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Cblogs of 04-20-09 and ScottyGasms

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Another Monday, another week I start off poorly by staying up way too late on a Monday. Huzzah!

Not a lot of blogs to recap this week, bu for the most partt a good selection. Quite a few monthly musings that are almost always a joy to read. Much love to all of you. :)

So... does anybody actually think the L4D DLC is coming out tomorrow? This is Valve we're talking about here. Even if it does I doubt I'll be playing it tomorrow though. Life stuff aside the oddity known as Zeno Clash is supposed to be coming out tomorrow, which is likely what I'll be playing if I'm playing anything.

Been going though another one of those phases where I'm trying to get rid of lots of old junk. Thought some of it might have been worth something on eBay, but alas none of it is. So I have some really old stuff, some of which may be video game related, that I am looking to get rid of. Any ideas for a community contest? ^_^


*- Togail gives a live update, and shows off a breaktaking SotC drawing
*- First in "The Games That Define Me", focusing on The Darkness
*- Should be fail for reminding me of my MUD days... Zodiac Eclipse contemplates innocent woodland creatures


M- Meh, I still think Gary Oak is a dick
M- ShadowkatRegn returns with a very nice musing about the stereotypical princess in peril
M- Meh, I'll likely be playing Zeno Clash tomorrow instead
S- Another new series: Flashback Monday with Maniac Mansion


S- Diaz approved! Half Left shows us how he records gameplay footage for his videos
S- Seth Ro-... erm, I mean Cataract scores a sweet Neo Geo Pocket Color. Well done!
S- thefil begins an epic quest they'll likely never finish... but we can still hope!


T- ygro wok looks back on IllBleed
T- What's in your console this week? I'm quite surprised this didn't get flamed to all holy hell and back
R- Surprise surprise, a Guitar Hero release since 3 isn't fun...
N- Fallout: New Vegas announced!
$- Y0j1mb0 passes on a nice deal on Persona 3... if you're American
T- FFXIII demo impressions... and... does garison have green hair?
R- C2C Shiro reviews Persona 4
V- OG Saga Enless Frontier trailer, complete with bouncing boobs
T- Fat Princess impressions. Are people still up in arms about this game?
N- JackMaverick likes pre-order bonuses, but is paranoid about shopping online


C- The Aaron The King video is the only thing saving this from complete and utter fail
R- People care about boxing? He does look like he's got a nice tight little butt though...
L- Terry Bogard does make things better


S- Just when I thought there wouldn't be a fail on a slow day... speaking of slow...
F- Yet more fail from Geoff

- ScottyG <3
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This month's bloggers wanted prompt is something we stole. You see, by stealing this idea, you have no idea how truly inept I actually am. By pretending to know what I'm doing, I have clearly used my ill-gotten status to meet such big-time celebrities as Darlington Woolie "Pie Stealer" Madden or Sara from [insert pixel indie game studio here].

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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