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Cblogs of 2/22/09 + SilverDragonisms

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So today, after an intense week of 16 non-stop boss battles, I finally beat Shadow of the Colossus. I just want to thank all the people who persuaded me to play this game next. You were all totally right, and I am really glad that I did. I don't want to say too much now, because I want to write my thoughts up in a blog which I'll post in a couple days, but all I can say right now is that was one the most incredible video game experiences I have ever had!

So is everyone ready for the final week of February? I know I am? How many people are getting Killzone 2 at the end of the week? Please raise your hands! I got a chance to play the demo this week, and I have to say I am pretty excited. I must admit it doesn't seem to bring anything new to the FPS genre at all, but it will be nice to have a PS3 exclusive that actually can live up to the hype. After all the other failed attempts, like Lair, Haze, and Heavenly Sword, it will be nice for the PS3 to have a game that it can hype to sell more systems. I hope to see you all online next Friday night for the first Dtoid Killzone 2 FNF. Until then, this is SilverDragon signing off ....

Now to the recaps of the day ...






*-This is what Flamecondor's life would be like as a text adventure, and it's awesome!

*-Randombullseye begins a series about all the monsters contained within his new game, Bonerquest

*-Mikey is whoring his artistic talents out to make some much needed money!

*-The Umbrella Corporation is liquidating its stock ... sell now ... SELL SELL SELL!!!

*-I wish my family was as cool as Phoenix Gamma's is



M-Playing With Yourself: But Our Princess is in another Castle
M-Playing with Yourself: Shenmue II - Beauty, Zen, and Tears
T-Playing with Yourself: The Epitome of Escapism
S-GamerChris adds a new entry into his "Heart x2" series of posts, this one about Sonic the Hedgehog 1&2
S-jackal27 brings us another edition of his musical series, "Sound Test: Super Mario 64-Dire Dire Docks"
P-The CollegeGamer Podcast is getting a name change and recording Epidose 1 tonight



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



S-nilcam got 3rd place in a Gamestop Street Fighter 4 Tournament
S-unstoppablejuggernaut reminisces about what he learned as a resident of California now that he's leaving
B-Everyone say Happy Birthday to Hitogoroshi



N-Wondercon is coming to San Francisco next weekend, Feb 27th-March 1st
N-vonrichter provides us with a new underwater screenshot from Metroid: SR388
T-Angry Damman nitpicks some of the finer points of SF4
T-Pyroph shares his impressions of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon for the DS
T-michiyoyoshiku shares his thoughts on all the characters in SF4
T-Pheonix Gamma has a love/hate relationship with Prinny from Can I be the Hero
T-unangbangkay is promoting the Person 4 videos that GiantBomb.com is putting together
T-SephirothX shares his impressions of SF4's online features and modes
T-Jonathan Holmes shares some new information and some thoughts on the upcoming Dead Rising Wii
T-GoP Scarecrow hates Seth as much as all the other SF4 players out there right now!



A-doctor insidious shows off some of his abstract artwork
A-Scary Womanizing Pig Mask shares some of his "interesting" artwork with everyone
M-Insane Ian provides us with the cover art to his new comedy CD, n3rds0ngs
F-Professor Pew reviews Red Cliff 2



R-Seigfreid, this is some random ass shit!!!



S-This would get more attention in the forums honestly
F-The Cblogs are NOT the forums ... learn the difference please!
F-IIs this really going to be one of those days???
F-Please don't use a fail blog to announce that you are creating your own new blog site.
F-Seriously, why do so many people not understand how to embed video!



-(SilverDragon1979)

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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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