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C-blogs of 8-24-09 and OH MY GOD YOU'VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME


I love you all. So why is it that I find myself full of murderous rage?

I kid, I kid.

For my true feelings on the subject, please continue on to the "I love Destructoid" blogs, following this link right here where they have been separated and cataloged for your perusal. As for your regular nightly recap, you can continue to that right after I finish this sentence.

*-I enjoy doing the recap so I can highlight stuff like this excellent Monthly Musing by Pixelpunx, which might otherwise have been buried.
*-And CapnCrunk is continuing a Metroid playthrough following the path of his forebears... one graph paper square at a time.
*-Suitcoat Avenger, fresh from his feature on Art Attack Friday, shows why he was selected with this amazing Batman inspired picture.
*-Kauza shared a personal story from his past that in a small way makes me glad my folks want nothing to do with gaming.
*-Stevil wrote eloquently about one of the games Atlus did in their pre-Persona days... an atmospheric PS1 terror-fest known as Hellnight or Dark Messiah..
*-SurplusGamer's reaction to the call for a boycott of Shadow Complex is measured, reasoned, and asks you to think before reacting. Clearly, he's doomed.

A-This post by RandomBullseye deals with the economics and psychology of loaning out games. It's nice to have some friends who are gamers, too.
A-WanderingPixel's list of pet peeves in games is pretty universal, I think. He says what we're all thinking.
A-Juggs posted his thoughts about the difference between eastern and western development, and how the former appears to be stagnating. Good discussion on this one.
A-Yehat wonders what Sony's strategy is, and whether they're courting those PC gamers who haven't been impressed by Microsoft's efforts.
S-Tanukitsune continues working against his backlog. I never had a backlog before I started doing recaps. Just sayin'.
S-NihonTiger90's weekly query is succinct and to the point. What'd you get?
M-Diceshow may suck at Defender, but in his Musing he explains that at least one member of his family can kick your ass at it.
P-Failcast episode 47 is available and audible.
P-Drunkcast is recording as I type this. DJduffy's the cute guest star.
P-Monday is Podcast day. Backwards Compatible has released episode 22 upon the world.

Nobody loves contests.

S-TonicBH went and checked out the Halo: ODST tour truck. He left rather unimpressed, but shared his experiences as a warning to others.
S-Ace of Knaves returns from some connectile dysfunction. Welcome back.
I-JohnnyJustice's introduction is a surprisingly insightful post about the current state of console gaming. Welcome to Destructoid.
I-Welcome also to XIVspew, who plays keytar/boards in a band. Rock on.
I-Greetings to JBCrazy who is Apparently Some Sort of a Ninja Or Something.
I-T snitch picked a lousy time to make an introduction. Welcome to Destructoid.
I-Finally, please give a big hello to NateJB, whose introduction is a thoughtfully written indictment of the Battlefield series. Welcome to Destructoid.
H-Daedhead8 has a pretty spectacular gaming setup. Not safe for dialup, there's a lot of pictures here.

N-Spyn Doctor reports that Hoyle will soon release a Texas Hold'em game for the 360 that'll allow the use of avatars.
N-A Very Drunk Panda may have my new favorite avatar name. He brought news that a new LittleBigPlanet sticker pack will be arriving soon.
V-A new trailer for Valkyria Chronicles courtesy of Unangbangkay.
T-Brlito posted about the upcoming PS3 game Quantum... then he cheated.
T- TheGamerGeek has a complicated relationship with used games.
T-Flamecondor enjoyed Godzilla: DAMM perhaps a bit more than most. Ever get that feeling with some of your favorites?
T-Jawshey ponders the existence of "That guy." We all know one. Some of us become him.
T-AndrewG009 laments the upcoming loss of his free time with this open letter to Blizzard.
T-VGWTI posted some thoughts about original I.P. coming out this winter.
T-Bulkmailer asks; who do you go to in fighting games? Who's your best character, in other words?
R-Goliathon reviewed the new Wolfenstein game.
P-Kraid got Arkham Asylum early somehow, and seems to be enjoying it. A lot. Lucky bastard.

M-Zyrshnikashnu guest hosts dTunes this week, kicking things off with some Ska and Reggae.
M-NukaCola's drumming continues to impress. In this latest video he bashes skins along to Shadow of the Colossus.
F-Why is it that movie sequels tend to drop in quality, yet games tend to improve? Wry Guy had some thoughts on this seeming paradox.
F-Dronkmunk reviewed Inglorious Basterds.
S-Nilcam has been working on a slick-looking arcade stick. It's not quite finished, but it's close.
S-Marter had a nice gaming haul this week.

R- Mikeyed posted about a Venetian dolphin helmet, perfect for the day Chad and the Rev have their epic volcano showdown.
R-Brotroller has a love-hate relationship with Tetris.
R-Something about anime I confess I couldn't wrap my head around.
R-A rant by Raiku concerning some admittedly odd business practices in the games industry.
C-Dtoid and Giant Bomb are tight and all, but cross-posting community podcasts might be stretching the relationship a bit.
?-I still have no idea how to classify Altered's playthrough of Pathologic, but it's still quite interesting.[/i]
S-Cartman pimped out his DS. Unless Microsoft and Nintendo decide to start makin' out in a corner, this is as close as Marcus Fenix will ever get to a Nintendo console.

F-If this is an introduction, try again please.
F-Just 'cause it's buried doesn't mean you shouldn't put some effort into it.

BONUS! I was going to keep all the Love posts separate, but here are a few of my favorites. Think of this as a secret room you unlocked by reading the rest of the post. It's a secret to everybody.
M-Nick and Topher's PS3 unboxing video proves Destructoid has a great sense of humor.
M-Magnalon shared a substantial, non-memey post that deserves some additional attention.
M-And so did the GHost, who is a rare spawn these days.
M-Trebz had a nice turn of phrase writing what he loves about this place.



MegaStryke has a gift for language. Truly.
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First Kiss

No matter what the experience was or which game or genre left that strong first impression, such experiences have the potential to open our eyes to the rich history of a series or genre. With any luck, we might find even more to love or something better. A great first experience with RPGs could lead to an undying love affair.

Sometimes a first kiss can be so impactful that the game gets placed on a pedestal and enshrined as a gold standard, which has its own pros and cons. I mean, it is nice to have a basis for comparison, but some folks take it too far. There are people who loved Half-Life, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, or Final Fantasy VII so much that nothing after them really got a fair shake.

So first impressions matter -- they can shape and inform our gaming habits. I grew up on arcades, Nintendo, handhelds, and eventually into RPGs, so much of what I play will be influenced by how I acquired my tastes. I probably like Overwatch a ton because it has a passion for RPG roles, but contextualizes them closer to older shooters focused on objectives more than gear builds and grinding out perks for better killstreaks.

So for this month's Bloggers Wanted, we'd like you head over to the community blogs write about your first kiss, the games that positively influenced you or maybe biased you a little too much for a time. What turned you on to a series or genre? Was it love at first sight? Did it set any expectations in stone or possibly lead you to something better?

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