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Cblogs of 2/15/09 + SilverDragonisms

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So the other day I wrote a post asking the dtoid community to help me decide what game I should play next. I listed 6 games, that I currently own but haven't played yet, and asked which of them would be the best game to play now that I've finally beaten Fallout 3. Well the response from the community was pretty unanimous, and I would like to announce I have decided to play Shadow of the Colossus for my next game. I have actually already started and just got to the 5th boss, which is the flying Colossi. Damn this game is just incredible. Thanks so much for the recommendation guys!

Well I hope you all had a good day. I have to say that there were a bunch of really good blogs today, which is a nice change from the large number of crappy blogs that I had to read last weekend. It's nice to see people getting out there and finally writing something that's worth reading. Keep it up guys.

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






*-The GHost doesn't want you to be intimidated by games to the point you don't play them

*-Zac Bentz writes a great article about why he thinks people are letting their preconceived notions of Flower affect their review of the game

*-Art Blog: Important Lessons Learned from playing Left 4 Dead

*-Mass Effect developer kitae answers a bunch of dtoid community member questions about the game

*-Tehmtnlion finally returns to dtoid with another one of his incredibly awesome stories




A-eternalplayer2345 presents the top 7 most depressing game gifts ever!
M-Playing With Yourself: A Prelude to Multiplayer
P-TheCollegeGamer Podcast Ep 11 records tonight ... are you as excited as I am?



If you haven't watched this yet and you are a Half Life 2 fan, you are truly missing out!




S-Jesus H Christ says goodbye to Cotton McKnight
S-Puppy Licks customizes his Hori EX2 Fight Stick to be full of SF4 awesomeness!
S-kezins has decided to swear off the XBOX360 after his Elite died a month ago
I-Issun introduces himself to the community
I-LukienAkeela introduces himself in a very interesting way ...
H-vonneuton shows off his new gaming setup



V-Pheonix Wright the Musical = totally bad ass!!!!
R-Xiofire chooses to review F.E.A.R. 2 as his first review :-0
T-Atheistium provides us with a hands on preview of RE5



A-Infinitys End does some cool photoshoping to an image of Chun Li from SF4
M-Aurion presents Death Ditties #1: Spawn of Possession



V-The XBOX360 RROD 5 stages of grief
V-Alec Baldwin plays his Wii
V-It's a video of a cute little girl, saying cute things, about cute kittens



F-Did someone let Cotton back on the site?
F-Comments like these are what make Fail blogs so great!



-(SilverDragon1979)

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About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

About Cblog Recaps

Schedule:
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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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