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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 2009/08/22-23 and ScottyGasms

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Miles Fisher - This Must Be The Place (Cover) from Miles Fisher on Vimeo.


Very good Christian Bale impression here :)

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Heh, you know it's a ScottyGasm when it comes later than you'd like. ;)

Hello my lovely dtoiders! <3 I'm filling in for SilverDragon for a weekend, and boy were there a lot of cblogs! I thought the weekends were supposed to be the dead times when nobody write anything!

Lots of things have been happening to me. Biggest thing is that I'm all settled into the new apartment. I did take a video for a cblog, however something messed it up so I'll redo it hopefully today. Loving the new place though. It's a bit weird living on my own again, but I think it's for the best. If I can avoid it I'd rather not have roommates again, with the exception of course of a partner.

In addition to that, there's my LA/PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAX trip coming up. I'll be leaving on Wednesday for 8 days in LA, and then going to Seattle for 5 more days of fun. I can't wait to see you all again, and I'm already missing those of you who aren't coming.

PS: If you're a dtoider coming to PAX, track me down while there. I have something I need from all of you (well... aside from teh sexingz)

I did give Shadow Complex a whirl, trial exploit and all. I understand why people are loving it, and I really want to love it too, but the control layout just kills the game for me. From what I've seen aiming and movement are pretty important when in combat, so I'm quite baffled as to why jump is a face button instead of a trigger/bumper. I suppose for general platforming it makes more sense, but given how precise enemy aiming seems to be and how crap the auto-aim function seems to be the last thing I need is something to hinder the jumpy aspects of what is basically a runny/jumpy/shooty game.

Am I missing the point here? Has too many years of shooters made me forget what Metroid style games are all about? Is mobility/aiming in combat even important later on in the game?


*- Nihontiger90 opens up a discussion about what people want to see on the cblogs. Give feedback!
*- God, I'm single without kids and I know that feeling :\


A- Kauza taps into their exploration instincts
M- Reveille doesn't like a crowd in their online gaming
M- Laird's a classic completionist
M- hehehe, I remember using graph paper ^_^
P- Backwards Compatible 22 records tonight!
S- BulletMagnet brings us another installment of lesser-known gaming news
S- Another installment of dTunes, and an open call for contributors
S- Subenu continues to build a video game canon


C- ZeroSignal620's favourite comic book games
C- I hate all flash ads in myself, sound or not
C- Ahhh, the excessive backlog. Bane of all gamers
E- deBLOO calls out Y0j1mb0. Also, what's SRK mean?
E- Genki-JAM's movie night, featuring GI-JOE
I- Meet Dash, who can't upload an avatar and loves Jesus
I- Mac and cheese with... chocolate milk? Also, meet Phrozen755
S- Late night tales of Jim Carrey predicting the future back in 1996
S- Cool-name-person explores the reader/viewer/player's imagination for filling in the gaps
S- diceshow7 looks back at Karate Champ
S- Hey! Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego is good! :(
S- altered continues their playthrough of Pathologic
S- altered finishes their playthrough of Pathologic
S- TLDNR? Never heard that one before. Is TL;DR out of style?
S- Life/gaming updates from nilcam
S- diceshow7's story of the RRoD


N- The big Shadow Complex secret reveal! Man I wish I liked that game...
N- Saw: The Videogame's box art reveal
N- Kuwait gets Arkham Asylum before we do? :\
N- Policenauts fan translation to be released today... well, yesterday now I guess
R- You know they've made too many of them when it's a "metroidvania" type game and not a "metroid" type game
R- Initial impressions of Batman: Arkham Asylum, big forehead and all
R- Feh, you should get Bomberman Live on XBLA and play with me instead! :D :D :D
R- Initial impressions of Shadow Complex
R- WastelandTraveler reviews Wolfenstein (the newest one)
T- Thoughts on the Heroes of Newerth beta, which I haven't gotten yet as their website is down every time I try :'(
T- sheppy defends the Mortal Kombat franchise
T- DimXD2077 defends backwards compatibility


A- I never did see the Breakfast Club, but this is awesome
A- Speed drawing video of God of War
F- A Ratchet and Clank fanscript, part 12
F- Info on the Transformers 2 DVD set
F- Ug... I hate autoplaying video/music players
L- glipe's collection of gaming haiku's
S- Vexed Alex's latest haul
S- Trev has some unfortunate news for those looking forward to the CE of Batman: Arkham Asylum


?- *shrugs* videos I guess
C- I don't know... some mess about Vista
C- Trebz... well... doesn't like line breaks too much
C- Desperately needs to be proofread, but pretty funny if you read it slowly enough
L- Topher said it best: "Sold"
V- There Will Be Brawl Episode 7 is out! GO! GO!


S- Slow, but yet still relevant

- ScottyG <3
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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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