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Cblogs of 2009/06/29 and ScottyGasms


Once again, amidst all the arguing currently going on in IRC (usual stuff... people who can't take a joke and people who can't drop a matter), another Monday comes to a close. I for one and very thankful that it's over. I'll feel the same way about tomorrow too as Wednesday is Canada Day. Woo!

bushofghosts, I feel your pain. The whole regional thing MS has going with their XBL accounts and points is total bullshit, and haven't been able to get a straight answer from them yet as to why they do it. Thankfully I was able to (on the advice of MS support) to get ahold of the seller and get my refund since it doesn't really say anywhere that I can't use it. Still though. :(

And on a final note before collapsing to bed, and I'm going to be very polite here, SilverDragon1979 is frankly just wrong and really needs to remove the retro-goggles. Not to say the old days sucked as they were pretty awesome too, but I do not believe for one second that the quality of the community or the cblogs has gone down. Just because you don't know the frequent/good/bad cbloggers anymore doesn't mean they aren't as good.

*- The latest installment of dtoid community discusses focuses on AAA titles
*- A very funny and unique review of the Conduit

S- Episode two of STFUAJPGM! GET!
P- Episode 16 of Backwards Compatible podcast is available!
M- Keisal may have just got Rev's seal of approval
M- Heh, I had those same moments in Z&W Dexter345
S- What'd you get this week?
M- Tubatic would like more games to focus on doing clever mechanics well

C- I feel for ya bushofghosts, that whole region crap MS puts on XBL stuff is bullshit
W- Kauza brings us Fallout 3 contest reminder, and love. Dawww...

C- alexBunchOfNumbers wonders what makes an "acceptable" cblog post and amazingly an actual discussion ensued
C- I'm sorry, but like Molotov said nicely written but I'm sick of hearing about this. And there no way that woman is only 50 feet tall
S- A good friend did the same thing with FFXII: hated it at first, but played it awhile later and now loves it
E- I think it's worth losing a dtoid panel at SGC if we get sexual favours from uncle Jimmles
S- Jesus... sounds like walkyourpath has a pretty awesome wife... All the girls I date kept waiting for me to grow out of video games... in favour of watching tv together all evening...
S- HA! megaStryke's mall pictures find their way into the US News!
C- I've always thought of it as being 0-10, which irc has informed me is an 11 point scale
S- As awesome as these are, thank god they aren't real or Scribblenauts would get sued into oblivion

T- How do you just "fall upon" an MMO's homepage?
T- The moral? Don't play with norm9 on your team
T- HydeGFF considers the gaming industry approaching critical mass
T- Actually... that's kind of a cool idea. I agree though... timers suck
D- That... was amazing... and there was some really fancy footwork in the video too :D
T- Velt's thoughts on Starcraft II lacking LAN support
D- I'm not sure CWal37, but I opted in too just in case :D

C- I still think Tanukitsune's missing the point of playing games (I didn't think you "beat" Peggle...), but it isn't fail this time
R- Might've been fail, but those are some awesome pictures
S- I honestly think the cblogs are as good as ever... just the faces keep changing. This one is questionable though :P

F- Sorry, but when you ask what is an acceptable cblog then follow it up with one that you didn't even bother to proofread...
F- Yeah, please stop directing this stuff to the forums. This wouldn't cut it there either

- ScottyG <3
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Last week, in the quick posts of Destructoid's community, we saw the rise and fall of community manager Wesley J. Russow. He rose to prominence with his immutable power, only to see it come crashing down as the working class clambered beneath him and tore him down. Truly, the life and times of Westopher G. Raggamuffins was a lesson in live fast, burn hot, crash spectacularly.

Wes went from community darling to lovable despot over the course of a few days. It was a thing of beauty to behold. Truly, nothing is better to witness than a real-life heel turn. Wrestling is nothing without these terms after all. A "Face" is a good guy wrestler who fights the man, stands up for the little guy, and fights fairly while still winning. A "Heel", on the other hand, is a despicable, dastardly villain or even anti-hero. I loved Kurt Angle's antics as this gold medal Olympic winner turned wrestler who wasn't necessarily as likable as his gold medals imply. I loved hating that guy! A good heel is fun to hate, and there's nothing quite like the gasp of shock when watching the turn, when a face uses dirty tricks and turns into a heel.

Let me ask you this: is Kratos a hero? Before we see Kratos return in what I'd call Dad of War, let's not forget Kratos’ sordid past as a hero. In the first game, it was a revenge tale. It was a story of a mythical Spartan warrior who wanted revenge on the God of War who betrayed him. But as the series went on, it became a story about the lengths Kratos would go to justify his vendetta against people who wronged him. He would literally destroy the world just to destroy his enemies. Sure, we played as him, and we were taken on a ride, but would you really put your bet behind him and say, "Yeah, look at that hero!"

This month's Bloggers Wanted is about your favorite heel-turns or anti-heroes (in case a heel turn is too specific). Do you like it when Ryu turns into Evil Ryu? Or maybe you like Injustice, with its built in heel-turn Superman? I won't claim to understand the time line of Revolver Ocelot between Snake Eater and Guns of the Patriots, but I love that knucklehead.

To participate, just start a blog in our community section and title it "Heel-turn: [your blog title here]." Write to your heart's content, and if its up to snuff, you'll see your stuff published on the front page! Just remember, you're telling us about your favorite heel-turns and anti-heroes, not becoming one yourself, like Wes. Rest in spaghetti, never forghetti.

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