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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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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.

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