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Cblog Recaps of 10/16/09 + TOMOPOPisms

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In our hustle and bustle of videogames previews, reviews, journalism as well as our own home brewed Friday Night Fights one could be forgiven for overlooking Destructoid's sister site Tomopop. I, Y0j1mb0, would like to show you not just the errors of your ways for not giving Tomo some love but why it's essential for you to do so. Considering that you pretty much know just about everybody that works there already like Topher, Nihon Tiger, Brad Rice and more, all guided with loving care by Colette Bennett, should pretty much tell you it's a quality affair over yonder.

And really where else are you going to find kick ass coverage of collectible toy culture? From anime figure reviews to wonderful pictorial spreads like the one I highlighted today in our Topsauce, go create an account and stay a bit to check out the hard work and passion they have for toys. You'll find it to be equal to Destructoid's own when it comes to games. Plus there be nekkid anime figures too. O.o Now back to your regularly scheduled Cblog recaps. Spoiler alert: There were great, funny, kooky and all around fun blogs. Let's have a closer look, shall we.


*-This is EPIC and just a taste of what Tomopop is all about.
*-Did anybody else draw these as a kid?
*-Homes blog about the pathology of fanboys is a good read.
*-Walkyourpath's latest in his ongoing series. Required reading.
*- The 16th issue of The Obscurer Tribune. What I wouldn't give for a periodical style printed version of these.
*-I don't care what anybody else thinks...Krow's video is ridiculously entertaining. Plus he needs to get a haircut, hippie.


A-A cute rant.
A-RPG Musings II




E-Metroid database turns 13!
E-Game Night III
E-Seasons Beatings IV:Day Zero
F-EURO FNF
F-PS3 FNF
C-WTF is Zeebo?
C-Wither the digital...



N-PROOF! Of what? Click and find out.
V- Ar Tonelico 3 Teaser Trailer for the PS3?? YES.
V-New Aliens v Predator trailer.
T-The Pachter Factor.
D-The Legend of Vraz
V-Borderlands is for serious gamers.
$-Gemsi's latest UK Bargains!
N-SOCOM DLC BOY!
R-Novakaine's good review of Uncharted 2
R-Dawn of War II review suckas.
R-The Lost Symbol review


A-PSYCHOLOGY and Fanboys.
M-Dtunes & Senisan. No kung fu fighting??



L-Super Mario World Proposal?
F-This should be in the forums.
V-Obscure Indie games
$- PS2 and 4 games for sale. Help a brother out.
?-Ummm...
?-Ummm...part 2


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About Cblog Recaps

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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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