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Cblogs of 2/16/10 + Pendeltonisms

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I think booze is a pretty cool guy. eh keeps me from doing the recaps on time and doesn't afraid of anything.

Fat Tuesday festivities aside, let's get to the recaps. Today, we've got blogging tips from a great cblogger, Nintendo's next handheld (probably), and a slight dash of fail.



*- A MUST-READ: walkyourpath gives us some great ways to become a better games blogger.

*- HawkeyedOne writes a great piece on the types of villains in games.

*- kauza takes a look at the fascinating world of video game passwords.

*- In this Monthly Musing, Dr. Light ate your Magicite how oneupsmanship has defined his gaming career.

*- Holy shit this is incredible; mix alerts us to iRok2, an online Guitar Hero game using any song you can think of.

*- My head hurts; the new QSi, thanks to RenegadePanda.

*- Reason #43,529 to love Destructoid: bongo phone group photos.



A- mrplow8 explains why it's not so bad for Sonic to get a new set of wheels.

A- In this long-ass article, Double Decade Gamer talks about how the internet ruins relationships.

A- Mondi shows off some pretty gaming ladies, and his new character attractiveness scale.

M- My Expertise: I'll try anything once.

M- My Expertise: Hating for the sake of hating.

M- My Expertise: Need any help there, buddy?

M- My Expertise: Always doing, never ending.



E- Batthink recaps what seemed to have been a great DtoidUK NARP.

E- OMG PAX EAST OMG!!!

E- DtoidPenn is having their first NARP, and anyone from NY/NJ/PA can come and enjoy.

I- Everyone, welcome iconstyle and his intense love of retro to Destructoid!

I- Also welcome snake6phw to our humble internet abode.

B- Birthday wishes go out to doctor insidious!



N- Via an Xbox Live convo, a Canadian gamer stopped a possible school shooting.

N- In case you hadn't heard: Dudley

V- Wow; another amazing video has surfaced of Mega Man Deathmatch, and I fucking want this game sooooooo bad.

V- So the new FFXIII comercial sucks, and sandorasbox talks about it.

trunxkam45 shows off a video detailing how much of an asshole Square Enix is.

R- AndrewG009 reviews Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond.

R- Jechxior reviews Dante's Inferno.

R- And TeknoDwarf reviews it as well.

T- James Andrews wonders if, like houses in this horrible market, it's a great time to buy a PSP.

T- Christopher Dildy is looking forward to Heavy Rain.

T- Damn, TroutFishMan got a nice collection of games recently.



M- TheSilentProtagonist ruminates on the end of the world.

S- Ooo, come look at AwesomeExMachina's new Mr. Dtoid bobblehead!



F- Again with this guy...

F- Next time when you copy/paste, copy something with better grammar.

(Pendelton21)

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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

Villains that did nothing wrong

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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