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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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It feels like it's been a decade since we've seen the rise of the crowdfunded game. I'm always surprised when I remind myself that crowdfunding has been a thing long before the first crowdfunded video game, but nowadays a crowdfunded game seems like a dime a dozen.

Of course such a phrase is an incredible disservice to some of the great games that have come out thanks to websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Games like FTL, Shovel Knight, and even Undertale are around thanks to crowdfunding; thanks to people gathering around and literally putting their money where their mouth is, a game they want gets funded and inevitably the greater landscape of gaming benefits from it. Most of the time the landscape gets to benefit from it anyways.

Don't worry though, this month's bloggers wanted prompt isn't an exploratory thesis on the effects of crowdfunding on video game development. We just want you to talk about your favorite games, as long as they were crowdfunded. This topic can be simultaneously broad and narrow, because you can talk about whatever game you want, however you want, as long as it was crowdfunded.
For me, FTL is the original crowdfunded game, and it was great. It was somehow minimalist and incredibly detailed at the same time, and it was all done because a man wanted to do it, but needed the money, and thousands of other people wanted to see where his idea would go. Shovel Knight to me feels like this natural evolution of the classic 8-bit gaming of yore without also throwing myself back to a time when gaming was honestly comparatively archaic. And everyone's talked to death about Undertale, so we all know where I'd go with that.

To participate in this month's bloggers wanted, just start a blog! Oh, and title it "Crowdfunded: [your blog title here]." I bet this month is going to be pretty diverse, since it's basically writing about your favorite crowdfunded game. So I hope to hear about some good games revisited or amazing games no one has heard about.

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