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Cblogs of 2009/12/18 and ScottyGasms

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Hello once again my lovely Dtoiders! I knew you all couldn't get enough of me over the holidays, so here I am with a slightly belated Friday recap. :D

Why is this belated you ask? Well, for starters I was a bit sick last night. After a nap, despite still being sick, I thought it would be a good idea to play some Team Fortress 2 (try the free weekend! :D :D :D) to see the Demo/Soldier updates. 5 hours later, I realized I was a bit too out of it for the recaps. So here I am, watching Futurama commentaries and doing the recaps.

As someone who has played TF2 regularly for most of the 2+ years it's been out, you might be wondering what I think of the update. My initial impression is that it definitely changes up the way the characters are played. Losing the shotgun really cripples the soldier, but as a lone wolf reducing splash damage and having a potentially devastating melee attack (seriously... holy shit the Equalizer is powerful) make up for it. For the more group focused player the Buff Banner looks like it could be as good as a Kruber. For Demo the Targe and Eyelander really have made it into a different character. Haven't really seen enough of the Scottish Resistance, but even with the "slower" priming rate the idea of what looks like a pure upgrade for stickies still worries me.

Anyways, enough of that I'm going to wrap this up so I can fail at drawing and watch Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland. Happy holidays everybody! <3


*- BulletMagnet gives the latest installment of the Obscurer Tribune


A- What's your "rage phrase"?
M- Only one hour of fun and you still bought the sequels? :\
M- The Silent Protagonist looks at their love/hate with what FF8 does differently


W- Xzyliac really wanted Wheeliedude's Rock Band Touch code


E- DtoidUK had a good time at the Tekken 6 PAL tourney. Jealous!
E- Genki-JAM offers an alternative Wilbo-roll as compensation
F- 360 FNF, with homoerotic necrophilic L4D goodness
F- If the other FNFs are over, the Euro FNF is DEFINITELY over. Hope you had fun!
F- PS3 FNF, which thankfully doesn't seem to be just the same two games week after week
I- Meet AutumnWindz, who can't resist taking a shot at the Wii
I- Nils is Bored says hi and talks about how they want to play their WRPG games
S- Picklemick takes a stab at Zelda fanfiction by depicting the first moments of Ocarina of TIme
S- Klipsched gives a life update, and it appears jambourees have ensued
S- Gortexfogg remembers the beauty of the Zelda cartridges


T- Like Monodi said, if you don't have it play TF2 for free this weekend and listen to me rage! :D
$- Gemsi brings us the latest UK bargains. You should buy TF2 for the PC <3
T- AndrewG009 gives a rather humourous observation about a Heavy Rain gameplay video
V- The FFXIII intro video
N- RAB gives us new SSFIV news and... wait... that does look like a warm embrace
T- sheppy wants people to play Field Commander instead of (or in addition to) Advance Wars
T- Major Tom says hello with thoughts on the latest Army of Two demo and the SC: Conviction videos
[b] DynamicSheep offers a take on the PSN subscription service... and ruins it by fapping to their own cblog
R- Byg Juce gives a retro-review of Ai Cho Aniki
N- EdgyDude notices an inadvertent announcement in an ad


S- Analoge gets their Dtoid Secret Santa gift, and shows it off


V- Acapella Ken music, with EXTREME mouth/nose closeup!!!!
C- Almost fail, just for telling people not to take advantage of the free TF2 weekend


F- Aw, even on a lighter day we can't go without lame trolling

- 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.

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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