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Cblog Recaps of 06/08/18, 06/15/18+Settling in

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Its been a week indeed it has. Last week I was super busy moving, going all the way from Iowa and coming back to Wisconsin though a a bit away from where I used to live. It was nervewracking but so far the jobs been going rather well and I've settled in, with my internet being turned on after a week of only having mobile which was obviously less than ideal. I've been exploring my new hometown, hung out with a buddy today before he gets deployed for a time and as of now life is good. It was a big and somewhat scary change but its one I'm glad I made and hopefully in future theres a lot more good to be had from it. 

Onto recaps! 

A - MightyMagikarp writes up a piece about the roster of Super Smash bros and focuses more on their backstories and recommended games as opposed to gameplay elements in SSB proper.

E - Another E3 rolls in and then rolls out, giving us goodies, maybes and especially for EA, a lump of coal in a bag full of feces. The comments for such events tend to be worth looking at and with this COTW Goofierbrute takes a look at Nintendos showing.

C - Strider wants to know, which of the three samurai style games announced at E3 do you want to get your filthy hands on, to hold closely and to feast upon? Go and tell him, that he may know and devour your opinions.

R - FakePlasticTree writes up a review of No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise on that there PS3 and gives some thoughts on the game as well as its message and themes. Interesting look at a game series I've seen a lot but never tried or looked more into.

May your fission be binary and your growth forever exponential.

-Gamemaniac3434 

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11/04 to 11/10 - Lord Spencer
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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

Costume Party

When it comes to October, it's pretty easy to come up with an idea for Bloggers Wanted. Halloween presents a lot of options. People will start playing horror games and marathon scary movies, but then there's the ultimate question for the day itself:

"What am I going to wear?"

Costumes are, after all, at the very heart of Halloween's fun. Whether you're playing a game with a canon character like Lara Croft, Spider-Man or a customized character in Monster Hunter World or an MMO, you're still faced with the question of what are you going to look like. Sometimes you even have stat bonuses to further complicate things, while other games have made it so you can have all the lovely stat bonuses and still make something that looks nice to you. Some folks even take this all huge step further and will realize such costumes for real-life cosplay.

As someone that posts often about Final Fantasy XIV, I have spent countless hours obtaining all kinds of armor, weapons and accessories from various corners of the game and only for the reason of it looking cool. In fact, once I have a job at 50, I feel obligated to give each of my jobs a fanciful glowing weapon before I press forward.

And then I give each job their own little pet sidekick, because I have decided my character is a Disney princess. Then I write macros that give them a blend of super sentai/Sailor Moon transformations because henshin a-go-go, baby!

But, if I'm honest, my one true love in regards to outfits in the game is the Invalician Samurai set, which I got from the Rabanastre raid. The design is pulled right from the Final Fantasy Tactics' art concept of the female samurai and is wonderfully realized.

But sometimes looking good comes at a price, too. I remember my favorite look for my Corsair in Final Fantasy XI required me wearing pants that reduced my movement speed by twenty percent and some of the best stat-based builds in Monster Hunter can make you look silly.

So this month's topic for Bloggers Wanted is costumes. Whether the costume is realized in-game or in real-life, we'd like for you to to discuss your favorite creations or tributes to characters, whether it's a custom look, a canon character or even a character skin like you'd find in Overwatch or Fortnite. You can discuss cosplays you've done, or cosplayers you admire. You can even talk about the plights of stat-based function over fashion.

The sky is the limit on this one, so head on over to our community blogs and get to writing! Use the prompt "Costume party: [Your title here]" and be sure to place "Bloggers Wanted" in the tags!

Now if you'll excuse me, I have get Bayonetta dressed up. She's heard about everyone and everything becoming Princess Peach and she would like to remind the world she was ahead of the curve on that.



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