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Cblogs of 12/23/08 + SilverDragonisms

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That's right it's time for another exciting installment of the daily Cblog recaps, brought to you by yours truly, Silverdragon. I'm taking over for Pendelton tonight, since he took over for me last night. I have to tell you guys there was a lot of good stuff to read today in the community blogs. So good in fact that I found 4 posts that I highlighted below in the topsauce section that I honestly think everyone should read. There also weren't a lot of fail blogs, which is always a good thing. The fewer fail blogs the better.

So today was my final day of work in the year 2008. I don't plan on being back in the office until January 5th, which is almost a full 12 days off. Trust me I am extremely excited. How do I plan on spending those 12 days you might ask. Well I've had Fallout 3 sitting on top of my XBOX360 for the last month unwrapped, so I plan on finally opening that up and playing it. From what everyone has said, including Yojimbo, it is was of the best games of the year. Yes I do believe 12 straight days of Fallout 3 is the perfect way to end 2008. SO what are you guys planning on playing over the Christmas break?

Well let's get to the recaps .... but first here's your dragon picture for the day ...






*-Togail shows off some of his INCREDIBLE video game and anime inspired art work!
*-Tehmtnlion tells the sad tale of a Minotaur with to much rage and his cheating wife!
*-BlindsideDork presents his first annual End of the Year Award Show
*-Takeshi creates a working Destructoid website in LittleBigPlanet!!!



A-wast3oid discusses what he would want to see in an XBOX portable system!
A-Echonova13 talks about his obsession with collecting World of Warcraft pets
A-DanGale presents the top 10 list that tops all top 10 lists of all time!
A-eternalplayer2345 presents his 2008 top 10 games list
S-Another awesome installment of RonBurgandy's dTunes (#52)



W-RAB thanks DTOID after winning the "Kamikaze t-shirt comment contest"



E-FINAL COUNTDOWN! Last chance to vote for the Community Game Awards
E-Qraze hosts another Dtoid PSN poker night
E-Togail needs something to draw, so tell him what you want to see!
S-NihonTiger90 presents a pre-Christmas edition of Whatd you get
S-braulio09 thanks Neiro for introducing him to Fallout 3
S-lawlflip is happy he received Persona 4 in the mail yesterday!
E-Cowzilla3 wishes everyone a Merry Christmas
E-SakuChan shows off pictures from her Super Hero/Villian X-mas Party
E-The Blur talks about his adventures in Japan
I-Welcome eboku01 to our awesome community everyone!
H-michiyoyoshiku shows off his entire collection of 2D fighting games and its AWESOME!



N-Stuart Scofield posts some awesome deals going on at Play.com
N-Tabula Rasa is now free to play
N-TheBigFell wants you to try out Left 4K Dead, a Java based zombie killing game!
N-Suikoden was released on PSN today
N-[Lord of the Rings: Conquest demo is now up on PSN
R-Pop-it reviews Skate for PS3
R-I think balth is reviewing Prince of Persia in this post, but Im not 100% sure
R-Jesus H Christ reviews every game he played in 2008 in Haiku form
T-galagabug discusses some of the things he would like to see added to the NXE
T-r3yguti3rr3z explains why he hates the producer of the new Prince of Persia game
T-HydroTonix introduces himself and gives his thoughts on SNK Arcade Classics Vol 1 for the PSP
T-michiyoyoshiku gives his thoughts on fighting game controllers
T-FOgo gives his impressions of DJ MAX Technica



F-Judge Dredd is being remade into another horrible movie!



R-Tubatic can do MUCH MUCH better then this
V-Tha-Truth wishes us all a Merry Christmas
L-Mac vs. PC Transformers Video



F-This is a horrible list that has no substance to it at all!
F-This belongs in the forums!
F-I love NERDS too, but this still fails!

-(SilverDragon1979)

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Villains that did nothing wrong

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.

But hey, that’s just how I feel. I’m sure there are folks out there who prefer their villains to be simple. If I ever met one of these theoretical people I might have a panic attack, but I’ll deal with that should the time come. I’m sure after some deep breaths we would get along. Maybe we could even snuggle, should my husband allow such an event to transpire.

All said and done, we arrive at the topic of this month’s Bloggers Wanted: Villains that did nothing wrong. Due to communication errors, this entry in the hallowed halls of Bloggers Wanted is a tad late. Regardless, all you have to do is head over to the Community Blog section of the site, and whip up a Cblog about a villain who you feel was secretly the good guy all along.

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