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Cblogs of 1/19/10 + Pendeltongasms

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Oh, sweet merciful Lord, Darksiders. Darksiders, Darksiders, Darksiders. I never thought I could have such a boner for a game. It’s just…a game made for gamers. Everything good about gameplay from fucking EVERYTHING is in here. Christ, they put a Star Fox/ Panzer Dragoon level in it, for absolutely no reason. This has been my curse, my obsession for the past few days. I'm sorry if you're not into the game, because you are seriously missing out on just pure unadulterated fun. Yes, it is buggy, and the story blows, and blah blah blah. Forget all of that; this game is just SO. FUCKING. FUN. that none of it really matters. Again, sorry to gush on about this, but…AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHRUINVOIDWALKERSAMAELKILLINGBATSAAAAAHHHHHHHHH.

While I not-so-quietly lose my sanity, let’s get to the recaps. Today, we have two Dtoid regulars hate-fucking each other over various blogs, mass killings made fun, and, of course, waffles.



*- A re-introduction to the great DtoidEurope group!

*- A blog that will make you actually think a game about the Spanish Civil War would be pretty cool.

*- This blog is about nothing but waffles.

*- A refreshing blog about spending the night with Crash Bandicoot, with no rape involved at all.

*- Let’s go look at the past of gaming with some old bastard!

*- Here’s an interesting and somewhat sad blog about the passing of DarwinMayflowers internet friend.

*- Holy shit; if you ever need a super-comprehensive look at the best Starcraft players from around the world, look here.



A- Crystalkm lists all of the people she’s killed since she plays violent video games and is, thus, a murderer.

S- In which The Blur talks about his life.

M- The Future: Simplify, man!



E- A supplement to the recap of last weekend’s NARP.

S-Bigby’s 5th day with STO, where we get some info on things you can fly.

S- darthix continues his 52-Game Challenge with this week’s selection Half-Life 2.



N- There’s news about Bioshock 2, AVP, and Steam in here, but really you should come for the random flamewar.

R- In which a review is written, by one Jechxior.

T- VGFreak1225 wonders if games could garner more replayability through their difficulty levels.

T- In which Son of Bacon Sandwhich speaks of Sands of Destruction.

T- In which mattmagoo talks about his experience on a train with his PSP.

T- In which Mark Griffiths gives us some bite-sized reviews.

T- Want to expound on some games you think didn’t live up to the hype? Check out this blog.



L- Whozits and whatsits galore is this?

L- I GOT RIPPED IN 4 WEEKS LET ME SHOW YOU HOW

V- Something weird is going on with these videos…

?- Seriously.



S- Whine about this somewhere else. Like the past. When it was relevant.

F- Fascinating.

F- Don’t stare at this blog too long or your brain will melt out of your anus.

F- Oh god dammit…

F- You got the first part right…

F- In which The RPGist and ChronosWing totally make out.

F- wat

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About Cblog Recaps

Schedule:
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Tuesdays - Larxinostic
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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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