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Cblogs of 11/26/09 + Thanksgivingasms

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I hope everyone is fat and happy! I know I am! I made sure I was ready by doing my exercise routine before the meal was served. Nothing builds an appetite quite like working up a sweat!

I had promised my mother that I would join her in visiting Toys "R" Us for the midnight sale. I thought it would be fun, but waiting in that long-ass line was not fun. There was another line just to check out of the store. And you could just feel a chill in the air, that some disgruntled shopper could snap at any moment. That's why I don't do the Black Friday shit. This was a one-off, mom.

For all the bitching and moaning I do, I am so thankful for what I've got. I love my family. I love feeling needed and appreciated. I just love the simple things. A bunch of you have stuff you are grateful for and decided to share them with us today. Some cbloggers had a lot to say, while some just had quick holiday wishes. Today was a special day, so no matter how short your post was, no one got failed.

Drive-by wishes from Klipsched.
Cowzilla is thankful for the recap team and a whole bunch of other people and things of lesser importance.
pendelton celebrates a very Fallout Thanksgiving.
Sadistic actually remembers The Critic.
RoG from I-Mockery provides a Duck Hunt-themed video.
Eaten by a Grue is not thankful for a couple of things.
Pixelated Lilac has dance fever.
wanderingpixel loves fire.
StRAWRberree is employed. That's something to really be thankful for these days.
EternalDeathSlayer is thankful for stuff.

We've got a long month ahead of us. Let's keep our spirits up. Hey, at least you weren't forced to eat tofu turkey:




*- Recap comrade njsykora felt that a re-introduction was in order. I know him on a deeper level now.

*- Kwazy Nate says video games can totally be romantic.

*- Stevil is really, really, really pumped for Rainy Woods... I mean Deadly Premonition.

*- The Genji series claims to be based on history? Charles Sharam calls bullshit and uses FACTS.

*- Togail, what the hell is this? It's... it's... it's beautiful.


S- dTunes, Everyday Legend's Music Box, Day 4: Bomb Factory.





S- Gawii UK finally bought an iPod Touch. The beast has claimed another victim.
C- Will you vote for gaming's greatest ninja?


N- The Euro releases this week are low-key, but you can bet things will pick up soon.
N- Could the next Zelda feature extensive flying? Aonuma hints at such.
R- More confirmation that Sonic and the Black Knight was and still is garbage.
T- Plants vs. Zombies > Modern Warfare 2.
T- Can game graphics eventually surpass the threshold of reality?
T- Phillip Gawlowski feels that consoles are restrictive.
$- goHastings.com is running some Black Friday deals.
$- SFIV sticks, go buy some.


A- NateJB whipped up some superhero-themed pieces.








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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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