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Cblogs of 09/19/12 and Striderisms!

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WHOOOOOOOAAAAAA NELLY! BORDERLANDS 2! DIBS ON GAIGE!

Borderlands 2 happened and strangely, I haven't been around. It's because work on Tuesdays and Wednesdays keeps me away from my console but tomorrow, I'll finally get a chance to have a proper hack at the damn game besides the few hours I've gotten in with Stalhbrand tagging along.

It's funny how people are constantly ripping on the Commando for looking super generic. But I get online and nearly all my available friends playing BL2 are playing Commando! That's not to say these are the same people who ripped on Axton but still, that's a small yet somewhat decisive look at group thinking there. Zer0 was lucky to be a minority among all the Commandos I saw.

I haven't been able to weigh in heavy with it but needless to say, there's loot to be had and grunts to be shot with the loot I just had until I find more loot to be had to use against more grunts to be shot with the-

(logic loop encountered. Rebooting systems. Initializing alternative paradox loader)

Borderlands 2 is damn addictive.

Really, I just want to get back to playing Borderlands 2. There was quite a bit to recap and not much else I want to talk about.

Oh, whatever, here's a bit more!

If you love Guilty Gear or BlazBlue or both, you should listen to the Guilty Gear x BlazBlue Live 2011 concert I dug up off YouTube. All of the best songs from each series, lovingly recreated with a live band dedicated to bringing you the truest sound of each wailing electric guitar being brought back to life. Classics like Get Down to Business (Order Sol's theme), Suck a Sage (Chip Zanuff), Lust SIN (Jin Kisiragi), and even Awakening The Chaos (Nu-13) is complete with an operatic singer. Listening to this hour long concert (which I've downloaded onto my iPod) reminds me that I'm still waiting on Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Slash to rerelease onto digital platforms so that I may enjoy the grand daddy of all Arc Sys Works new school fighters. And yes, that is the name of GG's most recent and de facto iteration: XX Accent Core Slash. And you thought Championchip Turbo Edition sounded stupid!



Lastly: HOLY SHIT ACE ATTORNEY 5 EXISTS KBRBLJFDSJGDKJGJKGJDGHDLKJGGJODSIHDSIHG

* - Glowbear takes an inner look at how we compromise elements of a game

* - crackedbat takes a very organized and personally researched trip at the differing trade-in styles of various retailers

* - Ivy the Kiwi? looks like a fantastically overlooked game with a confusing word style as a proper noun. The only proper noun with its own punctuation in it.

* - Are you interested in becoming a front page star? Listen to Boner Man's insight on the promotion process so the staff have an easier time. Remember! If you think it's a pain in the ass to crosspost, it's probably a pain in the ass to promote!

* - ECONOMY! GUILD WARS 2 STYLE! By Nathan

* - Louis just dropped a heavy one on us, relating his similar experiences with Papa & Yo

* - Sephy EX defends EA? What sort of counter-Earth have I arrived on and which Flash do I need to power my cosmic treadmill?

A - whatsacow asks what of adult issues in video games? Homosexuality? Child abuse?

A - Guess who pre-ordered a Wii U and is depressed at his life choices? Deathslayer!

M - Claptrap!? SephX doesn't play by the rules!

A - Stevie is feeling ripped off by Wii U simply for living in the UK

A - Let's dip into the sexism in games issue again! Courtesy of Gamegodtre

A - Kodu gets right to the point of why I hate MLG too: sterilization of the game and arbitrary rules

P - Botchtoid 5 body slams its way into our hearts

M - No, I have dibs on Gaige, you robot-sex maniac

A - As we've grown older, games have become more and more miserable. Revelations, PK493!

M - It shouldn't count but what if it DOES get promoted?





S - CBA missed his friends after moving back to take care of his father. But Mists of Pandaria has reunited him with them! All thanks to a trailer

P - Everyone including Dashing is in agreement: what the hell is happening to RE6?

D - Whatsacow has game ideas while he can't submit his assignment online. Ideas about religious satire action RPGs.

F - Your favorite anime openings? Hey, I loved Fate/Zero's ED, but that's an ED, not an OP





F - Important fact #2: you fail


~ StriderHoang




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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
Fake it until you make it

This month's bloggers wanted prompt is something we stole. You see, by stealing this idea, you have no idea how truly inept I actually am. By pretending to know what I'm doing, I have clearly used my ill-gotten status to meet such big-time celebrities as Darlington Woolie "Pie Stealer" Madden or Sara from [insert pixel indie game studio here].

This month's bloggers wanted was inspired by the internal enjoyment we had at reading TheBlondeBass' promoted blog on faking conversational anime knowledge. And now it seems as good a time as ever to pretend to know what's going on since the new Fate/Grand Order game launched and qtoid is talking about it. I am a big fan of the character design of Artoria in the blue dress, or Artoria in the suit, or Artoria in the red dress. But seriously, we enjoyed the format so much that we want to ask the community for their own ideas at faking it at all sorts of things.

But this prompt is not just for anime, of course. The video game industry is fractured with all sorts of niche interests that only an insane rich person with no job could realistically know everything about. This month's bloggers wanted is about taking a subject you want to offer advice on faking knowledge about in order to help the greater community, for better or for worse. If this doesn't sound serious, don't worry, you're not supposed to take it seriously. You don't have to be an expert in whatever you talk about any more than Bass is an expert in anime.

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!

To get started, start a blog and title it "Faking it: [your blog title here]." Then you can be as serious or facetious as you want as you provide advice on any number of things: learning how to play fighting games, trying a long-running franchise you've probably neglected, or even explaining a game's timeline. Heck, you can probably seriously try on that last one and we still wouldn't believe you.

Good luck this month. Only true cowards rely on facts. Real heroes pretend to know what they're doing!



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
-Undertale
-ABZU

Thank you to all 282 of you who have made the Master List a successful project over the past year! I will continue updating it into the forseeable future.


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