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Cblogs of 10/22/2008 + Sykisms

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There are blogs from yesterday in this recap because the Dtoid c-blog page failed while I was recapping and it took me a while until I noticed it had loaded the same page I'd just been looking at.

Also this is the first recap I've written where I haven't had to go back and correct some formatting. I think I'm starting to get it.



* - SingSterling videos for anyone who missed it, major props to Rio
* - I am never going to Austrailia now
* - Why do we pay for betas?
* - Seeing games in other games, and real life
* - I hate Halo, I love cool shit. Full size Warthog is cool shit



A - We all know the PS2 had hardware issues, yet its not comparable to the RRoD
A - Workmeng has some Fable 2 hints for you
A - A guide to Dead Space's story
A - The importance of knowing where you are in a story
A - EA is no longer the enemy?
M - Fears yet to be tackled
M - Success
M - Chainsaws
M - Game Bans
S - HMM Day 22
S - Webcomic Wednesday, 2P Start is awesome
S - dTunes #8
P - Wienercast comes again, still has a NSFW URL



No contests, I would've made a hilarious video but I can't be assed to turn my PS3 on.



I - This is SolidGoomba, making an introduction after a few posts



N - Celebrate election day with Rock Band DLC
N - Xbox 360 fanboys are spamming LittleBigPlanet's Metacritic page, anyone surprised?
N - Carmageddon Expansions reviewed
N - The Penny Arcade Prince of Persia comic has started
N - New Klonoa Wii screens, I'm fapping
N - CliffyB knows how to use DRM
N - Portal: Still Alive is on XBLA today, also Michi's fridge
R - The new Megaman 9 DLC
T - Something annoys Pedrovay about Dead Space
T - Dead Space and System Shock 2
T - Thoughts on Warhammer Online
T - Is Bioware doing Star Wars wrong?
V - New Resistance 2 TV ad
V - Yahtzee goes back to Silent Hill
V - Bethesda are going tits out on the Fallout 3 advertising
V - New SSF2THDR footage
V - RetroforceGO! in Video Episode 63
V - The Tool venue in Guitar Hero World Tour



A - DJDuffy does a Viva Pinata comic
A - Simmy has a Destructoid PS3
M - Get Insane Ian into a chart



L - Quisling broke the contest
V - Funny video here
V - Have some lulz



? - What?
? - I honestly don't quite get what's being said here
F - A bit harsh to fail this, but it is fail
F - Sorry Aborto but bragging about the leaderboard is fail
F - All hail copy-pasta!!
F - Is Far Cry 2 out yet? (yes)
F - FORUMS FUCKER



I've literally gotten about 2 hours of sleep and have to go to work in about 5 minutes so I'll make this as coherent as possible.

Tiger Woods 09 has done something very few games are able to do, make me feel like I suck but still be fun to play, even when my beloved golf avatar (actually not modelled on me, so as to not remind me that I suck at golf in real life) is taking about 5 putts to drop the ball. Yeah I'm a big golf nerd, even though I haven't actually played a round in quite some time. I need a new set of clubs really.

Penny Arcade Adventures goes up on PSN today for you American people, if you haven't taken in this game yet then I highly recommend you do if you like some good RPG action. Its $15 so European types should be expecting within the 10 region, possibly a little less. I'll have to think about it as space on my PS3 is becoming slightly premium now that my download game collection is expanding.

Also I resumed play of my Persona 3 save yesterday after about 3 months of neglect. I remembered everything, that's how much that game embedded itself in me. I gotta get FES.

MechaMonkey tomorrow, I'm gonna finish watching the baseball and go to work. Goodnight.

>NJ
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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.

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