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Cblogs of 06/20/14 + 06/21/14 and bbainisms

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Hello everyone! I had a pretty fun weekend; got to see George Takei at the Columbus pride festival and spent some time playing board games with friends, but unfortunately the fun ended with painful sunburns and my car getting towed... so I'm not in the best mood at the moment.

Board game night was really cool though. We played Bang, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and some expansions of Cards Against Humanity. I hadn't played the first two games before, but I play CAH quite regularly. Bang was an easy-to-learn card game about a Wild West shootout, with outlaws, sheriffs, deputies and renegades trying to claim victory over everyone else. It's pretty cool because no one knows who anyone else is (except the sheriff), so you have to figure out who's an outlaw and who's a deputy and try to plan your strategy around those assumptions. The sheriff and deputy were victorious in our game, but unfortunately I was an outlaw.



Betrayal at House on the Hill was a much more complicated board game about a group of people exploring a haunted house, and it was so much fun! There's a ton of different scenarios that can happen, and the game is different every time you play. During our game, an alien virus broke out in the haunted house, and everyone became susceptible to infection. It was the traitors' goal to infect everyone else, and it was the survivors' goal to create a serum to wipe out the infection, but no one knew who was infected or not so it was really intense. I ended up being the last survivor, with everyone else either infected or dead, but eventually the infected killed me, so I lost. I really hope I get the chance to play this game again sometime, because it was awesome! 



No topsauce today :(



A - nanashi got a bunch of cool games during the Steam Summer Sale. What did you get?

A - Derek Pietras doesn't want Nintendo to change, because everyone else in the AAA market is boring him.

A - A bunch of GameStops have been shutting down recently, leaving Spieler Dad no choice but to start buying games digitally.

S - Gray Time gives ZombiU the appeciation it deserves!

P - Fengor is starting a podcast, because he really likes talking!







F - Friday Night Fights on Playstation + Murderous cats!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + Palutenass!



T - Code Name Crono tells us about Valis III, one of his favorite guilty pleasure games!

$ - June 20th UK releases and bargains!







L - A kid gives its impressions of Goat Simulator through images! (Kid? Get it?)

C - Devthegamer's parents are letting his younger brothers play M rated games, and he's uncomfortable about it. Any advice?

C - UnrealKman is truly a wet blanket...



F - Assassin's Credibility.

F - Thanatos, the fail blogger.



- bbain

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When it comes to October, it's pretty easy to come up with an idea for Bloggers Wanted. Halloween presents a lot of options. People will start playing horror games and marathon scary movies, but then there's the ultimate question for the day itself:

"What am I going to wear?"

Costumes are, after all, at the very heart of Halloween's fun. Whether you're playing a game with a canon character like Lara Croft, Spider-Man or a customized character in Monster Hunter World or an MMO, you're still faced with the question of what are you going to look like. Sometimes you even have stat bonuses to further complicate things, while other games have made it so you can have all the lovely stat bonuses and still make something that looks nice to you. Some folks even take this all huge step further and will realize such costumes for real-life cosplay.

As someone that posts often about Final Fantasy XIV, I have spent countless hours obtaining all kinds of armor, weapons and accessories from various corners of the game and only for the reason of it looking cool. In fact, once I have a job at 50, I feel obligated to give each of my jobs a fanciful glowing weapon before I press forward.

And then I give each job their own little pet sidekick, because I have decided my character is a Disney princess. Then I write macros that give them a blend of super sentai/Sailor Moon transformations because henshin a-go-go, baby!

But, if I'm honest, my one true love in regards to outfits in the game is the Invalician Samurai set, which I got from the Rabanastre raid. The design is pulled right from the Final Fantasy Tactics' art concept of the female samurai and is wonderfully realized.

But sometimes looking good comes at a price, too. I remember my favorite look for my Corsair in Final Fantasy XI required me wearing pants that reduced my movement speed by twenty percent and some of the best stat-based builds in Monster Hunter can make you look silly.

So this month's topic for Bloggers Wanted is costumes. Whether the costume is realized in-game or in real-life, we'd like for you to to discuss your favorite creations or tributes to characters, whether it's a custom look, a canon character or even a character skin like you'd find in Overwatch or Fortnite. You can discuss cosplays you've done, or cosplayers you admire. You can even talk about the plights of stat-based function over fashion.

The sky is the limit on this one, so head on over to our community blogs and get to writing! Use the prompt "Costume party: [Your title here]" and be sure to place "Bloggers Wanted" in the tags!

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