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Cblogs of 2009/07/13 and ScottyGasms

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Woo! Another Tuesday, another week of me doing a late recap. Keep in mind this is only recapping the cblogs that were done on Monday according to the time they were posted. :)

Really not much gaming happened for me last week due to apartment hunting, taekwon do training, as well as a super secret project that'll hopefully be pretty awesome. I did start playing Audiosurf again, and had forgotten about how addictive that game is. If you like music at all, even if you're one of those people who poo-poo on rhythm games, you really should pick this up. The fact that it'll work with any MP3 you throw at it just puts it over the top.

I did settle on an apartment yesterday though (will finally do a "setup" post when I'm moved in), so hopefully this week I'll have more time for gaming. Poor Ark in Terranigma has been sitting at the port of Spain for nearly two weeks now. :(

BigPoppaGamer and Atheistium also convinced me to get Battlefield 1943, which should make for some epic FNFs. <3


*- Ug, way more info about Persona then I care to know, but still an excellent piece defending P4's ending
*- GamingGoddess shows off her first finished sculpting project


A- Randombullseye tells us about Buck Rodgers: Countdown to Doomsday
A- Randombullseye really likes giant robots
A- Chooly talks about Sweet Home and the connection with Resident Evil
S- What'd you get this week?


C- SilverDragon is back with another edition of Guess The Game Brain Teasers


B- DaedHead8 got an early birthday surprise, which sadly wasn't sexual in nature
C- Elsa wants to know why you blog about gaming
C- TonicBH has a rather naive view of Journalists
I- Meet smang, who is weird and is giving away free cheese
S- Drel talks about rough patches and the games that get him through them


N- RE4 for the iPhone was briefly spotted
R- Pedrovay2003 reposts their Fatal Frame reviews after accidentally hiding it all day. Doh!
T- The Kojukinator LOVES Prototype, and Hoborg once again shows he's a moron
T- Pffft, get with the times. Activision is the cool company to hate now!
T- SneakerElph's runthrough of Persona 3
T- Brlito is pissed about PS3 Fallout 3 DLC
T- Molitov Cupcake loves American McGee's Alice, which I thought was cool and unique but sadly not that fun to play
T- Thoughts of the evolution of gaming culture
V- Dawglet's top 5 Game Boy games, bad voice over and all
V- Infinity Ward's community manager does a pretty bad job of talking about the sweet MW2 Prestige Edition set


M- Da Chip! Download NAO!
M- MellowBunny writes about the game music she loved when she was young... and her MySpace page is atrocious looking :P


C- Michi gives us some indie Japanese game videos, and promises to be coherent next time
L- Michi has some fun with Omegle
V- Another painfully too-long video from Monty Oum. Woo...


F- Ug... more of this "backlog" crap. Plus nuts to anybody who thinks N+ is a waste of money
F- The value of Hoborg's life is dictated by his gamerscore... such a painful read
F- If it takes more than half of your cblog to tell the reader what you're writing about then you fail

- ScottyG <3
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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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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
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)
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