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Cblogs o' 2/17/2014 + A Very Valentine's-ee MacMangasms


Hope you all had a good Valentine's Day Weekend. I know I did. Wanna know why? Cause my date was Kevin fucking Spacey.

I can't get over how good House of Cards is. I love it, and normally I detest political dramas. Never liked The West Wing, loathed Commander in Chief, and utterly abhorred Franklin & Bash.

But House of Cards man. Maybe it's that Breaking Bad has given me a taste for a good anti-hero, and I mean a GOOD anti-hero. Piss off Low Winter Sun.

I'm only halfway through the new season and I can't believe all that has happened. My roommates are just now at the end of the first season and the difference between where I am and where they are would have been three seasons worth of plot developments on any other show. It's dense, it's fairly fucked up, and Spacey pretty much does the best southern accent ever. I love it.

* - Never seen a blog done in Spanish before so I'm just gonna assume it's fantastic.

* - I'm a sucker for a good rant about MS

A - Some MvC3 endings that would be delightful

A - All the Lone Survivor Feels.

S - The Devastation Continues...

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R - "This game should not be fun, but it sure is" I really wanna play Soul Blazer now.

A - Another awesome edition of Destructiod on Paint

R - struggles

S - Love ain't in the air when it comes to video spam.


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Last week, in the quick posts of Destructoid's community, we saw the rise and fall of community manager Wesley J. Russow. He rose to prominence with his immutable power, only to see it come crashing down as the working class clambered beneath him and tore him down. Truly, the life and times of Westopher G. Raggamuffins was a lesson in live fast, burn hot, crash spectacularly.

Wes went from community darling to lovable despot over the course of a few days. It was a thing of beauty to behold. Truly, nothing is better to witness than a real-life heel turn. Wrestling is nothing without these terms after all. A "Face" is a good guy wrestler who fights the man, stands up for the little guy, and fights fairly while still winning. A "Heel", on the other hand, is a despicable, dastardly villain or even anti-hero. I loved Kurt Angle's antics as this gold medal Olympic winner turned wrestler who wasn't necessarily as likable as his gold medals imply. I loved hating that guy! A good heel is fun to hate, and there's nothing quite like the gasp of shock when watching the turn, when a face uses dirty tricks and turns into a heel.

Let me ask you this: is Kratos a hero? Before we see Kratos return in what I'd call Dad of War, let's not forget Kratos’ sordid past as a hero. In the first game, it was a revenge tale. It was a story of a mythical Spartan warrior who wanted revenge on the God of War who betrayed him. But as the series went on, it became a story about the lengths Kratos would go to justify his vendetta against people who wronged him. He would literally destroy the world just to destroy his enemies. Sure, we played as him, and we were taken on a ride, but would you really put your bet behind him and say, "Yeah, look at that hero!"

This month's Bloggers Wanted is about your favorite heel-turns or anti-heroes (in case a heel turn is too specific). Do you like it when Ryu turns into Evil Ryu? Or maybe you like Injustice, with its built in heel-turn Superman? I won't claim to understand the time line of Revolver Ocelot between Snake Eater and Guns of the Patriots, but I love that knucklehead.

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