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Cblogs of 1-12-09 and Qalamarisms

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I'm not sure why, but all sorts of drama appears to unfold on the weekend when I'm not paying attention. When I come to do the recap on Mondays, I find myself bemused and puzzled by forces I cannot possibly understand. It's not entirely unlike some of the college courses I've been taking. My judgement is somewhat colored by not having the best idea of what's going on, but I chose to promote a couple of blogs that are saying things that I agree with in almost any situation: can the drama, let's all try to get along with one another, and perhaps most importantly, STFUAJPG.

I hope you all appreciate these recaps. There's a beautiful woman in her pajamas watching Futurama without me in the other room. (Edit: I could not resist her charms, that is why the recap is so late. Forgiveness please, I am not made of stone.)




*-Harassment Panda returns from the wastelands to tell everyone to cut the drama crap and also cast aspersions on Necros' sexuality.
*- Jim Sterling... APOLOGIZES for something? This is indeed a red-letter day.
*- UglyPhil suggests several ways to get maximum enjoyment out of Left 4 Dead. Once the newness wears off I'll definitely be trying a few of these.


A- It's a bit late for a Monthly Musing, but A New Challenger has a great article about what he likes to destroy.
A- Nilcam muses about innovation in regards to control schemes.
S-Dtoid Community Discusses continues strong with a discussion about Achievements.
A-Craineum's kids are awfully cute, he shows what gaming gifts they've gotten recently.
M-DanLHaas' monthly musing tackles the Cyberathlete Amateur League.
A-Tubatic wrote a bit about playing defense versus offense. Worth reading IMO.
A-Droll wrote about how he thinks MGS4 should have ended. A very good write-up, but spoilers abound.
S-GamingGoddess continues her in-depth look at Parasite Eve.
M-Neveranything wrote about gaining acceptance for his Monthly Musing. I think this one might hit the front page soon.
S-dTunes slowly ramps up today.
S-As always, NihonTiger90 would like to know what'd you get?
A-SquirrelyG wrote a bit about the Legacy of Kain series. VAE VICTUS!



W- CWal37 won some stuff from Dtoid this year, and wants to say thanks.
C-Haxan's Street Fighter contest is OVER! He invites you to vote on the winners. (I assume that means you had to have participated.)


E- Dtoid New York will be at the New York Comic Con Feb 6-8.
E-Mistic is hosting a European NARP for his birthday... doesn't the birthday override the NAR part?
D- Kyousuke Nanbu is penitent. Welcome back to Destructoid. Don't suck. Again.
D- Cowzilla knows more about the drama than I do. WHAT IS A MAN?
S-Sargonas shows a handy tool for E-stalking your favorite game developer.
I-Whitedoll shows the last couple of girls how to make an introductory post. Welcome to Destructoid.
C-Brilliam catches everyone up on what he's been up to lately.


N-NihonTiger90 thinks the PSP may be fading away sooner rather than later.
V- Mega64 does a skit based on Feel the Magic XX/XY Bizarre.
N-Amazon had a Gold Box game day today.
R-GalagaBug reviews the Skate demo.
R-Taterchimp reviews GOW2.
R-BlindSide thinks Faith is stupid. No, not that Faith. The other one.
R-IronPikeman reviews SOCOM 1.30.
V- Covah shared a couple of Yakuza 3 videos. Looks painful.
D-Altered Beets shows off some work on his game: Edge of Reality.
R-Ran24 reviewed The Wonderful End of the World. It's a lot like Katamari Damacy, but more anglified.
D-Elem08 wrote a bit about his experience in game development, and gives some tips for those wishing to follow the same path.



F-BlindsideDork found something about Batman. Mxyzptlk wins the comments.
M- Hip hop mashup of some game music. Kinda meh.
M-Justice responds to the above with a song he likes better.
A-Togail made another sweet drawing. There are some seriously talented artists that post here.
M-Grafkhun tells you how to get the music from Geometry Wars.
A-A new Challenger made a Chozo ornament for Christmas.


V- BlindsideDork shows a video of some robot stepping stones. The future is near!
R- GAME Hashel van Hashel GOBLIN sure does love him some UnstoppableJuggernaught.
V-I don't know how this relates to anything. I wish I hadn't watched it.
C- The best way to deal with drama is not to call attention to it, in my experience.
?-It's not a flying car, it's a driveable plane. 200K would buy a lot of vidjamagames, though.
V-Mad TV just isn't very funny.
R-Michiyoyoshiku wants to bring back the ol' arcade.
L-JediYoshi shows a video for Animal Soccer World. My brain shut down about 2 minutes in.
L-Gynolectric Lembra brings some funny over from Collegevideos.


S-It's a great video, but it had already been on the front page.
F- I'm glad you like Crayon Physics, but for making me look at a midget hillbilly in a washtub, you fail.
F- I understand not wanting to trust the random game matcher, but this could really be handled elsewhere.
F-Crackdown's great and all, but this still isn't worth a blog.
F-The video looks interesting, and I'd like to know more about it. Please add a little more next time.
F-This failed so hard it started to win. Check it out!
F-Write a little about why you liked these games please, we've all seen the box art.


-(Qalamari)

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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.

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