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Cblogs of 4/1/10 + Strykisms

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So PAX East happened. Now I'm a hyprocrite. Whatever.

Stuff happened today. April Fools' Day and all. I don't do that shit. Every year, you can't surf the web without something or other messing with your head. I just play it straight.

With that said, let's kick off the recaps with The Protomen! Join us later in the set for Anamanaguchi and Metroid Metal!




*- covah hits hard with some some solid JOURNALISM!

*- DreRox drops some mind-blowing insight on us.

*- Here's how you do Mega Man justice, people!

*- Syn really lets it all out. Funny stuff!

*- Mind blown, Tubatic! Mind blown!

*- Ever read a leak-proof argument? Now you have!


A- Screw the nostalgia trip.
A- The Fifth Element and Beyond Good & Evil, cut from the same cloth?
A- An interesting look at minimalism in video games.
A- NihonTiger90 lays down some ground rules.
S- Totally old school.
S- Sorry that ShiMuNi doesn't work for you anymore, Genki-JAM.
S- moshboy is trying to spread the word about his video series "Indie Games You Might Have Missed." Spread the word!
P- 321GoCast will be reborn as Failcast 2.0! Whoamygod!
P- Robot Death Squad. Wow. Another podcast. Who didn't see that coming?
P- Animucast 9 is scraping for hits.





E- FatherChesz drops some sweet PAX photos.
E- Oh, Wexx, I have a confession. I'm pregnant. And you're the father.
S- Helluva party, Dr Robo!
I- Masterron2 is a funny guy.


N- BlazBlue up in EU.
N- We're finally getting the Sonic 4 we always wanted.
N- Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have announced a new licensing policy.
V- A secret sex scene uncovered in Mass Effect 2.
F- Die Hard Trilogy on PS1. Say, did you guys know there's a Die Hard Trilogy 2? True story!


A- Manic Maverick mixes Ashly Burch, Chatroulette, and penii.
F- Ahh! MST3K memories!





F- This WarioWare D.I.Y. stuff is shameful.
F- You really crossed the line, Professor Pew.


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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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