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Cblogs of 11/18/08 and Pendeltonisms

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Oh, lovely, lovely people. Welcome to another edition of the only recaps you care about on Tuesdays. Today, against the will of both my wallet and my wishes to not get another game until Christmas, I bought On The Rain-Slicked precipice of Darkness Episode 2, after having gotten the first episode last week. While I haven’t played the game, I just need to take this time to give my immense gratitude and love for Tycho and Gabe, 2 guys who have created one of the greatest gaming empires ever, all because of a small webcomic. Aside from a webcomic, the boys have created gaming’s best charity organization, and one of the best RPGs I’ve ever played. CONGRATS ON THE 10 YEARS, GUYS. Can’t wait to see what the next 10 has in store.

So, with that out of the way, on to the recaps. The best L4D video you’ll ever see, some interesting new blogger additions, and one of the funniest Mr. Sadistic lines I’ve ever read pepper today’s Cblog. There’s also some other stuff liberally salted down there.

Today’s Cblogs may cause sneezing, tiny scratches and erectile disfunction.


*-MAY THE POWER OF BABY JESUS BE WITH YOU, JUGGERNAUT!
*-Altered Beets risks PETA picketing his house by forcing his cat to play Ninja Gaiden.
*-The Young Scot makes Jim and Rev regret ever calling dibs, as Bill rapes Louis.
*-Cataract is organizing a Destructoid Secret Santa. ‘Tis the season to FAP.


S-dMusic continues with…Ulver?
S-Team Fortress Tuesday still exists.


Since y0jimb0 has dedicated this section for videos, and because I can’t be the only one to witness this torture, here ya go. Sorry I ruined your day:




E-More Baltimore NARP videos.
E-…and more Baltimore NARP videos.
S-And I thought dealing with the 360 help line was awful…
S-Jim Sterling gets angry, sexy.
S-The life and times of the Troidovski family in Oregon Trail.
C-Jhett thinks about sex, videogames, and the ESRB.
I-With the best intro I’ve seen in DAYS, Dtoid welcomes Kyvon08.
I-*sigh* and then we get an intro like this, resulting in a god-awful troll in the comments. Welcome UnrealClock.


N-MGO meme pack is now available.
N-Wired’s piece on FPSs making people sick sickens ResignedGamer.
N-The 6 people that cared shed a tear for the fallen CGS.
T-Banjo-Kazooie XBLA impressions. God I can’t wait to download this.
T-random goes back in time to look at Devil May Cry…the GOOD one.
T-Keildest goes back to LOTRO. Then looks for jewelry.
T-Swizzler experiences L4D.
T-Tubatic is seriously thinking about getting Bangai-O Spirits.
T-Aren’t DC and MK just trying to steal Marvel vs. Capcom’s thunder?
T-Umm…Isn’t ME just a first-person Sonic game?
T-Velt, with poor grammar, talks about L4D.
T-An old man gives his impressions on Fallout 3.
T-Why W.A.R., which I’m not at all familiar with, sucks.


No culture. Laym


V-Button Mashers episode 2 is up, featuring The-Excel.
V-Paul Stanley hates Rock Band.
V-Video evidence of 3-on-3 NHL Arcade.
V-A rather trippy, Braid-like drum-and-bass music video.
?-NXE and slow masturbation.
?-Zen Albatross shows off a sawEEEET new Mac (only, boo) program to organize your games.
?-Holy Christ, it’s a moustache with a moustache. There’s blood coming from my ears…
?-A very nicely-painted Halo 3 figure, and a custom Cave Story GBA cart/USB thing.
?-Alocide has his Zombie Apocalypse plans. Do you?


S-Can’t put it any better than Mr. Sadistic: “I am so confused. I want to facepalm, but on the other hand, I have a bonar.”
F-4 pics and 2 lines does not a blog make.
F-Same goes to you, fool.
F-All those long hours waiting for systems must’ve fried your brain. TO THE FORUMS!
F-Wow, fail in the text AND the pic. Nicely done.
F-Don’t you have anything better to do, Mr. President?

(Pendelton21)

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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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