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Cblog Recaps of 09/04/13 and Striderisms!

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I've always loved Pokemon. Make no mistake, I'm not one of those fairweather Pokemon fans who gets a little excited when a new title comes out and forgets it afterwards. No, at least with my particular set of tastes, I will obsessively pour over the details and play the game until I get faded images. On my eyeballs. Those genwunners can go shove it over a bush of poison ivy. If you look at how Pokemon has evolved over the years, you'll see the metagame has changed radically over the generations. From wall tactics and slowly picking up speed to become a super offensive, sweep happy tactics of now (look at me! I'm Scizor!), the push for mega evolutions look like the aggressive tactics will only unless there are other mega evolution facts that need to be discovered. I mean, Venusaur has never been known for its speed. It's had decent bulk though but being weak to popular fire, ice and psychic did it no favors. But MegaVenusaur gains Thick Fat, halving damage from fire and ice, two major powers on Venusaur's radar.

Look at Dtoid's own news on the Pokemon Direct and you'll see Steven diss the new mega evolutions. Perhaps but MegaBlastoise makes logical sense to me. How do you take the next step from a giant tortoise with two heavy artillery cannons installed into its shell? Move those cannons two his arms a la Mega Man and put a giant, water shooting howitzer in his shell.

Another thing announced was the Pokemon Bank, which just makes logical sense. I mean, if you've been playing Pokemon since ye olden days, you'll have quite a backstock of Pokemon as well. Now having the program right in front of you on your 3DS makes things really stick. Remember Ruby/Sapphire Box? Remember Pokemon Ranch? Actually, I don't want to remember Ranch that game is one of my greatest shames. Selling my Wii but forgetting to offload my stored Pokemon before formatting it. Remembering that mistake makes me heart hurt. I'm pretty sure I lost a Lugia and a Ho-oh in my shame. But it also reminds me I have a ton of Pokemon I need to transfer to my White cartridge because Pokemon Bank will only work with Black/White and their sequels. I have tons of Pokemon from Diamond and SoulSilver, so I'll have to get on that soon. But it's nice to continually see the Pokemon I've raised since Diamond or even Emerald surviving the generations intact.

Really, I was prepared to just look forward to the game and play it but my friend, who is also a lead at work, has been hyping the game up nearly every day and it's starting to brush off on me. I can't wait to see the 3DS Pokemon, the logical next step finally happen. I can't wait to see the new Pokemon introduced, the new fairy-types to bring balance to the dragons, the new trainers you both play and meet, and the new moves that'll define this upcoming generation. Plus I'm pretty excited to see Chespin evolve into god knows what.



* - Come for the articulate expressing of how clickbait is rage inducing, stay for the party cat webcomic

* - Dark returns to the night with the Cblog Interviews and Glowbear has a front row ticket to it all

P - GFR Versus Tyler Perry's Madea's Zelda

A - You should just watch Game Grumps I mean really now

A - Manny Des La Nombre thinks up the good thoughts about the Xbone being mysteriously rushed

A - These anti-backlog tips come after I bought Prison Architect for $18

P - Pocketoid is back with a Dream of a Team!

A - Dapper calls it quits on console gaming cause he's a quitter

A - amxwolf hopes you saw the video game music panel at PAX because FUCK WHY DIDN'T YOU?

I - Atemz hates himself and his introduction so why should you introduce yourself to him?

C - It's simple really: If you've been here long enough, you'll be glad to support Dtoid. If not, then don't

I - Zelos like games. That's obvious. But he likes anime too. Let me tell you about anim-

R - ZeroCrossing reviews Danganropa and he also convinces me to watch it on Hulu Plus

A - Pineapple Bitch Scone Cat Boner Battleaxes Illustrated Monthly

F - Locoroco or GTFO


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