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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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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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