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Cblogs of 12/16/2009 + Sykisms

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So what have I done today. Somewhere between 'fuck' and 'all' might be the best answer. The reason for this is because I FUCKING FINALLY finished a Final Fantasy game on Tuesday and was struck by that weird thing where you finish a game and lose all willingness to play anything whatsoever. I got the same thing after finishing Assassin's Creed 2. However I did shrug it off to finish up the campaign in Modern Warfare 2, the only feeling that 'ending' gave to me is that the Modern Warfare series can go fuck itself. Nothing would make me happier than for Medal of Honour to come out next year and for it to be brilliant. It won't be brilliant because this is Medal of Honour, a series that rode on one brilliant sequence for several games, but I'd love it if it turned out that way.

Back to finishing a Final Fantasy game though. You may remember this blog I did earlier this year listing 23 JRPGs I had lying around unfinished. Well it took way too long but while I have revisited pretty much all of those games at some point the only one I've pushed to completion is Final Fantasy 12. Let me say that my pushing that to the finale only served to confirm my previous assertion that 12 is the best of the series. Hopefully I'll regain the ability to play videogames sometime soon. Maybe around the time I remember where I put my copy of Eternal Sonata.



* - Kody Koala has a new custom figure which you must see
* - Daymn, never stop being surprised by what people can and will do with LEGO



A - A decent examination of why the VGAs aren't that bad, why can't you guys just copy our BAFTA gaming awards?
A - A look back over the games inspired by the excellent Berserk anime and manga
M - The Weirdo, The Wall and The Beast
M - Gungrave PS2 should've been the best game ever
S - dTunes this week is controlled by StevenxOnward
S - Aniwedneday rolls on while Genki is at a live Rifftrax show
P - 321Gocast, a new podcast with Ryu89, Analoge, Crocbox and JohnnyViral



Nothing here, as usual.



C - My blog, these are my 5 nominations for Game of the Year
C - A look at what could be an elite branch of Spartan in the Halo Reach trailer, if anyone gives a toss about Reach
S - Have a tale of woe surrounding the E-74 error
S - Gortex's first time with Katamari
S - Have a fine rant on the subject of pricks in TF2



T - Thoughts on the Halo Reach trailer, spoiler: it'll be a Halo game
R - Some posthumous thoughts on Assassin's Creed 1
V - New Super Street Fighter 4 stuff anyone?



A - Gaping Maw's Podtoid 128.5 artwork
A - Drizzt finally got the Left 4 Dead hand on his back



L - Why do Final Fantasy characters have small chins? Because from my experience most Japanese people have small chins
C - Funny finds, but at least give this a shortblog tag
C - Posts like this need a little background, tell us where you got this AWESOME FUCKING HAUL from and where you live so we may rob you



F - Slow and you fail, well done

>NJ

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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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