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Cblogs of 1/20/09 + Pendeltonisms

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I think that this might be one of the greatest weeks I've seen in a long time, and it's only Tuesday! First, yesterday, having MLK Day off, I did what anyone would do to celebrate the great Civil Rights leader: stay in the house and watch a Powerpuff Girls marathon while finishing Symphony of The Night. As if that wasn't enough, today's historic inauguration was a beautiful thing to behold. But, it's not nearly as cool as what I picked up today: LEFT 4 DEAD!!! I'm finally one of the many to become a Survivor, and I've loved every minute of it. As the rest of the week goes on, tomorrow promises my first glass blowing class and the season premier of Lost. Thursday is free dinner with my folks, and Friday, I'll hopefully participate in my first FNF with the Dtoid gang!

Awesome.

Anyway, in today's recaps, we've got tits galore, a Xenu-hating Shamwow spokesman, and, for some ungodly reason, Alf.

I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Recaps, and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Cblogs of Destructoid.



*-Because, honestly, who’s not a fan of tits…the best jubblies in video games.

*-Will Barack Obama, like so many video games, become a victim of the hype train?

*-Holy shit, the dad from Alf is a gay crack addict.

*-One of my favorite blog series, Sound Test, looking at some great Castlevania music.

*-A great piece about the simplicity of design in games.



A-10 things to do when the Red Ring descends upon your house.

S-Part 8 of Tehmtnlion’s epic scary story.

S-dTunes with the always awesome Aphex Twin

M-Beating the crap out of others with SF2 and Soul Calibur 2.

P-FAILCAST records tonight. Also, there was a rapist at the inauguration.



Instead of offering you a video, I’m giving you this piece of information:
SHAMWOW VINCE IS A DISGRACED SCIENTOLOGIST!



E-Team Fortress Tuesday, with Obama watching you masturbate.

I-Everyone welcome the new cblogger with a difficult name to say with a mouth full of peanut butter, Roth Sothy.

I-Also, welcome a guy with a pretty bitchin’ name, Black Nexus.



N-Thin Lizzy might be coming to Rock Band. Hooray?

V-That Killzone 2 intro video.

R-A review of a seriously overlooked game, Overlord.

T-Reasons to hate XBL, written by a cute girl with lesbian porn for an avatar.

T-Though sales may say otherwise, the PS3 is NOT this generation’s Gamecube.

T-Why ChillyBilly plays GH more than RB.

T-Like I said, Left 4 Dead fucking rules.



A-A preview of the gorgeous new Wolverine Noir comic series.

F- A look at the SWEEEET new Valkyria Chronicles anime. Also, bandwidth exceeded.



?-A blog about the inauguration, with fine political discourse in the comments

?-…and here’s the inaugural speech, complete with more discourse.

?-NegFactor’s girlfriend saved the day with a super-awesome ghetto pedal fix.

?-The Destructoid editors are fucking weird…

?-Some robot haikus. I think they are pretty cool. Refrigerator.

?-JoeCamNet has an awesome ball-and-chain.



F-Your first mistake was reading Maxim for game reviews. Your second mistake was posting about it.

F-…what is this Alf thing everyone’s doing?

F-Seriously.

F-…goddammit.

(Pendelton21)

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Villains in all media, not just video games, can end up being a dime a dozen. Far too often, a villain's motives boil down to "I am a bad, and so I do bad things. Fear me." While this format has worked for countless stories, at this point in my life (the ripe old age of 20) I’ve become jaded and grumpy, finding myself rolling my eyes when I see yet another antagonist wreaking havoc with no background or reasoning presented as to why they’re being such a butthole.

What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

My favorite example of this would be Meruem from the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter. While he doesn’t necessarily fit the exact mold I laid out above, he’s easily one of the most dynamic and curious villains I’ve ever come across. For the sake of not spoiling what is perhaps one of the most exciting, action-packed, and tear-inducing arcs in anime history, I won’t delve into the details of what makes Meruem so great. Instead I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen Hunter x Hunter to set aside some time and plow through the series. Really, it’s that good.

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