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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 11/19/2008

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No sykisms today, the recap's late as it is. Good blogging today though guys, a lot of good stuff in there.



* - Pirating World of Goo has validated SecuROM
* - The Destructoid Army! In Avatar Form
* - Stop saying retro
* - Someone has too much time
* - Yojimbo's 300th Blog



A - 10 Years of Half-Life
A - Creation tips for LBP
A - Film vs Gaming
S - Random Select does Superheroes
S - Immortal Defence heads to Indie Island
S - Off-Topic Wednesday ponders missed opportunities
S - Game Run finds 2 NES games
S - Ani Wednesday has MONSTER RANCHER!!
S - Left 4 Dead with Rey
S - dTunes
M - The ultimate X-Com squad
M - Starcraft Mods
M - Gamemaker
P - Failcast records with Samit tonight



C - Final reminder for solidgoomba's Katamari shirt contest
W - Atlas winrar's the gauntlet, and lays the smackdown on Reaprar



E - Videos from the Baltimore NARP
E - NARP info for San Francisco Dtoiders
C - How should we judge an old game?
I - Welcome SakuChan



N - Sony's PSP advertising is getting awesome
N - A little app to replace your pretty XBL friend list
N - Eric Lindstrom talks about new Tomb Raider
N - Rock Band 2 is out in Europe in 2 days
N - SSF2THDR is hitting PSN this Tuesday?
N - Canadian game sellers to need a licence
R - Banjo Kazooie Live
R - You should totally buy LittleBigPlanet
R - CoD5: World At War
R - Blindside Dork is disappointed by Left 4 Dead
T - Left 4 Dead PC impressions
T - I was first to the NXE impressions today
T - Thoughts on the Versus mode in Left 4 Dead
T - Animal Crossing City impressions
T - Coonskin impressions of the NXE
T - More NXE stuff
V - Cammy in Street Fighter 4
V - Happy Dance Collection is awesome, here's why



F - Looking at awesome movie trailers
F - Josh Schwarz is writing the new X-Men film
F - Star Trek, new trailer
M - Zelda references, but mostly an awesome music video from an awesome singer



R - Fleet is now at college
? - What?
? - Sometimes TLDR isn't enough
? - What?



S - The Iron Chef trailer frontpaged yesterday
F - Trust me, no-one cares
F - Awesome chair, shite blog
F - We like punctuation here
F - Launchday patches, also forums
F - For the record, this always happens

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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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