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Cblogs of 05/10/13 and bbainisms

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Welp, it's Friday again! I feel like I've done nothing but work all week... hummmmm...

I beat Of Orcs and Men, and the game seemed to only get better and better as it went along. I'm really glad I decided to check that one out! But I already talked about that last week. 

Other than that, I played some Don't Starve on Steam, which annoyingly gives me an error message and shuts down rather too often. It always seems to happen when I'm resurrected after a death, or after I travel through a worm hole. It's a great game; lovely artwork, awesome survival gameplay. I just wish it would let me play it for more than 15 minutes at a time. 

I also found out that Fez, which I got as a gift from my boyfriend, will not run on my computer, so that bummed me out. I'm starting to think that maybe I should just avoid buying any more games on Steam until I can afford a better gaming computer. Buying games and not being able to play them is pretty much the worst. So far I've been shafted by Amnesia, Antichamber, The Baconing, Bit.Trip Beat, Fez, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Snapshot, Spirits, and Zeno Clash. Granted, half of those were gifted to me, but I still feel bad not being able to play someone's gift. I'd really like to buy Monaco, La-Mulana and Mark of the Ninja, but I'm just not feeling very lucky. 

Of course, maybe I'm just an idiot because I don't always fully understand the system requirements information. It's just me being lazy and paying the price. Oh well.



Humph.

* - Andy does not want to see Shadow Warrior toned down, dammit! I'm not actually familiar with Shadow Warrior, but it does seem silly to take away something that made a game unique to begin with.

A - The Salty Hippo believes the Assassin's Creed series has lost some of its narrative charm.






E - djnealb is planning to host a NARP at his new house in Austin! Dtoiders in the area should certainly check it out!

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + Monk can't sleep...

F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + Burning griffins!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + No hosts... :(

R - A review of the original Sonic the Hedgehog? Hmmm... it's almost more of a nostalgic journey, which would have been more interesting. Why give it a review score?

R - A review of Four Swords Adventures? Ehhh...

P - Shuuda gives us an overview of Telepath Tactics.

D - It looks like POStudios is about to launch episode 3 of their new game.

$ - May 10th UK releases and bargains!





R - Mike Cosimano made some Jonathan Holmes-themed ringtones! Neat!

F - Copypasta woooo, yeahhhh!

F - I guess I don't know much about Doom. Is this cool? The post is kinda lame anyway.

F - Or we could just not make that game.

F - Just a video, no other information. Lame.

F - Forums, we have them.



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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.

Remember: Persona 5 was not crowdfunded, but excuse me as I plow through it.

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