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Cblog Recaps of 3/31/09 + Pendeltonisms

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Today, I took some time to really think about the impact this site has had on me. Aside from being your most humble/greatest Cblog recapper ever, I’m now officially a part of roughly 3 organizations through this site. First is the Destructoid Artisans, which you can read about on the front page. Second is Backwards Compatible, a gaming features-oriented blog and podcast that I am a part of, along with some of the goofiest gamers I’ve ever met. And, finally, I’m now a part of a super-secret, double-probation blog began by another Dtoider (though, info about that will be given on a need-to-know basis for now). I just want to take this time to thank not only Niero for such a great website, but also the fine folks who I talk to daily, all because I met them through this site.

Alright, enough about my hard-on for green robots, let’s get to the recaps! In today’s review, we look at a Nintendo kid falling for SEGA, Dtoid karaoke, and more Robbert Summa than you can shake an underage stick at.

By the power of Grayskull, these are…THE CBLOG RECAPS!!!



*-JusticeDude talks about his experiences of Sonic’s UGC, and growing up a Nintendo kid (I can totally relate).

*-Wow, a great blog where Abagnale talks about the shame that comes with being a gamer.

*-Togail starts off his month of horror game art with this gorgeous Crimson Head art.

*-A pretty fantastic look at the strange question, “How are Gamers and Hippies the same?”

*-LOL ROBERT SUMMA.

*-Mario and Luigi Sears Portrait Studio picture. My God…

*-Mxy continues his streak of amazing videos by giving us one dealing with understanding, Resident Evil 5, and grape drank.

*-Possibly one of the funnier comment threads ever on Dtoid, ‘til de BLOO ruins it.

*-Sorry to pimp myself, but I AM pretty awesome; here’s a look at the Destructoid Artisan, Pendelton21.

*-This is up here for being a great review, and being about a super-obscure game: ygro wok’s review of The Castle.

*-Rhadley gives a great review for the new Star Ocean game, with a small review at the beginning for all you TL;DRs.



S-Uber Mashu laments a bit about his current stance in life.

M-Expanded Universe: Jesus, the Pokemon world is HUGE.[/b][/url]

P-Ooh, neat! Austrailia Dtoiders get together to create a new podcast tonight!


What your brain melted? Then enjoy The Residents…




E-Wow, those Dtoid kids sure k now how to have a good time…as long as said time involves GDC, booze, and licking other human beings. Also, Rev Anthony karaoke.

I-A gigantic fucking intro for Dtoid’s newest Dtoider Persona.

B-HAPPY B-DAY, SUPERFLOSSY!



N-Oh, snap! We might be getting a new Syndicate game!

N-In a ho-hum announcement, it seems that Max Payne 1 and 2 might be up on XBLA soon.

V-A great music video for Yea Big and Kid Static’s “BOTS”.

R-A neat review of Gears of War 2, which is pretty gay.

T-de BLOO rags on the scoundrels who hate on Street Fighter 4.

T-A Metallica fan gushes over GH: Metallica.

T-BahamutZero rants about GTA4, and conjures stars out of nowhere. A WITCH I SAY!!!

T-A look at 2 of the greatest wrestling games, Smackdown vs. RAW 2009 and WWE Legend of Wrestlemania.

T-Chris J. Oatis gives us a list of Commodore 64 games he wouldn’t mind paying $5 for.

T-The-Excel talks about his love for the greatest Gradius game, Gradius ReBirth.

T-Gawii UK starts his cblog blitz with his thoughts on FIFA ’09.

T-Then he moves onto his views on Resident Evil 5.

T-He finishes off with a love-fest over 360 online services.



A-GamingGoddess blesses us with a neat drawing of a knight.

A-Togail asks the community what he should draw in April.

A-Faith shows off a lovely LocoRoco keychain bead sprite she made!

F-Umm…why was I not told of this? There’s a King of Fighters movie coming?!!?

F-Jonathan Holmes gets into an early showing of Adventureland, and tells us about it!



?-I have no idea what’s going on, but it’s magical: Tron Knotts sends stuff to Yojimbo and gatorsax2010.



F-Street Fighter IV advertising is a terrible blog concept.

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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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