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Cblogs of 12/9/09 + Shiranuisms

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Yes, you did in fact read that correctly. If you missed Mouse's announcement last Friday or didn't notice when he told (warned?) the forums about today's recaps, I've joined the team. Contrary to what you may have heard, this does not mean the end of the world. Our manager reviews new candidates with a great deal of scrutiny and had no objections to my addition as a reserve member. Therefore, I suppose my best advice to the community at this point is:

DON'T PANIC

I'll save long stories about my life for some other time, since mostly I'm doing the same thing a great number of you are doing as well, i.e., finals week. No further information is required or will be provided. Anyway, here's a summary of what those of us with spare time wrote today. There was a lot of news, a few videos I didn't really understand, and some people being profoundly unhelpful. "Splooging out his internal organs" is not an offical recap category.


*-Heykupo demonstrates how Bayonetta is so ridiculous, it's actually pretty good. This is the first time I've seen "campy" used in a positive sense, and it works quite well.
*-CrazyBlue thanks the indie community for getting him through university. See, I told you casual games can be loads of fun!
*-Togail shows us his setup, which is far more than a few boxes with HDMI connections. I'll just confess to being jealous now.


A-AndrewG009 writes about the film, I mean the game, Gears of War 2.
A-TheDustinThomas has a long, long blog about wrestling games.
M-Gilgamesh1317 has a convoluted relationship with the Disney-Square crossover Kingdom Hearts series.
M-Mollygos was happy with Final Fantasy X ... until Square just had to put in some nonsense sequel!
M-Kavahn isn't certain what to think of World of Warcraft, good and bad experiences alike.





F-Electro turns FNF into a cutlery skirmish.
S-Flamma is upset about being stuck at home ... with a 360 ...
S-Dr. Light had some, um, issues with Gamestop.com.
I-AlphaDeus the composer had a bit of a rough start, but we'll welcome him anyway.
I-Ok Abacus comes to us from the depths of the IRC.


N-BahamutZero saw ... what?
N-MegaStryke is probably overreacting to this news of Mega Man 10.
N-Lucariotrainer13 is a little more sedate about Mega Man 10.
N-NihonTiger90 needs to pratice at Soldier.
V-Volomon rages against Infinity Ward for not seeing this coming.
T-VApathyv has some more bands to rock out to.
T-Kavakn suggests an MMO with a focus a bit different from usual.
T-ILoveLists doubts we'll see a Zelda film.
T-Kevin has some guesses as to the content of Halo: Reach.
T-Drowkin pense des varients entre les joux FPS.


M-DTunes Day 3 under Nekobun has a distinctly Eastern flavor.
F-Genki-JAM livestreams anime, which is TV, so it goes here.


L-Blehman has a few games that you didn't play, at least in full.
R-TheJesusNinja26 is angry about anger.
C-I do sympathize, but this feels incohesive.


S-Most of this has already been covered, sorry.
F-I just can't get excited by two seconds of video.
F-The video wasn't all that impressive, but ... why then copy the script?


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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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