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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 11-27-08 + Qalamarisms

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Greetings, Dtoid.

Happy day-after-Thanksgiving USA, happy Friday, rest of the world. If you're not freezing your yarbles off standing outside a Best Buy or dodging the meaty fists of a Wal-Mart patron, I hope you'll take a few minutes to check out the work your fellow D-toiders put into their Cblogs yesterday. This will be my inaugural attempt at doing the recap, so be gentle. I'm the newest member on the team, and still recovering from my "Initiation" in "Conrad's Office." I hope everyone here in the U.S. enjoyed themselves yesterday and haven't lapsed into a tryptophan-induced food coma. This is no time for sleep, there are games to be played!

We had some very good articles today, I guess some folks had free time on their hands. There were a couple of first-time posters who came right out of the gate with well written, thought-provoking articles. On the other hand, there was a share of fail too, I suppose that's bound to happen when the kids are out of school. Without further ado, on to the recaps.





*-Carpwrist calls out the Behemoth. I don't necessarily agree with everything here, but it's well written and got some discussion going. Welcome to Destructoid.

*-Every game should have Pepper Spray. Except maybe Starfox.

*-I've gotta show this to my girlfriend.

*-It would make my mouth cry to eat this cake. It's that awesome.





S-RandomBullseye X-plores one of his favorite Genesis games.

S-Releases in the EU this week.

P-Brilliam craves your input for "A fistful of quarters." It's only dirty if you think about it.

A-Contra 4 is great. Next time though, please break up the wall o' text with some pictures.

A-Nice post about food and gaming. Gaming and food. Chocolate and Peanut Butter.

A-SurplusGamer wrote about how his sister caused him to re-examine his preconceptions about games. Worth a read.

A-MrPeenie takes constructive criticism well. I think he'll fit in just fine around here.

S-RonBurgandy2010 redefines game music blogs.

A-Nilcam tells you how to not look like a dick in the new Street Fighter.





I didn't see anything about contests today.





C-Unstoppable Juggernaught needs a hug. Hope things look up for you soon.

C-Gwyddia reflects on what Thanksgiving means to her. I've gotta go make a phone call.

I-RoboRene2525 is considering some Animal Crossing recidivism. Welcome to Destructoid.

B- That's another cool looking cake. I bet Topher would like a slice.





N-RE5 special edition looks expensive.

N-Steam deal on a Diablo clone. Could be fun.

R-SSF2THDR impressions. The acronym is longer than some game's full titles.

R-Shin Oni seems to like SSF2THDR.

N-In addition to the game, SSF2THDR has an album up at OCRemix. Show them some love.

V-Something about Dynasty Warriors I don't really understand.

R-Brits love Sonic. This is a truism.

R-CTZ wants nudes of Scotty G. Also something about Mirror's Edge.

R-TewDee's review of Left 4 Dead.

V-"Hey hey, I'm 25 and I make movies that I use to spam websites I like!" I should probably fail this but I'm feeling lenient.

V-This would have been much better with a N.E.S. Also... who gives a CAR as a Christmas present?

D-I didn't read this because I want to play BonerQuest free of spoilers.

T-NYCEXC3 wants Animal Crossing on the 360. AC mixed with LIVE could be interesting.




I might be doing culture wrong, but I didn't see anything I'd classify in that category today.




?-Altered Beets wants to teach you how to juggle.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!





F-C'mon guys, don't feed the goddamn troll. I admit some of those pictures did make me laugh though.

F-Me typing this took longer than your blog.

F-Like you said, it's a forum thing. Just put it on your profile.

F-I love when people know they're failing but do it anyway.

Hey you! Yes, you! Would you like to contribute to Destructoid in a meaningful manner? Can you cut and paste links into your browser? Do you has? Cblog recaps are looking for a permanent recapper for Thursdays. If you're interested, let Conrad Zimmerman know.

Time to make a final decision on whether to go to sleep in or fight the crowds. Have a good one, everybody.



-(Qalamari)

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About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

About Cblog Recaps

Schedule:
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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.

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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