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Cblogs of 12/1/09 + Earlyisms

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Hey kids. Early recaps are early due to feminine troubles. No, I donít mean that Iím on my period or I cut myself while doing the dishes. Itís a long story, and Iíd rather take my mind off it with a bit of news.

I hate to be a whore for my work, but I recently got a gig writing for Negative Gamer. Yesterday I posted a story about my time trying to get LEGO: Rock Band for free from Old Navy. Itís probably my favorite piece that Iíve ever written. And if it wouldnít be too much to ask, would you kindly take a look at it, and tell me what you think? Iím real proud about it, and more kind words/criticisms about it would really help me out.

Alright, now that Iím done doing the internet equivalent of hooking, letís get to the recaps! On todayís show weíve got brilliant storage solutions, a rare batch of news posts, and God in the Mushroom Kingdom.



*-Ever wanted to create the perfect gaming set-up, keeping the kids in mind? Everyoneís favorite craineum came up with the bitchiníest solution ever.

*-Want to ask any of the Divinity II staff a question? Ask WastelandTraveler, and heíll send it along when he interviews them.

*-Hot damn, sister: Faith made some fucking saweet baby Mario and baby Luigi picture frames.

*-Aside from the link to a great article about video game documentaries, and thoughts about Assassinís Creed 2, Rev. Anthony gets my seal of approval for the last line in this blog.

*-A bit of a eulogy for a fallen website, a Niero appearance, and frank discussions about gaming blogs make this and the comments within a good read.

*-As a kid, Excremento and his friend had a genius idea for Battletoads that he talks about in this interesting Musing.

*-randombullseye gives us a great look at the not-downloading side of gaming.



A-thefil finds a new and interesting way to give us his choices for his favorite games this year.

P-Those crazy kiwis and their podcast are celebrating 2009 with their last podcast of the year.

P-Iím not sure what kind of bullshit this is, but FAILCAST records ep. 55 tonight, even though ep. 54 isnít out.



N-HORSESHIT: Some British company reneged on their L4D2 sales by taking copies away and replacing them with $4 vouchers.

N- The new SF4 wonít be using the networking technology GGPO, and neither will a lot of upcoming Capcom games.

N-A seemingly replacement character for Liara has been revealed for Mass Effect 2.

T-ayumixís thoughts about Torchlight can be found by clicking this link.

T-Steel Brotha gives us an interesting list of games that should become XBLA/PSN downloads.

T-Capm Trevo gets all metaphysical on our asses by discussing God and Mario.



?-Not sure how I feel about this random grouping of Promoted CblogsÖ

?-All Iíll say about this is that itís an ďinterestingĒ blog, and the comments are terrifying.

?-Crunshii wonders if he should buy this particular laptop.



F-Fuck no.

F-Leave this kind of shit to the fine folks at xkcd, nerd.

(Pendelton21)

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About Cblog Recaps

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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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