Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, E3 News

               
Dark theme   
PC   |   PS4   |   XBOX   |   SWITCH   |   3DS   |   VITA   |   JAPANESE   |   FILM   |   TOYS   |   MERCH


 
CblogRecaps blog header photo
CblogRecaps's c-blog
Fronts 13Posts 113Blogs 2657Following 40Followers 382


 
 

LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 06/11/14 and 06/12/14 + Shadeisms

   0


No points for guessing what this week's Shadeisms are going to be about. E3 is an event no gamer can resist. Whether you're in the Xbox crowd, a PS4 gamer or a Nintendo fanboy, there truly is something for everyone. Of course, by now I shouldn't have to tell you which of these categories I belong to.

If you ask me, Nintendo did a pretty stellar job this year. We got a few solid announcements although some of them might be a ways off, but most of all we got some great new info on games that we may have already known were coming but look about 10 times better now that we know more.

Hyrule Warriors featuring a playable Zelda and Midna? Fuck yes. Midna looks especially cool, being able to summon Wolf Link and smashing shit up with her hair-arm thing.

Speaking of smashing shit up, how's about that Super Smash Bros., guys? It's starting to look mighty fine if you ask me, and this week's announcements only made that all the better. Playable Miis don't do very much for me but are pretty cool nonetheless, Pac-man makes a stellar third-party addition, and Palutena was easily my favorite character from Kid Icarus Uprising. I'm very happy that she made it in.

Retail copies of Bayonetta 2 including the original? Oh fucking hell yes. I've been itching to play the original Bayonetta for ages now, and even considered buying a used PS3 just to play that game, but fortunately Nintendo and Platinum have answered my prayers in the best way possible.

The upcoming Zelda being Open-World and looking absolutely gorgeous? Sign me up!



Then there's all the stuff that's a little more on the sidelines for me. Yoshi's Woolly World being basically Kirby's Epic Yarn except even more adorable, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse having an excellent claymation artstyle, Captain Toad getting his own neat little puzzle game, Splatoon looking hella fun, I'm down with all of it. These didn't exactly blow me away, but they look fun enough to spend some quality time with later this year.

And last but not least, Xenoblade Chronicles X just being Xenoblade Chronicles X? I can't even begin to tell you how hyped that game has me.

It's weeks like these when I remember why I became a Nintendo fanboy in the first place. Shit be amazing.    

* - It takes a lot of effort to become Elsa's friend. Step 1: no lesbian porn before the second date.

* - Yep, video games are pretty amazing, everyone. Seymour found some great things to be amazed by this week. Didn't we all?

* - CaimDark writes a great blog on diversity in video games and rape culture. I know the latter has become kind of a dirty word nowadays, but do give this blog a read. It's nuanced enough and gives a good indication of what the actual problems are.

* - You too can pretend to go to E3 with Captainbus' Choose Your Own Adventure blog. Quote Shakespeare, do street magic, the choices are endless!

A - k8y has an interview with the developers of Crypt of the Necrodancer, the upcoming roguelike/rhythm game.

A - VVVGamer recaps the big E3 conferences and comes to the conclusion that they were all pretty great this year!

A - You tell'em, girlfriend!

A - PixelFiend was impressed by Nintendo's showing this week, and I find it hard to blame him!

A - Not a platformer this time, Ocelot89 looks at a level from Star Fox instead; Corneria from the SNES game.









R - ALL95 reviews Entwined for PSN, which is apparently really good!

T - A self-proclaimed optimist just can't see the good in Enemy Front.

T - Troyfullbuster got his grubby hands on early demos of Smash Bros. for both WiiU and 3DS. It's sounds really great!

R - A Comiccon review for How to Survive.

M - You can play video game music on floppy drives. Yes, floppy DRIVES.

? - Must be a forum thing, because I have no idea.

C - I refuse to failtoid anyone for unpopular opinions, but I honestly don't understand much of Terry's problems with the upcoming Smash Bros.

V - A day in the life of a DayZ player.

C - Instead of just hoping for Dragon's Dogma 2, why don't you tell us why you liked the first one so much?

S - Uhm, we know? Isn't the entire point of E3 week that we get told these things?

S - Again, we know? Why don't you tell us more about your own thoughts on the matter. It's all nice and well that Hyrule Warriors is coming out soon, but what do YOU think of it?

F - Fuck if I know.


- I feel terrible about this, but I just couldn't resist.




- ShadeOfLight
May you always find water and shade

FPotD
Login to vote this up!

LOOK WHO CAME:


CblogRecaps   
Elsa   1
CaptainBus   1
JoyfulSanity   1
nanashi   1
Marcel Hoang   1
arkane9   1
PK493   1
Retrofraction   1
Everyday Legend   1
Dreamweaver   1


 
 

  0 COMMENTS

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.



 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!

 

About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

About Cblog Recaps

Schedule:
Mondays - Lord Spencer
Tuesdays - Larxinostic
Wednesdays - DeadMoon
Thursdays -OrochiLeona
Fridays - Gamemaniac3434
Saturdays - AmnaUmen
Sundays - Riobux

Reserve Recappers:
Gajknight
LinkSlayer64
ShadeOfLight
Torchman
TheBlondeBass
Hypno Coffin

Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
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.


Community Announcements
We have a Twitter account!
@CblogRecaps
Help us spread the word out on these recaps and in turn, everyone's blogs too! (These tweets appear on Dtoid's official accounts as well)
________________________________________

Archives

Legend:

WORDtoid

A- Articles
S- Series
B- Bloggers Wanted
P- Podcasts

CONTEStoid

C- Community Contests
W- Winners/Updates
E- Entries

COMMUNItoid

E- Events
F- Fight Nights
D- Destructoid in the Wild
S- Stories
C- Contemplations
I- Introductions
B- Birthdays
R- RIP
H- Houses, cribs, setups

GAMEtoid

N- News
V- Videos
R- Reviews
P- Previews
T- Thoughts
D- Development
$- Deals

CULTUroid

A- Art
M- Music
F- Film/TV
L- Literature
S- Swag

OTHEroid

L- LOLs
R- Random
V- Videos
C- Could Be Better
?- Defies Description

FAILtoid

S- You Are Slow
F- Maybe Fail?