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Cblogs of 02/28/11 and 03/01/11 + Funkisms!

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Dag yo! So, you get a double dose of Recaps today! MR. SQUID wasn’t feeling too good yesterday, so he asked if a brotha could help anotha out, and I duly obliged. Still, yesterday night I went to a concert and it was hella sweet! The opening act (which I didn’t know until I got there, since it didn’t say on the ticket, nor on the web) was Steven Page, formerly of the group Barenaked Ladies. At first I thought he was going to suck, since pretty much no one knows about his solo stuff, but it was surprisingly good! Plus, he alternated between solo songs and songs from the old band, which he’s apparently allowed to sing. It was sweet and he’s a good showman. The main attraction though, of whom I was seeing for a second time, was the Goo Goo Dolls! They’ve been around for like ever, plus they just have countless (literally) hits! They rocked the house just like I did the last time I saw them like about 4 or 5 years ago! They performed some songs from their latest CD, Something for the Rest of Us, but they played the big ones like Name, Iris, Slide, etc. I was ecstatic they played Black Balloon this time, since they didn’t the last time. They also have good crowd banter and they ended the show with Broadway. So, besides that, I’ve been playing a lot of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds on PS3, Call of Duty: Black Ops on Xbox 360, and a TON of Picross DS! What’s up with you folks?

So, this is probably one of the best DeviantArt DOMO-KUN finds I’ve every found . . .




*- That Turtle due who wears Corduroy provides us with The Buy It/Avoid It Report :: Issue #002 [2011]

*- Commentoid celebrates it’s 1 year anniversary with Comments of the Year!



M- Groundhog Day: Time to Save Lylat… (Starfox 64)

S- The Blur debuts a new series, TLDR.

S- The Blur’s second entry into TLDR: GDC Might Not Be For You.

S- DF’s Battle of Backlog #6: ChuChu Rocket! (iOS)

M- Groundhog Day: A FFVII Tale (Final Fantasy VII)

A- A nice article from Hakael about how the cutscene isn’t going anywhere, and why you should be happy about that.

S- gunsage’s These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things – Episode 2

A- Our new Brazilian friend presents us with Topscore – The Worst Endings in Games

M- Groundhog Day: Doom/Doom II

A- Defining Survival Horror, by Arsenic13



So, I’m known to take a while to do “trip” posts, but have a sneak peek of the Square Enix store and its giant Cactuar and Tonberry!




S- Harris Hatsworth explains how he adjusted to school in Japan.

S- tyrone is a big enviable jerk, as he shares his story of how he lucked out and got a Japanese 3DS *is jealous* Hahaha!

C- The Silent Protagonist is embarking on a The Legend of Zelda marathon.

I- Let’s give a hearty welcome to our newest Brazilian, olethros!

S- Lord The Knight is in Week 3 of his Gamercise Me endeavor.

I- Welcome Famous Seamus to the community where he’ll talk about 8-bit and 16-bit games . . . don’t plug your personal blog!



R- Drew Zambroski reviews Monday Night Combat.

T- Seebach shares some thoughts about the New Game + option.

R- Michael Carusi has a past and present review of Quake Arena Arcade.

T- FKinthecoffee has some quick thoughts about Deadly Premonition.

T- Epic-KxDtoid’s opinions in regards to the Dragon Age II demo.

N- Could have elaborated a bit more, but Woverine informs us of MyGamerCard’s demise.

D- Aiayla informs us that APB Reloaded enters its closed beta stage.

T- TriggerOfHel shares some thoughts about the lack of inspirationally designed Pokémon.

R- LeetheGirl makes a MUCH improved second impression with a review of Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions.

N- Unnatural20 informs us that apparently Dynasty Warriors 7 has been delayed a week.

T- mix asks us Do you Invert?

T- SlyKill shares some thoughts about backtracking in games, with mention of Dead Space.

S- Hellblade explains there’s an online group trying to get Stephen Colbert into Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.



F- Stephanie K gives some background information and provides a link to the MMO documentary Gamers.



C- The Sama, I expect a bit more research for your Counterpoint: School Shooter.

C- Ravec, much like the above, you’ve got to read carefully and research more before doing a Counterpoint: School Shooter.

C- I feel that kid23455 could’ve thought this one through a bit more . . .

C- The fact I have no idea what the hell you’re talking about Derek Gillies and you self-fapped, means you can do better.



F- The first of a triple blog post of copypasta.

F- The second and I still don’t care what’s being said.

F- And the third, where I think we should urgently revoke your membership status!

F- You know what? I categorize you into fucking fail you stupid piece of shit! Don’t need your piss poor attitude around here . . . bitch!

F- I think epicsonson is a giant piece of shit because he’s all sucky compared to other trolls! FUCK OFF! (EDIT: A much improved follow-up blog, but this still fails for a TERRIBLE first impression.)

S- Using the “S” in the Failtoid section for the first time, but this guy is MAD slow!

F- I find you obnoxious and dumb . . .

F- . . . and your retarded second blog proves me correct!

-(Funktastic)

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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.

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