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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 1/17/09 + SilverDragonisms

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So this week I bought Ninja Gaiden 2 from Best Buy for only $10. If that is not an extremely incredible deal I don't know what is. I don't know when I'm going to have time to play it. I am currently 50 hours into Fallout 3, and I don't see an end in sight anytime soon. When I am finally done with Fallout 3 I have a huge stack of other games I've bought but haven't even unwrapped yet. They are ...

Gears of War 2
Resistance 2
Little Big Planet
Crysis
Dead Space
Ninja Gaiden 2

When am I going to find the time to play all these games?

Anyways ... lets get to the recaps ....






*-The Enigma of Multiplayer Gaming
*-mistic shows you how build your own kickass racing seat
*-I'm getting sick of topsaucing Aurion's Korg DS-10 posts, but they are SO AWESOME!



A-Bigby thinks more old school games should get a new school makeover!
A-unangbangkay thinks gamers prefer gameplay over violence
S-Tehmtnlion continues his multipart Genuinely Scary Story



E-calpis is giving away 5 free codes to try out the iPhone game "30 and Dirty"



F-Forum threads are now available to help plan Friday Night Fights
S-icarus takes his last trip ever to Circuit City to try and buy some cheap games
S-Mr PORC sings the Tetris theme song very slowly, and very sadly.
S-VIctor Stillwater finally got a PS3 and wants to participate in FNF!
S-Aurion has become emotionally attached to a character in Saints Row 2.
S-Auto Kangaroo designs a totally awesome PUNCH-OUT t-shirt!
I-Pixleh introduces himself
I-Everyone welcome Rampancy to Destructoid!
I-ran24 introduces himself and shows off his game collection
R-Affable Robot loses his second XBOX360 to the horrible RROD



N-Preorder Guitar Hero: Metallica at Gamestop and get a free foot pedal
N-New .Hack/Link game announced for PSP
N-Bioware is releasing a 2-Disc special edition of Mass Effect for $20 next month
V-michiyoyoshiku shows us a video of Samurai Spirits Tenka
T-bart999 thinks that Sony hates us all ... is he right?
T-GamingGoddess thinks THe Blackwell Series is full of points-and-click coolness!
T-megatron0016 has the new Castle Crashers King Pack and LOVES IT!
T-seigfreid talks about why he loves Oblivion
T-Kapkomi is stoked that Retro Game Challenge is coming out on February 10th



A-Rider Chop shows off his MS Paint Fan Art!
F-Keanu Reeves will star in the new Cowboy Bebop movie ... WHOAH!



?-Find out what your wrestling name would be, if you were a wrestler of course.
?-Genki-JAM invites you all to watch BRINK with him tonight



S-I think this is an introductory post, but I'm not sure ...
F-Yes this Mage64 video has been posted twice already!




-(SilverDragon1979)

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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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