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C Blogs of 8/6/11 and 8/7/11 + SilverDragonisms

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So last week I told you all that my wife and I had shockingly sold our house after being on the market for less than two weeks, and that we only had three weeks to find a new one and close on it. Well, I am very excited to announce that ... WE BOUGHT A NEW HOUSE!!!

After looking at 40+ houses in the span of about 5 days, we found one we love and were able to negotiate a price for it. We will also be able to move into it the exact same day we officially sell our current house, just a little under two weeks from now. I can't truly express to you how extremely exited we both are. In the span of one week we were able to sell our current house and buy a new one. It really feels like our lives have been moving a million miles and hour, and we've been struggling to keep up.

Now over the next few weeks we are going to be packing our lives up into a box and preparing to move out. This new house represents a lot of things to us. It's the house we plan on starting a family in together, which is a pretty huge deal ... and that's only the beginning.

I've posted a picture of the front of the house below so you can all check it out. Now let's get on with our weekend recaps shall we.






*-You should all try Tubatic's new game - Rubber Duck Zerocraft.

*-Blindfire just had cataract surgery, and tells us about how terrified he was of the whole experience, and how that relates back to Deus Ex.



A-ManWithNoName lists the top 7 trends he wishes developers would stop using.

A-Zanthis writes a letter to Nintendo, imploring them to change their ways.

A-Cartlidge5329 examines how MMOs will change in the future.

A-Relix Kondor takes a look at the recent string of games EA is removing from Steam, and the "restrictive terms" they're being removed for.

A-Nekobun shares his distaste of online passes and the 3DS eShop.

S-Promoting Thought 5 - Community Content and a call for sandboxes.

S-Source and Sorcery: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines.

M-Motion Controls: The New 3D

M-eSports: Really??



No contests this weekend



E-Learn about the Unofficial Dtoid Steam Group.

C-Alex Bout is writing an article about computer monitors and wants to know what the best computer monitor under $200 we've ever owned is.

S-Fuzzy Chtulhu just upgraded his PC to play the shit out of some new games.

S-Kaggen is back to catch us up on his life.

S-After three years of writing, Nathsies has a lot of people he'd like to thank.



R-StriderHOang reviews the Agents of Change DLC for Brink.

R-RKS reviews God Hand.

R-Karutomaru reviewa Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes.

T-You only have to read the title of this blog to know how VoltySquirrel feels about EA and Origin.

T-Scissors says HAPPY 25th BIRTHDAY to Metroid.

T-Kieran Furlong wants to know why collectors editions of games, like Skyrim, cost so much money in other countries besides the US.

T-RetroSoildier never seems to complete games, because in his heart he never wants them to end.

T-ManWithNoName shares his thoughts on Catherine.



A-Check out this awesome pixel bead artwork that Misstawnii did.

F-Becca shares her thoughts on the "new face" of Studio Ghibli.



No Othertoids this weekend



F-What the hell is this shit?


(SilverDragon1979)


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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.

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