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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 2009/06/29 and ScottyGasms

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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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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.

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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

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-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
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