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Cblogs of 2/23/10 + Pendeltonisms

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Magic: The Gathering has taken over every goddamn corner of my life. I'm not really sure how this happened. Ever since my first game in 6th grade, MTG and I have had a severe on-again-off-again relationship, burgeoning every few years, only to dwindle into nothing within a few months. Now I've begun a recent resurgence, playing with my room mate, or finding time to play Duels of The Planeswalkers. Hell, I've begun to dream in MTG. Seriously, I had a dream where my movements were dictated by fucking Magic cards. This game is fucking lucid-dream-inducing crack, folks. And I love every second of it.

Ok, enough of the IRL games, lets get to some video games! In today's cblogs, we've got a shit...LOAD of introduction blogs, a new podcast to look forward to, and some really lame fail. Enjoy!



*- HOLY FUCKING SHIT LOOK WHAT GUNCANNON GOT.

*- Qalamari has some purdy pics to show us of the San Francisco Dtoid NARP.

*- Here's a wonderful, SPOILER-filled blog about the ending of Mass Effect 2.

*- Meliagaunt writes up a great piece on limiting resources to create more dynamic storytelling.

*- Wow, after checking out this blog by kauza about the audio of Battlefield Bad Company 2, I am immediately downloading the demo.

*- Now this is a podcast I can get behind: Check out the new community podcast SegaAddicts!



A- zgerhard writes up a piece on how shitty Ubisoft's DRM is and how the games industry should never follow their lead.

S- DaedHead8 shows that even the most horrible of circumstances can have great outcomes. Yep, even RRoDs.

M- My Expertise: How games taste to someone with good taste.

P- An here's FAILCAST with...OH HOLY FUCK THAT IS A BIG SPIDER.



E- Check out the awesome gaming fun and ridiculous snowboard peripheral action that took place during the recent DtoidEurope NARP.

E- Though the DtoidPenn NARP didn't go as planned, JT IceFire still had a great fucking time.

E- Come in and see a bunch of drunks welcoming Dtoid to the West Coast at this weekend's SanFran NARP

S- metroid fetus, responding to a Podtoid tweet, explains what he'd do if given time with the Podtoid crew.

I- Everyone, welcome Banhammer and his preaching to the choir to Destructoid!

I- Also welcome Studakris to our lovely home.

I- And welcome Tuxedose and his next Final Fantasy VI/III playthrough to Dtoid.

I- Also welcome Baron Lez and his Mega Man love!



N- In case you hadn't heard, Heavy Rain preorderers, you might get dicked outta some content.

R- Donnie Conner does one sexy-ass reviewof Bayonetta.

R- Khazar22 gives a damn fine review of Star Wars: Republic Commando.

T- TheJesusNinja26 asks the community for their thoughts about FFXII.

T- faultymoose starts out a rant about how not good Mass Effect 2 is.

T- VGFreak1225, in prep for a survival-horror game rant, talks about fright, and how games can achieve it in different ways.

T- Fame Designer looks into the future and talks about how our entire lives will become a video game.

T- lazyhoboguy comes back from a bit of a break to review some games he just got.

T- Oh hell to the fucking YEAH: Capcom, make more Mega Man: Powered Up games.



L- PappaDukes steps into Mr. Sterling's shoes to talk about the blatantly better version of FFXIII.

S- ChillyBilly got some cool shit in the mail today.



?- Dear Pop Cap, I Love You. Sincerely, MPFTerd.



F- You know what, HoddedMiracle's Livejournal post? Fuck you.

F- Great story, bro.

F- Might want to try harder next time.

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Villains that did nothing wrong

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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