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Cblogs of 05/12/2010 + Sykisms

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So demos, today I played the Modnation Racers PSP one and you know what, I think provided they put all the creative stuff for Karts and Mods in this version of the game this could actually outclass its PS3 big brother. I'm certainly more entertained by the AI here than I was by the beta AI. Sure online play takes a hit but provided I can still use downloaded tracks I'm fine with that. Only problem is removing the option to auto-decorate a track makes the track creator a bit unnecessarily fiddly if you're going for something awesome. I can't see myself tweaking a track for hours on the PSP like I can for the PS3 version. Weirdly I reckon I'll end up getting both, a grand testiment to Sony's dedication to putting their major franchises on both their formats. Hopefully this is how things'll work for the PSP now, since Modnation PS3 and PSP are both out at the same time. I'm looking forward to them certainly.

Things I've found porn of today, the 5th gen starter Pokemon (all 3 of them) and the MALE 5th gen Pokemon trainer. Also Nick Clegg/David Cameron slash. Internet, you never fail me.

Oh yeah, and Portal's free now. GO DOWNLOAD IT.



* - Excellent stuff regarding character development (or the lack of it) in videogames
* - Om Nom Nom wants to see grey choices in videogames, and to feel like evil options are the right ones
* - Topsauced for EPIC LULZ



S - Bullseye's Old School Games goes a little off this week with Nick Arcade



C - Give Dixon a header, win a game



E - PS3 Fight Club is prepping for season 1
C - Draken gives his opinion on EA's Project $10, since he's apparantly only just noticed it
C - Why do some of us insist on having multiple games on the go at once?
C - Game prices, how do you figure a game's worth?
S - NHL09 < NHL10
S - Justin went to Washington DC and found himself in Fallout 3



N - 5th Generation Pokemon starters are here and you know what, I actually like them
N - Oi, Mac users. Put down the lychee juice and go download Steam. Portal's free if you fancy it too
T - Massive thought dump, but the bulk of it is 3D Dot Game Heroes thoughts
D - Underdog's game Death Zone Zero is actually starting to look like a game now



A - Awesome Bioshock art right here
M - Here, have some videogame guitar covers



? - Is there a category for Crunshii spunking up a storm over a phone?
R - Whaa?
C - I wasn't aware of any issues, maybe check whether it's just you before shortblogging
C - I'd have made this a site on its own then talked about it



F - Spam central is busy tonight
F - Wasn't sure about failing this, but Bradshaw's comment behavior sealed it


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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.

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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
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-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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