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Cblogs of 11/01/13 and bbainisms

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So, a few weeks ago I said I wouldn't be buying Pokemon X or Y. But then I watched a friend playing the game and couldn't get over how beautiful it looked, and so a few days ago I caved and bought Pokemon X. The biggest draw for me was the 3D models for Pokemon in battle. It might not seem like a big deal, but seeing my favorite Pokemon moving around in beautiful polygons on the battlefield really makes me happy. The game plays pretty much the same as every other Pokemon game, so the only thing that really feels different to me is the graphics, but it's such a major improvement that I think the purchase was worth it.



Right now my team consists of Ninjask, Zangoose, Malamar, Crustle, Hawlucha, and Cubone, although I'll also rotate in Pangoro, Octillery, or Weepinbell on occasion. I don't know why, but whenever I play Pokemon games, I never end up using the starter Pokemon or any of the legendaries. Even though they tend to be the most powerful, I just don't really like any of them. I always just stick with my favorites.

Cubone will always be in my party, no matter what. Same with Zangoose, he's definitely my favorite post-Generation 1 Pokemon. I've always been intrigued by Shedinja, and I'll usually put him on my team for a little while once I get him, but I've never come up with a good strategy for using him. He only has 1hp, and it seems like everything I fight somehow knows a move he's weak against. This time, I decided to use Ninjask instead of Shedinja, and Ninjask is really starting to grow on me.



As for the new generation Pokemon, Hawlucha, Malamar and Pancham are really the only ones that I like (and Crustle... I didn't play Black/White so he's new to me!). I don't know why I'm not too crazy for many of the newer Pokemon designs, but every once in a while they come up with a new one that I really like. At least it makes it easier to decide on a team of six!





* - MeanderBot shares some saucy pics of the Destructoid crew at PAX Prime 2013!

* - EdgyDude is excited about video games!

* - AlphaDeus is working on a new album! Share some suggestions for song ideas!

* - BeatBeat Comics!



A - Sparkster is happy to see some humor in the Sonic series.

A - DapperMouse is thankful for the enhanced technology of the 7th generation of consoles.

P - Go For Rainbow special episode!



W - ShadeOfLight won Wrenchfarm's Halloween Steam Giveaway!

C - ShadeOfLight is now hosting his own Steam Giveaway!



I - Say hello to Dris1983! He's got some thoughts about God Eater and XCOM.

E - manasteel88 wants to thank everyone who donated to Extra Life!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PC + Disneyland!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + A drunken blur!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + ButtButt!



D - An update on DecadeDesign's upcoming game.

$ - November 1st UK releases and bargains!



F - Johnel reviews episode 11 of RWBY.



V - Metal Sluggin'.

V - yourbelovedpariah made a pilot episode for a YouTube series about games. Let him know what you think!



F - This seems to be in bad taste... someone was killed at an airport, but you're more upset because you've been inconvenienced by your plans being disrupted?



- bbain

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