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Cblogs of 12/08/08 and Qalamarisms

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Greetings, Destructoid. You may have noticed a few changes over there on the sidebar. We've added the legend we use to classify your Cblogs to the profile for easier reference. Additionally, a few new recappers have been added, and I have the honor of being your regular Monday host for the foreseeable future. Please join me in welcoming SilverDragon1979 and ScottyG to our incestuous little recap family. I'm excited. Are you excited? I'm excited.

I've had the Dragon Quest Ballet running in the background the entire time I've been doing the recaps today. That music is phenomenal. I'd heard bits and pieces of it over the years, but if anyone can point me to where I can acquire the whole thing, I'd be quite grateful.

Anyway. Mondays are always busy, so on with the recaps!



*-An alternate point of view on Left 4 Dead. Tongue firmly planted in cheek. I hope.
*-Holy crap, Faith sighting. And she made something really cool out of Perler beads.
*-This has to be seen to be believed. I hope someday someone can do this with Mega Man 9.
*-Sit down, shut up, and listen to Y0j1mb0. School is in session.
*-Sir Sterling's anti-fan club is always good for a laugh.



S-Taterchimp starts a series on his favorite game endings. Castle Crashers spoilers.
M-Clance talks about Tetris for his Monthly Musing.
S-NihonTiger90 asks that immortal question: "What'd you get?" He got a new computer. I got jealous.
Funktastic had to answer Nihon with a separate post. I got more jealous.
A-EX35 has some ideas on how to improve Guitar Hero/Rock Band.
S-Hoygeit's Media Monday. Drop in and see the pretty pictures.
M-Anything with the words "zombie" and "chop" in it is worthy of your time.
P-Sorry, didn't have time to listen to your Podcast. I'll try to later though, I'd like to hear what Jeff Gerstmann has to say.
S-The Blur is still in Japan. So many cool pictures of Pagodas.



W-T-rav won Fallout 3 a while back, and opens it publicly. Are the love gloves a new meme?


E-SquirrelyG seems to be hosting a Street Fighter tournament.
I-Rygiz introduces himself. Welcome to Destructoid.
D-I don't mind this ad so much, it's the one that screams "HELLO" every time you mouse over I can't stand.
S-Kadosho's moving today. Best of luck.
E-Gravity's Plaything wants to celebrate the end of finals. Check it out if you're in the Portland area.
R-PS3s don't usually red ring. Hope the HD wipe works for ya.



N-LittleBigPlanet was 33% off today at Amazon.
V-Reasonably funny video about Thwomps. Mongo smish.
R-BlindsideDork reviews Prince of Persia. Or Wii Music. Not entirely sure.
T-Some thoughts about digital distribution.
D-Kisguri is developing a game and looking for Beta testers. Welcome to Destructoid.
N-Soulja Boy is making a video game? The header image sums it up nicely.
N-OH SNAPS! Missed it by thaaaaat much.
N-Level 5 may become a second-party PS3 developer.
T-Funky Goodness verbally masturbates the Gunblade. His words, not mine.
R-SneakerElph reviews Penny-Arcade episode 2.
D-Pong + Ikaruga = DO WANT.
T-More about Left 4 Dead Co-op. Complaining about random matchups is the new Dibs, I guess?



A-Every time I do recaps, someone posts a cake.
M-It's hard to do digital distribution on vinyl.
F-Alien movies without aliens? It could happen.
F-Something about a LOST Alternate Reality Game I think.
S-LittleMelissa asks about laptop stickers.



R-Pepsi changed their logos. EVERYBODY PANIC
V-Mashup of two movies I haven't seen.
C-Robot Chicken's funny, but I'm pretty sure that's from last season. I know I saw it a few months ago.
C-Randomness about South Park, Indiana Jones, and House. I'd probably fail it if I didn't also have a man crush on Hugh Laurie.
C-VoyToid had a problem with some Band of Brothers discs. I kinda want my 2 minutes back.
C-Followup to the previous post. I really don't think the videos are necessary.
R-Discussion about site features.





F-It's an ad.



-(Qalamari)

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About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

The heel-turn

Last week, in the quick posts of Destructoid's community, we saw the rise and fall of community manager Wesley J. Russow. He rose to prominence with his immutable power, only to see it come crashing down as the working class clambered beneath him and tore him down. Truly, the life and times of Westopher G. Raggamuffins was a lesson in live fast, burn hot, crash spectacularly.

Wes went from community darling to lovable despot over the course of a few days. It was a thing of beauty to behold. Truly, nothing is better to witness than a real-life heel turn. Wrestling is nothing without these terms after all. A "Face" is a good guy wrestler who fights the man, stands up for the little guy, and fights fairly while still winning. A "Heel", on the other hand, is a despicable, dastardly villain or even anti-hero. I loved Kurt Angle's antics as this gold medal Olympic winner turned wrestler who wasn't necessarily as likable as his gold medals imply. I loved hating that guy! A good heel is fun to hate, and there's nothing quite like the gasp of shock when watching the turn, when a face uses dirty tricks and turns into a heel.

Let me ask you this: is Kratos a hero? Before we see Kratos return in what I'd call Dad of War, let's not forget Kratos’ sordid past as a hero. In the first game, it was a revenge tale. It was a story of a mythical Spartan warrior who wanted revenge on the God of War who betrayed him. But as the series went on, it became a story about the lengths Kratos would go to justify his vendetta against people who wronged him. He would literally destroy the world just to destroy his enemies. Sure, we played as him, and we were taken on a ride, but would you really put your bet behind him and say, "Yeah, look at that hero!"

This month's Bloggers Wanted is about your favorite heel-turns or anti-heroes (in case a heel turn is too specific). Do you like it when Ryu turns into Evil Ryu? Or maybe you like Injustice, with its built in heel-turn Superman? I won't claim to understand the time line of Revolver Ocelot between Snake Eater and Guns of the Patriots, but I love that knucklehead.

To participate, just start a blog in our community section and title it "Heel-turn: [your blog title here]." Write to your heart's content, and if its up to snuff, you'll see your stuff published on the front page! Just remember, you're telling us about your favorite heel-turns and anti-heroes, not becoming one yourself, like Wes. Rest in spaghetti, never forghetti.


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