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Cblogs of 12/15 + Crackityisms

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It's Crackity Recaps time! Holy shit have I been into Spelunky lately. It's the game I've been playing the most even though there are a ton of other games I should be playing. It's just so damn good! I also picked up Strike Suite Zero the other day and well ... it's ok I guess.

In other game news that excites me, Mega Man X is $2 right now! Guacamelee is about to be $4! The Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod is out! It is just such a wonderful time to be a gamer. We as a community bitch about things a lot, some of it warranted but more often than not it isn't. It's nice to sometimes just step back and realize we have a lot of great games at our disposal.

I challenge you in this next year to be a bit more appreciative of all the great games we get and especially of all the hard work that goes into them. People work insane hours on these games and pour their souls into them so that we can buy them 3 months later on Steam for $10 and complain about the resolution.

Anyways, the point is to just shut the fuck up and just play games. And yes, I include myself in this as well.






P - New episode of The Brainy Gamer is up!







T - Scuba Steve reminds me I still don't have Link Between World's

T - Retrofraction discusses the "Super Man" type characters in games

T - Durlock Shattersword's unpopular gaming opinions

T - Lennasuzaka1988 talks about mistells and other MMO stuff that confuses me.





V - Holmes posted a new Podtoid animation, it's pretty good.






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No matter what the experience was or which game or genre left that strong first impression, such experiences have the potential to open our eyes to the rich history of a series or genre. With any luck, we might find even more to love or something better. A great first experience with RPGs could lead to an undying love affair.

Sometimes a first kiss can be so impactful that the game gets placed on a pedestal and enshrined as a gold standard, which has its own pros and cons. I mean, it is nice to have a basis for comparison, but some folks take it too far. There are people who loved Half-Life, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, or Final Fantasy VII so much that nothing after them really got a fair shake.

So first impressions matter -- they can shape and inform our gaming habits. I grew up on arcades, Nintendo, handhelds, and eventually into RPGs, so much of what I play will be influenced by how I acquired my tastes. I probably like Overwatch a ton because it has a passion for RPG roles, but contextualizes them closer to older shooters focused on objectives more than gear builds and grinding out perks for better killstreaks.

So for this month's Bloggers Wanted, we'd like you head over to the community blogs write about your first kiss, the games that positively influenced you or maybe biased you a little too much for a time. What turned you on to a series or genre? Was it love at first sight? Did it set any expectations in stone or possibly lead you to something better?

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