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Cblogs o' 3/8/14 + MacMangasms

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Spring break. Wow. Its finally here. Fantastic. Midterms have been the worst. Can't wait to enjoy the nice weather. 



Wait. Oh, wait. I LIVE IN PITTSBURGH AND THERE'S NO GODDAMN FUCKING SPRING TO BE FOUND.



Thank you nature. Thank you for giving us one nice day and then saying "psych, its still winter. How bout a snowstorm?



So I'll be getting some time to catch up on Assassin's Creed 4 and check out what other free goodies have popped up on PSN. Hell, maybe I'll play some Pokemon. Poor transition into a side note here. I watched the Pokemon Whit & Black movies, both of them, thanks Netflix. They seriously made the same movie twice, except for maybe 10 minutes worth of differences. There was some cool stuff like different pokemon being present. But for the most part I wasted 3 hours. That's okay though. I have the time. Thanks nature.



What's everyone playing over the break?



* - Yeah, I'm sold.



A - Never considered this before. Step it up google.







I - Tip em back to this fantastic introduction



N - Persona 3 details you may have missed.



A - New Pocketoid, ya'll!



L - A Podcast where Glowbear gets gets his bear glowed.



F - A tour de force in failure

Fuck.



~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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