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Cblogs of 2/21/09 + SilverDragonisms

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Welcome to another exciting Saturday recap here at Destructoid. I'm your host, SilverDragon, and today I will be taking you on your tour of the day's cblogs. Before we begin I would ask that you please buckle your safety belts, and please put all tray tables, seats, and video game controllers in their up and locked position. Please not that there is no smoking or flash photography allowed on this tour, but drinking of strong alcoholic beverages is strongly recommended. We hope you enjoy your tour. Thank you for choosing the Cblog Recaps.

Before we begin our tour, I thought you might like to know what you host, that being me, has been up to. Well I've spent the last week beating the first 15 bosses of Shadow of the Colossus. By this time tomorrow I hope to have beat the final boss and moved on to one of the other many games I have to play. All I have to say is this game was absolutely incredible, and I can't believe it took me this long to finally get around to playing it.

Now onto the recaps ...






*-Is the final boss in SF4 getting you down? ... well just remember he has no penis!

*-Jedah Doma writes a great article about why we shouldn't bother with review scores

*-One man's story of his love for a gnome and his quest for an impossible achievement

*-Stories like this one from Tubatic, are why I love video games!



S-Krow enlightens us with another installment of "Out of My Way; Bosses in Video Game: Tubba Blubba" ...
S-... and then the Crow dishes out another one, this time about Gruntilda
S-rushnik brings us another installment of his "Other Side of the Pixel" series
S-BulletMagnet writes another installment of his "The Obscure Tribune" series



E-Win a GT4: Lost the Damned DLC Code from Vexed Alex



E-Black Movie Month continues with Soul Plane
F-Dtoid EUFNF Video Recap
S-Haxan kicked ass at his regional Gamestop SF4 tournament
S-GamingGoddess updates us with some concept art for her upcoming game
S-stewie32887 has rediscovered the greatness that is Castlevania
S-Geoff played in a SF4 tournament and lost :-(
C-Slique wonders if he should buy GTA4: The Lost and Damned
H-Primo shows of his gaming setup and collection



N-Steam's Greatest Indie Pack on sale for $9.99 on Steam
V-Star Ocean:The Last Hope Preview video
T-unangbangkay gives his thoughts on an Escapist article written about Piracy
T-Fogo warns everyone of a major problem he experienced with his Mad Catz Standard Edition Fight Stick
T-Garison shares his impressions of ICO, about 8 years too late ...



Here's some culture for you ....




L-Wall Street Fighter 4 ... this shit is funny as hell!



F-I hate to do this to you CWal37. but this really belongs in the forums
F-Boys and girls, this is called a Fail Blog. Learn from it and don't make the same mistakes!



-(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.

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