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Cblog Recaps of 2/24/09

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I’m a bit too sick and tired to do a proper introduction here, but, I have to say this:

Jansen is one of the best-written characters in a video game ever. Anyone who wants to know how to write great, well-timed dialogue needs to play Lost Odyssey just for Jansen.

That is all.



*-Continuing his phenomenal Dragon Questing series, Ben Haskett tells us why DQM: Joker wasn’t…that…great.

*-Mighty Pinto gives a great review of a similar-to-Lit freeware game called Mall Monster.

*-nukka jdav, with the help of some methed-out bimbos, reviews Lost and Damned. Fantastic.

*-GamingGoddess talks about how, even though Eidos wants her to get a breast reduction, plastic surgery is the least of Lara Croft’s worries.

*Playing with Yourself: A Sega fanboy’s tale of life and gaming. Nice first blog, btw.

*-Tehmtnlion gives us yet another amazing tale as his trip to the grocery store starts out maddening, then turns amazing.

*-Tanukitsune reviews a game with the greatest premise ever: A point-and-click adventure detective game set in a noir version of Oz.



A-A review of the Mad Catz FightStick, with modding instructions. Interesting, but way too technical for me.

S-Hooooleeeeee shit…Funktastic is filled to the brim with new gaming goodness.

S-Trunners starts out his top 5 favorite NES games with a title I’ve never seen before, but sounds cool.

P-The BACALAOPodcast crew talks about Community Vibes 4.

P-FAILCAST records tonight, but don’t worry about asking questions; they’re just gonna fuck it up.



E-Win some awesome Skate 2 promotional material!

E-Win The Lost and Damned with either Photoshop skills or heartbreaking stories!



E-The Destructoid Running Club begins to help motivate all us lazy Dtoiders.

S-Rev Anthony whores out his whore article on AMC about whore video game movies. Whore.

S-SephirothX is entering a SF4 tourney this weekend, and wanted to ask you lovely folks a question.

B-A big happy birthday to my favorite Dtoid musician (and favorite chiptune artist) GuitarAtomik!!!



V-The first trailer of the game at the top of my “DO WANT” list, Singularity.

V-Clance played a soccer game and recorded an apparently “cracking” goal. Honestly, I will never understand the British…

V-Neat videos showing off Metroid Prime 1 & 2 using glorious motion controls.

R-A Street Fighter 4 review from, apparently, an illiterate.

R-Mr. Jonathan Holmes looks at Dead Rising Wii and, surprisingly, finds it not that bad.

R-Trev looks at everyone’s favorite acid-induced, body-twisting, space-exploration puzzle game Noby Noby Boy.

T-As if you didn’t already have the motivation to do so, here’s why you gotta play Mother 3.

T-Sir Sterling talks about Killzone 2…or cake…I’m not quite sure…

T-RiotMonster wants help picking out her starter for Pokemon Platinum.

?-Mr. Gilder protects you from embarrassment by helping you avoid the major mistake while asking for a copy of Legacy of Ys.



M-MC Lars is coming out with a new album! Here’s the video for a song off said album, “Guitar Hero Hero”.

S-Ali D looks into gamer shirts that rip off the 4 name Beatles’ shirts, and sparks a discussion about gaming shirts in general.



V-2 words: Van Damme

V-Economic stimulus packages are always cuter when they’re younger…

?-sickNasty shows off some of his Photoshop prowess by giving us the scariest Jew ever.

?-The Playstation now has a disease named after it. It’s now the most expensive disease known to man.

?-Ever get the feeling that you’re the last sane person on Earth? There’s gonna be a Spiderman musical on Broadway, using the music of U2.



S-Yeah…we know.

F-Man cuts and pastes shitty article, fails.

F-Congrats on the new system, but please direct yourself to the forums.

F-Thank God you posted those screenshots. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have known EXACTLY who you were.

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Villains that did nothing wrong

Villains in all media, not just video games, can end up being a dime a dozen. Far too often, a villain's motives boil down to "I am a bad, and so I do bad things. Fear me." While this format has worked for countless stories, at this point in my life (the ripe old age of 20) I’ve become jaded and grumpy, finding myself rolling my eyes when I see yet another antagonist wreaking havoc with no background or reasoning presented as to why they’re being such a butthole.

What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

My favorite example of this would be Meruem from the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter. While he doesn’t necessarily fit the exact mold I laid out above, he’s easily one of the most dynamic and curious villains I’ve ever come across. For the sake of not spoiling what is perhaps one of the most exciting, action-packed, and tear-inducing arcs in anime history, I won’t delve into the details of what makes Meruem so great. Instead I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen Hunter x Hunter to set aside some time and plow through the series. Really, it’s that good.

But hey, that’s just how I feel. I’m sure there are folks out there who prefer their villains to be simple. If I ever met one of these theoretical people I might have a panic attack, but I’ll deal with that should the time come. I’m sure after some deep breaths we would get along. Maybe we could even snuggle, should my husband allow such an event to transpire.

All said and done, we arrive at the topic of this month’s Bloggers Wanted: Villains that did nothing wrong. Due to communication errors, this entry in the hallowed halls of Bloggers Wanted is a tad late. Regardless, all you have to do is head over to the Community Blog section of the site, and whip up a Cblog about a villain who you feel was secretly the good guy all along.

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