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Cblogs of 03-23-09 and ScottyGasms

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Another cblog recap, another late night. Very productive night though! Lots of website work as well as winning a semi-serious competition match in Team Fortress 2. Yay! Slowly wrapping up all these things I gotta stop committing to.

After my quarterly review I thankfully still have a job though, so I guess that makes up for having no time for nearly anything aside from bugging an unfortunate few on gtalk.

The big game that's been keeping me busy the last few days has been Retro/Grade. I won't get too much into it here, as I'm going to post a writeup about it tomorrow, but here's a gameplay video of this rhythm/shooter hybrid:




*- Ali D thinks the upcoming Star Wars MMO may be the one for him
*- A beautiful writeup on a very special grave keeper
*- GrumpyTurtle implies Daisy is into girls
*- A review of Scott Pilgrim... I'm sold!


P- A good find, MoonStorm finds a radio interview with Jason Rohrer
P- Failcast: episode 31 is now available!
A- megaStryke quits gaming, and Jonathan Holmes makes quite the mess tooting his horn
A- oberoi wants to cuddle with the low poly, pedo priest from Gabriel Knight 3
S- Looks like NihonTiger took advantage of the Steam sales this last weekend



H- Part one of Bwark-Kupo's game collection, including epic wallstacking
I- Meet Var Vell, who loves hentai apparently
H- More epic wall stacking from Bwark-Kupo in part two of their game collection
H- Not to be outdone, part one of Clyde's gaming collection. Sadly rug stacking isn't as epic
S- Jim's history comes back to pay him a visit... indirectly
S- HAWP fake movie trailer... Not too shabby
C- Thoughts of point of view, but mostly praising Portal
C- Heh, Pokemon is a pretty messed up world... ^_^
C- The possible future of RPGs, in delicious pie form
H- The second part of Clyde's video game collection
N- Co-op is now confirmed for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2... nice
S- Update on nilcam's SFIV training
C- More reflections on Pokemon
I- Who the hell is Scotty the Tit?



T- Xzeon doesn't like the DSi
D- Oh god, no Pokemon MMO... However will I cope?
T- Mr Gilder laments the move of yet another game series away from sprites
T- I'd like an XBox PI...
T- Y0j1mb0 comes to the Wii's defense
T- Ug... now we're examing the math in the console wars... sorry, but it's too late at night for me to care :(
T- What Spectral thinks would make RE5 better
V- New Punch Out trailer, complete with blackface!!
R- ptcoakley reviews Dawn of War II
T- Jonathan Holmes is lagging behind the others, but also comes to the Wii's defense
D- Failcast and Necros are the next Dtoiders to be immortalized by a game
R- Dead riffs thinks he's Jim... "flash" reviews MGS2 after an hour of play
R- Anubis II / Ninjabread Man reviews
N- The DSi will have GBA games as part of a download service... now just wait forever for the one you want to come out
N- Oh man, I've been waiting for this for so long...
V- Guitar Hero Metallica expert drum runs
V- Hard to tell how gorgeous it is with IGN's shitty little embedded player



S- Epic Guts Man mod... Paint the new joints all yellow and you're set!
F- Bugsport loves Riddick... mostly about the movie
M- Anime hip hop!
M- Mr Dillinger interviews Dillinger Escape Plan



C- Really only here because I just don't get post modern, especially when it applies to video games
C- Some misdirected rage there...
L- Very funny Watchmen/Wall-E parody



What? No fail today?


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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
-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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