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Cblogs of 07/12/13 and bbainisms

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Hello friends! Today (as in Saturday, not Friday) marks the one-year anniversary for my boyfriend and I! Not sure what we have planned for the day, but there will probably be lots of Japanese food (from our favorite restaurant) and maybe some co-op Spelunky action. I can't wait :3



In other news, I'm back to obsessively playing Persona 4 Arena. My current goal is to conquer the Score Attack mode with any character (but probably Teddie, because he's the only one I'm really good with). Score Attack is freaking crazy. The AI is apparently set to a level above the highest difficulty setting, so they basically just go ballistic at you as you fight to stay alive and take them down. There are 13 rounds, and so far I've only made it to round 4, which, ironically, is Teddie. I can't manage to beat the one character whose moveset I'm most familiar with! Although he is granted abilities that I don't have, such as using a triple Circus Bear attack, Teddie's most powerful, and arguably cheapest, attack. The first time I tried Score Attack mode, though, I figured I'd never even get past the first round (Yosuke), but I've since managed to do that, so I have (a slim) hope that I can eventually beat it. Just gotta keep practicing! 

I'm also starting to pick up on some minor details about the game that I often miss during the hectic battles, which are making me love the game even more. I'm starting to hear more of the hilarious lines of dialogue uttered by the characters while fighting, like Teddie saying, "I'm spinning more than usual!" when he's about to be All-Out Attacked or Chie shouting, "Everyday's great at your Junes!" while auto-comboing Yosuke. I also never realized how funny Elizabeth is. Her attacks are so rage-inducing that I usually miss what she's saying.

It would be cool if Atlus released some more DLC for this game (and not just color swaps or additional navigators). There are still several Persona 3 characters they could add. I'd definitely enjoy playing as Koromaru or Ken!  Or maybe they could expand on the story mode to reveal the mastermind behind the tournament. Or they could just work on making Persona 5. That'd be cool too.



No topsauce today... :(

A - GlowBear discusses the problems with labeling. Why can't we all just get along?

A - zerocrossing argues that AAA game production costs are detrimental to the creativity of video games.

A - GreaterThanGaming has a few tips for Blizzard on how to get people talking about World of Warcraft again.

A - Spieler Dad has noticed a distinct lack of people using gaming handhelds while traveling, which is weird because I see people walking around with 3DS's all over the place.

S - amlabella wraps up his list of favorite games, including his favorite game of all time!

P - Go For Rainbow! episode 14 is chock-full of gay stereotyping!

P - Nerd Unemployed episode 12 is chock-full of Anthony Burch!





F - Friday Night Fights on the PC + Steamy sales!

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + Ninja theories!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + ElZilcho hosts all the games!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + EVO 2013!

T - mattttherman3 (got enough t's in there, buddy?) makes some predictions about what will happen in Dragon Age 3 and Inquisition.

T - Revenile really likes Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and here's why!

$ - July 12th UK releases and bargains!





C - I was gonna fail this, but then drmcscott edited it and it actually WAS much better. Too bad he didn't think to write something like this in the first place.

F - We're not gonna vote for you, dude. Who are you?!



- bbain

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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.


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