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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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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
Fake it until you make it

This month's bloggers wanted prompt is something we stole. You see, by stealing this idea, you have no idea how truly inept I actually am. By pretending to know what I'm doing, I have clearly used my ill-gotten status to meet such big-time celebrities as Darlington Woolie "Pie Stealer" Madden or Sara from [insert pixel indie game studio here].

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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