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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 ...



NONE



-(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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