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Cblogs of 12/26/09 and 12/27/09 + SilverDragonisms

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I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. I know I did. Did Santa bring you guys lots of games to enjoy? Unfortunately I did not get any games this Christmas, but that's because there really wasn't anything left to get me. I already bought every single game I wanted this year for myself. My girlfriend, however, did get a copy of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, so we are both really excited to get to play that.

I am really excited that I get all of next week off work. My goal is to wake up every day and play games until my girlfriend gets home from work at 5PM. It's going to be awesome. In that time I should be able to knock out Torchlight, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Assassin's Creed 2. I'm also going to an all day Modern Warfare 2 LAN party on Wednesday, so that should also kick lots of ass.

Well I gotta go, but I'm going to leave you al the with "12 Days of Destructoid Christmas" song I wrote and sang. I hope you enjoy!





*-Necros reminds us all to update your 2009 Complted Games List in the forums before the end of the year.

*-ILoveLists writes a great article about the 5 philosophies he thinks Nintendo should use when making the next Zelda game.

*-Toadofsky tells us why he's losing all interest in gaming as of late. Come to the aid of this poor soul, and bring him back to the light side people!

*-Metallion tells us about 8 games that got lost in translation when making the move from Japan to America



A-Playing the Hero: Dabbling with the Hero Family with Fable.

A-Playing the Hero: Missions with a Purpose in Assassin's Creed II.

A-Magusat999 tells us why he hates level caps in RPGs.

S-segWAY continues his "Memoirs of a WoWer" series.

S-segWAY hits us with a double dose of his "Memoirs of a WoWer" series this weekend.

M-Love/Hate: The Internet

M-Love/Hate: Music/Rhythm games

M-Love/Hate: This Blockbuster-driven Industry

M-Love/Hate: Metroid Prime

M-Love/Hate: Resident Evil 5 is Perfection Minus 5.



W-Char Aznable announced the winners to his "Games as Art" contest.


E-ShiMuNi TONIGHT: Merry X-Mas EDITION!

I-Another new member joins the site. Say hello to Haitani.

S-Cadtalfryn tells us all about his horrible post-holiday sales nightmare

H-Batthink shows off his Secret Santa presents.



$-Gemsi links us to some Boxing Day Sales and Bargains

$-Walmart is selling Spirit Tracks for only $25 right now.

T-Leo Loikkanen tells us the good, bad, and ugly things aobut gaming on a Mac ....

S-.. and then he writes another article a day later about why gaming on the Mac is important. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMLJ9ddGIcw

T-stewie32887 tells us about the dumbest Demon's Souls death EVER!

T-Blue Odeyssey explains why a second playthrough can ruin a game forever.

T-If RetroSoldier could only own one video system, it would be the Nintendo DS.

T-Chasmang's life as a Pokemon Goo



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F-It wouldn't be a proper day in the cblogs without 1-sentence fail blogs.


-(SilverDragon1979)

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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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