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Cblogs of 11/29/12 + 11/30/12 and bbainisms

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Hello everyone! You get a double scoop of recaps by me today! Wooo!

I'll probably keep this short though, because this week has been particularly stressful, and I'm eager to get some much needed sleep!



Other than a buttload of hours spent at work, my free time was consumed by Mega Man this week. I received Mega Man 5 from my brother for birthday, completing my collection of NES Mega Man games, so I've been spending my time playing through all of the games in the main Mega Man series to celebrate. I'm unfortunately missing Super Nintendo's Mega Man 7, and fortunately missing PlayStation's Mega Man 8 (god, that voice acting...), but I have every other entry in the series. I also finally beat 9 and 10 for the first time, and I think 10 might have made its way into my top 3 in the series, right behind 2 and 3. 10 is a brilliant entry into the series, perfectly fun and challenging, so I'm glad I finally played it! Sheep Man was kind of a strange decision though, but Nitro Man more than makes up for him. He's become one of my favorite robot masters, behind Wood Man of course. No one can top Wood Man :)

Anyway, on to the recaps! The thing you probably clicked here for in the first place! Wooo!

* - Astonishingly Badass offers some very helpful advice on how to survive in the world of online multiplayer gaming, supposing you're a n00b who doesn't do any of this stuff anyway!

* - SephirothX counts down five characters that deserve their own video games. A Trigun game could be really great!

* - MisterDonut is all about iOS devices as gaming platforms now, and even thinks other platforms could learn a thing or two from mobile games!

A - ManWIthNoName grew up watching Brazilian novelas, which left him open to playing the video game equivalent, visual novels.

A - Ethan hopes to see the day when video games become a universally acceptable hobby.

A - failtuna wonders why sports fans are exempt from being called "nerdy" for their often obsessive behavior. A just question.

A - FourFingerFreddy would like to see these franchises introduce a video game starring a female protagonist.

A - Eric Jackson wonders if we should be concerned about the amount of violence present in current video games.

P - Scary Granules, episode 4! Featuring community members Glowbear and Panzadolphin! I'll have to give this a listen.





F - Friday Night Fights on the PC + the Saxxy awards!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + Revengeance!

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + Grand Theft Auto!

C - Isshak Ferdjani seems to be having some sort of existential crisis. We hear you, dude!

T - Stubbleman gives us the bad, the bad and the bad of Final Fantasy XIII.

T - Bibbly dislikes the Portal games for having predictable puzzles, and suggests that puzzle-seekers play Quantum Conundrum instead.

T - EricBlair thinks Dragon Warrior VII may have been one of the last great RPGs.

N - While the Humble Bundle may be keeping THQ fans happy for now, it seems the company might be in some financial trouble.

$ - November 30th UK releases and bargains!

A - Monodi is back and he drew a picture of Bowser!

A - rubenf made a self protrait of himself as Alan Wake in watercolors. Neat!

R - "Tekbunny" is trying to finish up his Steam backlog and wants our suggestions on what to play first (I say Cave Story and Super Meat Boy).

V - CountZeroOR made a video series looking back at issues of Nintendo Power.

V - BobofMainframe counts down his top 10 Wii games, in video format.

C - Ryan in Seattle adds some fuel to the PC vs. console debate... but why?







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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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