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CBlogs o' 10/21/13 + MacMangasms I See Numbers In Everything Now Edition

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Guys I just watched Pi. You know, that one movie where a guy sees numbers in everything (the one that Jim Carrey wasn't in). It was pretty neat. I actually love movies like that. Wild ending and intriguing plot that kept me interesting despite the abrasive elements of the film.



Also Hector Salamanca was in it!



The one thing I hate about these movies is for at least five to ten minutes after you watch the movie you see numbers in everything.

So here me out! PS4 = 4 and Xbox One =1

4-1=3

Half Life 3 confirmed.



* - Deer, Dtoid.

* - Johnny's Top 10 Things He Likes About the New Pokemon Games



A - Sprony gets into the Xbone's identity crisis

S - The worst thing about censorship is where's half life 3????

A - Nikki writes a great article on AI in games.

A - Shuudy's guide to avoiding the hype train

A - I've tried this as well and had to bizarre responses in past games.

A - An interesting take on Dragon Age 2's Isabella

S - Zombie Orwell gets better every time, I swear.

A - Spelly's open mind gets tested.

A - Not a big Freddie fan, either.

A - Many of us entering university life share these woes.

A - We'll always have the memories of the Pokemon we loved.

S - The conclusion of the as black as Lightening series. A great read.



C - Drag-On Dragoon update!







T - I Fucking Hate Silver

T - If you don't remember the old pokemon, you don't have a childhood.













HOLY FUCK! We didn't have video spam this week!

~MacManus

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It feels like it's been a decade since we've seen the rise of the crowdfunded game. I'm always surprised when I remind myself that crowdfunding has been a thing long before the first crowdfunded video game, but nowadays a crowdfunded game seems like a dime a dozen.

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.

To participate in this month's bloggers wanted, just start a blog! Oh, and title it "Crowdfunded: [your blog title here]." I bet this month is going to be pretty diverse, since it's basically writing about your favorite crowdfunded game. So I hope to hear about some good games revisited or amazing games no one has heard about.

Remember: Persona 5 was not crowdfunded, but excuse me as I plow through it.

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