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Cblogs of 01/24/14 and bbainisms

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Hello everyone! Not much to talk about this week.



I've been playing Skies of Arcadia, which I got for Christmas. I'm loving the game so far! It's basically your typical JRPG, but set in a very unique world of air pirates and floating islands. I really like the Discoveries sidequest thing, flying around the world looking for special hidden locations. I tend to want to explore worlds in JRPGs very thoroughly, just to see what kind of things I can find, so having a mechanic built around that idea is very cool!

I also really like the characters, my favorite being Drachma, the grizzly old sky captain based off of Captain Ahab. Whenever there's an older party member in a JRPG, they always tend to be my favorite character. I'm not really sure why that is, but characters such as Strago from FFVI and Cid from FFVII (who isn't really very old, but the game made him seem that way) always seem so much more interesting to me than the younger protagonists. Also, Moby Dick happens to be my favorite book, so any reference to it gets me all excited.



And so my quest to play all of the awesome Dreamcast games that I missed out on continues!



* - Alphadeus wrote a very emotional blog about his life and his relationship with the Dtoid community. Alpha is an awesome dude, and I wish him the best!

* - The Gameslinger's Second Look series is phenomenal! This time, he discusses Kinetica!



A - Aston expects more out of the storylines of AAA games.

A - For BlazenTech's first blog, he lists his 5 favorite game developers/publishers.

P - Go For Rainbow podcast, featuring the developer of Gone Home!







F - Friday Night Fights on PC + Exhaustion...

F - Friday Night Fights on Playstation + Cornflake's fats!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + Cat suits!



R - Terry 309 reviews Pokemon Colosseum.

R - Better On Holliday reviews Fatal Frame.

N - Watch Dogs WiiU was temporarily canceled thanks to a Gamestop glitch.

V - CaffeineFree's Let's Play of Halo: Reach.

$ - January 24th UK releases and bargains!







R - Another batch of DeviantArt cosplay from Reinhold Hoffmann.



No fails today! Huzzah!



- bbain

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Villains that did nothing wrong

Villains in all media, not just video games, can end up being a dime a dozen. Far too often, a villain's motives boil down to "I am a bad, and so I do bad things. Fear me." While this format has worked for countless stories, at this point in my life (the ripe old age of 20) I’ve become jaded and grumpy, finding myself rolling my eyes when I see yet another antagonist wreaking havoc with no background or reasoning presented as to why they’re being such a butthole.

What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

My favorite example of this would be Meruem from the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter. While he doesn’t necessarily fit the exact mold I laid out above, he’s easily one of the most dynamic and curious villains I’ve ever come across. For the sake of not spoiling what is perhaps one of the most exciting, action-packed, and tear-inducing arcs in anime history, I won’t delve into the details of what makes Meruem so great. Instead I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen Hunter x Hunter to set aside some time and plow through the series. Really, it’s that good.

But hey, that’s just how I feel. I’m sure there are folks out there who prefer their villains to be simple. If I ever met one of these theoretical people I might have a panic attack, but I’ll deal with that should the time come. I’m sure after some deep breaths we would get along. Maybe we could even snuggle, should my husband allow such an event to transpire.

All said and done, we arrive at the topic of this month’s Bloggers Wanted: Villains that did nothing wrong. Due to communication errors, this entry in the hallowed halls of Bloggers Wanted is a tad late. Regardless, all you have to do is head over to the Community Blog section of the site, and whip up a Cblog about a villain who you feel was secretly the good guy all along.

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