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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 01/06/2010 + Sykisms

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Nothing to say tonight I'm afraid.



* - PSA: There is a Destructoid group on Steam, you should be part of it
* - Chop 'Til You Drop should be a starting point for Capcom
* - Arguing the Dreamcast's awesomeness, something no-one should still have to do
* - Examining gamer OCD



A - Suda51's Future
A - A late 2009 top 10
M - Why Epic Mickey is important
M - Digital Distribution
M - The Future is just what it is right now
S - Aniwednesday, you know the rules
P - FAILCAST is back



C - Comment away for some free Beatles Rock Band avatar clothing



C - Why Dots candy is always associated with GTA4
S - So Borderlands online is broken, again
S - Newsflash: Flying planes is hard
S - This guy is going to play SSF4 in Vegas baby!
H - Damn, FatherChesz has a fine retro collection
H - Check out Chooly's awesome shack of awesome



T - Revisiting Mass Effect
T - Kwazy Nate has discovered Valkyria Chronicles
T - Thoughts on Borderlands' approach to death
V - Trailer time for Super SF4



S - BRB, off to rob Funktastic



L - Xzyliac's got multiple jaws
L - The WTF is off the charts here
? - A friend of Kitsune's is webcasting right now



F - This is hard to fail because it has Brad Nicholson involved
F - Give me more than just shameful advertising
F - I appreciate the rant, but bringing a PM into the public arena when there's no need for it is just out of order

>NJ

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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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