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Cblogs of 2/8/09 + SilverDragonisms

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Guys I have to be honest here. The Cblogs really just bored the hell out of me this weekend. There was little, if not anything, really worth while to read and I found myself struggling to even finish reading most of the blogs posted. There were some fail blogs that were just flat out horrendous, that made me want to permanently ban those people from ever even writing a blog again. Suffice to say, the cblogs disappointed me this weekend. Here's to hoping things are better next weekend.

Just for the record, I plan on finally beating Fallout 3 this week. After 60 hours, I've finished pretty much every quest in the game, and I'm ready to move on. I'm at the point now where I'm just completely exhausted with the game, and I'm honestly pretty damn tired of it. There is only so much scorched wasteland you can look before you realize how extremely depressing, lonely, and empty this game is. I just want it ot be over with so I can move on to something more colorful and upbeat.

That's enough of me complaining for one night. Time for the recaps ...






*-EX35 writes a great article about how stupidity in the world of gaming is everywhere, just like in real life!



A-MacroHardian describes hot to make a Console Tech Support call a less painful experience
A-Subenu writes about Game Studies, and why we should care about them ...
A-Toadofsky is all over the place with this article about reviews, fanboys, and growing up.
A-zgerhard thinks digital distribution means the end of specialty retailers.
P-Another BACALAO podcast
P-TheCollegeGamer podcast Episode 10 records tonight



This video is just so damn trippy




E-dyslexic wants to hold a Tribes 2 Sunday Night Fights edition ... I think this is a HORRIBLE idea!
E-Pictures from the recent NYC NARP at the NYCC
I-XanderSan introduces himself to the community
S-Triple C should have never bought a PS3 ...
S-sickNasty is happy he met a bunch of dtoiders at a Karaoke event!
S-michiyoyoshiku lists the games he's looking forward to after SF4
S-A life update from Phalanxxx
S-Steel Squirrel found a bunch of great bargain games at Gamestop



N-Developer 38 Studios is making an MMO, but it's a secret apparently!
N-The Warner Bros. website is selling FEAR 2 for only $48!
V-Gametrailers present the REsident Evil retrospective
R-B-Radicate reviews L$D and Gear of War 2
R-What's up with the whole "quick game review" fad going around lately?
T-I don't think cup of cocoa liked Metroid Prime 3 very much.
T-Tubatic gushes about a fancy camera trick in a scene from Saints Row 2
T-bart999 wants 2009 to be the year of Nintendo.



M-Barcode wants you to know who GirlJoy is ... do you know who she is ... well do you?
M-Blink182 is making a new album, and apparently jackal27 cares.



L-This image from the Pheonix Wright series is just freaking hilarious!
V-Billy and Jimmy Lee from Double Dragon fight over who's gonna sleep with Marion
?-DO you want to play against Souljaboy in Gear 2? ... I don't!



S-Old video is old
F-This is a great example of how to fail at introducing yourself to the community
F-If you are going to write about being impressed by something, write about WHY YOU ARE IMPRESSED!!!
F-Posts like this make me want to quit looking at the Cblogs ever again ...


-(SilverDragon1979)

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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
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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