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Cblogs of 2/14/09 + SilverDragonisms

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I hope you all had a good Valentine's Day. For my girlfriend and I, this was the first Valentine's Day for us since we moved in together, and it was pretty awesome to be honest with you. I got her a WiiFit, which she was extremely excited to get. She had been bugging me about getting one for her for a while now. I have to say that so far I have had a good time messing around with it. I might share more thoughts on it later, but for now she's happy I got it and that's all that really matters.

In other video game related news, the Circuit City by my house has increased their game liquidation discount to 40%, so I went out this week and bought Shadow of the Colossus and Metroid Prime 3 for 40% off. That's pretty awesome if you ask me. They still have a ton of PS3 and XBOX360 games, so I'm gonna check back in a week or two to see if their discount has increased even more. I might have to buy some other games if it gets as high as 50%-60% off.

Well let's get to the recaps shall we ....






*-This is just an incredible retrospective by pixelpunx about falling in love with video games all over again.

*-Ali D doesn't think video game reviews are broken, he thinks we are.

*-BulletMagnet discusses what hating LocoRoco says about him as a person



A-Mr Gilder talks about the importance of well executed opening cinema sequences in video games
A-SurplusGamer presents Music to Live By: Heroism Edition
A-BulletMagnet presents The Obscure Tribune: On the Threshold
S-Mr Gilder presents Exemplary Openings: Neo Contra
P-BACALAO podcast



Play this game damnit!



E-Qalamari presents the signups and rules for the first unofficial Dtoid Pokemon Tournament.
E-Tribes 2 Sunday Night Fights starts tomorrow
E-IroN1c is giving out 10 Quake Live Beta invites!
E-Genki-JAM brings us another edition of Black Movie Month
E-Epic video of the Dtoid NY Karaoke Night
F-EUFNF Video Recap - GTA4 Fun
S-michiyoyoshiku wants more YTMND posts!
S-randombullseye shows off his video game haul from yesterday
S-Nilcam updates us all on how he spent Valentine's Day with his wife
S-j00zt1n shares photos and stories from the Street Fighter 4 launch party
S-Barcode wants to know if you approve of his "dtoid secret" idea
I-10 Things you don't know about Vice
I-Welcome MightyVince to the community
I-McKillagan introduces himself
I-stewie32887 introduces himself finally
B-Everybody wish Eschatos a happy birthday!
H-Toadofsky shows off his game collection



N-Street Fighter 4 sells out day 1 in Japan
N-The reports that SF4 has sold out in Japan might not be entirely true!
N-DMX will be a playable character in the upcoming Wii game Zombie Massacre
N-White Zombie is coming to Rock Band DLC next week!
N-Genki-JAM has created a Chris Tucker L4D Witch Mod
N-Some pictures and descriptions of Disgae 2, Legends of Zork, and TMNT: Smash UP
N-OMG, the new Pro Cycling Manager game comes out soon. I'm SO EXCITED!
V-Fatal Frame tribute Video
T-CKarasu presents the top 5 hardest Shin Megami Tensei Bosses
T-UglyPhil shares his thoughts on Arena Wars
T-I am 24 thinks that Huxley is going to be an awesome game!
T-Tubatic gives his first impressions of Deadly Creatures



A-Atlus Valentine's Day cards
A-Playboy's NSFW Bikini Samurai Squad Images
M-8-bit Jesus, you ROCK!
M-Mr Dillinger's Top 10 songs to kick Teeth in to
F-Check out these trailers for these awesome Thai martial arts films!
F-Transformers 2 Trailer
F-This clip, from the upcoming SF4 movie, features C. Viper grabbing Cammy's Breast



L-hpv's humor here is subtle, and I mean really really subtle!
L-All you need to read is the first line of this post by Pendelton21 and you'll LOL



F-Someone give Ckarasu some advice on how to properly introduce himself to the community please
F-This is a pretty good example of a Fail blog
F-Learn how to embed video or get out please!



-(SilverDragon1979)

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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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