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Cblogs of 07/21/2010 + Sykisms

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You know, after 7 years I thought I was incapable of being surprised by anything on the internet. This week I discovered that castration porn is apparently a thing.

Nothing worth talking about played this week, haven't actually bought a game in some considerable time actually. Worth mentioning once more for the record though that Alien Swarm is an absolute blast.



* - I disagree with the main point, but this is an excellent blog on what videogames need to be
* - Games bring out "The Stranger" and you should beware him



M - Subconsious Security
P - System Lynk (sp) episode 6 here
P - Under Development is back, with 2P Start artist Ray
P - TARDIScast 5 goes over more classic Doctor
P - Beardjobs available in Stereotoid 2



Got nothin' for ya.



E - Going to Otakon? So's Hooded Miracle
E - EUFNF, on Wednesday because the forums are down
C - Ranty McRanterson is too hardcore
C - Same subject, different approach



D - Infected Planet's looking better, here's a look at how much better
V - A video walkthough of Limbo, if you can play this game then PLAY IT



F - Rando goes over Inception (MASSIVE SPOILER WARNING)
F - More Inception stuff, reviewing this time



Nothing to go here either.



F - Stating the obvious and expecting good quality from Gamestop
F - SPAMTACULAR!


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It feels like it's been a decade since we've seen the rise of the crowdfunded game. I'm always surprised when I remind myself that crowdfunding has been a thing long before the first crowdfunded video game, but nowadays a crowdfunded game seems like a dime a dozen.

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.

Remember: Persona 5 was not crowdfunded, but excuse me as I plow through it.

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