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Cblogs of 2009/10/01 and ScottyGasms

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BWOMP BWOMP!!!

Hello once again my pretties. ScottyG here giving you a healthy dose of a ScottyGasm.

To be honest I haven't been up to all that much. Got laid off right before PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAX, and spent the week after PAAAAAAAAAAAAAX sick in bed. Since then it's been a lot of sloth and video games with very little in the way of job hunting. I did manage to get a temporary job though which pays depressingly well (compared to the previous jobs I've had), but I do need to get my butt in gear and figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life. ;)

Gamewise I replayed No One Lives Forever (<3) with the intention of making a "Forgotten" Monthly Musing. It's a bit late for that now but I still intend to do a writeup as it's a criminally underrated game and Kate Archer is another perfect example of a good female protagonist that people keep overlooking.

I also played through Tomb Raider Underworld, managing to get 1000GS on it. Planning on doing a review, possibly with more nekkidness. Is it sad that the only two games I have 1000GS on are both Tomb Raider games?

Now if you'll excuse me it is my birthday tomorrow (technically today I suppose), so I best be getting to bed. <3 <3 <3

Also... Tucker Max adverts? I know you gotta pay the bills and all, but WTF Dtoid? Everybody knows that Maddox > Tucker Max a million times over. :)


*- Bad Wry Guy! As a recapper I like slamming fail posts into the ground! :P
*- Colette Bennett on the importance of functional footwear
*- NihonTiger90 shares his thoughts on the new "Daytona" game and of the name change
*- Blehman helps extend the dtoid life span of a very... curious... individual


A- There's a good article here... if you look past the grammar errors, double negatives, and lack of spacing
A- hehehe, they do need to do a Watchmen crossover where Dr Manhattan attacks Smurf village ^_^
M- Coming in right under the wire, MarlinClock chimes in with their thoughts on that... other handheld
P- Not a podcast, but by Podcast people, with one cool dad


C- trunxkam45 gives thoughts on grinding in games
C- A Games For Windows Live rant
C- Spot the Spy wins with their comment on what is an RPG
I- Coding joke saves RockEm89's intro from the fail bin
S- denjunki sadly lost their second 360, and surprisingly neither were from the RROD
S- Evergreen's experiences (and frustrations) with what sounds like Sony's Media Go program


N- Hazama - NOT Hamza - confirmed for Blazblue
N- Gemsi brings us the European releases for the week <3
N- SSFIV arcade release is still a possib-... wait... YOU DO NOT FAP TO YOUR OWN POST BOOERNS!!!
N- Kinda cool, you can play the PSP Go with a PS3 controller
R- Subenu reviews The Conduit
R- Demon's Soul review on another site, but at least they admit to being an attention whore :P
R- Klipsched reviews Muramasa: The Demon Blade
R- A rare sight folks! A positive review of the PSP!
R- Nogarda reviews the L4D Crash Course expansion
T- Some random and scattered thoughts from Defaultsound
T- Arkhon takes a look at Half Life after playing the Orange Box
V- DC emulation on the Pandora (DO WANT btw), but I'm more interested in what's going on in the screen in the background


A- Ah... some culture courtesy of crayon art <3
F- Scooby Doo Movie Month begins this Saturday folks!
M- Fourth day of Takeshi's week at the helm of dTunes!


?- Buy Electro Lemon's stuff as he faps to his own post...
C- Too brief on a game I've only heard of and don't care that much about


F- If the video hadn't been removed it might've been okay, but alas...

- ScottyG <3
FPoTD
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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].

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