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Cblog Recaps of 8/11/17+A lull

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Welp, beat the Ratchet and Clank Remake-overall while it was visually impressive and generally fun its obvious how hard the movie kneecapped it in terms of story especially near the end. It does make me hopeful for more remakes of older games though hopefully without the movie division getting involved because when it comes to movies Sony's one of the worst companies out there right now. For instance, I'd love to see Jak and Daxters trilogy remade into one game with new graphics and maybe some tweaks to fix some issues considering how much I liked the series as a kid-just don't change the story and we're good. Also if you're curious why I hate sony as a movie company, heres two videos to explain to you why via their shitty movies.

Also I've been playing more Bloodborne and finally made it to the defiled chalice. I'm really beginning to regret this decision I've made but dammit, I'm in too deep now. I'm going to take a break and power level using the DLC as well as maybe getting some new tools to help make the defiled chalice more palatable.


Onto recaps then!

* - FakePlasticTree goes into an in-depth breakdown of Yakuza: Kiwami and explains what it does right as well as what it does wrong. Its pretty thorough and well written, so I'd recommend checking it out if you have an interest in this entry in the series or the series as a whole. And consider this topsaucetoid a small token of favor before the recap team drives the COTW team into the sea! May it comfort you in the dark watery abyss.

* - AvtrSpirit tackles an interesting idea-going through their backlog and trying games for a few hours before deleting them if its not working out to try to get through most of the backlog as well as limiting QP's and MP games. Its an interesting thing to consider for sure-the backlog is real for most people and it sometimes is a bit guilt inducing when one considers a new game only to look at all the older games unfinished or untouched. For myself I've just tried to come to terms with it and I leave games lying around that I might get to sometime-I sporadically just start playing older games sometimes so I'd never delete saves or anything but I do respect putting a foot down to finish a backlog, and the struggles of getting older and dealing with gaming time/attention span stuff. Give it a looksie, best of luck!

C - Revered Panda Z still has a contest going on for some games for the price of a haiku, so make sure to enter it!

T - Virtual Kazama writes a blog about why you should keep playing fighting games to get better at them and have more fun exploring them, as well as the playstyles. Honestly I wish I could play fighting games sometimes but I literally can't-I've tried several times and for some reason it doesn't click with my brain.

S - In an open letter to Limited Run Games, Titannel vents their frustration with the limited stock and cart functions of the LRG site and how it prevents people from getting the games they would happily pay money for because their cart system doesn't reserve a copy and they don't meet the demand. Going to be honest, as time has gone on I've seen more and more similar stuff to this ala limited amounts of stock selling out in seconds and scalpers bursting forth from their holes to sell the games at insane markups. Its really begun to chafe that with limited stuff like this there aren't systems in place to make sure interested parties can get a copy of the thing they want at fair price-it wouldn't be overly hard to take preorders to get an idea of what you're dealing with, especially in the case of nintendo though there it seems to be highly intentional.

C - I think this blog could use a bit more meat to its argument against open worlds or try to provide a solution, and yes I know its a bit of a joke but at the same time...I feel like theres some decent inspiration to be had from this subject matter and exploring it in depth would have been a better move. Also the text is weirdly small for no reason I can perceive, might want to fix that.

 While being nervous is understandable, comparing recent events to the cold war seems to me an ill fitting comparison due to numerous factors. 

May your fission be binary and your growth forever exponential.

-Gamemaniac3434

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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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