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Cblogs of 09/30/2009 + Sykisms

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Just below this bit you'll find Youtube videos enabling you Americans to watch Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe. A programme made for the BBC with Charlie Brooker delivering the swipes that are usually reserved for TV in Screenwipe and the real world in his Guardian column to Videogames. Brooker's a lifelong gamer and it really shows in the production from Mock the Week host Dara O' Briain moaning about Gears of War's difficulty to Father Ted and The IT Crowd creator bitching about videogame stories. It's a brilliant thing to watch and you all should. Also British folks, pay your fecking TV licence because it gets us stuff like this.

One thing to look out for is a classic TV news section on a game that teaches kids to maim and demean women. Which game? The hilarious Night Trap. Yep, the Sega CD 'classic'. RapeLay also gets a mention.

Finally I have something Niero has no doubt gotten many emails about. Make the front page show ONLY the recent Cblogs again, otherwise people just don't see the new stuff.



* - This is one hell of an Earthbound party
* - Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe is a TV show that happened, here it is (warning: may contain Glenn Beck)
* - Valentin's back. I love this guy
* - Why do you come here? April needs to know



A - What FF4DS adds with New Game+
A - Xbox Live Indie Games make money apparantly, well some do. Actually very few do. And I'm willing to bet that the game JForce is developing isn't going to be one of the chosen ones
M - Damnation needs to be forgotten
M - Rockin Kats here
M - The Gamer Advisory Panel. This actually existed?
M - The horrors of saving, FAP THIS GUY
M - Is Gitaroo Man really a forgotten game?
S - Aniwednesday is right here
S - Takeshi is dealing with old punk in dTunes today
S - This guy is going to try and explain why he loves his favourite games
P - DRUNKCAST!!



C - King of Dtoiders rolls on into week 3
C - A quick reminder of the Dtoid Artisans' SCUMM contest



C - JusticeDude needs a new stick
I - DeerDog's intro says he got the super rare NSES console
I - Tricky intro to judge from Silver Phoenix, it's short certainly but there's little wasted space
I - Errr...your first post is up right now Kamikaze Slowey



N - Machinarium has a demo out
N - Uncharted 2 is scoring insanely high
T - Thoughts on the Uncharted 2 demo
T - Also thoughts on the PSP Go
T - And now some thoughts on the regular PSP, from a guy who cancelled his Go preorder
T - A few ODST thoughts



A - How about a steampunk DS?



C - Don't just link to your own blog



S - You got beaten out boy
S - Oh hai, welcome to last week
F - Forums are thataway
F - Here are IGN videos of some ugly PCs
F - More forum nonsense, could also just email Niero

>NJ

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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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