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Cblogs of 06/21/13 and bbainisms

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So this weekend is Gay Pride weekend for my city, and there's going to be a parade tomorrow morning right outside my apartment. I'm pretty excited about it, it should be a lot of fun. But because it's in the morning, I'd like to get some sleep while I can, so these -isms are gonna be a bit short. 



This week I played Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom (finally!) and it was a really cute game! I was initially a little put off by the Majin's voice, but I quickly fell in love with it as the game progressed. He's just way too adorable (although he tends to trip over himself entirely too often). I'm not sure I'd recommend the game for everyone, but I really enjoyed my time with it nonetheless. It was clear to me that a lot of heart was put into making the game, and I appreciated that.

I also finally subscribed to PS Plus (it's about time, right?). I played The Cave and Machinarium for free this week, two more really cute games. I like cute things, you see. I've also got access to XCOM: Enemy Unkown, Uncharted 3, Saints Row the Third, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution, among other games, all for FREE! I'm wondering which one I should play first. I'm thinking I might try out XCOM first, even though I'm not too big on strategy games. It just looks really cool.

Anyway, my bed is calling for me. Happy Gay Pride month, everyone! :)

* - Kovalski248 shares some of their favorite gaming worlds, places where you can't help but explore every nook and cranny.

* - Strider is enjoying his time in the world of Animal Crossing again, and I am so flipping jealous!

A - The Last of Us brought Itry90 to tears, something that other narrative-heavy games like Heavy Rain weren't able to do.

A - dapperdanG talks about Xbox One policies and PUPPIES!

A - A post-mortem of the Xbox One, which hasn't even been born yet...

A - Midgeamoo tries to make sense of the reactions to the announcement that Titanfall will be multiplayer only.

A - Tidemouth is excited about virtual reality gaming!

P - Scary Granules episode 13! Not guest starring PhilKenSebben.

P - Low(er) Tier Podcast episode 11, guest starring Ninjapresident!





F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + Bricks!

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + Huge mistakes!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PC + Swishiee's obsession!

T - Sir Davies recommends The Cat Lady, a horror adventure game about a lady who likes cats. Looks interesting!

T - Mozington wonders how the introduction of the Fairy-type in Pokemon X&Y will change the way people play the game.

T - Shinta hated The Last of Us and lost his faith in gaming, but soon regained it by purchasing a 3DS.

R - BlinkingPixels reviews The Last of Us.

$ - June 21st UK releases and bargains!

A - BobofMainframe drew a picture of Jonathan Blow as a Slowbro in anticipation of the new episodes of Teenage Pokemon. Awesome!

M - Chrys wrote a song about the Xbox One in the style of a Macklemore song. Neat!

R - Suffer from sweaty palms? Jinx has a solution for you!

V - It seems Lenigod is willing to forgive Microsoft for their bad PR. Maybe?

C - TheYouthfuls gives his thoughts on the character of Joel in The Last of Us, but makes the errors of copypasta and self-fapping.

C - PopetheRev recommends Valis III, an old overlooked Sega game. Just gotta proofread this blog a bit, buddy.

F - Not quite the best blog ever...



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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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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

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-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)
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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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