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Cblogs of 12/02/2009 + Sykisms

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Slightly early recaps today due to me being extremely sleep deprived right now, the energy drinks can only hold it for so long.

DTOID UK CONTEST!! WOOHOO!! Trust me, I have something truly epic planned for my entry. I can't say for sure but it involved a chopping board, a sieve and a packet of bacon.

Also in Dtoid UK stuff, this weekend I will be joining my allies Phoenix, Hammertiem, Nikmunroe, ThePhil, DAN GAHLAY!, Anus, Fusion, Justice, Corican, Shakey, Surplus, Malcor, Avalon and IRC's furry sex bear Gandy in London. There we shall eat fine burgers, drink OREO MILKSHAKES, drink alcohol and play arcade-style videogames. In between all that some of us will also be going to a super secret invite only Christmas party being thrown by a certain game developer. You may now be jealous of how awesome Dtoid UK is.

One more thing for you, hopefully you read my recap of the week's XNA releases on Xbox Live (seriously, City Rain is brilliant) earlier this week. I was planning a list of another 10 excellent games for you to try out but I had a better idea. So next week I'll kick off my countdown (split Chad-style into 4 parts) of what I believe to be the 10 best Xbox Live Indie Games released this year, leading up to me announcing my XNA Game of the Year. You may now either begin speculating or continue not giving a toss.



* - Bullseye talks about why he loves the grind
* - Elsa's lessons in leadership, with credit to MAG
* - I hadn't noticed this, and it's awesome.



M - We kick off the new musing season with JRPGs
M - And continue it with...JRPGs.
M - Super Mario World is particularly infuriating
M - (M)Ass Effect
S - Goodwill Hunting #3. Fun fact, due to most major UK charities being operated by faith groups very few charity shops will take videogames as donations



Nothing, good job the main site has loads of contests going. Including this rather good one.



E - DTOID BALTIMORE ASSEMBLE FOR MAGFEST!!
C - Yoshi. Cute dinosaur or victim of horrific abuse?
C - Zelda movie?
C - What triggers review hate?
C - Oncomouse clarifies his question from Podtoid 127 and his feelings on the subject
C - Why are games politically correct (incidentally, politically correct is the biggest cop-out term in the history of the English language)
S - Runescape still exists?



N - Germany's trying to ban the imported version of Modern Warfare 2
T - Quick thoughts on Continuity, that flash game that was on the front page
T - Some longer thoughts on FF4: The After Years
R - WryGuy reviews Mega Man Zero 2
D - Robotbebop's game still isn't looking too impressive
V - New Alan Wake trailer, if you're not already sold on the game.



A - Random NVGR Suitcoat Avenger art. Why? Why the fuck not?
A - Wow, look at what Pendelton made Megastryke
S - Diverse got some Mother figure, I can't read his blog posts, the sidebar is too distracting



L - Here's what we know about Medal Of Modern Warfare
L - Late night angry IM conversations are always funny, especially when they're ripping into Haze
C - Why are these disappointments? Elaborate in words so I don't have to watch your crappy video. Also Tekken 6 a disappointment? GTFO.
C - Sorry but this is a forum post, not a bad forum post, but still a forum post.



F - Incoming pile of fail
F - #2
F - OK I lol'd at this one
F - #4
F - #5
F - And then a poor intro blog also manages to whine about the 'Good Old Days'

>NJ

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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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