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Cblog Recaps of 04/09/14 and of course Striderisms

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I have mixed feelings about the reveal of Greninja. On one hand, Greninja is a cool Pokemon, and it was awesome that he got picked by his strength rather than the strength of his branding. Think of it this way I mean: who asked for Lucario? But he was picked because he was the the poster child for  Pokemon Diamond/Pearl and he headed his own Pokemon movie, Mewtwo was the original king of ubers back then, Pikachu is the de facto Pokemon, and Pokemon Trainer's Pokemon were the original starters. Charizard was even picked up because since X and Y's debut, he's been getting a lot of care and attention from Gamefreak recently. But Greninja? He's just a cool ninja. No movie, no representation. He's just been chugging along as a popular scout/lead with Protean to lend it some offensive punch.



On the other hand, he looks like another Mewtwo clone and not even the first one to do it.

There will obviously be some differences like Lucario being able to mega evolve in battle and Greninja being obviously faster and different physical movesets but I'd rather it go further then just what they do to every Fox/Captain Falcon clone they gut out. Even though I still prefer certain shotos over other counterparts, we still wish the similarities went further than the skin deep details. Three people had Landmaster final smashes after all.

But the Smash Direct very much supercharged my enthusiasm for the Nintendo brand. So much that it's too the point where I caught myself thinking of buying a Wii U for Smash Wii U. Obviously it would be a safe purchase, being the cheapest console with an expansive library with backwards compatibility. The BC might be the biggest thing too because I'm a poor, unfortunate soul who hasn't played Okami so buying a Wii U might be important. Not to mention giving Skyward Sword a fair shake, along with Wii U titles like Super Mario 3D World.

Of course, I already have a 3DS and am very much excited to get that as early as this summer. Very vague but very hype inducing.

As of now though,  mot of my time has been going to FTL: Advanced Edition though. I'm obsessed with unlocking more ships because frankly, unlocking ships is a feat unto itself. So many factors have to line up for certain unlocks. I mean, unlocking the Crystal Cruiser needs four random events to line up, in order, before you hit sector 8. Even something like the Mantis cruiser needs a bit of set up to working.

But I'm definitely enjoying the new equipment. Mind control is one of my favs, especially when combined with a slug crewmember who can psychically keep tabs on enemy crew. Screw the ship by mind blasting the pilot and watch the chaos that ensues that you can just drink up like a calorie crazy cat.



Watch out for a guide cause I really want to write one with a great headline I thought up. It only happens so often!


* - Why do you like Smash? Like, comment, and subscribe

* - Shade's easy reading review of Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright

* - BROFORCE CONTEST! SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!











T - Want to charge your Fallout 3 experience? Look up a wiki!

T - Capcom could learn a thing or two about reverence from Nintendo's handling of Mega Man

T - Routine thoughts about an unroutine Smash Directpresentation

T - Where is Smash going? In my pocket, for one thing

V - Video review of Galcon Legends





V - Are we going to talk about TMNT movies?


F - Failed to post-check


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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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