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Cblogs of 12/29/09 + Pendeltonismsmsms

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So, yeah…Christmas. Blah blah blah, great time with family, got some gifts, blah blah, who cares. Nothing special really happened to me this 25th of December. Well, other than one thing…

I got The Saboteur.

Hot shit on a rooftop that game is incredible. There’s something about the mixing of two of the most tired genres in gaming that just sings, people. Sings. Blowing up Nazis has never been so fulfilling before. Where else are you gonna find assassination missions given to you by priests in a strip club? HAVE YOU EVER DRIVEN A CAR FULL OF DYNAMITE INTO A NAZI FUEL DEPOT? It’s fucking gorgeous, man. I could gush at length about this game, but know this: if you have reservations about getting the game at all, please rent it. Try it, in some way. It's a damn good time.

Also, “Bullet Math” by That Handsome Devil makes my ears bleed pure essence of joy:


Hey! Let’s get away from my crazy rantings and into a nice hot bowl of recap. Below you’ll find some more end-of-the-year/decade lists, Nathan Drake making people impotent, and Jim Sterling’s semen scaring people.



*- MkShiranui has a great blog here, in defense of the sequel.

*- Yaay SuitcoatAvenger is back!

*- Exrecaller Monthly Muses about the scariest part of gaming: finishing games.

*- In a response to Rev Anthony’s Avatar post, here’s TheTrendSetter89 talking about Avatar from a gamer’s perspective.

*- Even in the face of fear of Jim Sterling jizm, SomethingGerman still shows off this crazy-awesome Poison Ivy custom figure he made.

*- Cadtalfryn gives us another great look at the brilliantly wonderful Every Day The Same Dream.

*- Here’s a little somethin’ for the ladies: some of the best dudes in gaming.



A-Games, art, and discussion of both fill this piece by Sonic9jct.

A- Even though they may not be as good as he remembers them, Malodrik talks about his recent experiences in used game stores.

A- Here’s Novakaine’s Top 10 of The Decade list.

A- Mr. Burch has a link to a new AMC article, and words about what sounds like the strangest game ever.

A- Rather than just have a Top 10 list, nilcam makes up a list of all the best games of the past 10 years in each genre.

M- Love/Hate: when the risk doesn’t pay off.



E- Hey, is anyone else as excited for PAX East as FatherChesz?

E- Another year, another chance to be jealous to all of the people who get to go to MAGFest.

I- Everyone, welcome TheTrendSetter89 and OMG HE HAS A PICTURE OF MAO…sorry, welcome him to Dtoid.



N-CKRFIEND beats a dead horse.

N- s0lesurviv0r looks at some news about big 2010 fighters.

V- Wow: Why Uncharted 2 will ruin sex for you.

T- vgshaman gushes about Beyond Good and Evil, and how much he wants BGaE 2 to be great.

T- Phoenix Gamma goes over some of the games that have made iPhone gaming mean something.

T- RoninZero lists the bands/songs he wants in Rock Band, and Xzyliac shows his true music nerd side.

T- An interesting look at all the games Deathofthedead has gotten for Christmas over the years.

T- Sift through the somewhat odd writing and you’ll find an interesting blog about the idea of open world games.



L- What is this I don’t even

?- There’s a lot of strange in this blog, but there’s some good in here too.



F- What the hell is going on here? What…is this.

(Pendelton21)

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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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