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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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