Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News



 
CblogRecaps blog header photo
CblogRecaps
Fronts 12Posts 17Blogs 2377Following 38Followers 363


 
 








On Destructoid:
Most Comments

more notable stories

FAQ

Who updates the homepage?
Our Staff
What is Destructoid?
Long story
Can I submit a story?
#BloggersWanted
Dark theme?
Yep
Site rules?
Douche lightly
Ethics much?
Read this
Privacy?
Common sense
Who owns my posts?
You do


Get in touch

Editorial contacts
Meet our staff
Ask a question
Community@
Get support
Support@
Story idea?
Tips@
Everything else
Get in touch

LONG BLOG

Cblog Recaps of 09/05 et Striderisms

   0


Hey. How was PAX? Good? That sounds great. Me? I don't particularly care. I'm an Omega Man. I'm a survivor. I'm self-sufficient. I don't need much. I just need some video games, good food, a paycheck, and my girlfriend.

Also, I'm pretty lazy. Travel? Sounds like a lot of work. Maybe next time.

I've been slowing down on the gameplay. Maybe it's because all I play is P4A. Maybe I need to slow down on that. But if there's one thing that's growing on me, it's comics. And boy have I been reading comics.



I mean, today I bought Marceline and the Scream Queens plus Ultimate Spider-Man. I've already talked about Miles Morales before but Marceline? I'm a huge fan of Adventure Time and I'd love to see and explore the dynamic between Marceline the Vampire Queen and Princess Bonnibel Bubblegum as they tour the land of Oooo in a crazy rock and roll band. Fans already know that Marceline and Bubblegum used to be acquaintances and even friends but no longer see eye to eye on most things. Marceline wants to rock out with her band but Bubblegum just sees rock as sound goo. But when Marceline's band rocks out at the Candy Kingdom, something in PB awakens and becomes intrigued by rock.

Meanwhile, Marceline is getting amped from a successful show but realizes her bandmates are actually sloppy and lazy. They just want to goof around while Marceline sees their successful gig as something they should capitalize on but aren't. And so the two reconcile their differences of opinion and the end of the issue leads up to the crux of the story: PB joins up with the Scream Queens as the responsible manager they need to keep them on the straight and narrow. Also, PB leaves Jake as interim king until she returns. That'll be hilarious.

I also had the chance to read the two Earth One DC storylines out so far, Superman and Batman. I liked them overall. But I'd like to distill essence of both stories down to tweets I recently put out.

Superman Earth One - "I don't know what to do in life because I'm so much better than everyone else WAAAAAAH."

Batman Earth One - "MY PARENTS ARE DEAD! Except now my butler is Liam Neeson."


SURPRISE!

I also went through DC's Flashpoint and Marvel 1602, both exercises in turning everything you know on its head and making you love it. For example, in Flashpoint where the Flash ends up in an alternate timeline due to Professor Zoom's meddling, what if Bruce Wayne had died that fateful night instead and his father, Thomas Wayne, survived to become Batman? Well, if you thought Bruce Wayne was fueled by the rage of losing his parents, think about how angry Thomas Wayne can be using the loss of his son instead. Thomas Wayne as Batman goes from scaring thugs off the street into leaving corpses behind as a message to any other would-be criminals.

Meanwhile, in Marvel 1602, what if all your favorite superheroes lived during the dark ages? What if Matt Murdock was a blind Irish bard with incredible senses? What if Magneto was a Spanish inquisitor and used his position to further his personal agenda? What if Nick Fury was Sir Nicholas Fury, worked for the Queen of England and wore something an asshole would call a purple dress?

Well, actually, I wanted to touch on Nicholas Fury because he is somehow even more badass then modern day Nick Fury despite wearing a purple costume since he always either uses his sword to get work done or just his bare hands. Probably my favorite touch is how Professor Xavier exists as Carlos Javier, a Spanish monk who founds a school called the College for the Sons of Gentlefolk. Because wheelchairs haven't been invented yet, he's basically carried around like a princess by whoever's feeling polite enough.

