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Cblogs of 10/24/09 and 10/25/09 + SilverDragonisms

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Hey all my fellow Dtoid community members. I hope you've all had a good weekend. I ended up celebrating Halloween a week early this Friday night. I dressed up as Rorschach from Watchmen and my girlfriend dressed up as a forest fairy. I have to admit that both of our costumes looked extremely awesome. I plan on posting pictures from the part sometime this week, so be on the look out for them.

I spent most of the week playing Uncharted 2 and loving it. It has some of the best multiplayer, if not the best, I've played all year. I just can't seem to put the controller down. You should check out my official review over at Gamer Limit if you get a chance.

This week I'll be putting all my time and effort into Borderlands on the PC. I have been really excited to play this for a while, and after hearing a lot of people rave about it, I'm ready to dive in head first. I should have a review posted for the game by sometimes next weekend, assuming all goes according to plan.

So I'm curious as to what all of you plan on dressing up as for Halloween. Feel free to share in the comments. :-)

Now onto your regularly scheduled weekend cblog recaps ...






*-Yehat lists a bunch of really awesome Unreal Tournament 3 mods you should check out.

*-Handy helps us to lose weight by listing a bunch of different gaming diets.

*-Khazar222 writes a great piece on Culter and Mythology in The Legend of Zelda: Triplism

*-I take a look at whether or not great games, like Uncharted 2, deserve a perfect 10/10 review score.



A-GiftofGab discusses immersion and realism in games and movies.

A-ShoveTheJayOhBee thinks there is lots of room for improvement in the whole "good vs. evil" character development in RPGs.

A-Mikkorama is searching for a better horror game.

S-SpokenWithInk begins his list of 100 top essentials of Final Fantasy 11

S-Old School Games: X-Men 2 Clone Wars

M-Nothing is Sacred: Casual Gamers

M-Nothing is Sacred: Oh no! I spilt the Kool-Aid!

M-Nothing is Sacred: End Bosses

M-Nothing is Scared: Character Customization

P-It's the first episode of the Let's Cybercast Episode 1

M-Nothing is Sacred: Formula of Foud Play



No contests are going on right now that I know of ...



E-Dtoid New York Update Post

E-PS3 Saturday Night Shooter: Resistance 2

E-Genki-Jam continues Scooby Movie Month

I-tijames introduces himself to the community and tells us why he doesn't play games much anymore.

I-The guys with the hat introduces himself to the community with this AWESOME intro blog.

I-Brandnamecommercial introduces himself to the community.

S-The Silent Protagonist gives us an update on his gaming life.

S-Clarke shares a bunch of pictures from his first day at the Infinite Bits 2010 convention.

S-Atlas unfortunately has a bad tendency to get burned out on Dtoid

S-Danzflor wants to know if there's any chance of getting a Spanish Dtoid.

S-SephirothX comes back to the community and catches us all up on his gaming life.



N-Modern Warfare 2 apparently has a sentry gun.

N-Is this really the leaked FF13 box art?

N-Champions Online Free Weekend is coming October 30th to November 2nd

R-Geralog reviews Spore

R-Dexter345 reviews a couple of free online games in 100 words or less.

T-Hopeless Savage isn't really looking forward to Bioshock 2. He's a little jaded.

T-Ali D thinks Tripwire is charging for the Killing Floor DLC all wrong.

T-CaseyJones77 previews the new Xbox Live Update.

T-Bugsports has noticed he is getting burnt out after playing games.

T-Pedrovay explains why he thinks the PS3 version of Borderlands is watered-down.

T-Instead of buying a single $50 game, Redban thinks you should give these five $10 games a try.

T-TheGamerGeek typically shares his thoughts on games over at GiantBomb, but today he has decided to grace us with his presence.



A-Check out this T-shirt design DanlHaas made for Teextile

M-Is otakunoise trying to steal Ron's idea with his own version of dTuned?

M-Xenogears Overclocked Remix



No one really wrote anything weird and offbeat this weekend



F-And we get our first fail blog of the day!



-(SilverDragon1979)

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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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