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Cblogs of 02/03 & 02/04 + Striderisms


Now that the topic has been given some time, I think the blogs for the Blogger's Wanted topic have gained significantly more quality. It was a much better time reading through some more established opinions rather than the first bunch who decided to spill their guts early.

Oh yeah, by the way, Phil is having surgery, so I'm filling in.

Speaking of Phil, we officially recorded our 9th episode of the Fapcast, so look forward to that. We talked about Fire Emblem Awakening a bit, which let's me segue into this nasty little dust up going on. If you were looking forward to getting the game today on Feb 4, you were most likely surprised to find out it's not available. There's a range of responses. Many places see their shipments delayed. Others see the street date was never actually made clear and it's actually Feb 8. Others still think their's is coming tomorrow, Feb 5. All I know is that a special Marth DLC is out Feb 4. Not the game see? Though after just now checking the eShop, it is available to digitally download. Early downloaders caution that the file size is huge though. Having Streetpass on for even just three games is a pain to rotate to keep the slots open so maybe having a digital title would make things easy. But I'm not going for it if the game will take up most of my memory space!

Also, I think it's worth breaking out these classic blogs I wrote. Sex was just a tangential relation but they're extremely appropriate considering everyone and their counselor wants to talk about it. Of course, my official blog on the Blogger's Wanted topic will be publishing some time this week.

Today, I thought about oversexualization...

A discussion about Catherine with my girlfriend

I'm happy Pixel talked about Catherine so highly. It's a game with good themes and design if you get around ZOMG BLOCK PUZZLES.

Also, I'm enjoying my new iPhone too much. More Wednesday!

* - A deep, deep dive on the concept of how the project of gamers onto our favorite, complex past time and the psychological science behind it

* - Give Proteus a try. It looks like a bold new take, if at least on interactive art

* - Barricus' blog response to Holme's comment contrasts the merit of several powerful artistic pieces against how he feels so little for video games


* - Play Ni No Kuni, win at life. It's good people

* - Exploring the concepts of sex across different games and what it stands to represent

A - jetpacksheep is interested in the rise of the F2P model

A - Gaming for adults. Something with depth and spice. That's for Dagiarrat

A - For randombullseye, the jewel of his backlog so far was Ni No Kuni

M - What's up with sex and zombies?

A - SuperCrow actually isn't completely against multiplayer in singleplayer affairs so long as it has context

A - Bibbly's doom cast of PS3 is marked with rage and condemnation

A - Challenging the assumption that controllers are capable of evolving further in design


I - Congratulations Virturoid. You know how to make a review

V - I feel like I'm gonna throw up but sharkboi's attempt at the Temple of Light is pretty passable considering a novice background

T - Cap of Zanarkand liked Sonic 4. WHAT NOW HATERS.

D - Edge of Space continues to develop at a steady pace with new features

N - Skid Row finds that Omerta has their DLC 12 days early

T - CodeFire is flabberghasted at EA's draconian DRM for SimCity

T - Mario 64 > Banjo-Kazooie. Got a problem? Take it up with Carbon

V - Travis enjoyed what Crysis 3 has to offer

T - Infinitestrike didn't like Hitman Absolution

? - WARNING: Seriously. Don't click on this if you're easily frightened. This is like, creepypasta levels of scary


~ StriderHoang

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The heel-turn

Last week, in the quick posts of Destructoid's community, we saw the rise and fall of community manager Wesley J. Russow. He rose to prominence with his immutable power, only to see it come crashing down as the working class clambered beneath him and tore him down. Truly, the life and times of Westopher G. Raggamuffins was a lesson in live fast, burn hot, crash spectacularly.

Wes went from community darling to lovable despot over the course of a few days. It was a thing of beauty to behold. Truly, nothing is better to witness than a real-life heel turn. Wrestling is nothing without these terms after all. A "Face" is a good guy wrestler who fights the man, stands up for the little guy, and fights fairly while still winning. A "Heel", on the other hand, is a despicable, dastardly villain or even anti-hero. I loved Kurt Angle's antics as this gold medal Olympic winner turned wrestler who wasn't necessarily as likable as his gold medals imply. I loved hating that guy! A good heel is fun to hate, and there's nothing quite like the gasp of shock when watching the turn, when a face uses dirty tricks and turns into a heel.

Let me ask you this: is Kratos a hero? Before we see Kratos return in what I'd call Dad of War, let's not forget Kratos’ sordid past as a hero. In the first game, it was a revenge tale. It was a story of a mythical Spartan warrior who wanted revenge on the God of War who betrayed him. But as the series went on, it became a story about the lengths Kratos would go to justify his vendetta against people who wronged him. He would literally destroy the world just to destroy his enemies. Sure, we played as him, and we were taken on a ride, but would you really put your bet behind him and say, "Yeah, look at that hero!"

This month's Bloggers Wanted is about your favorite heel-turns or anti-heroes (in case a heel turn is too specific). Do you like it when Ryu turns into Evil Ryu? Or maybe you like Injustice, with its built in heel-turn Superman? I won't claim to understand the time line of Revolver Ocelot between Snake Eater and Guns of the Patriots, but I love that knucklehead.

To participate, just start a blog in our community section and title it "Heel-turn: [your blog title here]." Write to your heart's content, and if its up to snuff, you'll see your stuff published on the front page! Just remember, you're telling us about your favorite heel-turns and anti-heroes, not becoming one yourself, like Wes. Rest in spaghetti, never forghetti.

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