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Cblogs of 2-23-09 and Qalamarisms

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Before I begin, I have a question for you, Cblog Recap reader. I'd like you to be as honest as you can. Brutally so, if necessary. Do I write too much? I've noticed my recaps take a lot longer to scroll through than those of my contemporaries. I enjoy commenting on each of the blogs I've read on my shift, and I try to add something humorous or relevant to the link for each one. Is that a waste of time? Would you rather just have the link with minimal commentary? Or does it add anything to know that at least one person has read your blog?



You may notice something about the topsauce category tonight. On a normal night I post three or four articles there, but tonight there are no less than seven. Today was a good day to be doing the recaps. Additionally, there were several very well done introductions by new members as well as the Monday night regulars. Chad got to swim with some freakin' dolphins, and Destructoid.Com is apparently worth over $2,000,000 according to some website you've never heard of. All this and more in tonight's Cblog Recap.


*-There's no way I could let this pass by-- Chad Concelmo had a once in a lifetime experience today. A frown darkened his face when he was stuck in traffic!
*-Kif gives us a review of Left 4 Head. I refuse to search for it, but surely there's a subset of fetishists who get off on zombie porn.
*-Diverse shares an extensive collection of indie SHMUPS. I look forward to going through his list in greater detail once the recaps are live. Have a look!
*-This started out as a rebuttal to the Halo Wars review that went up a couple of days ago but quickly became a debate that sheds light on the entire reviewing process. Well worth a look.
*-MegaStryke took his local game exchange for a ride. Behold what an offering to Dyson's retro god can do for you!
*-Jedah Doma points out a disturbing trend facing the heroes of the current crop of video games.
*-Finally, our robot-in-chief lets us know... bloggin' ain't easy. I think I can speak for the community when I say that the hard work is most definitely appreciated.


A-Kavorka skillfully wrote a bit about fanboy mentality and the circle-jerk logic that surrounds it.
S-Tactix hosted his weekly feature, Dtoid Community Discusses. The topic this week: The evolution of game music. (This would have been a Topsauce if there weren't so many already.)
S-And as every Monday, Nihontiger90 wants to know What'd You Get?
A-Lots of Street Fighter 4 blogs today. Nice Clothes wrote about unlocking the... well... nice clothes via paid DLC.
A-Nilcam offers a rebuttal to Jonathan Holmes' piece on why the latter is hesitant to buy Street Fighter 4.


C-CannedPasta promotes a contest where you can win some Skate 2 swag.


F-SilverDragon1979 talks some smack and throws down the Killzone 2 gauntlet. Is there any man who can stand before him?
C-Half Left needs some encouragement to head to PAX this year.
C-Unangbangkay turned to the community for suggestions on his next game. The results were damn near unanimous.
I-BPmachete made a fine introductory blog. Welcome to Destructoid.
I-Greetings are also in order for TheRedPepperOfDoom. Nice job on the intros today.
I-TonySwank introduced himself by making use of the "10 things" format.
I-Finally, DreamSower joined the party by telling everyone a bit about his gaming history. All four of you started with your best foot forward, and it looks like you'll fit in well.


N-Mr Glider wants to make out with the upcoming Border Break. I can't say I blame him.
N-Angelsdon'tburn lets you know you can preorder MadWorld for less than 40 bones over at Amazon.
N-The TF2 Scout shotgun update was announced today. WHOOOOO!
N-Major League Gaming got to test out a couple of maps for Halo 3 that haven't seen the light of day yet.
R-Paul Soth's friend Chris Bradshaw wrote a review of SFIV. This would not be significant if he didn't run the website Kikouken.com.
R-SephirothX has been playing catchup lately. He reviews several of last year's big name titles in this post.
R-Megatron0016 reviews a few older games as well as taking a look at Moon.
R-Michiyoyoshiku reviewed the Madcatz standard fightstick.
T-I don't know much about fighting games other than Smash Brothers, but Furyfire sounds like he knows what's up when it comes to defeating spammers.
T-Angry Damman gets stuck in FF7 but vows to push on. Then WoW strangles him.
T-Stewie32887 coins a new word for an old phenomenon, "Funstrating." Sounds like a future New Gamer Dictionary topic.
V-CjnLion posted a viral video from Ubisoft promoting HAWX. Kinda cool but very short.


A-Perler beads are a fantastic medium for sprite-based art, and Faith takes full advantage. This collection of characters from Final Fantasy 3/6j is nothing short of astonishing.
S-Dark-Mullet isn't favorably impressed by this Deadpool figurine from the upcoming Wolverine movie.
S-Michael Jackson's loss could be your gain! Tascar reports on the upcoming auction that includes some of the King of Pop's electronic entertainment items.


L-This is exactly what I thought of when I saw Chad's blog, too.
R-I don't understand this.
R-Or this. Maybe it's me.
C-Michiyoyoshiku, it's fun typing your name, but you need to do more than post a single image and maybe a couple lines of text.
C-Some SFIV Haikus by Raveness. I think DanMartigan has the right idea here.
C-This should probably be a forum post, but it's good that you got your question answered.
C-This could use a little more polish, a reason for others to read it. As it stands it seems like you wrote it for yourself and yourself only.
V-Butmac tests an energy drink and films the results. Hijinks ensue.
R-CWal37 posted a sort of a review of Windows 7.


F-Lacks effort. See me after class.
F- Just the latest misstep in the failed Obama presidency.

Let's see, I usually post a video in these things, don't I?

You may have seen this already. YouTube user BrentalFloss adds lyrics to older game music- in this video he takes on the classic Final Fantasy victory fanfare.

-(Qalamari)

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Of course such a phrase is an incredible disservice to some of the great games that have come out thanks to websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Games like FTL, Shovel Knight, and even Undertale are around thanks to crowdfunding; thanks to people gathering around and literally putting their money where their mouth is, a game they want gets funded and inevitably the greater landscape of gaming benefits from it. Most of the time the landscape gets to benefit from it anyways.

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For me, FTL is the original crowdfunded game, and it was great. It was somehow minimalist and incredibly detailed at the same time, and it was all done because a man wanted to do it, but needed the money, and thousands of other people wanted to see where his idea would go. Shovel Knight to me feels like this natural evolution of the classic 8-bit gaming of yore without also throwing myself back to a time when gaming was honestly comparatively archaic. And everyone's talked to death about Undertale, so we all know where I'd go with that.

To participate in this month's bloggers wanted, just start a blog! Oh, and title it "Crowdfunded: [your blog title here]." I bet this month is going to be pretty diverse, since it's basically writing about your favorite crowdfunded game. So I hope to hear about some good games revisited or amazing games no one has heard about.

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