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Cblogs of 03/13/09 + Garisonisms

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Okay, everyone. Today's recap test community member game thingy is extra challenging today, not because it is hard to figure out, just because of my terrible touch pad mouse skills. Anyway, rules are, try to guess what Dtoid community member is depicted in the above MS Paint picture, and first person to leave the correct answer in the comments is automatically the winrar!

I used to own a copy of Final Fantasy VI for the SNES, but due to stupidity on my part, I sadly lost the game (aka sold it for $5 to some kid). Years later, after discovering the internet, I learn that it is one of the best RPG's of all time, so of course I have to go out and buy another copy on eBay. Well I got my $40 copy in the mail -- along with the instruction booklet XD -- and I have yet to play it. I played Puzzle Figher with the Retroforce crew last night, and today I played a heck of a lot of Paper Mario on the N64, but right when I finish that game, I can't wait to start the classic. God I'm dying here.

I also got a new avatar. I got a hair cut, and dyed it a crazy colour, so I decided to just change my avatars for everything, too. But who cares about that, on to the recaps! :D -------------------------------->


*- GrumpyTurtle's work doodles
*- Technophile's forum update will be total and utter awesomesauce. period.
*- Char Aznable's comments are so awesome in this post -- and I still love you, Dr. Insidious
*- The HAWP gifs are so boss


A- Mekeyed really likes multiplayer shooters
A- Unangbangkay brings up racism in RE5 again [edit: unambitious and lazy]
A- SephirothX's reasons why he is not scared of what 2K is doing to BioShock 2
S- Gemsi's UK bargains
S- BulletMagnet's The Obscure Tribune
P- Backwards-Compatible podcast is up
P- Failcast episode 30


W- SantanaClaus' High Velocity Bowling contest -- congratz, Crocbox!!!


E- Knives gets to go to Miami, the lucky bastard
F- PC FNF
F- PS3 FNF
F- 360 FNF
F- Castle Crashers FNF
H- DaedHead8 gets RE5 and MadWorld, lucky bastard


N- So, Bob was faking this whole time, and now his game is actually coming out? I don't get it
R- CommanderZim's MadWorld review. I need this game. I will die without this game.
T- NihonTiger wants to know what Capcom's next HD Remix will be -- I call dibs on Super Lion King Turbo HD Remix
T- Trev's MadWorld impressions, oh God, this game looks so good
T- Gregatrons is not too satisfactory with the state of JRPG's at the moment, I think they're all right
T- Pedrobay is annoyed with the RE5 save system


A- WTF is up with PKF's art?
F- Vexed Alex had something wrong with the Watchmen movie
L- UglyPhil kinda doesn't like magazines anymore, go read Nintendo Power. That 'zine knows what the heck it's doing


R- D Sane likes to get drunk while gaming, freaking alcoholic
R- Daxelman ... um ... got a new walllet
R- Earthbound coming to VirtualBoy CONFIRMED!
R- michiyoyoshiku's post is definition of random
V- Some new Mega64 videos, I'm not much of a fan of their stuff, but you probably are


F- You know how to use BBcode to post an image, good for you twat
F- Insane Ian is extremely annoying
F- Sorry, Countingconflict, this blog is such a HUGE pile of fail. I still love you, though, promise!


-(garison)

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About Cblog Recaps

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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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