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Cblogs of 01/30/09 + Garisonisms

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Hello everyone. Welcome to Garison's first Cblog recap EVER! You guys really have no idea how excited I am to be doing the friday recaps, for some reason, I just like doing really repetitive copy/pasta sorting links kind of work. Usually, the recappers usually write a funny/embarrasing story about happenings in their daily lives to kind of entertain you, but really, I have nothing.

WAIT! Forget that last thought. I went to check the mail today, and what do I find waiting for me? My copy of Ico has finally arrived! On a shopping trip to the city in August, I found this totally rad import gaming store, and I ended up spending like $600 on games, one of the games I bought was a second hand copy of Ico. I brought it home, and much to my dismay, the game was broken. I sent it back, they sent me a new one, it got lost in the mail, I called them back a month later, and now I FINALLY get to play this masterpiece. But that gets put of for now for much more important things, like the Cblog Recaps!

[Edit: Also, if I forgot anyone's blog, please tell me in the comments so I can fix ASAP.]


*- Aborto shares some of his amazing art with us, keep it up!
*- You guys have no idea how happy Chad makes me in this post
*- This? This is how to make a proper intro blog


A- Thoughts on Grim Fandango, I really need to play this game
A- the phntm rat likes Street Fighter ... a LOT
A- nilcam talks about his love of with Dark Stalkers
A- Trev talks about all the big game releases of early '09
A- KilledBySmarks talks about WWE Royal Rumble '09
A- Solivant pulls Fallout fanboy, annoys Dtoid community members
A- Phoenix Blood complains about retro Banjo Kazooie ... or something
S- UK bargains of the week
S- 10 things aborto thefetus learned this week
S- BulletMagnet's The Obscure Tribune
P- TheCollegeGamer podcast episode 9: God of War ... and stuff
P- Check out Pendelton's podcast ... thing
P- Podtoid episode 1-20 torrent
P- Podtoid episode 21-50 torrent


W- Pretty much the best prize ever: The Golden Blanka


E- Upcoming community events in the Portland area
E- Introducing DtoidSeattle-Vancouver
F- European FNF
F- European FNF pt. II
F- Wii FNF
F- PC FNF
F- Super Smash Bros. FNF
F- 360 FNF
F- PS3 FNF
I- sickNasty's intro blog (he's in the CIA)
I- Everyone welcome johnpierre
I- Welcome rushnik, he doesn't suck too hard :P
B- It's Christian Bale's birthday ... oookaaayyy
H- ChillyBilly shares his Christmas gifts
H- Diverse has a LOT of preorders happening
H- Daxelman gets a SWEET new laptop


N- DUH! Honolulu bans playing videogames while driving
N- Averagely cool Fire Emblem Pre-order bonus
N- Turok sequel is canceled
N- Sweet deal for Killzone 2 on Amazon
N- OMG! Devil Summoner 2 pre-orders open on Amazon
V- Sped up clip of Dan Paladin making the Undead Cyclops
V- If this post was made by anyone other than Dan Paladin, it would for for sure be a failtoid
V- Generic BlindsideDork blog #3045: Savage Moon gameplay video
V- New Batman trailer
V- Madworld trailer IS awesome
T- Subenu loves his Hori
T- Shiro talks about how he came to hate auto-saving in games
T- ShadokatRegn wants you to read his Animal Crossing/Left4Dead editorial


A- Krooze L Roy makes some comics, albeit average, but sorta funny
A- HAMZA NEEDS ARTISTS!!
M- I can't freaking wait to play Fragile, also, soundtrack up on internets
F- New GI Joe movie cards confuse


R- What to do during the Pup-- sorry, Super Bowl
R- Some things that happened to juggernaut


F- SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT!
F- I don't care if you put 'NVGR' in the title, this is still fail
F- Don't make inside joke posts, that is all
F- You can do better

-(Garison)

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About Cblog Recaps

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Tuesday - vacant
Wednesday - Dere
Thursday - NeoTurbo
Friday - Gamemaniac3434
Saturday - AmnaUmen
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[YOUR NAME HERE] - We want you!

Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

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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