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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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Villains that did nothing wrong

Villains in all media, not just video games, can end up being a dime a dozen. Far too often, a villain's motives boil down to "I am a bad, and so I do bad things. Fear me." While this format has worked for countless stories, at this point in my life (the ripe old age of 20) I’ve become jaded and grumpy, finding myself rolling my eyes when I see yet another antagonist wreaking havoc with no background or reasoning presented as to why they’re being such a butthole.

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.

All said and done, we arrive at the topic of this month’s Bloggers Wanted: Villains that did nothing wrong. Due to communication errors, this entry in the hallowed halls of Bloggers Wanted is a tad late. Regardless, all you have to do is head over to the Community Blog section of the site, and whip up a Cblog about a villain who you feel was secretly the good guy all along.

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