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Cblogs of 04/28/2010 + Sykisms

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This week in this space I'll be talking about Monster Hunter Tri, Split/Second and a pair of indie games but first I want to give a list of things I miss when they're not around. My canadian friends, DtoidUK, fried shrimp and now Anthony Burch. I liked Anthony from the second I first heard a Rev Rant back in the RetroforceGO days, and my respect was only solidified when I sent him an email about one particular rant (I think it was about gay stereotypes in videogames) and he delivered an extremely bad taste response which was quickly apolgised for once he remembered the rant I was referring to. I wish beyond wishes that I could make it to the wedding (see first Topsauce post) but unfortunately I'll have to make do with getting drunk at home. Still booking it off work though.

So first let's look at the indie games I want to talk about, both from the Indie Games channel on the Xbox 360. Firstly there's NLL Lacrosse 2010. Following the excellent College Lacrosse 2010 I had high hopes for this officially licenced version. Hoo boy what a disappointment. Shooting is slow and unweildy compared to the lightning quick snaps of CL2010 and passing feels unresponsive and sticky as well. Try the demo, but if you don't like it try CL2010 (also soccer game Fitba by the same dev) as well before writing off the series. Secondly there's Ace Gals Tennis, something I just downloaded because I'll try any tennis game that wants my attention. Surprisingly it's really good, control is simply aiming and timing shots with the computer moving your avatar around the court (think Wii Tennis but without the danger) but that works, allowing for more thought to be put into shots. It's also really well presented with colourful menus and pretty good artwork. I recommend it for 80 points.

Now Split/Second, I've been cautious about this because I'm unsure how the game will hold up to repeated play after the Eurogamer Expo demo I played pretty much ran the same race every time. The AI has clearly gotten a lot better since then as powerplays launch left right and center meaning the route changes aren't guaranteed to happen every race. I've completed races now where no-one changes the route and that gives me a lot more confidence in the game. It doesn't hurt that the pure arcade car handling brings back memories of the glory days of Burnout (Burnout 3 to Burnout Dominator if you're wondering) which makes things a metric shitton of fun. It's going to be hard to decide between this and Blur now.

Finally Monster Hunter Tri and I'll keep this brief. If you haven't played a Monster Hunter game yet, this is where to start. It's a lot easier to get to grips with than previous games and stupidly addictive. It's also damn good looking.



* - You are cordially invited to witness the marriage of Anthony Burch and Ashley Davis

* - Congratulations and farewells to Anthony will go in Topsauce like yesterday, here's Opa-Opa's
* - Manic Maverick talks of milestones, also how we get depressed when people leave Dtoid
* - Awesome drawings by Gobun on the subject of Anthony
* - Om Nom thanks his hero
* - Chris Smith presents Anthony with Kirby
* - UglyDuck says goodbye

* - A non-Anthony Topsauce for this fine satire post
* - This is one of the best blogs I've ever read



A - Gunsage's worst Square Enix games list is negated by Crystal Chronicles' presence
A - Innovation is rubbish
M - Prince of Persia
M - Aliens vs Predator 2010
M - Brenda's Choice
S - Xandaca's great game design series continues with the ancient 3D Monster Man
S - Aniwednesday is thankful
S - AlphaDeus' piano journal
P - Banana Addicts 8 goes through the rise of Banana Team
P - Pure random for RDS 10



W - Kauza is a winner!



I - Welcome Jessbah, popping her cherry
I - Seahorse's intro blog is awesome
S - JohnnyMike's experience of NFL Blitz
S - HoodedMiracle is going without games, he's bored
S - Nic's experience with the Tales series. Symphonia > All



N - Infinity Ward launch a huge lawsuit
R - RetroSoldier reviewing Pokemon
T - Rice Cracker just got a PS3
T - The video in this Split/Second post is just as entertaining as the real game
T - Boatz got his shit back, here are his thoughts of Mass Effect 2



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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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