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Cblogs of 11/12/2008 + Sykisms

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* - These stencils are awesome
* - There's a LittleBigShop in Covent Garden, I love the publicity
* - Go start a videogame section at your library
* - VALKYRIA CHRONICLES ANIME!! SCORE!!
* - Its a Megaman Rap Album




A - Nintendo > Science
A - Is the games industry evolving quickly in short bursts?
A - Article about Fanboy Fallacies
A - 5 things for Sony to do
S - AniWednesdays is epic this week
S - dTunes is all over MC Hammer
S - Rey and the boys are playing Mirror's Edge
M - Part 3 of Alteredbeets' mega musing
M - And part 4
M - Fangames (are brilliant)



C - Pyroph is giving away a copy of Banjo Kazooie to anyone with paint skills




E - Hey Texans, fancy some more NARP action?



N - Austin GameCraft is on
N - A pinball controller, I'll have it
N - ScrewAttack is launching a convention, no-one cares
N - AMMO is shooting for Xbox Live
N - Rose in SF4, like MGS4 on 360 only more plausible
N - Need for Speed Undercover on the iPhone, this thing's getting good
R - A harsh review of Fable 2
R - Smackdown vs Raw 2009
T - Impressions of Left 4 Dead
T - Ocified-Xboxer has lots to talk about
T - Pokemon is talking over the hobo's life again
T - Nilcam is being taken over by Valkyria Chronicles like everyone else
T - Juggernaut saves way too often
T - Drowning Toads in LBP = Love
V - Sackboy and Chell love some rooftop hopping
V - White Knight Story trailer, this game is making me hard
V - Yahtzee goes back to his roots
V - HAWP!!



F - VUE Cinemas will show PG, 12 and 15 rated films for over 18s only, BRILLIANT!!
F - Simon Pegg as an assassin
F - Kamen Rider Dragon Knight is coming to America
A - A fanmade idea for a Metroid Prime collection boxset, its epic
A - The Achievement Whore wallpaper
M - Check out John Holmes in the new Freezepop video
S - Wilbo got a ParaParaPresent for his birthday
S - Valve mousemats don't know no recession



R - Butts will take Adam Dork to the Watchmen Movie
R - Dantelope is in Silent Hill
? - What?



S - So old, its old
F - You seriously think this is real?
F - Selling a pre-order freebie doesn't make the game free



I'd like to talk about Motorstorm: Pacific Rift. Its so much more fun than the original, mainly due to the 4 elemental zones adding a bit more structure to the Festival mode. Also getting a nice overhaul is the online mode, its not a lie to say that I've spent almost as much time online as off and that never happens to me in a racing game. It just so happens that being middle of the pack in Motorstorm is the most fun place to be. Also the AI racers are insanely aggressive, possibly the best fighting AI since Burnout 3 and its had my roommate cursing many times when his weak ass bike is barged off the nearest cliff by the nearest proper vehicle. Honestly, I saw him trying to get past a buggy which was swerving all over the track to block his every attempt. Brilliant. He also doesn't quite get that when a buggy's rear wheel is slammed into a rock at around 70mph it is probably going to come off.

If you're not hooked on Valkyria Chronicles then raise your hand. You're officially a minority on DToid now. Everyone is playing that game. If it had multiplayer then we'd be blowing each other up there instead of on Resistance 2.

Also, like Pendelton said yesterday. The Recap Team is looking for a few good Dtoiders to join us for either a permanent spot on the week team or just as a reservist to cover when we can't make our days. If you have spare time then shoot an email to [email protected] for some more info. For reference purposes know that a full recap takes about 1-2 hours to write if you're doing it all just before the deadline like me tonight. Smarter people probably incrementally add to it throughout the night. Its your community duty so hit up Captain Conrad for the details. Contrary to previous details you don't need a driver's licence or $200. Though both are no doubt helpful. Yeah, people actually emailed Conrad believing in the $200 thing.

Also, let me know in the comments if the header images are working. I've heard they aren't working properly for a few people.

Yojimbo has you in his man breasts today, they're like a meadow in springtime. Extremely relaxing and comfortable but you wouldn't want to spend all week there.

>NJ

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About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
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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