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Cblogs of 3/22/09 + SilverDragonisms

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I'm still trying to figure out what the prize should be for my Destructoid March Madness Tournament Bracket Contest I'm hosting. I have gone to a couple of game stores looking for ideas, but I haven't come up with anything good yet. I know I want it to be video game related, and I would really like it to be tied into basketball somehow. At first I thought a great prize would be a copy of Double Dribble for the NES. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find a copy of one yet. I then thought about a copy of Mario 3vs3 Basketball for the Nintendo DS, but I'm not sure everyone has a DS. Suffice to say, I'm having a hard time and I need your help. If you have any ideas please let me know. I really want there to be a prize for this contest.

Well I don't have much else to say, so let's get on with the recap shall we.






*-Mr Dillinger discusses the failure of adapting video games to film

*-Dimly talks about what games with long and involved story lines can do to help keep their players reminded of what exactly the story is

*-Kitae from Bioware wants to know what your favorite sniper rifle is, and I think you should answer her!

*-Jedah Doma makes a great argument for why $60 for a video game isn't really a lot of money




A SuitcoatAvenger lists the games he likes to play when he's been drinking
A-Stweie32887 discusses his love for stand alone games
A-ptcoakley takes a look at some of the fighting games coming out in 2009
A-sickNasty writes a great piece about branching out from the typical games you play and broadening your gaming horizons
A-Yojimbo wants more woman on woman action in gaming, and you should too!
S-Covertpoet begins a series about horrible pop culture experiences from his past! This one is about the movie Pinocchio.
S-CWal37 concludes his 3 part story about what led him to where he is in respect to his gaming habits
S-Mr Dillinger brings us part 3 of his "Weapon of Choice" series
M-Expanded Universes: Master Chief Always Rings Twice
M-Expanded Universes: The Life Force/Gradius Anime, or: "Was this trip really necessary?"







E-Bigby wants your thoughts about starting up a Dtoid D&D group
F-The Young Scot gives us an epic Euro FNF Recap video
S-Half Left makes a crazy Assassin's Creed video
S-Megatron0016 recaps his week in gaming
S-RonBurgandy had to choose between doing school work or playing Bioshock. Which one do you think he choose?
C-Spotlight51 wonders if he should buy a PSP or not?
C-Thebojangles wants to know how to get into the world of table top gaming



N-Check out this cool Super Nintendo toaster
N-The Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack gets a release date
$-Conrad Zimmerman gives us some tips on where to save on games this week
R-AaronP reviews RE5 and gives it a B
R-Dead Riffs quickly reviews a BUNCH of games!
R-ptcoakley reviews Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam
R-Nintendoll reviews Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness
R-B-Radicate quickly reviews Prince of Persia and Killzone 2
T-TheBlackBandit shares his thoughts on Assassin's Creed
T-Discarded Couch Sandwich talks about why he loves Daigasso: Band Brothers ... and why you should too!
T-SnipeU2day lists all of the things in gaming he thinks need to happen







V-A couple new Mega64 videos
V-A bunch of random Street Fighter related videos
R-Matthew Blake has created a new table top adventure game: Sexy Adventure Time
?-BahamutZero brings a special something to the community



F-I'm pretty sure this is a fake contest!


-(SilverDragon1979)

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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.

Remember: Persona 5 was not crowdfunded, but excuse me as I plow through it.

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