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Cblogs of 03/24/2010 + Sykisms

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So the Escapist is running it's usual fanboy war this year pitting developers against each other in a giant flame war. However something entertaining has sprung out of it. Zynga, the company known for paying a company to make them a game, saying it wasn't good enough then changing the artwork and releasing it anyway have been dominating. Thanks to offering game credits for voting and tweeting about the contest (this year tweeting about the vote earns a second vote) Zynga has taken out both NCSoft and Infinity Ward. So the forums have banded together over one common goal. Get. Zynga. Out.

Their next contest is against Rockstar North, but everyone's waiting for the one after that to really lay the smackdown. If the biggest scammers on the net can take the GTA creators down, they face Turbine. The reigning champions despite having only released a handful of fairly average MMOs but proudly holding aloft a hugely devoted fanbase. I'd recommend keeping an eye on this thread tomorrow because I have a feeling the shitstorm is going to be on the Sterling scale.



* - 2 awesome shirts on sale, probably gone by the time you read this
* - Post of the year right here
* - Very good post, games are not art, but rather a canvas
* - The worst healthcare in videogames
* - Grishnack got his stuff nicked, go lend the guy a hand



A - Covah explains why Red Hood should be in Arkham Asylum 2
A - A review of sequels
A - The freedom to get your ass kicked
S - Here are your weekly comment lulz
S - Big O and Ergo Proxy on AniWednesday this week
P - HEY! Do you like good podcasts? Well then here's Sega Addicts 3



W - Mxy got Hamza's package
C - Not a contest per se, but the stats for Diverse's Cave Story contest



E - Zen'll be rocking the chiptunes at PAX East
I - How To Do An Intro Blog: by Rika
C - Wandering Pixel puts down why he wants a PS3, but might not
C - LoTD does quick hits
C - RAAAAANT, on people saying "it gets better later"
C - Will the DSiXL be hurt by the 3DS announcement?
S - Perri's in Korea, and it looks awesome
S - Occams talks of the day he learnt that he wasn't hot shit



T - Hkun's FFXIII thoughts
V - Jim Sterling did one of those interview-type things



A - Garganroo did some Heavy Rain art
F - Schythe talks about Repo Men
M - A link dump, some useless words and an album review
M - And here's a blog with some epic cover versions



C - A bit more formatting and people would read this



F - Just linking to your other blog is not how it works
F - See previous one
F - I understand you put thought into this blog, but we've done this dance millions of times now

>NJ

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Villains in all media, not just video games, can end up being a dime a dozen. Far too often, a villain's motives boil down to "I am a bad, and so I do bad things. Fear me." While this format has worked for countless stories, at this point in my life (the ripe old age of 20) I’ve become jaded and grumpy, finding myself rolling my eyes when I see yet another antagonist wreaking havoc with no background or reasoning presented as to why they’re being such a butthole.

What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

My favorite example of this would be Meruem from the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter. While he doesn’t necessarily fit the exact mold I laid out above, he’s easily one of the most dynamic and curious villains I’ve ever come across. For the sake of not spoiling what is perhaps one of the most exciting, action-packed, and tear-inducing arcs in anime history, I won’t delve into the details of what makes Meruem so great. Instead I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen Hunter x Hunter to set aside some time and plow through the series. Really, it’s that good.

But hey, that’s just how I feel. I’m sure there are folks out there who prefer their villains to be simple. If I ever met one of these theoretical people I might have a panic attack, but I’ll deal with that should the time come. I’m sure after some deep breaths we would get along. Maybe we could even snuggle, should my husband allow such an event to transpire.

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