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Cblogs of 2009/06/15 and ScottyGasms

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Hello once again fellow dtoiders, and welcome to another Monday. Boo...

Not much to report really, Finally hooked up my modded Super Famicom last week and have been enjoying my likely too expensive copy of Terranigma. While there is a little bit of retro goggles, the game is still absolutely brilliant and was worth every penny that was needed to allow me to play it. I do plan to pick up Ghostbusters as well, but to be honest it'll likely wait as I already have way too many games on the go

A possibly surprise fail that I'd like to touch on is Tanukitsune's blog, where they continue their battle against their backlog of games. I used to be like that, keeping track of the games I haven't beaten yet. Kept saying that one day I'd beat them all. Even then however I would try to properly play a game though, as opposed to the quick run through with a guide that they are doing. To me if you're going to do that you might as well just watch the ending on Youtube and be done with it. Save a lot of time. Am I alone on this?


*- Guys like to be complimented too sometimes... :'(
*- Wry Guy continues to give us the insider viewpoint about Gamestop issues


P- RFGO! episode 92 in video form!
M- Wilbo's monthly musing contribution
S- KyleR007 continues to reflect on what shaped him as a person, gaming wise
M- Sorry about that above, this is Wilbo's true monthly musing entry
M- Marioland explores games that make a social statement
P- Failcast has a new feature that seems very familiar
P- Repost announcement of Refused Classification episode 6!


C- Not really a contest, but a fun little quiz


I- Meet Optimus Primeau, and their tale of video game initiation!
D- Garison and some others should read the forums more often so they don't miss out on important announcements :p
I- Meet Super Saiyan 18, future zombie gamer
E- DtoidEurope is looking for input on a Nintendo NARP
I- Meet Kris S, and what I assume isn't his Genesis bag
S- Niero lets us know about a few changes coming to dtoid
C-Last Likely Lad contemplates an exam question
S- Da5StarRMD has issues with RB: Unplugged
I- Meet walkyourpath, and his awesome Star Control 2 themed banner
S- Zippydude begins collecting


N- Electro Lemon passes along the possibly leaked Rock Band Beatles setlist
T- Nerdy Suit shares their baffling love towards Blueberry Garden
T- Monodi doesn't notice that people are just trying (and failing) to be funny with the whole Prototype/inFamous thing
T- Jesus, Hoborg is wordy...
T- Honestly, every version of the game looks good
N- FF XIV news from mxs102
N- Suff0cat gives us a recording of the Dan Aykroyd recording reminding you to pick up Ghostbusters
V- Video trailer for the new FF:CC WiiWare game
T- Oh god, those videos even irk me... :(
T- Tips for Black Sigil from Razor Kitten


A- Sweet Ghostbusters pic, which of course leads to tossing out quotes
A- Plenty of new bead sprites from Faith!


V- I didn't like the vids, but I'm also apparently the only person who doesn't cream their pants at the mention of Shin Megami Tensei so... yeah
L- I don't understant the whole inFamous vs. Prototype thing... especially since Prototype is multiplatform
C- Actually might've been reasonable until the last point, then the full on fail kicked in
L- Fanboyism or not, this is pretty funny
R- Two shocking links from Electro Lemon
C- I don't get it...


F- Easy way to fail: blow through games with a guide without actually enjoying them, just to say you beat them
F- Level 80 Blastoise? Nice...
C- If you don't get an answer in irc, make a cblog that'll make a few people pissy

- ScottyG <3
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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.

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