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Cblogs of 01/04/13 and bbainisms

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Today, Destructoid asked what my most anticipated game of 2013 was, and I could only pick one? Looking at the list, I started to get really excited about the coming year, and also really sad for my bank account (it'll be OK, buddy)! We've got Ni no Kuni (!), The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (!!), Dark Souls II (!!!), Guacamelee, Monaco, SpyParty, Super TIME Force, Tomb Raider, The Last Guardian (???), Rayman Legends (too bad I'm not getting a Wii U), and more... and there are no doubt even more that aren't even on the list (Mew-Genics?). I mean, damn. The games haven't even been released yet and I'm already overwhelmed!

Bring it on, 2013!


(PS: I voted for Dark Souls II... :D)

Oh, and before I forget, I wrote a blog for my Top 10 games of 2012 earlier today. Check it out if you want!

* - Isshak Ferdjani interviewed the cast and director of Us and the Game Industry, a documentary about indie developers. It's a very interesting interview with some surprising responses!

* - Strong female leads in video games... the conversation rages on! If we don't see some more female leads anytime soon, I will be very surprised and disappointed.

* - The video games of 2012 gave Cutie Honey so many feels (eight of them, to be exact)! Also, he's giving away some Steam games!

A - TheKodu thinks Sony is destined to fail if they implement the patent they filed regarding pre-owned games.

A - ccesarano makes some hefty predictions about Valve and Sony for 2013.

A - Everyday Legend has a crazy idea for rebooting the Mega Man franchise which just might work!

A - SuperCrow's Top 5 games of 2012. Some fine choices here!





E - It looks like the DtoidUK DecNARP was a big ol' happy sausage fest!

S - Nathsies hasn't been around Dtoid in awhile because he's been focusing on his studies, and recently received some wonderful news!

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + Jon Tron at MAGFest!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + Dear god... nightmare fuel!

T - Megakrang spent his holidays on a lush tropical island, relaxing by the bonfire and whacking people upside the head with a giant dildo bat.

P - Hmm... I wonder why games like ZHP: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman or The God and Fate Revolution Paradox don't get much attention? Maybe their god-awful names have something to do with it...

T - What if Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII turns out to be a good game? What will we do then?!

D - These guys are introducing Destructoid to a new game they're working on called Edge of Space.

$ - January 4th UK releases and bargains!





C - Copypasta of a necro-review for a Sega Genesis game... also no pics. At least he has an adorable blog header!

C - levelseeker is lost in Final Fantasy XIII-2 and apparently GameFAQs can't help... also, goddamn, that game's plot sounds awful.

C - A very short thought about violence and video games.

F - I guess this is spam? Either that or someone is very lost.

F - Who let this crazy person in? We don't need any paranoid conspiracy theorists here, thanks.

F - In case you didn't notice, the site you are posting on is Destructoid... not 3DS Buzz.



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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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