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Cblogs of 02/06/09 + garisonisms

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Howdy e'rbody, how's it going today. Today is an especially great day for me, since I FINALLY found a copy of Lost Odyssey! I know the game came out in early '08, but the game is already becoming hard to find. I won't be able to play the game until I finish a few other games off first, but ya, I'll eventually get to play it.

Today was a pretty good day regarding Cblogs. We had a few really good, creative articles written by people. For example, our very own Yojombo actually wrote a post that wasn't a PS3 Friday Night Fights post! It really is a monumental day in Cblog terms, let's all take a moment to thank him for his contribution.

I'm uncreative. ON TO THE RECAPS!



*- I know this isn't a Cblog, but I really pissed off Cotton McNight, and that makes me smile :)
*- This game looks freaking beautiful
*- Yojimboís review of Pong is hilarious
*- Oh, how I love lists
*- Iím not that big of a fan of Valveís stuff, but very interesting article
*- Unangbangkay tells us that we need to play Valkyria Chronicles



A- EternalDeathSlayer hates himself
A- Dutch asks if games should be more realistic or not
A- Tamz gives us the privilege of reading another ResiEvil rant blog
A- bradeatspeeps is a fucking pussy
A- Something about videogames
A- Spectral predicts the story or RE5
S- UK Barargains: We have a Goozex edition
S- 10 things aborto thefetus learned this week
S- jackal27ís Suikoden 2 soundtest
S- The Obsucrer Tribune: why does no one care about BulletMagnetís hard work?
P- Failcast episode 26




C- Danshir wants to give you some free WoW gametime
C- IroN1c is giving away 20 keys to the Quake Live beta



F- EUFNF
F- Wii FNF: Itís FingerBangTASTIC!
F- 360 FNF: I like videogames
F- PC FNF
F- Super Smash Bros. FNF
F- PS3 FNF
H- Does Canada not have Good Will? Iíve never even heard of the store until I joined Dtoid. Is it kind of like Salvation Army?



N- Why is everyone always hating on the PS3?
R- DerrickH reviews a Ferrari game for the PS3
R- Who said there was Dead Rising fanboys?
T- XYU talks about gaming with Linux
T- Pappa Dukes likes Magic Ball
T- thefil tells us a bit about his thoughts on the Killzone 2 demo
T- Moar Killzone 2 demo impressions
T- Even MOAR Killzone 2 impressions
T- Forget college, just put your WoW info on your resume
T- pascuz46 talks a bit about the RE5 demo and how it is fun when you play with friends
V- oberoi got no comments for his Portal video. You Dtoiders make me sick
V- Clance hates Killzone 2 CONFIRMED!
V- Dead Rising 2 trailer



M- Juggies talks about some Clint Eastwood movie I have never heard about
F- solidgoomba hates My Chemical Romance for some reason

C- sevlink wants to start a Google Latitude Dtoid group, is a freaking stalker
R- Cloud Strife vs. Donkey Kong


S- Who fucking cares about Christian Bale?
F- ~facepalm~

-(garison)

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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
Fake it until you make it

This month's bloggers wanted prompt is something we stole. You see, by stealing this idea, you have no idea how truly inept I actually am. By pretending to know what I'm doing, I have clearly used my ill-gotten status to meet such big-time celebrities as Darlington Woolie "Pie Stealer" Madden or Sara from [insert pixel indie game studio here].

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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