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Cblogs of 10/14/2009 + Sykisms

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Yeah we're rubbish. Recaps for Monday and Tuesday are coming.



There are days when the world just decides it doesn't want to screw with you. I like those days.

So I went to the cinema on Monday night to see Zombieland. It's only the 3rd film I've seen in a cinema this year (other 2 being Up and Watchmen) and it was well worth it. The film is basically Shawn of the Dead, only funnier. Somehow it manages this level of humour not through jokes or punchlines, but through some of the best slapstick and physical comedy I've seen in years. Every zombie kill seems perfectly planned to somehow look funny despite these zombies being the terrifying hellspawn we've come to plan for the arrival of. That's before the zombie clown shows up. Speaking of zombies, you should check out today's TeeFury shirt. It has zombies.

Also something to mention to people, if you enjoy reading a blog then don't forget to Fap it. Only blogs with 3 or more faps get to the front page box now. Also if you really like a blog and see that it has 2 faps, allow yourself a warm feeling when you deliver that big #3.

Oh, and I now have a Tumblr where I talk about Xbox Indie Games. It's not just a depository for Negative Gamer stuff I promise.



* - Your favourite unreleased game didn't get 11/10? Read this.
* - An awesome Dtoid Twitter background, now adorning the official site account.
* - The Beard of Poverty. Awesome.
* - Today we mourn Captain Lou Albano



A - A look over another top 20 SNES games
A - Was Deadly Creatures underrated? No, it was rubbish.
M - NPCs
M - Kill the Controller
M - Flow breaking, immersion snapping and often dull side quests
M - Death of the Story
S - Senisan's in charge of dTunes this week, today he covered Tortured Soul
S - A miniseries on Status Effects runs down some of the stranger offenders
S - Beneath the Pixels (or Game Club) in which 3 people discuss a videogame. This month: Wind Waker
P - Gaming Goddess started a podcast? When did that happen? Well here's episode 3



I was going to put something funny here, but I forgot.



C - Jonathan Holmes didn't buy a PS3 game, he bought 2 Wii games instead
C - RPGist can't play MMOs
H - Damn LazyHoboGuy lives up to his name, here's his crib
H - More crib action, this time from a fully tornado-recovered Shadokat



N - World of Goo is on the cheap, probably over by now I think
N - ZERO IN TvsC! I came.
N - Cross game chat on the PS3? A Naughty Dog dev let something slip
R - Akitoscorpio reviews Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time properly. On the bus.
V - Substance TV 10



A - Faith's back on the pixels
A - The Artisans are in business as well with some rocking jewellry
A - Jack Maverick missed Ashley Davis' birthday.



? - The fightstick is sold, so this blog goes here
C - Forums, this belongs in them
C - So does this while I'm at it



F - Someone fell off the bus that took all the L4D2 boycotters home from crazytown
F - You sir, are lazy.
F - Not for being NVGR, but failing to write anything of substance.
F - I will quote. "[email protected]"

>NJ

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It feels like it's been a decade since we've seen the rise of the crowdfunded game. I'm always surprised when I remind myself that crowdfunding has been a thing long before the first crowdfunded video game, but nowadays a crowdfunded game seems like a dime a dozen.

Of course such a phrase is an incredible disservice to some of the great games that have come out thanks to websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Games like FTL, Shovel Knight, and even Undertale are around thanks to crowdfunding; thanks to people gathering around and literally putting their money where their mouth is, a game they want gets funded and inevitably the greater landscape of gaming benefits from it. Most of the time the landscape gets to benefit from it anyways.

Don't worry though, this month's bloggers wanted prompt isn't an exploratory thesis on the effects of crowdfunding on video game development. We just want you to talk about your favorite games, as long as they were crowdfunded. This topic can be simultaneously broad and narrow, because you can talk about whatever game you want, however you want, as long as it was crowdfunded.
For me, FTL is the original crowdfunded game, and it was great. It was somehow minimalist and incredibly detailed at the same time, and it was all done because a man wanted to do it, but needed the money, and thousands of other people wanted to see where his idea would go. Shovel Knight to me feels like this natural evolution of the classic 8-bit gaming of yore without also throwing myself back to a time when gaming was honestly comparatively archaic. And everyone's talked to death about Undertale, so we all know where I'd go with that.

To participate in this month's bloggers wanted, just start a blog! Oh, and title it "Crowdfunded: [your blog title here]." I bet this month is going to be pretty diverse, since it's basically writing about your favorite crowdfunded game. So I hope to hear about some good games revisited or amazing games no one has heard about.

Remember: Persona 5 was not crowdfunded, but excuse me as I plow through it.

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