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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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What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

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