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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 08/06/2009 + Sykisms

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Urgh, I've been playing a rather dull game for review purposes today. I have a new found appreciation for people who have to force their way through true turds for a living.

In other news, I ordered the First 4 Figures Sonic statue a few months ago and it should finally arrive here tomorrow. This is awesome, except I have absolutely nowhere to put it. Every flat surface in my room houses as many figures as the laws of physics allow. Oh well, I'll deal with that when I have to.

Also I know the recap yesterday was dated wrong. Like I said, I was tired.



* - Excellent rant about people who talk about girls in gaming like it's special
* - Fuck yeah Neo Geo Pocket Colour. I actually have one of these.
* - Activision don't deserve good licences
* - Tool project Asteroids onto the backdrop at their gigs? Now that I like
* - Screw girls, how are guys portrayed in videogames?
* - Are you nervous about looking like a gamer?



A - Here are this year's Dream Build Play finalists, I want to have sex with Dust: An Elysian Tail
A Why MAG could be the new Tribes
A - AndrewG009 goes over Gamepro's best PSP games list
A - What is Art?
A - I too fear and hate racing games at times, but they're too much fun to ignore
M - WarZombie is the Middleman
M - Swe3tMadness can't do strategy, that appears to be a theme with this month's musings
M - Randombullseye would rather have fun than suck
M - Heyricochet sucks at puzzle games (he should play Nintendoll)
M - Uruhara sucks at RPGs
S - This week's UK releases, CRICKET!!
S - CTZ has some Mindless Self Indulgence in today's dTunes
S - Loving the Narrative moves onto the RTS genre
S - Full Throttle looks at NASCAR in Gran Turismo
P - Refused Classification Episode 10, because Drunkcast can't have all the alcohol



E - 2 pussies and Rorschach, here's Bez's tag team



E - DTOID NEW ENGLAND CALLING! Gameunion 2009 on August 21-23
C - What's so good about Blazblue?
C - HEIL GRAMMAR!!
S - A bit of pre-PAX thoughts to get you pumped, like you weren't already
S - MLG Pro Halo Skillz
S - Here's what Pic0o is doing this weekend
S - Some assorted thoughts from Palidi
S - Here's what got TeknoDwarf to 10,000 Gamerpoints
I - Projest SPF, they make videos
B - Redface is 18!!



N - Famitsu getting more lenient? No, just taking money.
N - YAY! A demo for Scarlet Symphony, an unofficial Touhou Project/Castlevania game is out
N - ARGH! MICROSOFT USING THE SAME MUSIC AS SONY!
N - Suck it America, Europe has the Arkham Asylum demo already
N - Miyamoto wants to make more mature games, interesting stuff
$ - The awesome Pokemon Abuse shirt is now available in red or blue, and cheaper
T - Milkdad's thoughts on Turtles in Time Reshelled
T - Rev. Macro is a bit late to Fable 2
R - The History of Canada in a videogame, best played with a bag of milk to drink
D - A little bit of concept art from Prolifik
V - How to hook up a NES
V - Ehh, fairly unfunny video about MAG



A - Suitcoat Avenger's looking for bears to wrestle
A - More Podtoid fan art, Topher as Link is my new happy time image
A - Some cool WoW art from Togail
F - Machete actually has a damn fine cast



L - Saved by the Bell is just like Phoenix Wright...wait what?



S - Crunshii posted these yesterday I'm afraid
F - Sorry Entrager, I can't condone XNA cancer
F - John Hughes deserved a better tribute

>NJ

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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!

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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
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-ABZU

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