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Cblogs of 04-013-09 and ScottyGasms

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Hello once again my lovely little dtoiders. I hope everybody had a relaxing (or at least productive) Zombie Jesus Day. <3



Not a bad selection of cblogs tonight, even if it did start off with a fail. There's quite a few community contests going on at the moment which is always good to see, so make sure to enter them!

I have to say I agree with JusticeDude in that I was quite underwhelmed by Bioshock. Maybe it's because I didn't buy it until a year after it came out, or that my FPS history is built upon so many classic games, but I just couldn't get into it and quit after only felling three Big Daddies. The story was interesting and I loved fetching the audio journals. Very much reminded me of System Shock 2 where all these little tidbits of story that expanded on the experience were scattered around the world for me to discover if I wanted to. Where the game failed me the most though was the combat. I heard stories about how much fun the Big Daddy fights can be, and was looking forward to them. I had also heard the stories about the vita-chambers, so when I started I made sure those were immediately turned off. When I finally encountered a few Big Daddies though, I was quite disappointed in just how easy they turned out to be. All I had to do to beat them was backpedal and circlestrafe. Heck, I'm pretty sure I could've beaten them with just the wrench if I was patient enough. Maybe that kind of fight is tough if you're new to first person shooters, or given the imprecise controls on a console, but I've been doing that stuff since Wolfenstein 3D so I was pretty disappointed.

Oh well, not like I don't have enough games to play these days. Finally started playing Alien Hominid HD after getting it on sale the other week, and it's pretty damn fun. Definitely a game I'll be playing on easy at first though. ;)


*- Latest entry in Furious Tuscadero's awesome in character tales from the Fallout 3 universe
*- Dtoid Community Discusses: Videogame Movies. CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT!!!


M- etirflita expresses their hate of the majestic video game penguin
A- JerinsFury looks back at Neutopia on the TG16
S- NihonTiger90 didn't get anything this week, but brags about an upcoming show
P- Latest episode of Backwards Compatible podcast is out, with special guest Colette!
M- Bacon Burger talks about how killing the enemies makes them so memorable... and almost likable
S- Latest installment of Power Tr- wait... “pe-kew-kew-kew-kew”???
M- Mr Kite gets so so close, yet at the same time so far away from the sweet sweet smell of Prinny victory


E- Ckarasu doesn't actually enter his own "That One Mook" contest
C- Phalanxxx holds a random drawing for GTA:CW. Enter now!
C- Anus McPhanus rethinks how they're going to give away the Madworld soundtrack
C- Design the dtoid tattoo Pendelton21 will get at PAX, win a prize!
C- JackMaverick shows appreciation for Valkyria Chronicles


S- Kasreyn looks back at their roots, way back to Digger on the PC in 1983
H- Coaldust27's sweet collection
C- madninja reacts to Game Informer's revealing article on Assassin's Creed 2


N- nightv promises news that isn't old with information on the upcoming Japanese Final Fantasy bundles
N- Gamestop releases Demigod early, forcing Gas Powered Games to work on a long weekend :(
T- JusticeDude doesn't like Bioshock either


F- Wow... Deadliest Warrior looks... pretty sweet <3
F- First you say the DB movie is shit, but then you say it isn't that bad? Which is it?
F- skull13666 makes a plea for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
A- Destructoid Artisans profiles Pendelton and his bead/glass work


V- Eh... I still don't find Mega64 very funny most of the time
C- Sirapak isn't allowed to get an Obama poster... writes a cblog instead
L- Wow... crazy lady learns that jumping into a pen of polar bears is a bad idea
L- If you're willing to sit through it, funny video of angry kid playing Pokemon Yellow
R- Erm... the cblog is chaos alright *ba dum tsh*


F- I must say I've never seen such a long and well written blog that does nothing but promote other sites
F- ChildOfLore LOVES Destructoid, but not enough sadly to make a cblog that isn't fail
F- The Phantom Gamer prefers classic hard games, but reacts to differing opinions like a little bitch
F- I never could figure out how to play Zenhak
F- Erm... Zenfar's avatar's giant pixelated head
F- Just... don't even bother clicking on this...

- ScottyG <3
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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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