Hell, even the Fantastic Four is present in the form of the Four from the Fantastick, which is the name of the boat they're on when it sails into a mysterious cloud in the Sea of Sargasso where they gain their powers. I still need to read the New World arc though, because that is when Spider-Man and Hulk are introduced proper in their 1602 versions.



I've also been trying to pick up Cassandra Cain/Batgirl. A mostly mute, Asian girl who's only method of communication is interpreting minute body language since her assassin father raised her devoid of any verbal language. She becomes Batgirl under Bruce and Barbara's tutelage as she tried to redeem herself for her first and only murder that she regretted. I also saw tenleid do a sweet cosplay of Cass as Black Bat though I forget who tenleid even is in relation to Dtoid.Still good cosplay though. Who's tenleid again? I just know I follow her on tumblr.

Also, I wrote a thing about a new fighter, Under Night In-Birth. It's a pretty cool game if you love fighting games.

* - She's a cold motherf- SHUT YOUR MOUTH! I was only talking about Hello Kitty! We can dig it.

* - Open up your bandwidth pipes! It's time for a cosplay photo throwdown!

* - Didn't go to PAX? Like to think about getting into game press? Then lbizz gives you everything you need to know about both

* - A terribly touching and personal story from Fame Designer about being family here at Dtoid

A - Glowbear wants to examine the issue of Greenlight's true value

A - Mega Man = Dante's Inferno basically and amazingly

A - Another PC Gaming compare and contrast piece

A - We all know the 360 D-Pad is horrible. Konnery knows this. But what's wrong with the analog stick?

R - Boss reviews Raccoon City. Offline anyways

T - ECONOMICS! Guild Wars 2 style with business wiz kid, Nathan Evrard

N - Namco is releasing A LOT of RPGs compared to Square's four, but do you care about any of Namco's titles?

R - I think it's funny that a large part of Nigma's review body is spent on nit-picky nags and yet he still loved the game

N - How COD is killing gaming: real talk edition

F - Jim Carrey in Kickass 2? I didn't know he was still around!






~ StriderHoang


FPotD
Login to vote this up!

LOOK WHO CAME:


CblogRecaps   
ChillyBilly   1
Wolf Girl   1
PK493   1
Ben Davis   1
Nic Rowen   1
Fame Designer   1
Handy   1
mrandydixon   1
Mike Martin   1
Occams   1
Capm Trevo   1
Elsa   1
Stahlbrand   1
Arttemis   1
BlinkingPixels   1


 
 

  0 COMMENTS

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.



 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!

 

About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

About Cblog Recaps

Schedule:
Mondays - Lord Spencer
Tuesdays - James Internet Ego
Wednesdays - TheBlondeBass
Thursdays - ShadeOfLight
Fridays - Wutangclam
Saturdays - Dreamweaver
Sundays - Riobux

Reserve Recappers:
Hyper Lemon Buster Cannon
Pixie The Fairy
Mike Martin
Nic Rowen
KingSigy
Gamemaniac3434
Gajknight
LinkSlayer64

Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
Turning Japanese
Japanese culture is everywhere in video games, not to mention that Japanese developers always seem to put their own spin on a game. What does Japan mean to your favorite games?

Current Community Contests
There are currently no community contests.

Community Announcements
We have a Twitter account!
@CblogRecaps
Help us spread the word out on these recaps and in turn, everyone's blogs too! (These tweets appear on Dtoid's official accounts as well)
________________________________________

Archives

Legend:

WORDtoid

A- Articles
S- Series
B- Bloggers Wanted
P- Podcasts

CONTEStoid

C- Community Contests
W- Winners/Updates
E- Entries

COMMUNItoid

E- Events
F- Fight Nights
D- Destructoid in the Wild
S- Stories
C- Contemplations
I- Introductions
B- Birthdays
R- RIP
H- Houses, cribs, setups

GAMEtoid

N- News
V- Videos
R- Reviews
P- Previews
T- Thoughts
D- Development
$- Deals

CULTUroid

A- Art
M- Music
F- Film/TV
L- Literature
S- Swag

OTHEroid

L- LOLs
R- Random
V- Videos
C- Could Be Better
?- Defies Description

FAILtoid

S- You Are Slow
F- Maybe Fail?
 



Read Huge: Top Stories

Destructoid