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Cblog Recaps of 4/23/14 and Striderisms!

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The Spring sale on Xbox 360 passed and while it doesn't hold a candle to Steam, I still came away with some games at severely reduced prices and a larger backlog then ever and more important, some fun games to play in my free time. For example, Batman Arkham City.

This game is still mind blowingly fun to me due to the arcadey challenge between combat rooms and predator games. Stringing together the perfect, pristine freeflow combat, countering every hit, using every trick in the book, and messing up a small populations' use of their arm will never get old to me. And now with a bunch of content to explore that I haven't yet, there's still more to be had. I mean, I also got Harley Quinn's Revenge for $3 and that gave me a taste of Robin. Now I've got an itch to buy the Nightwing and Robin challenge packs to experience their unique brand of combat thrashing. While Batman uses his claw to lariat fools, Robin uses his to straight up Bionic Commando zip-kick them into oblivion. Nightwing has less use compared to Robin since he has a challenge pack and a part in HQ's Revenge, but he still has a lot of utilitarian difference in combat with his wing dings and electric kali sticks.

Jumping into AC also reminded me I left a ton of Catwoman challenges unperfected, which I also reminded myself are unperfected because she seems so much weaker compared to the Bat family, mostly due to not rodeoing titan henchmen for efficient room clearing.

Speaking on unperfected challenges, I of course cleared nearly every mission in the main campaign but obviously left the Riddler's case file half complete because fuck, who has time for uber-collectible missions man? But I'm considering on closing the case with Riddler once and for all with enough time.AC is now on my hard drive rather then a disk, so who knows?



I also got BL2 at a 75% off and while it's super late to the multiplayer party, I also managed to get a season pass at 60% off too, meaning I got much more than just one DLC add-on for essentially free. It was too much of a deal to just pass up and I also got Krieg while I was at it. Zer0 is all about finesse in his melee. I should give Krieg a spin for pure, adrenaline junkie melee classes, right?

But mostly I want to build up my Commando and Mechromancer classes up since I left them somewhat hanging. Though my Commando cleared the main campaign, he's only at level 35, really shy of his goal of throwing out two missile equipped Sabre turrets spitting out tons of lead with shield enclosures. And I have a ton of opportunities to get him leveled up now that I have the entire season 1 DLC under my belt.

That is if I can ever pull myself away from Catwoman's combat challenge rooms.

Also, follow the Dtoid Cards tumblr because just because. I want to get my ass in gear to make a Dtoid card but I'm so lazy and mostly about the Cblogs and never have the time to keep up with the Forums unless it's on my terms like Game Threads good luck on keeping up with The Bar or All About Dtoid sub forums.


* - Liked the Moonlight saber from Armored Core? These and more cross-pollination references abound in Dark Souls!











T - Pretend you don't know anything about GTAV and read Grungy describe the weapon mechanics

R - Carmino is the only true Sunset Rider, 10/10

R - Revenile decided to ignore class and jot down his thoughts on Elder Scrolls Online










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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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