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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 1/25/09 + SilverDragonisms

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I can't believe it! There was not a single fail blog today. I must be dreaming because I honestly didn't know this was even possible. It's like pitching a perfect no hit game in baseball. I feel like I should go and celebrate and get drunk to commemorate such a rare event. You have to realize that this might not happen again for weeks, months, or even years. I'm just so shocked at this point I don't know what else to say!

Just a quick couple orders of business before I go. Just wanted to mention one more time that I am officially taking over for RandomBullseye on the weekends from now on. I also wanted to announce that Garison will be permanently taking over the Friday recaps for Nintendoll starting this week. He's completely new to the recap experience, so please everyone welcome him and wish him luck.

Well, let's get to the recap shall we ....






*-After 9 years, Altered Beets has finally released his new game Edge of Reality!
*-BenHaskett talks about his experience playing the first Dragon Quest
*-Funktastic's routine eye checkup turned into next day emergency surgery!
*-Aurion recreates Phoenix Wright on KORG DS-10



S-lastSKYsamurai presents A Time to Remember: Fire and Ice
S-Zagieman presents Master System Gems: Alex Kidd in Shinobi World
M-Playing with Others: Cheats
M-Playing with Others: Characters on XBOX Live
P-brainderailment posts a new podcast



E-Dyson shows off a future prize for a RetroforceGO! contest winner!



F-vexed alex is hosting Forza 2 for next week's FNF
S-Tremulant has some OCD issues he needs to deal with apparently
S-Chad Concelmo apologizes for his comment on Thursday's RetroforceGO! Podcast
S-coonskin05 thinks Chad shouldn't have to apologize!
S-UglyPhil attempts to cheer Chad up
S-perri wants to know what to do with his crappy 6 year old laptop
S-Pizzajam skipped school once to play Animal Crossing all day
S-Dyson is never getting married until he can learn to clean
I-Nixium introduces himself and tells us why he came to the dtoid community
I-bradeatspeeps introduces himself to the toid!
B-Daxelman has turned 16 ... wish him a Happy Birthday everyone!
R-RonBurgandy2010 broke his Rock Band 2 pedal :-(



N-Crazy Russians steal giant PSP
N-Fragile apparently has a scene in it where two boys kiss!
V-Video of Pole's Big Adventure
T-seigfreid shares his Ace Combat 6 impressions
T-Tremulant shares his thoughts on why the XBOX360 sales are higher then PS3's
T-FalconReaper thinks XBL Silver members should be able to play online!
T-bradeatspeeps shares some conversation overheard in L4D



A-Togail shows off his new Beauty Queen Etna tattoo
A-Gordon Freeman kills Master Chief
F-seigfreid unveils his dream cast for the new Gears of War movie



R-Novakaine misses the forums and has nothing else to do.



Not a single FAIL blog today!



-(SilverDragon1979)

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About Cblog Recaps

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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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