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Cblogs of 2009/12/12-2009/12/14 and ScottyGasms

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Hello my lovely Dtoiders! It's been awhile, hasn't it? Almost wondering if I should go back to doing this every week... never quite know what to say. Like that friend you rarely talk to. You used to know each other well enough to skip the simple pleasantries, but most of what you want to say requires too much explanation.

I'll stick to gaming related updates. No idea where I left off, but I've been going through a good many games. One game is Trine, which I just beat today and is a delightful and nostalgic experience. TBH the only complaint I have of the game is the same one I have for all games with "physics": said physics innevitably get wonky, and in the rare case can actually negatively affect the gameplay. Thankfully the same physics can be used to make some unintended workarounds to obstacles.

I do hope that everyone was able to cope over the last few days, what with the site's issues and all. I will say it made this recap a lot easier, which is nice... Seeing as it's... well, way too late and I'm finally done I'm clearly out of practice with this. Speaking of which though, I think that's all for now... My bed is calling me. Goodnight Destructoid, and happy holidays! <3


*- ZServ provides us with an introductory guide on surviving dem fightan gaemz
*- A preview of an upcoming Jay-Z and Link's Awakening mashup. SO GOOD!!!
*- To commerate 3 years on Destructoid, Knives gives us an amazing story <3


M- Canti-sama's relationship with WWII in gaming
M- WankerJist talks about overused fathers and underused mothers
M- Doomsday Forte's musings about difficulty in games
M- The love/hate about the VGAs, and "Not enough Keighley" indeed
M- Squareman's love/hate relationship with Mega Man, which is something many of us can relate to
M- kjohnson1585's history with Red Faction and Half Life
P- Bit late, but oberoi wants us to know that their podcast is recording on the 12th
P- The aforementioned recording resulted in this podcast, Episode 3 of "Your Princess Is In Another Podcast"
P- The final episode of Season 1 (podcasts have seasons now?) of Refused Classification





C- CaptainBus wonders if his newly expanded family will mean for his gaming interests
C- manasteel88's Christmas wish list
C- RoninZero shares some experiences and personal history with dtoid
C- Tubatic's admiration for a Tekken character, teased with descriptions rather than pictures
C- A call to action by nightv
I- Another introduction this time by Ace829, who was a dirty SEGA player growing up
I- Gortexfogg's introduction, with a Doctor Who picture for good measure
I- Meet low tech, who likes Viewtiful Joe
S- The Silent Protagonist tells an unfortunate tale about their battles with MMO addiction
S- Pendelton21 tries to deal with the recent dtoid issues


N- Diverse lets us know about a new game from the creator of Cave Story
N- Novakaine brings us news of Etrian Odyssey 3
N- First L4D2 DLC is announced, and wetting of pants ensues
P- PreacherMan89's initial Bad Company 2 impressions
R- AndrewG009 reviews Puzzle Quest Galactrix
R- Jonathan Holmes couldn't even wait for a proper front page article to tell us how bad Diatomic is
T- randombullseye talks about "bad" endings in games
T- Nice lists, but I didn't realize Tetris was underrated :\
T- Doomsday Forte brags about the epic Steam chat we all missed out on
T- Paul Soth recruits for the silent (well... mumbling) third side in the TF2 war
T- A New Challenger talks about the anticipated Wii games of early 2010


A- alexandersshen expresses their DS Zelda frustrations in comic strip form
F- Brandom Holmes' thoughts on the VGAs. Megan Fox winning and Green Day Rock Band were definitely wtf moments
F- Um... holy shit, a nearly 2 hour long fan-made Zelda movie
F- Despite it being on Spike, Elsa (rightly so) wonders why the VGAs have to be so sleazy
F- Zcdrike notices the preference GOTYs typically give to end of year titles, as well as a 360/PS3 preference


V- At some point it was a movie, but atm it's cute videos of kitties <3
V- Cute GH-themed Christmas light show


F- Looking forward to the movie, but still fail

- ScottyG <3
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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
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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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