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Cblogs of 04/21/2010 + Sykisms

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I remarked last week that I'd burnt out on videogames. This week I got Pokemon Heart Gold. Problem solved. It's amazing not only how well Gold and Silver have aged, but also how much more I appreciate the game now I'm older.

Saying that, the Pokewalker may be the most evil accessory ever created. Everywhere I go I have to have the damn thing with me. I walk to work with it, change Pokemon, wear it during work, change Pokemon on my break, then change Pokemon again before I walk home with it. If the aim was to get people walking then mission accomplished I suppose. Also casually catching Pokemon with it while I'm taking a piss is hugely satisfying (excusing the splatter when a Dratini showed up earlier).

Parting thought directed at Nintendo Europe. CAVE STORY NAO.



* - Tubatic wrote a blog about being old and it's pretty good
* - In just a few short steps, you too can have whirling blades of death
* - I like this, the double jump is sometimes waaaaaay too picky
* - Alpha explains how he thinks, and it's pretty damn interesting (I find autism incredibly interesting)
* - We need to keep having the "games are art" debate, because it worked for photography



A - A speculation/wishlist post for MvC3 by Nekobun
A - Paul Barber talks about post modernist stuff, it makes my brain hurt
M - Red Steel 2
M - Elsa can't jump (no surprise there)
M - GTA4
M - Gears of LAAAAAG
M - That old time rock and roll
S - CB's comment roundup is awesome as always
S - Metallion continues his look back at the X-COM series
S - Aniwednesday is going through the motions somewhat
P - SEGA Addicts 7, you know what to do
P - RDS episode 9, dealing with Splinter Cell





E - Baltimore NARP in 2 days and they want suggestions
C - PC gamers are losing their price advantage
C - Jacob's thoughts on Ebert



T - Thoughts of an Ace Combat fan switching to HAWX
T - Analysing the Dead Rising 2 trailer



A - It's NMH2 erotica, which makes it art
A - This is as basic an artblog as you get
M - Blurryphoenix reviews Videogames Live
F - The Megaman fan film will FINALLY be released on May 7th
F - Jack talks about Yojimbo: The Movie



C - No, put your reasoning in the blog, don't make us email you
R - Thermal brings the thought dump
V - A video on 90s gaming I could swear has been blogged before



F - Embed fail
F - Straight fail
F - Failing simply


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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.

All said and done, we arrive at the topic of this month’s Bloggers Wanted: Villains that did nothing wrong. Due to communication errors, this entry in the hallowed halls of Bloggers Wanted is a tad late. Regardless, all you have to do is head over to the Community Blog section of the site, and whip up a Cblog about a villain who you feel was secretly the good guy all along.

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