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Cblogs of 10/08/13 and Badgasms

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Some definitely quieter caps this Saturday. But hey, that's what you all get for VOTING OBAMA.

It is the best day ever, however, because today on this glorious Sunday evening we see the return of Breaking Bad. It's the final stretch of episodes, where Walter White finally reveals himself to be a sentient cyborg sent to Earth to corrupt the youth with drugs? WHAT WILL HAPPEN? I JUST TOLD YOU!



I'm gonna leave it at that. Games and stuff. Whatever. Play Papers, Please if you have any love for yourself. Just don't expected it to be a fun, enjoyable experience with laughs and love. It's depressing and somber.

* - A very cool journey to the heart of GaymerX

* - ChillyBilly takes over the Friday Night Fights with an IRON FIST OF GAMING JUSTICE. Or whatever. Welcome aboard, brotha! He's also called Bill Platt I guess.

A - A cool look at gaming with defenstrator, and co-op in games.

E - Weekend Warriors, come out to play-ee-ay! And more about Platt, plus a great photoshop. I dig ur skillz bro

T - Spelunky is a fantastic game. And now you can play it on other stuff. Other stuff is always good!

R - Yep this pretty much sums up Papers, Please. It's great, go buy it!

P - A look at a dissapointing new mode in Batman for Game Boy. I mean, Arkham Origins. I love Batman for Game Boy...

C - A noble cause but a lacking, desperate blog. Two hours of notice is not very much, and it's made even more irrelevant a day later. Oh well.


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Villains that did nothing wrong

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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