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Cblogs of 1-19-09 and Qalamarisms

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No, you're not in some sort of a time warp, gentle reader. Once again I'm forced to apologize for the lateness of one of my recaps. One of the side effects of the hacker gaining access to Destructoid's database is that the password on the Cblog Recap page was changed. Long story short, recappers don't have access to the e-mail address that account is tied to, so... late recap. Some posts from the time the hack was discovered seem to be phasing in and out of existence, so if you posted something on Monday and I missed it, post a comment and I'll try to add it as soon as possible.

Destructoid had a productive Martin Luther King Jr. holiday it seems, despite the... unpleasantness. One additional side effect of the hack is that the forums are temporarily shut down... A moment of silence please, for those whose primary connection to the site is currently inaccessible. I hear Banj and Serpentish are writing on walls with sharpie markers.





*- BonerQuest fourth edition now available. Engrish Transration Under Aquaman. Please to enjoy.
*-Speaking of questing, BenHaskett wrote up a great piece about Dragon Quest. Apparently this is a series, I intend to catch up on the older ones.
*-Unangbangkay wrote a solid piece on review fraud that provoked some impressively intelligent discussion.
*-I agree with Toadofsky. Beyond Good and Evil is in my top ten for sure, and I can't wait to hear more about the sequel.
*-Jackal27 wrote about an overlooked classic from the Castlevania soundtrack.




S-I think it's safe to call Tehmtnlion's Scary Story a series at this point.
S- NihonTiger90 and Ron Paul both want to know what you got?
S-Tactix continues the Dtoid Community Discusses series. This week: Gaming Journalism.
P-BrainDerailment got drunk and made a podcast.
A-Magnalon thinks 2009 will be the year of the Wii.
A-Rider Chop reviewed Jackie Chan's Action Kung-Fu. Hard to believe this game is almost 20 years old. 0_o



C- EternalDeathSlayer is giving away some DLC to a pair of lucky bastards.

No other contests. Here's a few of the best Cosby and game related YTMNDs. I may have an announcement that's related soonish.





E-It's sort of an event-- the hack broke the Forums. I guess I'll have to let all the stuff that should be forum posts slide.
I-An intro post as well as an event. Welcome to Destructoid, Morph.
I- I THINK this is an introductory post by SparkThatBled. I love the banner. Welcome to Destructoid.
S-You know what, Nukka Jdav? I think I would enjoy a game called Kirbyvania.
S-Takeshi got something nifty from Clance.
S-JohannHat got a nice surprise on his 360.
I-The world'd biggest Eddie Murphy fan now has a blog on Destructoid. Welcome, Murphimaniac.



N-Darkfall was delayed. BlueXY rages a bit.
V-Ugly Phil is worried about the upcoming Mini Ninjas. How bad could it be?
T-Sw33tMadness is less than impressed by GH: World Tour's song creation.
T-XYU considers some WoW alternatives and realizes that it's in a class by itself.
T-Special K wonders if today's indie games will be tomorrow's retro classics.
D-Jonathan Holmes' mom is outed, and Dead Rising on the Wii hasn't been given a fair SHAKE? Perhaps a poor choice of words.
V-JediYoshi posted a compilation of SKATE videos.
R-I didn't read this because Fallout 3 is still on my backlog. I'm getting there, slowly but surely...
R-Rider Chop reviewed Jackie Chan's Action Kung-Fu. Hard to believe this game is almost 20 years old. 0_o
R-Helenaquestion posted a review of Battle Fantasia. With teeny, tiny little screenshots.




L- With EGM now dead, Dark Mullet wonders what magazine will be next to fall?
A-I'm glad Togail chose Mondays to post his weekly art dump. Awesome work as always, can't wait to see the finished piece.
F-Darkair posted a video for Adventureland. Think I'll wait for the DVD.
L-Michiyoyoshiku got some comic books in addition to games.


L-Mxyzptlk takes the "confuse the idiot" approach to random IMs.
R-CarpWrist has advice on a good job if you like portable gaming.
R-ResignedGamer considers one game that's appropriate to think about on MLK day.
C-System Fzero likes making lists. This one's about Sega...
C-...And this one's a list of the top ten worst AI systems in games. Both could use a little grammar cleanup for next time, please.
V-Novakaine shows a real-life Shenmue QTE. I'm almost certain I've seen this same video with fighting game sound effects.
C-Normally I'd say this should go in the forums, but since that isn't an option you get a pass.
R-Jim Sterling would like help defrauding Southpeak.
R-Krow got a couple of RPGs at ridiculous discount. He is now vomiting sparkles.
R-Muddy Waterz looked up a few of your favorite voice actors from recent video games.
V-Michiyoyoshiku posted a video of MVC2 and one of Harvey birdman. I think I like the second better.



F-The only thing this is missing on what NOT to do is SK33t SK33T.
F-For shame. Unless he's back in POG form, I'm not interested.
F-Still not funny.
F-No, you shouldn't.
F-Wtf?
F-The comments should be enough to explain why this is here.

-(Qalamari)

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So first impressions matter -- they can shape and inform our gaming habits. I grew up on arcades, Nintendo, handhelds, and eventually into RPGs, so much of what I play will be influenced by how I acquired my tastes. I probably like Overwatch a ton because it has a passion for RPG roles, but contextualizes them closer to older shooters focused on objectives more than gear builds and grinding out perks for better killstreaks.

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