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Cblogs of 2/20/10 and 2/21/10 + SilverDragonisms

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Welcome to another exciting edition of the weekend cblog recaps. I'm your host, SilverDragon1979, and I'll be your guide on your wonderful journey through the heart of the Destructoid community. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask. Also, make sure you keep your hands and feet inside the moving webpage.

Now that that's out of the way, I thought I would mention that I sat down and watched the Halo Legends DVD this weekend. I'm writing a review of it for Gamer Limit, and I have to tell you all that I was pretty impressed for the most part. The DVD consists of 7 short stories, most of which are 15 minutes long, and anyone who's a Halo fan will definitely get a kick out of them. I don't even consider myself a Halo fan and I enjoyed them quite a bit.

I also played a beat Master Blaster Overdrive this week. Unfortunately I had little to no fun playing the game. There were sections of the game so hard that I threw my WiiMote across the room on more than one occasion. Suffice to say, it won't be getting a good review from me, which actually should be posted tomorrow on Gamer Limit.

Now I'm playing Bioshock 2. I'm only about 2 hours in, but so far I'm not impressed at all, which is pretty disappointing. All my friends really enjoyed it though, so I have my fingers crossed that it eventually gets better. Did anyone else play the game? Did you enjoy it?

Well that's enough about me for one weekend. After all, you didn't come to hear my jabber about. You came for the cblog recaps, so let's get on with them shall we ....





*-PaulMode7 gives us an update on his new indie tactical game Frozen Synapse.

*-Xandaca analyzes whether or not traditional third party games can ever succeed on a Nintendo Console.



A-Double Decade Gamer talks about his love of the Playstation brand, and how that led to him disliking the PS3.

M-My Expertise: Is being below average.

M-My Expertise: Springfield's First Family

M-My Expertise: The Tekkenverse

M-My Expertise: Luck



No Contests this weekend


E-Black Movie Month Saturday: I want Da Gold (Maybe?) EDITION!

C-Yojimbo strikes back at the hypocrisy of gamers.

S-Randombullseye explains how he came up with the term "randombullseye".

S-Daniel Andres updates us on what he's been playing this past week.

I-xxthedudxx introduces himself to the community.

I-EVeryone say hi to MunnymN5. hE'S NEW HERE.

I-Tray Ben introduces himself to the community.

H-Bigby shows off his new kick-ass PC gaming rig.



N-Excerpts from a Kingdom Hears Birth by Sleep interview.

R-Scribe D posts a lengthy review on Dante's Inferno.

R-Jechxior reviews RE5: Lost in Nightmare.

R-Christopher Oatis review Bioshock 2.

T-Daniel Andres shares his final impressions of Red Faction: Guerilla.

T-CRKFIEND explains why Velvet Assassin has one of the worst endings ever in a game.

T-Stewie32887 wonders why publishers release games in the middle of the week instead of on the weekends.

T-Abood Adel thinks Modern Warfare 2 is creating a dysfunctional future for online gaming/

T-555Alive shares his thoughts on the moral choices and their consequences in Dragon Age: Origins.

T-Karunga explains the many issues he has with Modern Warfare 2's MP which causes him to not play it anymore.

T-jazzpanda thinks rip-offs and clones, like Daten's Inferno, are great.

T-S Pastic has a message for all you people out there who are writing for games. You better listen up now.

T-Alexandershen beat Mass Effect 2 this weekend and shares his thoughts on the ending.



A-Check out these awesome River City Retro banners.

A-Look at all the wonderful things that Grand Theft Thiefman has to teach you. Thanks RenegadePanda!

F-Munnyman5 shares his thoughts on the ending of the movie 2012. That movie was SO BAD!



L-I should fail this, but I remember seeing this awesome add in Mass Effect 2 and it made me laugh. You should see it as well!

?-Apparently eBay has a copy of Earthbound and Star Fox 2 for sale.


F-And so the fail begins.

F-Starcraft 2 FAIL!

F-Yes, this made me laugh, but it's still full of fail!

F-Does failing this mean I hate gay people?

F-There's a decent amount of fail today I must say.


-(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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