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Cblogs of 3/11/10 + Strykisms

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This happened.

I'm not an official editor or anything. I'm still just a guy pretending to run with the wolf pack. It's like a restaurant that advertise a "world-famous" dish when you damn well know that no one has heard of it outside of Bumfuck, Indiana.

In other news, Birthmark Destructor has been banned and we can all breathe a sigh of relief! The news of his departure has sparked a mini-meme of sorts as you will see below. Can't say anyone is gonna miss him.

But then this guy returned a few days back. We all knew it was gonna happen, but it's disheartening nonetheless.

So cheer up! Enjoy this "world-famous" assortment of video entertainment!




*- Support the little guy and download the demo for harvey kartell's game Tiny & Big.

*- Vanor digs a little deeper into what he feels is the real problem with FFXIII.


A- Om Nom On Souls is single, ladies!
A- This is Deamios's "serious" face.
S- In the newest River City Retro, Metallion returns to UFO: Enemy Unknown.
P- Animucast 7 murdered Failcast in cold blood.





S- Solgrim, Krow, and Trevkor had a pillow fight party.


N- The absolute final list of Euro releases. It's a fantasy to think Gemsi will do any more.
N- Moist details on Portal 2.
V- ScrewAttack drops some Neo Geo love with this music video.
V- FFXIII's Vanille blows hard.
R- ruicraveirinha died so that you could have this Dragon Age: Origins review.
P- UntidyDubs' memory is a big Blur.
T- Totally feasible, BobaJettski.
T- How are those ME2 Cerberus Network Rewards, Bronte?
T- What are you saying, ajsmart? That OnLive is expensive?
T- Ross Purcell proves why Bad Company 2 is better than Modern Warfare 2.
T- Drel wistfully recalls those glorious Sega Saturn days.
T- HEL105 says FFXIII is not for you.
T- Can that be sarcasm I detect, dear Crunshii?
T- Mighty Heman likes to Move it, Move it.
T- SBC Slam has had some "me" time with FFXIII.
T- Welcome to bullet hell, Mortrialus.








0- Really hate to see ya go, Birthmark Destructor.
1- Oh, blehman.
2- Got enough space, GoldenGamerXero?
3- Please, NoMore! No more!
4- Hats off, king3vbo!


F- Cleanse this.
F- Anything else you'd like to add?
F- GUess not.
F- CTRL+C, CTRL+V.
F- Sounds like a whole lotta whining over nothing.


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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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