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Cblogs of 4/11/09 and 4/12/09 + SilverDragonisms

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This was a really weird weekend in the Dtoid Blogosphere. First of all, there were only 7 blogs posted on Saturday, so I didn't even bother posting a recap for only 7 blogs. I mean seriously, there are over 35,000 Dtoid members, and only 7 people decided to post a blog on Saturday. That's pathetic!

With such a slow day on Saturday, I was hoping Sunday would be a better day, but unfortunately I was very much proven wrong. Now the number of blogs definitely perked up, with lots of people posting lots of blogs, but honestly, a large percentage of them were just absolutely horrible. Now look, if you read my recaps frequently, you should know I don't ever call out the community like this, but today you all really let me down! I mean the reason I do the recaps is because I enjoy reading all the blogs people post and telling the other community about them, but today I didn't enjoy the experience at all. In the end I ended up being very generous, because while I only failed 2 blogs, I really wanted to fail around 8-12 of them.

All in all, I think it was a pretty horrible weekend for the Dtoid blogosphere. Now there were a couple of shining gems, but they were few and far between. If I didn't look really closely I probably would have missed them in the jumble of crappy blogs posted everywhere. Suffice to say. I really hope the community doesn't have this bad of a weekend again. We can do so much better then this guys. We really can!

Now to the recaps ....






*-A Tribute to all the games Discarded Couch sandwich never played because they weren't released in Britain where he lives

*-Tehmtnlion shares the beginning of his Thesis he's writing on Zombies ... yes you read that right ... he's writing a Thesis on Zombies!

*-Joe Burling has created an incredible setup which allows him to play console games in bed. Check out these awesome pictures!

*-A story of one man's love for a game, his desire to beat a boss, and the 3 red rings that helped his real life relationship blossom!



A-Arch649 discusses some of the things Microsoft can to improve Xbox Live
A-JackMaverick discusses the affect box art can have on a game's first impressions
A-Velt writes about the rampant piracy that goes on in his country because people don't want to pay high prices for games
S-FalconReaper begins his series about ruthless boss characters with Albus from Castlevania: OoE and Angelo Credo from DMC4
S-Tubatic keeps us up to date with his thoughts about his recent gaming experiences
M-For Those About to Die: Crates, Barrels, Boxes, and Other Containers
M-Those About to Die: You're Doing it Wrong
M-Those About to Die: Ganandos and Manjini
P-The next Backwards COmpatible Podcast records tonight, with special guest Colette Bennett!!!



E-Ckarasu has moved his contest deadline back to the 19th



E-An effort is being made to create a video documentary about Dtoid's trip to PAX '09. If you are interested drop a comment in this blog!
E-ShiMuNi presents Dragonball: Evolution
F-EUFNF Recap
S-JusticeDude vows to never fall victim to the hype machine again!
S-Nilcam shares his Easter gaming update, along with some helpful SNK videos
C-Ion Ray wants to know what to do with this huge cardboard box he has
H-Kasreyn shoes off his/her game setup



S-PeTa held an event to protest the killing of baby seals on a World of Warcraft server, and Drewcifer75 was there to report on the madness!
N-CoD4 is glitched on XBL today
N-There's a rumor going around that the new Killzone 2 DLC Map Pack will be free
N-EA wants their Godfather 2 Brass Knuckles back!
N-Japan is getting an awesome 160Gb PS3 FF7: Advent Children bundle, the bastards!
N-New Bayonetta Details emerge from the latest issue of Famitsu
R-BrainLazy reviews Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
T-Twister1988 is strangely excited to play the new DS game, "I Love Horses"
T-Zoel shares his first impressions of Oboro Muramasa
T-Solivagant shares some real life pictures of places in Venice that might appear in Assassin's Creed 2
T-Jonathan Holmes wonders if he is the only person who loves and wants more Lego Star Wars



A-Faith made an awesome chocobo picture to celebrate Easter



L-Journalism has never looked so SCARY!
?-GameDailyu presents "Babe of the Week: Out of Work Babes"
?-Eustace O Shea wants you to play "Shards of Dalaya"
?-Another weekly installment of the KBS weekly round up
V-Anthony Burch has re-uploaded on videos to the Destructoid YouTube account
V-There really should be a special section for video rants, especially for one like this about whether game prices are justified or not



F-The forums are that way ----->
F-This might be one of the most pathetic rants I've ever read!



-(SilverDragon1979)

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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.

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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.

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