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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 4/18/09 + SilverDragonisms

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My life is so crazy and busy right now I barely had time to even write up this recap. Before I start the recap though I just wanted to say a goodbye to UnstoppableJuggernaut who has decided to leave the Dtoid community. It's always sad to see the old members leave. Always feels like a little bit of the site is leaving with them ...

So I'm dedicating this recap to UnstoppableJuggernaut ... see you on the flip side man ...






*-The shocking true story of what really happened on Cool Cool Mountain!



A-SnipeU2day lists 5 things that would make great games
S-FalconReaper continues his series "Boss Files" with installment #2
M-For those about to die: Seven Lessons from the Security Professional's of Mirror's Edge
M-Those About to Die: Game Companies
M-Those About to Die: Snacks
M-Those about to die: Your Friends
M-Those About to Die: Tutorial Enemies



E-What this a real contest? The world may never know ....



E-Sadly, UnstoppableJuggernaut is leaving the Dtoid community!
E-ShiMuNi night continues this week with THE ROOM
S-ChillyBilly shows off the bad ass gaming haul he got at his local Goodwill Store today
B-Everyone say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Seigfreid



V-Geoff shows you how ot get a Million Points in Outrun Online
R-Storm Drain introduces himself to the community by showcasing his video review of RE5



A-Retroman shows off a bunch of covers from some old school Nintendo Magazines
F-New bad ass movie clip from Transformers 2



L-UnstoppableJuggernaut, you will be missed!!!



No fail blogs today!!!!


-(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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