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Cblog recaps of 06/18/14 and ULTRA-ISMS

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I have absolutely no idea what's going on anymore. Monday tends to go missing and Wrench's Tuesday was a literal ghost town. While there was a FPoTD for me to go on, there was of course 1) Wrench was sick and 2) there was what? 4 blogs to cap? I just finished up my stint of grad nights and I'm about to bring my sleep schedule back into proper rotation and I'm certainly throwing myself back into a frying pan here.

Speaking of Monday, I just want to go ahead and bring up Lemon Buster's retrospective on Gen VI Pokemon Versus Gen III. I'm biased. I love Pokemon. I like Lemon Buster. My bias is so strong, I give him a cap from outside my day. Good show sir.

Smash's time in the spotlight came and went. In fact, I went to the Best Buy demo. It was definitely faster overall. Like going from SFII to SFII Turbo. But then again, Melee was that I guess and we went to Brawl and now we've gone back a bit. I do agree with PK fire in the forums though that competitive Melee is like watching two action figures fling themselves at each other wildly (which is half intentional in design I guess considering it's about toys come to life). Melee is crazy at higher levels and Brawl is slow.

But then again, I don't really care. I've always liked Smash for what it is, not what other people make it out to be. I won't say I've enjoyed Smash for what its always been, because if it weren't for players exploiting the hit stun and cancel mechanics of SFII, we wouldn't have fighting games as we know it. Combos weren't an intentional game design choice and we have the community that flocked around the game to thank for it. But can you imagine people back in the 90s playing SFII and people complaining how the pros weren't playing the game the way it was meant to be played?



Anyways, I played Greninja, and despite not having a firm grasp on just about anything, from muscle memory on a Wii U Pro controller to the basics of Greninja's moveset, I still came away really wanting to play more. Greninja is a combo between Shiek's footstep and Falco's great vertical jump height. I really wish now that I tried Little Mac or Villager or even just giving Diddy Kong a new go but for now, I'm just glad the 3DS version is coming in October 3rd.

Speaking of fighting games, Ultra Street Fighter IV is out and I got it with the AE edition Games for Gold freebie. How is it?

When does Persona 4 Arena Ultimax come out again?

I've been spoiled on new school games. Games where you can run, air block, and burst. I prefer my thought process going to go to which direction out of 4 I should block and how to execute BnBs or more after scoring random hits or counterhits. If you ask anyone who's played SFIV how it handles, it's more about the slow, methodical approach of footsies and opening up your opponent. People compare SFIV to high speed chess but I like to compare a game like Blazblue or P4A to several rock-paper-scissors games being done at 60 MPH. In SFIV, the game can be over in 3 to 4 turnarounds and reversals and life can be a commidity. Because life is so precious, players are less inclined to make rash decisions and perform high speed gameplay unless their character dictates the need (Seth). In P4A, life bars are more condensed and last a bit longer but the plays just keep on coming at a rapid pace and just don' stop.

I'm extremely rusty at SFIV. I used to be a high C, even a B with Rufus but that was back during Super. By now, the only people to be playing Ultra are vets who know how to do links. I suck at links. That's why new school games have spoiled me;gatlings and chains are easy to do. All you need to do is learn how some moves are better performed in some situations than others. For example, one special move is unsafe on block and in SFIV, a hit confirm means doing two light attacks that have to be linked together (strict timing). In a game like P4A, you can perform an entire chain series of 4 normal attacks and realize whether or not you've hit confirmed safely to do that special attack. 9 times out of 10, your normal attacks are safe to do on block.



I don't ever think I'll be good at SFIV again. The boat has left the dock and everyone good is on it. I'd just be dogpaddling my way out into the ocean. At least until P4AU comes out. I'm ready to give Junpei a try or see how Kanji comes back. Heck, Akihiko will be cool too, unless Yukari is as easy to zone as I think she is.

* - Dark Souls 2: a return for one Holein

A - ALL the Vita is a remote and second screen now

A - ALL will get Tales of Zestiria




I - Venasaur types his introduction using his vine whips I think

I - INTRODUCTION!

I - Injustice: Tacos Among Us

T - Sad Kojima to rival Sad Keeanu as the next big meme

T - Scholar liked Wolfenstein and that was quite a surprise

S - Head over to GOG and get stuff



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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
Fake it until you make it

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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