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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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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.

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