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Hello! You might be wondering where Qalamari is. Well, we decided it might be beneficial to us both to try switching up days. We might wind up going back to our original days, for this week you'll have to bear with us and our CRAZY scheduling!

I saw Watchmen tonight, and I gotta say I don't remember the last movie I watched that had more penis than breast. Glowing blue penis at that! I was discussing with my roommates about how Dr. Manhattan should've been naked when he fought in 'Nam, and I commented on how he could've used his penis to crush the soldiers instead of just blowing them up.

Gaming wise, I starting playing my recently acquired copy of Link's Awakening DX. Just as good as I remember, and since the colour is provided via the Super Game Boy instead of the Game Boy Color I can play it on my nice 42" LCD screen in full colour!

*- I'll never play Killzone 2, but I dug this guide to the multiplayer
*- Dtoid Community Discusses 10: Iconic Games
*- sickNasty gives us a slick preview of some games from Muse
*- SurplusGamer gets bit by the nostalgia bug, and reminices

M- Chooly compares the new Street Fighter flick to Bioshock and Dante's Interno ;)
M- SephirothX explores the Halo universe
A- Geese is a badass, but doesn't improve Boot To The Head

S- NihonTiger90 brags about getting World of Goo for $5, when some of us paid $10 over the holidays... :(
C- Kind of a copout top ten list, but decent enough
T- Uber Mashu comtemplates buyer's remorse
I- Meet Captain Foolage!
C- Bugsport warns us of future bloggings
C- Does being in control make horror games better than horror movies?
D- Dead Movie Star gives us... Podcast games? I'll have to check this when it isn't 1:30am :D
C- Ug, the dreaded "gaming to do list"
S- Nilcam looks back on his SFIV experiences and progress

V- RE5 alternate costumes... GO ZEBRA PIMP, GO!!
R- Ckarasu tells us about an old GBC game we may have missed
D- Something about Bioshock 2, but I can't stop staring at the console things on the sidebar long enough to read it
R- Nice overview of Team Fortress 2, even if the writer likes... Arena *shudder*
R- Joining the cavalcade of retro reviews, Bwark-Kupo talks about Banjo Kazooie
R- Ckarasu talks about Okin Sphere
T- A borderline (sadly, as it's good) tl;dr writeup on Flatout: UC
R- Mighty Pinto talks about Syndicate, and I wonder if these should be reviews
N- Jonathan Holmes previews Gradius Rebirth for the Wii
T- oberoi wonders if Clock Tower 3 really did suck
R- BrainLazy reviews Halo Wars

A- More awesome art from GrumpyTurtle!
A- Retro car gets retro paintjob
S- Mxyzptlk unboxes his Blitz II contest winnings!
A- ekoala2002 turns an Animal Crossing addiction into something useful

L- GamingGoddess tries to convince us gamer girls aren't worth it... I'm still not convinced
C- A rather brief review of Halo Wars
C- Sorry, I just don't like the generic video set to loud music thing

F- Might actually be good, but it's so blatently a copy/pasta blog that wasn't proofread via preview
F- Fuck you I like Blondie :p

- ScottyG <3
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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!"

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