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Cblogs of 09/06/13 and bbainisms


So between Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Spelunky HD, both of which I got recently, I feel like I'm not going to find the time for any other games for quite some time. This means that Rayman Legends and Killer is Dead, two games that I've been very excited about, might have to be put on hold for a bit longer. 

I forgot just how addicting Animal Crossing can be. I spent so much time with the Gamecube game, waking up every day to see what Nook was selling at his stores and to talk to all the neighbors. The addictiveness doesn't seem to have worn off with the new installment on the series. Every day I'm wondering what I'll find for sale in the stores, trying to find new things to donate to the museum, earning bells to afford the biggest house possible... Nintendo really knows how to keep people playing this game.

Also, I want to be friends with whoever is in charge of deciding which fish and bugs make it into the Animal Crossing games. I've been catching so many of my favorite creatures in New Leaf. Orchid mantises? Whale sharks? Freaking giant isopods? Excellent choices all around (although the inclusion of house centipedes makes me uncomfortable. I absolutely hate those things... blech!).

As for Spelunky, I'm trying to take things one goal at a time. I managed to unlock all the shortcuts and beat the game (without shortcuts!). My current goal is to finally beat Hell for the first time, and then hopefully finish filling out the journal. I managed to make it to Hell twice so far, but I haven't made it to the final boss yet. Unfortunately, I feel like I'm starting to get more and more reckless, and I've noticed I haven't been making it very far lately. Just gotta be more careful and take things a bit slower.

It's amazing to me how I can just keep playing these games over and over and never get tired of them. Even after having sunk so many hours into the original Animal Crossing and Spelunky, I'm still coming back for more in the newer iterations. They've really got me hooked.

* - garison put together some visually pleasing images of video games, instruction manuals, packaging and other materials. Cool stuff!

A - TonicBH shows off some of the video game-related ads and signs around Seattle during PAX. I still remember the Mario and Luigi Starbucks sign from last year!

A - cadalzog compares his first relationship with the Assassin's Creed series.

A - The Bowels of Trogdor thinks that Sony's consoles are doomed, doomed, DOOMED.

I - Say hello to cadalzog! He wants to be a pirate!

I - Also, say hello to BackBerner24!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PC + Those post-PAX feels...

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + That post-PAX excitement!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + Mighty Man!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + Rayman!

R - TroyFullbuster reviews Ni no Kuni, one of my favorites from this year!

T - ScottOfTheDead thinks Diablo III's auction house brought the game down, so its absence from the console versions make them superior.

$ - September 6th UK releases and bargains!

F - Sephzilla and the Disappointing RoboCop Reboot Trailer!

R - Ranty GlowBear is fed up with Twitter controversies and arguments about feminisms. So am I.

R - PopetheRev bought some cool games this week.

F - I don't get it... this blog is about a song released 13 years ago? NVGR stuff is fine, but this one feels very out of place.

- bbain

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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!"

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