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Cblogs of 12/20/08 + SilverDragonisms

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Unfortunately RandomBullsEye could not be here tonight to bring you his usual installment of the Cblog Recaps, so I have been tasked with taking over his duties. Donít worry he has a great excuse. He is working on finishing up the first build of Bonerquest, which I personally canít wait to play. This is my 3rd time this week filling in for someone else, so donít worry you are in good hands. ;-)

Today my girlfriend and I celebrated Christmas together and opened gifts. We are both huge fans of our college basketball team, the North Carolina State Wolfpack, and the last couple of years we have gone to every single home game together. Well for Christmas she took tons of pictures of us from the basketball games we have been to, and made a huge collage and framed it. I absolutely love it so much I decided I had to immediately hang it on the wall. Well as I was hanging it on the wall it fell, and smashed into hundreds of pieces. Suffice to say, I am a complete idiot. Luckily she should be able to buy a new frame and fix it. Itís a good thing because itís honestly one of the best and most thoughtful gifts I have ever received for Christmas.

Ok thatís enough about me Ö. Letís get to the Recaps Ö. But first hereís your daily dragon picture Ö






*-Destructoid Cards are BACK!!! Ö The Ghost ROCKS!!!
*-Itís really long and thereís no pictures, but itís a GREAT READ!
*-Faith continues to impress us all with how awesome her creations are!



A-unangbangkay reviews the review system
A-mcbennet quits multiplayer gaming and returns to his roots of offline gaming
A-Is console gaming exclusive for casual gamers?






S-Random Dtoid Drawings
I-Welcome Triple C to our great community



N-Entertainment Weeklyís Top 10 Games of the Year
V-LBP Metal Gear Solid Trailer
V-This video reminds us why Burnout Paradise is the greatest racing game EVER!
R-triumphofhearts reviews Beautiful Katamari
R- triumphofhearts reviews Guitar Hero 3
T-Tactix gives his impressions of Bionic Commando.
T-Scribblenauts=pure genius
T-Mirrorís Edge Impressions is a LARGE WALL OF TEXT!






L-Mega64: Todd and Arronís 2nd Annual Video Game Awards
R-megatron0016 shares his castle crasher stats Ö and still no one cares.
R-Nowís your chance to watch Jack Frost, the killer snowman!



F-The only thing more fail then Uwe Boll is this blog!
F-World of Warcraft Fail




-(SilverDragon1979)

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About Cblog Recaps

Schedule:
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Tuesdays - Larxinostic
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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
Fake it until you make it

This month's bloggers wanted prompt is something we stole. You see, by stealing this idea, you have no idea how truly inept I actually am. By pretending to know what I'm doing, I have clearly used my ill-gotten status to meet such big-time celebrities as Darlington Woolie "Pie Stealer" Madden or Sara from [insert pixel indie game studio here].

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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