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Cblogs of 12/15/08 + SilverDragonisms

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Hey Everyone! This is SilverDragon1979, the new Cblog Recapper on the block. I'm taking Qalamari's place the next two Monday nights since he has to work his butt off to get the bills paid. This is my first time doing this, so be gentle with me. I have to be honest and say this takes a lot of freakin' work. I have a lot more respect now for all the regular recappers. They are truely some hard working awesome people to do this for you every week. I'm not sure I can do as good of a job as them, but I'll try my best not to screw up.

For those of you who don't know, I wasted 2 hours of my life last night watching the 2008 Video Game Awards on SpikeTV. It was absolutely horrible. I wrote a pretty long post today actually about the top 15 reasons why I think the VGAs were such an epic failure this year. Did any of you watch it? What did you think?

Well anyways ... let's get to the recaps ... but first an awesome picture of a dragon ...






*-I list the 15 reasons why the 2008 VGAs were an Epic Failure!
*-LaxLuster talks about his experience with gaming universities and why you should avoid them
*-GameZombie lists his top 10 Final Fantasy songs
*-Faith and her Master Chief arts and crafts are really cool!


A-Blindsidedork explains why he thinks legendary shouldn’t have got such a low score
S-GoS-CPT-Stewart provides an update for his new game Pong-Karuga
S-Tubatic's Vault: Zelda Gold Cartridges and a Rare Magazine
S-Sound Test: Starfox Corneria and Remix (jackal27)
S-Michiyoyoshiku explains why Primal Rage is a “Totally F’ed up game”
M-A Time to Destroy: Saint’s Row 2 (zombiekiller13)
M-A TIme to Destroy: A SimCIty Retrospective (LaxLuster)
P-RetroforceGO! Episode 68 (manasteel88)
P-RonBurgandy2010 presents dTunes #46



E-solidgoomba is giving away some awesome HAWP shirts he made!


E-ScottyG presents Blipfet Day 2!
S-Mikey shows off his Dtoid Secret Santa gift
S-NihonTiger90 presents another edition of “What’d You Get?
C-Half left begs Ubisoft for a job!
I-Everyone welcome Fallen North


N-Myst Online? (Danshir)
N-EA announces Dante’s Inferno (Craig Law)
N-Gears of War 2 Easter Egg (Zombutler)
V-Video for new Tales game on Wii (SakuChan)
R-DrachulaX reviews Legendary
T-A Survival Guide to Tatsunoko vs. Capcom (Galagabug)
T-FPSLabs asks PhysX, “Where’s the Beef?”
T-Another bad Left 4 Dead experience on XBOX Live (Fusiontr)
T-Michiyoyoshiku compares the US and Japanese versions of King of Fighters Orochi



A-The Last VGA Developr Fashion Awards (Atlas)
F-Hidden Easter Egg on the Dark Knight DVD (BlindsideDork)
F-Wolverine Movie Trailer (Blindsidedork)
F-Touhou Anime Project: Musou Kakyou (Manasteel88)


L-The MAC actually has games? (Electro Lemon)
V-Pendelton21 thinks Bush is a Ninja President
V-Ocified-Xboxer is angry that shoes got thrown at President Bush
?-WTF!!!


S-I hate seeing Fail blogs about Left 4 Dead
F-NXE vs. Home argument is fail



-(SilverDragon1979)



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Villains that did nothing wrong

Villains in all media, not just video games, can end up being a dime a dozen. Far too often, a villain's motives boil down to "I am a bad, and so I do bad things. Fear me." While this format has worked for countless stories, at this point in my life (the ripe old age of 20) I’ve become jaded and grumpy, finding myself rolling my eyes when I see yet another antagonist wreaking havoc with no background or reasoning presented as to why they’re being such a butthole.

What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

My favorite example of this would be Meruem from the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter. While he doesn’t necessarily fit the exact mold I laid out above, he’s easily one of the most dynamic and curious villains I’ve ever come across. For the sake of not spoiling what is perhaps one of the most exciting, action-packed, and tear-inducing arcs in anime history, I won’t delve into the details of what makes Meruem so great. Instead I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen Hunter x Hunter to set aside some time and plow through the series. Really, it’s that good.

But hey, that’s just how I feel. I’m sure there are folks out there who prefer their villains to be simple. If I ever met one of these theoretical people I might have a panic attack, but I’ll deal with that should the time come. I’m sure after some deep breaths we would get along. Maybe we could even snuggle, should my husband allow such an event to transpire.

All said and done, we arrive at the topic of this month’s Bloggers Wanted: Villains that did nothing wrong. Due to communication errors, this entry in the hallowed halls of Bloggers Wanted is a tad late. Regardless, all you have to do is head over to the Community Blog section of the site, and whip up a Cblog about a villain who you feel was secretly the good guy all along.

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