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Cblogs of 07/26/13 and bbainisms


Hello friends! How's everyone doing this week? My week has been pretty lame... haven't had much time for video games lately because I've been worrying about real life stuff, like working, looking for a new apartment, waiting to hear back about a possible new job, etc. Finding a new place to live is hard! And so is finding a new job! I just wish everything could be settled already so I could stop worrying about it. Luckily, I'm going on vacation in two weeks, so that will be nice. It's really hard to worry about things when you're relaxing on the beach!

Another reason I haven't been playing many games is because there haven't been very many exciting releases lately... I've been waiting for Spelunky to finally release on PSN, because then I'll always have something to play when I have nothing else to play. They announced a PC release date for next month, but no date for PS3/Vita. Oh well, I guess it's just been a slow summer. I'll just keep biding my time with Persona 4 Arena (I recently reached rank B in online matches! Woo!)

* - taterchimp has fond memories of playing Bubble Bobble with his family and friends!

M - ooktar's gaming story, in which his mom introduces him to Super Mario World!

A - Excel discusses region locking on Nintendo consoles.

A - SinclairVox thinks Kingdom Hearts might be so appealing because the storyline is so convoluted.

A - Spieler Dad thinks it might be a good idea for Microsoft to just re-announce the Xbox One to confirm all of the changes that it has undergone.

E - Eurogamer Expo 2013 is happening soon! Be sure to get your tickets!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PC + A world of cubes!

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + Weeping wallets!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + MEAT!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + European Pikmin!

T - Apparently, some people dislike Shadowrun Returns because you can't loot bodies. TheManchild thinks that mindset is silly, and I'm inclined to agree.

N - Zone of the Enders 2 HD recently got patched, and now it's way better!

$ - July 26th UK releases and bargains!

L - Zombie Orwell wrote some words and things, and you can view them with your eyeparts here!

F - Johnel Lance reviews the first episode of RWBY.

F - And then reviews the second episode in the same day... not sure why you wouldn't just wait and review the entirety of season 1 in a single blog, but whatevs.

C - PopetheRev likes well-drawn nipples and hates Nintendo.

No fails today! Huzzah!

- bbain

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The heel-turn

Last week, in the quick posts of Destructoid's community, we saw the rise and fall of community manager Wesley J. Russow. He rose to prominence with his immutable power, only to see it come crashing down as the working class clambered beneath him and tore him down. Truly, the life and times of Westopher G. Raggamuffins was a lesson in live fast, burn hot, crash spectacularly.

Wes went from community darling to lovable despot over the course of a few days. It was a thing of beauty to behold. Truly, nothing is better to witness than a real-life heel turn. Wrestling is nothing without these terms after all. A "Face" is a good guy wrestler who fights the man, stands up for the little guy, and fights fairly while still winning. A "Heel", on the other hand, is a despicable, dastardly villain or even anti-hero. I loved Kurt Angle's antics as this gold medal Olympic winner turned wrestler who wasn't necessarily as likable as his gold medals imply. I loved hating that guy! A good heel is fun to hate, and there's nothing quite like the gasp of shock when watching the turn, when a face uses dirty tricks and turns into a heel.

Let me ask you this: is Kratos a hero? Before we see Kratos return in what I'd call Dad of War, let's not forget Kratos’ sordid past as a hero. In the first game, it was a revenge tale. It was a story of a mythical Spartan warrior who wanted revenge on the God of War who betrayed him. But as the series went on, it became a story about the lengths Kratos would go to justify his vendetta against people who wronged him. He would literally destroy the world just to destroy his enemies. Sure, we played as him, and we were taken on a ride, but would you really put your bet behind him and say, "Yeah, look at that hero!"

This month's Bloggers Wanted is about your favorite heel-turns or anti-heroes (in case a heel turn is too specific). Do you like it when Ryu turns into Evil Ryu? Or maybe you like Injustice, with its built in heel-turn Superman? I won't claim to understand the time line of Revolver Ocelot between Snake Eater and Guns of the Patriots, but I love that knucklehead.

To participate, just start a blog in our community section and title it "Heel-turn: [your blog title here]." Write to your heart's content, and if its up to snuff, you'll see your stuff published on the front page! Just remember, you're telling us about your favorite heel-turns and anti-heroes, not becoming one yourself, like Wes. Rest in spaghetti, never forghetti.

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