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Good lord... Maybe I should've waited a few weeks before switching days with Qalamari. Much <3 to mid3vol for keeping me sane over gtalk. :D

It's almost 2am here, so I'll keep this brief. Happy birthday Niero, and happy birthday Destructoid. Well... I suppose it's belated birthday wishes now, but I just spent 3 hours recapping todays' cblogs so deal with it. <3

I was going to make a video, but then I realized that I should have a bit of experience with editing before I decide to do a video that involves editing. Yes though, thank you for providing an awesome community that has left a lasting impression on me for the 18 months I've been a part of this site. Here's to many more years.

Also, I'm going to take you home with me at PAX. Sorry Colette, but he's mine. *HISS*

*- Conrad reminds us that we were all newbies once, and how we can deal with memes
*- Haxan reflects on his time with Destructoid
*- Dtoid Community Discusses: Destructoid! With all previous panel members... sans moi </3
*- Wow, probably too much time in the character creator
*- Mr Dillinger takes a different approach, looks at how gaming is a reflection of the world... worth an extra helping of topsauce

A- A bit late as a Monthly Musing, but an interesting view on single player
S- Altair78's latest entry in what he learned from video games, along with birthday wishes
S- NihonTiger90 once again asks us to show off what we got over the last week
P- The Aerial Block podcast, along with some geese
M- Mr Kite explores the Star Wars expanded universe

C- Bwark Kupo puts out a call for more entries for his contest... probably makes ZombiePlatypus sad

S- stewie32887 brags about his upcoming Killzone 2 review
I- A thin intro, but an into nonetheless
S- NegFactor talks about the Dtoid L4D 360 tourny
S- Xhumation remembers coming to Dtoid through ScrewAttack... I suppose I'm still a G1 as well, so WOO!
S- Bwark Kupo looks back on their time with Destructoid

T- Racism in RE5: CONFIRMED!! No, wait...
R- Gaming Goddess reviews Luminous Arc 2, and gives us more lovely artwork
T- darphfather is unhappy with how videogames are used as a scapegoat
N- Zelnor updates us on the recent school shooting in Germany, says the government doesn't blame video games
R- EternalDeathSlayer reviews RE5, in all its racist glory!
T- GigaMach wonders why RE, a series that has never been primarily about zombies, isn't about zombies
R- Dragonzigg reviews RE5, in its not very racist goodness
T- Thoughts on possible places to take the RE franchise
N- Well, that does it. Time to buy GH:WT
T- thebojangles considers characters missing from SFIV
R- Sgt Cheesecake reviews RE5, amazingly finds no racism

M- stewie32887 asks for recommendations for video game bands
A- Faith looks for an artist to help her with a RE5 clothing idea

L- Atlas discovers a second, hidden layer of racism in RE5
C- I've never understood how one can outright ask strangers to tell them what to do
R- Random gaming thoughts from TMillsap
V- Furyfire informs us about new episodes of There Will Be Brawl

F- mix mucked up his facts badly enough to constitute a fail
F- Thanks for the update

I know this isn't really a meme, but it's 1:30 and I'm not going to make another header image. Just pretend it says BIRTHDAYTOID :P

coonskin05 (with the gift of a Jesus baby)
garison (with the gift of young boys))
Topher Cantler (with the gift of Samit!)
Technophile (with the gift of a forum redesign)
pedrovay2003 (with the gift of robot cakes)
Toneman (with the gift of the best fap I've had over Niero to date)
RAB (with the gift of sexy Rev and a "water pistol")
Wardrox (with the gift of a video and a promised pint)
Tubatic (with the gift of kitty cake)
Aziel13 (with the gift of sleepy drunkenness)
HydroTonix (with the gift of brevity)
Riegel88 (with the gift of Optimus Prime)
king3vbo (with the gift of Samit!)
Haxan (with the gift of awesome nostalgia... see topsauce)
doctor insidious (with the gift of a lie)
ThunderHeartXI (with the gift of epic disc-penis)
Stuart Scofield (with the gift of a Firefox trick, and epic overcompensation)
Daxelman (with the gift of kitty dinnerware)
RiotMonster (with the gift of an epic list that certainly doesn't suck)
Faith (with the gift of bead magnet)
Nihontiger90 (with the gift of obligatory epic credits)
Char Aznable (with the gift of animated gif goodness)
naia (with the gift of Cars cake!)
Xhumation (with the gift of G1 memories)
eternalplayer2345 (with the gift of a button)
theuberone (with the gift of statutory rape)
Bwark Kupo (with the gift of more nice reminiscing)
Pendelton21 (with the gift of a promise to get a dtoid tattoo at PAX)
GrumpyTurtle (with the gift of yet another of his awesome drawings
EX35 (with the gift of Dtoid Rock Band avatars)
Puppy Licks (with the gift of dancing Elmo and singing Halo)
seigfreid (with the gift of regal cats and dolphins)
Monodi (with the gift of insults)
fetusmilk (with the gift of history)
CaptainBlue (with the gift of a sweet story about selflessness... I think)
Sharpless (with the gift of Jerry Lewis and Jade Raymond)
Diverse (with the gift of a doodle)
sickNasty (with the gift of Jefferson Starship)
Zodiac Eclipse (with the gift of cupcakes!!!)
spinseffingcool (with the gift of a head-banging Boomer)
unangbangkay (with the gift of loli)
Chooly (with the gift of a screen-cap)
Butmac (with the gift of a old but still epic video)

- ScottyG <3
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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.


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

-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)

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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