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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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It feels like it's been a decade since we've seen the rise of the crowdfunded game. I'm always surprised when I remind myself that crowdfunding has been a thing long before the first crowdfunded video game, but nowadays a crowdfunded game seems like a dime a dozen.

Of course such a phrase is an incredible disservice to some of the great games that have come out thanks to websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Games like FTL, Shovel Knight, and even Undertale are around thanks to crowdfunding; thanks to people gathering around and literally putting their money where their mouth is, a game they want gets funded and inevitably the greater landscape of gaming benefits from it. Most of the time the landscape gets to benefit from it anyways.

Don't worry though, this month's bloggers wanted prompt isn't an exploratory thesis on the effects of crowdfunding on video game development. We just want you to talk about your favorite games, as long as they were crowdfunded. This topic can be simultaneously broad and narrow, because you can talk about whatever game you want, however you want, as long as it was crowdfunded.
For me, FTL is the original crowdfunded game, and it was great. It was somehow minimalist and incredibly detailed at the same time, and it was all done because a man wanted to do it, but needed the money, and thousands of other people wanted to see where his idea would go. Shovel Knight to me feels like this natural evolution of the classic 8-bit gaming of yore without also throwing myself back to a time when gaming was honestly comparatively archaic. And everyone's talked to death about Undertale, so we all know where I'd go with that.

To participate in this month's bloggers wanted, just start a blog! Oh, and title it "Crowdfunded: [your blog title here]." I bet this month is going to be pretty diverse, since it's basically writing about your favorite crowdfunded game. So I hope to hear about some good games revisited or amazing games no one has heard about.

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