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Cblogs of 3/29/09 + SilverDragonisms

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I'm posting the recap a little bit early tonight because I'm tired and really want to go to bed. I hope you all have had a good weekend. Mine has been crazy, and hectic, and lacking in the video game department. Actually, I haven't gotten to play games much at all in the last 2 weeks. Real life is sort of kicking my butt right now, which means the game playing has had to be put on hold. Oh real life, how to torment me.

On a side note, I went and saw the movie Knowing this week. Has anyone seen it yet? If you have, what were your thoughts on it? I thought the first 2/3rds of the movie was great, but the ending was just totally out of left field. I mean I didn't hate it or anything, but I didn't think they did enough to prepare you for the totally crazy ending. Watching Knowing is like watching Dante's Peak, a movie about a volcano that's threatening to destroy a small town, and then finding out that it was actually space aliens that were making the volcano erupt the whole time. I mean WTF! Where did that come from? Anyways, go see it for yourself and decide if you like it. But be warned that the ending will make your head spin out of control.

Now let's get to the recaps.






*-Expanded Universes - Why does my wife write fan fiction?

*-Meganistfrieg lists the 5 worst places to live in video games



A-Agonofinis analyzes the pros and cons of voice acting in video games
A-Agonofinis disagrees with Jim and thinks Princess Peach is a useful scumbag
P-Leave your questions for the Backwards-Compatible Podcast recording tonight







S-Njsykora has 23 JRPGs he is going to finally finish this year
S-CWal37 goes to town on an old GameBoy color with a pair of pliers
S-Dmgi tells of his horrible XBOX customer service experience
S-Buzski lists off some of his favorite games of all time
S-Rider Chop recaps his Spring Break
H-Njsykora shows off his Crib and gaming collection
H-Funktastic's gaming collection continues to get bigger, and bigger, and bigger ...
H-Jozo shows off his gameboy game collection



N-How to play SNES controllers with your PS3 controller
N-Rock Band Released of this week
N-UniWar is coming ot the iPone on 4/10/09
R-Ckarasu reviews Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop
R-Jamez Pkiover reviews Resident Evil 5
T-KilledBySmarks rants about Virtual FIghter 5



M-The Gothsicles are playing tonight .... someplace .... I don't know where



?-There is a conspiracy afoot I tell you ...



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-(SilverDragon1979)

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Villains in all media, not just video games, can end up being a dime a dozen. Far too often, a villain's motives boil down to "I am a bad, and so I do bad things. Fear me." While this format has worked for countless stories, at this point in my life (the ripe old age of 20) I’ve become jaded and grumpy, finding myself rolling my eyes when I see yet another antagonist wreaking havoc with no background or reasoning presented as to why they’re being such a butthole.

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].

My favorite example of this would be Meruem from the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter. While he doesn’t necessarily fit the exact mold I laid out above, he’s easily one of the most dynamic and curious villains I’ve ever come across. For the sake of not spoiling what is perhaps one of the most exciting, action-packed, and tear-inducing arcs in anime history, I won’t delve into the details of what makes Meruem so great. Instead I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen Hunter x Hunter to set aside some time and plow through the series. Really, it’s that good.

But hey, that’s just how I feel. I’m sure there are folks out there who prefer their villains to be simple. If I ever met one of these theoretical people I might have a panic attack, but I’ll deal with that should the time come. I’m sure after some deep breaths we would get along. Maybe we could even snuggle, should my husband allow such an event to transpire.

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