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Cblogs of 08/23/13 and bbainisms

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Hello everyone! Tomorrow is moving day for me, and I am dead tired and still need to pack some things, so unfortunately these -isms are gonna have to be cut short. You'll just have to be entertained by these women laughing while eating salad alone, which I was recently reminded is a thing that exists on the internet!







* - Phil's family needs some help! Donate some money if you can!

* - Sotanaht waxes poetic with tales from Final Fantasy XIV!

S - TheKodu tackles the topic of damsel death, brought up in Tropes vs. Women, but I couldn't read it because of those Romeo and Juliet spoilers!

A - SpielerDad plans to put his Xbox 360 to sleep and make room for an Xbox One.





E - shadow2398 introduces some updates to the Dtoid TF2 server, including... the Vagineer?! AHHHHH!!!

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + Scield lends a helping hand!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PC + Addicted to spelunking!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + Creepy masks!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + Delirium!

T - New to Animal Crossing? StriderHoang has some tips for a more enjoyable experience.

D - DecadeDesign is working on a game called Sprout's Tale. I like the character design!

V - GlowBear broke all the games forever! Thanks a lot, Glowy. Now what are we supposed to do?

$ - August 23rd UK releases and bargains!

A - garganroo drew a neat picture of Link!

M - Shuuda recommends this Goldeneye 64 cover album!





F - What the? This video is awful.

F - Pope thinks the Xbox brand will die because of an executive who doesn't like video games. This seems highly unlikely...



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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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