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Cblogs of 12/19/13 + Shadeisms

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Sorry for the lateness of today's caps, but I was out this morning taking a test for English as a Foreign Language. Because apparently writing a Bachelor's thesis in English, following English language classes for years and recapping English blogs every week is still not enough to convince some bureaucrats that your English proficiency is sufficient.

But anyway, no need for being a grumpypants about the whole thing. At least not any more than I've already done. The test is done, it went well although randomly blurting out English phrases in a room full of other people also blurting out English phrases is kind of awkward, so I've got a couple of days to spare. I still want to finish one paper before Christmas, and after Christmas I've got another exam to study for, but all in all there's light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully in a few weeks I'll finally have time for video games again, not to mention these -isms. It's been too long. Much too long.

In the mean time, I'm finishing up a blog I teased last week (look for it tonight!), and I'm seeing The Hobbit tomorrow.
But first, of course, caps!  

* - Slippery and slidey, it's the best ice levels in video games. Some great choices in here too!

* - It feels like such a long time since Elsa blogged for us. Her new one is about the added value of customizable characters in video games, and as always its incredibly insightful.

S - More censorship? Of course, there is ALWAYS more censorship. Although to be fair I like the censored Bravely Default character better.

A - Christmas. Christmas has changed.

A - Neshoba shares a fun story about his 25th birthday gaming tournaments.

P - The Secret Moon Base makes a glorious return! With mustard!

P - We're already at the second episode of Not'Toid featuring everybody's favorite zombie overlord (who hates me), amazing frog and black grandma.





S - Destructoid is in its 15th chapter of being devastated and destroyed. I'm still not in it because Zombie Orwell hates me now.

D - I know nothing about this game nor its kickstarters, but it's a new dev promoting his stuff, so whatevs.

C - ctu33BSG remembers to play video games for the fun of it.

V - If you really wanted you could watch a video on some dudes favorite Pokémon, but we all know that Eevee wins.



- I know I should be excited about Smaug, but honestly I'm looking forward to Beorn so much.



- ShadeOfLight
May you always find water and shade

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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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