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Cblogs of 11-2-09 and Qalamarisms


Ohhhh snap. Look at that, ladies and gents. Megastryke has been whipping the photoshop gnomes that live under his '73 Vega extra hard this week, and they have produced for him a set of new banners that should line up nicely with the expanded blog formats. Pretty slick, huh?

I missed doing last month's YTMoNDay, so I'll have an extra big batch for you this week. In the interest of setting the recaps live before Midnight however, they will be added in as an edit.

Edit: All done! Please to enjoy.

Admit it, dads. You've done this.
Don't screw with Kaepora Gaebora.
Fresh Prince of the Mushroom Kingdom.
I think this could actually work as an indie game. How about you?
Mario 3: XP edition
Halloween may be over, but the nightmare can last all year long.
A tense scene from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Pyramid Head.
Classicmntd: Stan sells EVERYTHING to Guybrush. (Side note... episode 4 of Tales of M.I. is excellent.)
Sonic and the Knuckles Dramatic reading Part 1...
... and part 2.
Catchy chiptunes and sprite art.
One of the cats escaped.
Poor Kaz. I'd have died of embarrassment by now.
Chad Iverson talks about the PS3.
Squall needs some help with the ladies.
Bowser's homepage.
Bloopers from the original Half-Life.

And it wouldn't be worth doing if I didn't include some Random Man Now, Dogs.

That's no cave!
Yep, that's pretty much a distillation of the internet, all right.
Nothin' gonna break Scotty's stride.
A tribute to the fallen on the day of the dead.
Dirty Harry is having a wonderful time.
Who wants candy?

*-Handy has harnessed the pure power of JOURNALISM. Exposes of this magnitude are few and far between. If you click this link, prepare to have your mind... and indeed, your very soul... blown.
*-Is "Kauza" German for "Quality?" I don't understand German.
*-Sadly, moments after posting this blog, Ashley Davis comically exploded-- taking the lives of herself and the entire Burch family. A muffled "Doooood" could be heard emanating from the charred remnants of the residence. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was asked to comment and did so, but this reporter does not understand Persian, either.

A-Y0j1mb0: Drama, bitches. We have it.
A-Great art evokes emotion, be it calmness or disgust, curiosity or foreboding. Kasey Kagawa asks why games shouldn't strive to elicit the same range of emotion.
A-Part 2 of Stevil's dissertation comparing Eastern and Western horror games. You can find part 1 right here.
S-It's Monday, gentlemen. Time to let NihonTiger90 know What'd You Get?
P-Refused Classification is recording right now.
P-Let's Cybercast episode 2 is available. This one features CTZ's girlfriend.
P-Drunkcast episode 13.5 is now available. Why .5? There'd better either be a little person on this show or someone who has had a tragic farming accident.

C-Infinity's End helps run the Metroid Database, and he'd like you to enter their Make a Metroid contest. Looks like some pretty neat prizes are up for grabs.

E-Want to participate in this year's Destructoid Secret Santa? Of course you do! Cataract is organizing this year's festivities.
E-Everyday Legend lets us know about the B-Kin figting game tournament in Daytona Beach, FL.
D-Dexter345 posted some pictures from DtoidLA's Halloween ARP.
C-TonicBH is having second thoughts about preordering Modern Warfare 2.
I-Greetings to Preacherman89, who signed up to win a soccer ball but liked us enough to stick around. Welcome to Destructoid.
B-Antwhan celebrated what I assume will be his last birthday ever by consuming a bowel-shaking, unholy combination of tater tots, pizza and mint-chip ice cream. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

N-First I was like, Nawww. And then I was like, Really? And then I checked it out for myself. And it was true!
N-Volomon found a site that broke Modern Warfare 2's NDA to post an early review. I think the videos have been cornholed by now.
N-Further developments on the MW2 front courtesy of Volomon. Looks like people are already figuring out how to cheat.
N-And a third MW2 blog from Volomon, this time detailing the new perks.
N-Double J gives you an inside look at the Xbox Live rewards program.]
P-ThePhil went to Eurogamer, and here shares what he thinks about the upcoming games he got to try.
R-Professor Pew reviewed Dragon Age: Origins. I'm thinking cameltoe in a chainmail bikini would hurt in a way I could never fully comprehend. Especially in Winter.
R-Nogarda reviewed the tGTA 4 expansion, The Ballad of Gay Tony.
T-He then went on to look at this holiday's release schedule...
T-...and pontificate about how online has changed the marketing of games.
T-I didn't finish this one by Beyamor. About 3/4 of the way down I got hungry for pepperoni pizza with rabbit sausage and chocolate coins for dessert.
T-Poverty can be an effective motivator to dip into your backlog. Canti-Sama has been doing so lately, and shares his thoughts on the experience.
T-Lordy there's a lot of people posting about Modern Warfare 2 today. Gatsby shares his opinion.
T-And here's AKK's...
T-And taterchimp's.

M- With Editor's week behind us, dTunes returns to the common man. This week, it's JT Icefire, startin' things off with They Might Be Giants.
M-Pixelpunx has posted another STFUAJPGM. The "M" is for"Music." Have a listen!
F-For Mindf*ck Monday this week, Analoge is showing something I've never heard of: Interstella 5555. Kinda sounds like Interstate '76.

C-This would probably do better as a forum post. Don't let that stop you from posting more artwork, though.
C-I don't agree with what you're saying, but you have the right to say it. Still, you could stand to put a little more effort in.
C-Protip: if your blog is less than a paragraph long, consider visiting the Forums.
?-Genki JAM asked about what he should do with Aniwednesday.

F-(Prolonged sigh) I had such a streak of no-fail Mondays going, too.
F-You see how there's no comments or faps? That's because this is unquestionably, irredeemably, unequivocally and completely irrelevant.
F-What the hell is wrong with you?


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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.


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

-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)

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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