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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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It feels like it's been a decade since we've seen the rise of the crowdfunded game. I'm always surprised when I remind myself that crowdfunding has been a thing long before the first crowdfunded video game, but nowadays a crowdfunded game seems like a dime a dozen.

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.

Don't worry though, this month's bloggers wanted prompt isn't an exploratory thesis on the effects of crowdfunding on video game development. We just want you to talk about your favorite games, as long as they were crowdfunded. This topic can be simultaneously broad and narrow, because you can talk about whatever game you want, however you want, as long as it was crowdfunded.
For me, FTL is the original crowdfunded game, and it was great. It was somehow minimalist and incredibly detailed at the same time, and it was all done because a man wanted to do it, but needed the money, and thousands of other people wanted to see where his idea would go. Shovel Knight to me feels like this natural evolution of the classic 8-bit gaming of yore without also throwing myself back to a time when gaming was honestly comparatively archaic. And everyone's talked to death about Undertale, so we all know where I'd go with that.

To participate in this month's bloggers wanted, just start a blog! Oh, and title it "Crowdfunded: [your blog title here]." I bet this month is going to be pretty diverse, since it's basically writing about your favorite crowdfunded game. So I hope to hear about some good games revisited or amazing games no one has heard about.

Remember: Persona 5 was not crowdfunded, but excuse me as I plow through it.

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