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Cblogs of 02/28/14 and bbainisms


Hello everyone! I haven't played anything new this week. I did play a ton of games though, in preparation for a Tumblr blog I've started, which was inspired by this blog about foliage in video games. Mine is about marine life in video games. I started it last week, and I'm planning to update it once a day, so there's only a few entries so far. It's a lot of fun to put together though, and it seems like it's already gotten a good bit of attention. My first photoset, from Link's Awakening, has been the most popular so far, with over 50 notes. I didn't realize it would be so easy to get noticed on Tumblr. Anyway, you can check out my blog here, if you want!

In other news, Dark Souls II comes out this month, and I'm totally ready to become absorbed in that game! If it's anything like the first two games, I'll probably play it for about a week, get stuck on a boss, get fed up with the game because of that boss, stop playing for 2 weeks or more, then come back and beat the rest of the game, falling in love with it. For Demon's Souls, that boss was the Tower Knight, and for Dark Souls, it was the Capra Demon. Both were early bosses, and I just needed to overcome a few hurdles and grow accustomed to the game's mechanics. Let's see if I can keep up the tradition in Dark Souls II!

No topsauce today :(

A - Headless97 attempts to define the roguelike genre; I definitely agree with his opinions.

A - Aston takes a look back at Mass Effect, which is, in his opinion, gaming's defining sci-fi epic.

A - JTRipton's five most anticipated PS4 games.

F - Friday Night Fights on Xbox + Tim Curry!

F - Friday Night Fights on Playstation + Emotions!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + No more Internet for the Wii or DS...

R - Terry 309 reviews the underrated Grandia 2!

N - Rekka outlines the DLC which will be available for Drakengard 3.

$ - February 28th UK releases and bargains!

C - A blog about psychology in video games, except it's pretty difficult to read due to rampant grammatical errors.

No fails today! Huzzah!

- bbain

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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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