pay attention to them.

A-ManWithNoName lists the Top 7 accessories and stuff gamers should own.

A-Games are not art: but don't worry about it.

S-Promoting Thought #6 - Community Done Right.

M-East vs. West: How to Spell Western ... W-I-N-N-I-N-G!

M-East vs. West: Why the Difference?

M-East vs. West: On the limits of Japanese Influence.

M-East vs. West: Glorious Nippon

M-East vs West: A Shameless Worship of Heroes.

M-eSports: Mind Over Matter

S-ManWIthNoName posts the first chapter of his choose your own adventure story.

E-MAG: Free to Play or Free to Pass?

E-Rexwolf2 needs someone to take his avatar to PAX.


S-Chapter 19 and 20 of Game Designers fan fiction are finished.

R-IrishFists reviews Crysis 2. and needs to learn how to imbed pictures.

R-IrishFists posts his Bulletstorm review, once again without knowing how to imbed pictures.

T-Abritish tells us about his Fallout New Vegas character.

T-N7 thinks the Collector's Edition version of Skyrim is a rip off.

The Cblogs have no culture this weekend

R-Hippieppieces found proof of Destructoid being in Zelda LTTP.

R-This started out as an "East vs West" blog but turned into something entirely different.

F-I feel like there's an inside joke I'm missing here, and while it did make me laugh, it's still a fail blog.


F-Why pay for console games when you can steal them?

F-My eyes are bleeding!


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Villains in all media, not just video games, can end up being a dime a dozen. Far too often, a villain's motives boil down to "I am a bad, and so I do bad things. Fear me." While this format has worked for countless stories, at this point in my life (the ripe old age of 20) I’ve become jaded and grumpy, finding myself rolling my eyes when I see yet another antagonist wreaking havoc with no background or reasoning presented as to why they’re being such a butthole.

What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

My favorite example of this would be Meruem from the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter. While he doesn’t necessarily fit the exact mold I laid out above, he’s easily one of the most dynamic and curious villains I’ve ever come across. For the sake of not spoiling what is perhaps one of the most exciting, action-packed, and tear-inducing arcs in anime history, I won’t delve into the details of what makes Meruem so great. Instead I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen Hunter x Hunter to set aside some time and plow through the series. Really, it’s that good.

But hey, that’s just how I feel. I’m sure there are folks out there who prefer their villains to be simple. If I ever met one of these theoretical people I might have a panic attack, but I’ll deal with that should the time come. I’m sure after some deep breaths we would get along. Maybe we could even snuggle, should my husband allow such an event to transpire.

All said and done, we arrive at the topic of this month’s Bloggers Wanted: Villains that did nothing wrong. Due to communication errors, this entry in the hallowed halls of Bloggers Wanted is a tad late. Regardless, all you have to do is head over to the Community Blog section of the site, and whip up a Cblog about a villain who you feel was secretly the good guy all along.

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