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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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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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