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Cblogs of 03/15/13 and bbainisms

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Hello everyone!

I just beat Little Inferno a few minutes ago, which I bought yesterday after it went on sale on Steam. What an intriguing little game. You basically just burn stuff, and then buy more stuff, and then burn that stuff, and it's surprisingly addicting! Not to mention the story is very bizarre, and somehow charming and creepy at the same time. I'm also really digging this song right now. I'm not sure that I'd recommend it for everyone, but if you enjoyed the type of humor from World of Goo or you've got some money to spare (it's $4 right now, which I'd say is perfect for this game), then you should consider checking it out. At the very least, it's a game that's unlike anything you've played before.



Meanwhile, I bought Bit.Trip Runner 2 last week, I'm still making my way through Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, and a co-worker of mine let me borrow his copy of Tomb Raider. So it looks like I'll be juggling my time between those three games for awhile! I'd like to finish Nocturne before moving on to the other two, but it's a looong game. I should be nearing the end though, I think... but who knows. Gotta catch all those demons!

* - Occams shares his impressive collection of art books with us! For how often he talks about art books, I feel like this blog had been a long time coming.

* - An awesome painting of Locria, one of Mother 3's more mysterious characters, by Bory Borham!

A - Jinx 01 compares the system specs of the PS4 to those of current PCs. Unfortunately, the entire post flew way over my head. #imdumb #technologyisweird

A - Azudarko has noticed that a lot of the arguments leveled at Anita Sarkeesian's first Tropes vs. Women video are very similar, and doesn't think they're even very good arguments at all.

A - TheKodu tackles the God of War 'Bros before Hos' controversy.

A - Liquidjudo wants to hear about your favorite underrated games; his favorite is Star Ocean: The Second Story.

S - For some reason, coffeewithgames researched how many hours people have played Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth. Still not sure what the point of this series is, but I guess it's kind of interesting...

E - MedaDash's poetic entry for the Etrian Odyssey IV contest.

E - Sports? What is sports?

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + Gears of War!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + A sick Cornflake :(

F - Friday Night Fights on all those Nintendo consoles!

T - TheToiletDuck recommends checking out Year Walk, a creepy game for iOS devices.

T - aileronroll's first impressions of the demo for Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel.

T - Elect-Nigma is experiencing a mental breakdown due to their inability to beat the Harmo Knight demo... seems like a bit of an overreaction, no?

R - TroyFullbuster reviews Battletoads and Battletoads & Double Dragon.

$ - March 15th UK releases and bargains!





V - DanielCampbell's video response to the recent SimCity fiasco.

C - It is an awesome cake, but a little context would be nice.

F - ...why?





- bbain

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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
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-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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