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Cblogs of 03/20/14 + Blackfish Orla-isms

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This is the last week Iím going to talk about Ace Attorney 5 and nothing else, I promise. Although in all likelihood from next week onwards Iím going to be talking about Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, so Iím not sure if that actually helps. At any rate, by now I have finished the main story of Dual Destinies, and I can safely say that this installment is up there with my favorites.

The last two cases in particular were fantastic. The storyline itself was clever, the characters were fun (my favorite was the guy who thought his segway was a spaceship) and the killer sent me for quite the loop indeed. I definitely hadnít seen that reveal coming, thatís for sure! And finally, for the first time in the series we have seen that you donít need to find the real killer to get your client of the hook. I guess the judge just prefers it if you do or something?

After that, I took the advice of shelling out an additional 5 bucks to get the DLC episode, which is what Iím playing now. For those of you who havenít heard, the DLC case is special because youíre defending an orca for murder. An orca in a pirate hat, no less! Wacky hijinks ensue with its trainer that looks like she couldíve jumped straight out of One Piece, an animal caretaker that likes to burst into rap, penguins (I fucking love penguins) and of course much more!

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And then I made the mistake of watching Blackfish on the same night I started playing this case, and all of a sudden itís not quite as funny anymore.



Iím not entirely sure how this happened. I think I just saw that the documentary was on Netflix and decided that since Iím playing a SeaWorld-ish Phoenix Wright case I might as well watch the documentary on the subject. For those not in the know, Blackfish is a documentary on the horrors of keeping orcas (how did the English language ever decide on ďkiller whaleĒ anyway? Sounds like a weird name to give such beautiful creatures. I mean, we donít call tigers ďkiller catsĒ, do we?), particularly those in SeaWorld, the appalling living conditions and the sometimes aggressive behavior that can be the end result. Now I donít mean to go PETA on you or anything, but I was still quite struck by all of its imagery and by the sheer greed that allows both animal and trainer welfare to take second seat to cold hard cash dollars.

It goes within saying that having watched Blackfish is making it a lot harder to whimsically defend an orca for the murder of its trainer, knowing that shit like that happens all the time and is likely to be the result of frankly inhumane living conditions.

All I can do now is tell myself ďItís a video game, Iím sure that in the Ace Attorney universe the orca is as happy as can beĒ, and to take the gameís word for it when it tells me that Orla likes doing her tricks.†


- It helps that Orla is adorable

* - Never let it be said that SimCity did everything wrong. Despite all of its bullshit, Oscarno thinks the game nailed the soundtrack. You have my attention, sir.

* - DustinThomas takes a look at the history of strategy guides. I wish they had a future...





I - Go say hi to Raitisan, who is new!

E - Do you need an Apparent Reason to go to the Dtoid Southwest NARP? Of course you don't, just go already!

T - drmscott has some tips for Dark Souls (just the original, though). And really, can you ever have enough Dark Souls tips?

N - Some new info on Might no. 9, as well as some artwork. It's starting to look like a great game.

R - Did people ever really play the console Pokťmon games? According to Terry 309 Gale of Darkness was quite good.

R - A review for Custom Robo Arena DS, the best Medabots game there never was.

A - Take a second of your life to appreciate this ADORABLE drawing of Ocarina of Time's Deku Sprout.

C - A couple sentences of text paired with someone else's video does not a Cblog make.







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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!

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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.

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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

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