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Cblogs of 12/30/09 and 12/31/09 + Strykisms

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I came home from a nice gathering with some friends and stayed up extra late to bring you the last recap of the 2009. Lots of posts appeared these past couple of days. The good news is that I've topsauced more blogs than I've ever topsauced before!

I won't hold you guys any longer. Here's to a great 2010!




*- I'm topsaucing Cadtalfryn's list of games of the decade because I totally forgot that Majora's Mask came out in 2000.

*- JOURNALISM! Psychomax discovered that Capcom had planned and scrapped a true multiplayer mode for Zack & Wiki.

*- Games of the decade? That's weak sauce! Here are the games of the last 10,000 years!

*- Really nice first post, RichardBlaine! Kingdom Hearts is a combination of childhood fantasies come true and head-slapping drivel.

*- Paralegals kick ass. stevenxonward prepares a motion for one Sephiroth

*- Hey, Samit. Why do you hate fun? Go play Portal, ass.

*- Have a free MAGFest 8 music sampler!

*- I'm topsaucing my own work for the glory of handheld gaming.

*- It's not too early to cast your vote for GotY 2015!

*- Whoa! Kraid's massive list of top 25 games of the decade has been polished to a glorious sheen!


A- The linearity in Final Fantasy XIII is not that big a deal.
A- nilcam discusses the facets of fighting games.
M- Durga AI is torn on casual gaming. Say, didn't someone already do this one?
M- randombullseye talks about... talks about... um... what the hell?
M- manasteel88 is on the fence over Operation Darkness.
M- TheTrendSetter89 was once a private gamer, but lately plays in the company of others not necessarily by choice.
M- that1dude24 feels dirty buying used.
M- Kevin Botorek doesn't really have much "hate" for the Dynasty Warriors series.
P- 321gocast hits number three.
P- Spoiler Box, episode 3: More podcasting than you know what to do with.





S- Klipsched scored himself a gig with Examiner.com.
S- Cheeburga's in love and shit. Everybody say, "D'awwwwwwww!!!"
S- ErbilT thanks Destructoid for the great 2009 memories.
S- Gortexfogg plays his Wii under some rather uncomfortable conditions.
S- MellowBunny introduced her cousins to Zelda with the stellar Ocarina of Time.
S- Betas are fun shit. Right, RenagadePanda?
S- RetroSoldier played some games this year.
S- Danzflor is drunk in South America.
C- Ali D hopes for another magical year in the Land of Dtoid.
C- KrazyKraut sends his heartfelt wishes.
I- Guten tag, Enkido!
I- shellshock929's pseudo-introduction lists his anticipated games of 2010.
I- Oh no! It's the Evil Mirror Twin! Quick! Equip the Megaton Hammer and take him out!
I- Hope you keep that resolution, BalloonFighter!
R- Avenged Sevenfold drummer The Rev just died. For a second, I thought this was about Anthony Burch! Phew!


N- Steam is fraudulent.
V- This Record of Agarest War trailer makes my lower horn all hot and tingly.
V- Some great fighting game matches of 2009.
R- RetroSoldier romped through New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
T- Novakaine is hoping for these fine RPGs to be localized in 2010.
T- warturkey brings us another "violent video games" piece. No one wants to argue against him.
T- Javidwashere picks his top five game intros.
T- confusionbomb has some wishes for the new year.
T- vApathyv got him some gaming resolutions of his own.
T- Saints Row 2 or Modern Warfare 2 -- which is more controversial?
T- Jonathan Holmes is warming up his PS3 for the year ahead.
T- JustKarol has a list of games of the decade ready to go.
T- AndrewG009 really digs Gratuitous Space Battles.
T- So, like, Gameboi is totally digging Dragon Age: Origins.
T- Freefall loved some games this decade.
T- PhoenixWright asks you to check your expectations at the door.


A- A nifty little drawling in addition to some of garganroo's best gaming moments in 2009.





F- Welcome aboard, Chad. I can tell we are going to get along just fine.
F- Yep. Juuuuuust fine.
F- Don't do that, sir.
F- Someone needs a release.
F- Bare bones.


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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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