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Cblogs of 08/05/2009 + Sykisms

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Yoyoyoyoyo, NJ is back here after sleep and router issues kept me away last week. Fortunately Megastryke picked up my slack and supplied you with a Wednesday recap, my punishment for slacking off is giving him a week off this week. So you have me 2 days in a row this week.

My big thing right now is Rocket Riot. It could be argued that this is my big thing all the time but right now I'm closing in on finishing the game. If you've played Rocket Riot up to around level 50 then you'll know that it gets insanely hard in the later stages. Level 69 is my current status, you'll probably hear my scream of triumph if I finish it.

Recap slightly early this week, mostly because I'm falling asleep right now.



* - Krow is taking Monthly Musings to the forums and giving away swag!
* - Why Shadow Complex proves that genres can still evolve
* - Fuck yeah boardgames!
* - Geneticfoil made his girlfriend play videogames, with good results
* - A long blog defending short games
* - Masterledz wrote a dignified complaint to Ubisoft over Turtles in Time Reshelled



A - Germans can't be trusted
A - 10 Great NES Games, not made by Nintendo
M - Snoogans on Forbidden Siren
M - Tomasz is hated by RTS'
M - Canti-sama sucks at fighters
M - Why learning curves are awesome
S - Humpday in Cheaptoid!
S - More fan written Ratchet and Clank
S - Level Headed reveals that Pendelton sucks at World 8-1
S - CTZ's dTunes covers Gorillaz 101
S - ZOIDS! GETTER! BEBOP! Yep it's Aniwednesday



E - A contest entry from RiotMonster brings the rape
E - And Bleh goes with the sexy
E - Zodiac Eclipse brings the heat (and a dinosaur) to the tag team contest



E - The Dtoid PAX Facebook Group is borked
S - Lucasloredo doesn't finish games
S - Wry Guy gets immense pleasure from Capcom's early days
C - Are console wars good or bad?
P - Someone spilled Drunkcast's pint, they let the culprit record a podcast before beating him senseless



N - James Silva, the maker of Dishwasher, is taking the piss out of massage games
N - An idiot from California got caught modding his asston of consoles
N - Some new FF14 pics, damn I can't wait for this
N - Here's some more FF14 info
T - Some thoughts on Tatsunoko vs Capcom and Fatal Frame 4
T - Some thoughts on Wipeout HD Fury and how it could be better
R - Fuck yeah Einhander!
R - Never enough recommendations for Lunar SSSC



A - A tribute to RonBurgandy2010
A - New Pokemans from Faith!
F - A bit of a look back on The Legend of Chun-Li



C - Better suited to the forums
C - A 90% from Official Playstation for Arkham Asylum, but more info please
? - Craft of the World at War, I don't get this at all



F - Fuck off spambot (epic GIF in Topher's comment)
F - Sonic CD soundtrack? Bad? Oh fuck you Michi
F - Take your crappy comic elsewhere

>NJ

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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].

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