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Cblogs of 07/10/14 + Shadeisms

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Not much by way of Shadeisms today, since I already shot my load in my own blog last Thursday. In case you missed that, I went to my first ever gaming convention last Sunday, and had a great time! I also received a Steam code for The Walking Dead Season 2, which I'm giving away to a lucky Dtoider. You can still enter, so be sure to click if you want in.

Other than that, I played plenty of video games this week. I continued my quest through Dishonored, got deeper into The Wonderful 101, got some Mario Karting in, and am nearing the end of Fire Emblem: Awakening. Everyone in my army is married now except for the future children, Frederick, Libra and Gregor. It's a sad affair for those three, but I simply ran out of females! I wonder if God ever has this problem?

Finally, this week I went to the American embassy in Amsterdam to go get my visa approved. It turns out that exchange program visas are incredibly easy, because I got my approval no questions asked. I've now officially been granted access to the US of A, and most of the other preparations are already complete as well.

I'll be coming for you exactly one month from today, so we're getting very close indeed.
Hide your girlfriend. Be prepared.



* - Video game music, oh yes. bbain's starting a series on his personal favorites, sorted by theme. The first edition is devoted to that happy feeling of...being happy!

* - Everybody take off your hat and pay your respects to Morty. Compiling all of the "10 things" blogs ever must have been a hell of a job.



P - Everyone has time for more Podcasts! Nanashi is taking you into the wonderful world of Playstation.

P - Meanwhile, Fengor is moving his Podcast to the forums. Trust me, I know the woes of our blog editor.



C - Some fellow calling himself "ShadeOfLight" went to a Con and is giving away The Walking Dead Season 2! Oh, and just between you and me, he totally deserved to get stabbed by Nazgūl.




- You want happy, bbain? I'll give you happy.



T - Pixelfiend is done with Watch_Dogs. Doing boring sidemissions in boring Chicago just didn't do it for him.

T - Over time a lot of things have been fixed about Diablo 3. But if you ask Ninjamoose, it still isn't all that great.















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May you always find water and shade

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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.

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