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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'

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Of course such a phrase is an incredible disservice to some of the great games that have come out thanks to websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Games like FTL, Shovel Knight, and even Undertale are around thanks to crowdfunding; thanks to people gathering around and literally putting their money where their mouth is, a game they want gets funded and inevitably the greater landscape of gaming benefits from it. Most of the time the landscape gets to benefit from it anyways.

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