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Cblogs of 12/17/09 + Strykisms

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Yesterday, after another rough night of indigestion that prevented me from getting any sleep... yet again... I forced myself to get to work, the last day of work before my Christmas break began. For the trip back, my air conditioner decided to die and leave me sweltering in the 90 degree heat. Over the course of the day, the sore throat that I had been nursing all week gave way to a full-blown cold. As of this moment, I still haven't regained my voice.

Oh, and the job I drive an hour to and an hour from? The one I willed myself to go to that morning? Yeah, I no longer have that job.

Merry Christmas.

On the positive side, I can finally catch up on my backlog and start pumping out more articles. I'm also doing some writing over at Gamer Limit, but who isn't, honestly? Half the Cblogs is working over there now! It's a party! Come visit us!

All in all, I think I'm still gonna have a lovely Christmas. That won't stop me from spreading a little humbug:




*- SykoShadow explains how the further games strive for "realism," the more disconcerting they become.

*- walkyourpath's five-step program for overcoming griefing, yours for only three easy installments of $19.99!

*- I fear for Elsa's husband if he ever decides to break from her.

*- Yeah... YEAH! I'm diggin' your style, BenelliM4! Flash games like those you listed need more respect!

*- P4KO decks the muthafuckin' halls with this sick cover of a Christmas classic.


A- chrissmith9c wrote an informative paper abou the history of gaming for a school project.
A- Does TSuereth have the solution for game reviews? *glances* Errr...
S- dTunes, The Clockwork stevenxonward, Day 4: '60s and '70s jams.
M- Zodiac Eclipse is a hardcore parent and casual gamer (thanks for the quip, walkyourpath).
P- Drunkcast 18 features a very chiropteran Robin Williams.
P- Animucast 3 will arrive if it manages to pick up a strong tailwind.





S- VendettaXXI bought a PS3 and now he gets to sit at the big kids' table!


V- Heeeeere's Mega Man 10!
T- ogmaster is excited for games. Are you excited for games?
T- AndrewG009 says these are the developers to thank for making the 360 so awesome.
T- Stevil wants a Doctor Who game.
T- Some people don't appreciate a good value.
T- ParaParaKing played 428 and confirmed that it kicks ass.
T- ColonelPedro broke up with Silent Hill. Boo hoo.
T- Modern Warfare 2 is a great source of rant material, apparently.


A- GAPING MAW captures another Podtoid in MSPaint.


L- It's BEARD. Somehow, I laughed.


F- ...
F- Don't peddle your wares.


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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.

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