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Cblog Recaps of 12/18/13 and Striderisms!

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I'm kind of nervous about participating in the Dtoid Pokemon tournament later. It never feels great to get swept easily under the rug by some obscure set up sweeper. That's the thing about the new generation of Pokemon. It's impossible to prepare yourself out of 650 possible threats. Much less when you consider the not fully evolved Pokemon but still, there's only so much you can do with a team. I've only just now finished what I think is my balanced team which isn't my themed rain dance or sunny day team. I'm still nervous because the sudden appearance of a hypnosis Gengar or a set up Mega Mawile would screw me over royally.

It's worth noting that Pokemon X and Y have been out for over two months and yet in one week, the metagame we've been playing with for these few months will be shaken up fresh again when Pokebank drops. Pokebank, to me, is slowly growing as a bigger and bigger deal as the date grows closer. I have Pokemon that date back to Emerald version. Pokemon that date back to 8 years can be transferred to this new 3D generation of Pokemon. Even for a pessimist, that's bits of data that's 8-years-old! I have essays that old sitting in my hard drive! I still have the shiny Rhyhorn I caught back in Emerald version's safari zone. When by all accounts such a rare find would have fled in the goddamn safari zone, I still managed to catch it! It's now a Rhyperior, a bipedal, albino, rhino, sitting in my Pokemon Black card after jumping games through various transfer methods for over 8 years. It first transferred after plugging Emerald into a DS to Pokemon Diamond. Then it transferred again with the help of my girlfriend's DS to wirelessly transfer from Diamond to Black. And in a week with Pokebank, this albino rhino who could will finally enter the 3D world in all its shiny glory!



I think that's an important facet to Pokemon that naysayers and doom gloomers need to remember about Pokemon's success, especially when compared to other monster franchises. Long time trainers have a long time connection to their particular mons. Past the thought that you're attached to Pokemon you've taken through one game's story mode, almost every game since Gold/Silver has allowed to you continue using your progressively older and experience and used Pokemon. I have a friend who had his 3DS stolen, which was carrying his copy of Pokemon Y which had Pokemon that dated back to the original Pokemon Red version! I have quite a few cherished Pokemon dating back quite a ways too. Of course, I still come back to my greatest shame of accidentally deleting a stash of Pokemon that were stuck on my Pokemon Ranch on Wii before I sold it to someone on eBay. I'm pretty sure I lost my one and only Ho-oh and the Latios twins.


R.I.P. 2005 - 2007


Of course, Pokebank will be around for all future Pokemon games, especially the predicted Pokemon Z. And Pokebank will allow us to more easily transfer Pokemon to newer games and generations and for that, I'll be happy. Every transfer method before had utilized multiple handheld systems but now Pokebank will let us do it easily by ourselves.

Well, I also have a shiny Roserade but her stats are weird.


* - Nintendo is always doomed unless they always pay attention to AboveUp's suggestions

* - STOCK TALK with Macmanus the Macmanalyst

* - White America has spoken on who is the most averagely white male character of all males

* - Learn how King Sushi became who he is today


M - What'choo know about Dreamweaver's preference in Anarchy Reigns?

A - I guess we're spoiled. Sure, why not?





S - Yeah, ok. Pre-order stuff you want or get boned like Tartie


V - AsaiNoTran presents the most amiable video game places to be in

T - IS has a rant about the Vox Populi in Binfinite

T - Decide which screenshot should be used as tribute reference for Ridge Racer's tribute piece

D - Play a game made by a Dtoid member and his pals and share your thoughts!

V - Obsidian has problems and Andy Stead wants them fixed

$ - ARE YOU LETTING YOUR POKEMON HAVE SEX HEALTHILY?

V - The continued adventures of Doctor Vegas in Fallout Who

V - Cleaning up blood and wanks in the morning with Seymour Butts to Dunk


L - A challenger to Dtoid story time appears! Pixilated Dreams with Pixilated


L - LINK HAS A BLUE SCARF!!!!


F - BOOTY BOOTY BOOTY BOOTY BOOTY BOOTY


~ Albino Rhinos

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It feels like it's been a decade since we've seen the rise of the crowdfunded game. I'm always surprised when I remind myself that crowdfunding has been a thing long before the first crowdfunded video game, but nowadays a crowdfunded game seems like a dime a dozen.

Of course such a phrase is an incredible disservice to some of the great games that have come out thanks to websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Games like FTL, Shovel Knight, and even Undertale are around thanks to crowdfunding; thanks to people gathering around and literally putting their money where their mouth is, a game they want gets funded and inevitably the greater landscape of gaming benefits from it. Most of the time the landscape gets to benefit from it anyways.

Don't worry though, this month's bloggers wanted prompt isn't an exploratory thesis on the effects of crowdfunding on video game development. We just want you to talk about your favorite games, as long as they were crowdfunded. This topic can be simultaneously broad and narrow, because you can talk about whatever game you want, however you want, as long as it was crowdfunded.
For me, FTL is the original crowdfunded game, and it was great. It was somehow minimalist and incredibly detailed at the same time, and it was all done because a man wanted to do it, but needed the money, and thousands of other people wanted to see where his idea would go. Shovel Knight to me feels like this natural evolution of the classic 8-bit gaming of yore without also throwing myself back to a time when gaming was honestly comparatively archaic. And everyone's talked to death about Undertale, so we all know where I'd go with that.

To participate in this month's bloggers wanted, just start a blog! Oh, and title it "Crowdfunded: [your blog title here]." I bet this month is going to be pretty diverse, since it's basically writing about your favorite crowdfunded game. So I hope to hear about some good games revisited or amazing games no one has heard about.

Remember: Persona 5 was not crowdfunded, but excuse me as I plow through it.

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