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Cblogs of 05/01/09 + Garisonisms

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I now realize that my dream is to one day live in Japan. I'm going to learn Japanese and haul my lazy ass across the ocean away from this shit hole these people call a town. All I have to do is graduate first.


*- Looks like Turtles in Time is coming to XBLA, thanks, CypherVR!
*- Geoff tells fatty wuts wut on Xbox LIVE
*- Hamza's videogame event food review #1: Doughy dough is doughy


A- Styles V LVK shows us a few of the best games in the wrestling genre
A- I didn't read this, but MrSlippery's 21 things you didn't know about BioShock 2
S- Ckarasu's A Game Overlooked series: Mana Khemia
S- Gemsi's British Bargains
S- 10 things aborto thefetus learned this week
S- KyleR007's 10 gaming moments that shaped him: #10
S- neldakid's Make A Game Outa This #1: Some comic edition


W- Half left wins some Godfather II schwag
W- Draw Bward-Kupo a portrait, win downloadable gift card
W- Nick Chester's contest thing, congratulations, Guagloves!


E- DtoidAustin's Dallas NARP
E- DtoidLosAngeles haps
F- 360 FNF
F- Euro FNF
F- Super Smash Bros. Brawl FNF
F- PS3 FNF


S- Bit.Trip Beat is now available on the UK's WiiWare. Download now or die!
N- New Square-Enix game teaser out, THANKS BATTHINK!
N- Anus Mcphanus wants to post more Brit Bargains
N- Jonathan Holmes wants us to pull rebel and get Klonoa a week early. I'm down
R- Castle reviews the freeware windows game The Manipulator, gives it a 4 out of 5
T- SuitcoatAvenger's random thoughts, you should join twitter
T- nilcam gets a bit nostalgic for the Dreamcast, wants SNK remakes
D- The Blur's game gets featured on Gamasutra, lucky bastard





?- Did Bea Arthur die or something?
?- I couldn't read Brad Nicholson's blog because I was too distracted by his biceps
?- DVDDesign posts a silly cow poop picture, I go through his old blogs and reminisce about Japan and how much I miss it <3


F- Hey TehBuLL, maybe you should check Google before you pull douchebag
F- SpilledMilk needs to learn that we don't really care about the fact that you want to make a post, we just want to read the darn post
F- Volomon posts annoying as fuck swine flu song
F- 4knuckleshuffle, pix or it didn't happen
F- Dude, at least learn how to embed videos


-(garison)

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Fake it until you make it

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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