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Cblogs of 1/7/10 + Strykisms

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I haven't written any blogs this whole year! Three cheers for being a lazy putz!

Maybe I'll write one tomorrow! Or maybe I'll just tell you all to shove it! I'm a wild card!

Here, have some Avenue Q tunes with video game character cameos.




*- Rubbing your record-breaking high score in others' faces on live TV? Metal.

*- kauza hopes that voice recording techniques for games improve in the future.


S- Lord The Night Knight likes to compare things. This time it's the GTA games.
M- The future is full of copypasta.
P- 321gocast #4 leads back to #2.


E- Wow, Crunshii. That's pretty manly.


D- DaedHead8 has is the proud father of a baby Mr. Dtoid.
R- Kuwanjahbee's 360 died outside of warranty. Point and laugh at his misfortune.


N- NihonTiger90 notes new Cammy costume in SSFIV, explodes in pants.
N- whoami40 has some Dragon Age: Origins content codes. Get 'em.
V- A "humorous" Pictochat video. Is Pictochat still relevant?
R- AndrewG009 copulates with Alien Breed Evolution.
R- taslo doesn't review Army of Two: 40th Day. He reviews the game's soundtrack.
T- GamerCurmudgeon nitpicks Torchlight.
T- SaintRising announces his top games of 2009.
T- LiathroidiDana doesn't think BioShock needs a stinkin' sequel.
T- The "games of the decade" lists keep coming. This time, Andy Basantes drops his picks.


M- Evil Cheese shot some footage of classical cover band Select Start at MAGFest 8.
S- Alienware has a sweet little netbook coming out for under a grand.





F- What's the record for shortest blog on the site? We've got a contender here.
F- The aliens have landed.


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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.

But hey, that’s just how I feel. I’m sure there are folks out there who prefer their villains to be simple. If I ever met one of these theoretical people I might have a panic attack, but I’ll deal with that should the time come. I’m sure after some deep breaths we would get along. Maybe we could even snuggle, should my husband allow such an event to transpire.

All said and done, we arrive at the topic of this month’s Bloggers Wanted: Villains that did nothing wrong. Due to communication errors, this entry in the hallowed halls of Bloggers Wanted is a tad late. Regardless, all you have to do is head over to the Community Blog section of the site, and whip up a Cblog about a villain who you feel was secretly the good guy all along.

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