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Cblogs of 07/22/2009 + Sykisms

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First order of business. Everyone please join me in wishing a very happy 29th birthday to the invisible captain of Team Recap, Conrad Zimmerman. Conrad does such stuff as keeping the team in check and taking on new regulars and reservists just like we've done this week. Not to mention it was him who got us all together to reform Team Recap last year.

Now, all of you people out there with all 3 of this generation's consoles (that's Wii, PS3 and 360) I want you to think of this. When was the last time you bought a game for each console in the same week? I just realised after buying 'Splosion Man earlier (which you should all do by the way) that I've done that this week. 'Splosion Man for the 360, Wipeout HD Fury for the PS3 tomorrow and then Wii Sports Resort (yes I'm buying it) for the Wii on Friday. Can't freaking wait for Fury though.



* - Message to Interplay, Twisted Pixel should be handed the Earthworm Jim licence. Here's a brilliant moment from 'Splosion Man.
* - This is a good joke.
* - A nice list of scapegoats from Michi
* - Twilight Princess isn't a bad game, it's actually a very good game
* - I hadn't seen this before, I am stunned



A - How Project Exodus became obsessed with Starcraft
A - Developers don't care about SDTVs (no shit)
M - How to destroy a tank with style
M - And another Battlefield story
M? - I think you have gotten the theme wrong
M - Story time in the arctic
M - Schizophrenia from Link
M - Stories from the Capital Wasteland
S - LEVEL HEADED IS BACK!! Restarting with the brilliant level 'The Milkman Conspiracy' from Psychonauts
S - Dragon Questing continues into DQ7



W - Monodi is a WINRAR!!



E - DTOID!! COMIC CON!!
C - What 5 games would you take into the vault?
C - Yes it's a Hoborg blog. No it's not in fail. Yes I'm scared too
S - Cool looking new game store if you're in Minnesota
S - Sheesh, the world is conspiring against Victor playing LotRO
S - KJohnson will write the Ratchet and Clank movie, eventually
H - So who would live in a house like this? Well, Ryu



N - Killzone 2 DLC drops tomorrow, big day for PSN
N - Castle Crashers is coming to the PS3, all PS3-only gamers just came at once
T - Everybody loves doughnuts
T - TewDee thinks like I do, this week is awesome
V - Flip's Twisted World, another good looking Wii game that no-one's going to buy



F - A little look at some of this season's anime
A - A super-cute Game Boy papercraft
C - Trev runs through some comics



L - UbiSoft's Creative Director behind Red Steel 2 said cool 56 times in an interview
L - Gordon Freeman's beard is growing, JOURNALISM FUCKERS!!



NO FAIL!! Here, have some tits.



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About Cblog Recaps

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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

Villains that did nothing wrong

Villains in all media, not just video games, can end up being a dime a dozen. Far too often, a villain's motives boil down to "I am a bad, and so I do bad things. Fear me." While this format has worked for countless stories, at this point in my life (the ripe old age of 20) I’ve become jaded and grumpy, finding myself rolling my eyes when I see yet another antagonist wreaking havoc with no background or reasoning presented as to why they’re being such a butthole.

What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

My favorite example of this would be Meruem from the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter. While he doesn’t necessarily fit the exact mold I laid out above, he’s easily one of the most dynamic and curious villains I’ve ever come across. For the sake of not spoiling what is perhaps one of the most exciting, action-packed, and tear-inducing arcs in anime history, I won’t delve into the details of what makes Meruem so great. Instead I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen Hunter x Hunter to set aside some time and plow through the series. Really, it’s that good.

But hey, that’s just how I feel. I’m sure there are folks out there who prefer their villains to be simple. If I ever met one of these theoretical people I might have a panic attack, but I’ll deal with that should the time come. I’m sure after some deep breaths we would get along. Maybe we could even snuggle, should my husband allow such an event to transpire.

All said and done, we arrive at the topic of this month’s Bloggers Wanted: Villains that did nothing wrong. Due to communication errors, this entry in the hallowed halls of Bloggers Wanted is a tad late. Regardless, all you have to do is head over to the Community Blog section of the site, and whip up a Cblog about a villain who you feel was secretly the good guy all along.

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