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Cblog Recaps of 1/13/09 + Pendeltonisms

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Last night, I was fired from my high-profile, well-paying gig as a janitor at my college’s student union. It sucked. On top of that, I’ve had to contend with my worst cold in years, being poor due to the holidays, and classes that’ll suck the life out of me this semester. So, needless to say, I had a shitty day. That is, until this afternoon, when I spent about 6 hours playing Psychonauts. It’s amazing how the pure unbridled genius of Tim Freaking Schaefer can totally turn a depressing day around.

Speaking of Psychonauts, one of our topsause blogs contains a damn fine pic of Rasputin! Also, we’ve got blogs detailing the downfall of VG music, broken controllers, and how not to play a video game.

Cblog recaps, #_1_in_the_hood_g!



*-Mikey creates a beautiful picture of Raz. I cannot wait to see what he has in store for the community comic!

*-Somehow, Dtoid’s becoming a fucking art gallery; here’s Togail’s gorgeous pic of Mateus The Corrupt.

*-Another great entry into Aurion’s series of Korgblogs. Come see FF6 music played through the KORG-DS!

*-The best 45 seconds of music you’ll ever watch. God bless you, GuitarAtomik.\

*-With Tehmtnlion’s b-day coming up, he takes a look back at his video game exploits.

*-Though I disagree with it, one hell of a blog on the state of music in video games.



A-Blindside breaks his controllers a lot, wants more durable ones.

S-dTunes with the amazing Death From Above 1979.

S-God, my problems seem insignificant in comparison to Juggs over here. I’ll keep you in my prayers, buddy!

M-Atlus talks about gaming with his brothers.

P-FAILCAST records it’s one-year anniversary show tonight!



I will never, ever get sick of this fucking video:




E-Info about some sort of gaming conference called Otronicon going on this weekend. And, apparently, there’s a Halo wedding involved.

F-As always, ScottyG talks about Team Fortress Tuesday.

F-Mxy begins the new FNF forum threads.

I-Everyone, welcome Icarus to our lovely community!

R-Goodbye, sweet arcade prince.



N-Nintendo patents a way for all those shitty shovelware games to play themselves.

N-If there’s any left, see if you can snatch up a $30 13-month Live subscription card.

R-Serivor does a mini-review of GoW2.

T-Wii: The world’s most popular loser.

T-Magazine scans for some game called Super Robot Wars K. I’m not Asian enough to know what is going on in this blog.

T-The hype train rolls into the station, bringing videos of Killzone 2.

T-LOLface wants, ahem “moar local co-op please”.

T-Bigby talks about how video games are turning into Pop-Up Video.

T-Nihon gives Valve some ideas about what to do for a Demoman TF2 update.

T-BFeld13 over-analyses the PoP ending.



A-Here’s another Togail masterpiece in progress.

A-And yet ANOTHER nice community art piece, GamingGoddess’ Aya from Parasite Eve.

S-Upgrayedd shows us a nifty way to organize your fake plastic guitars.



V-One crazy-ass AMMO video, straight from AgentMOO.

V-For whatever fucking reason, how NOT to play SF 3rd Strike.



F-Umm…

F-Broken link to a snippet of the new Akira live-action movie.

F-…did you just compare Killzone 2 to the kid who killed his parents?

F-Not humorous or funny, but, yeah, you should die.

(Pendelton21)

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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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