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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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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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