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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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Last week, in the quick posts of Destructoid's community, we saw the rise and fall of community manager Wesley J. Russow. He rose to prominence with his immutable power, only to see it come crashing down as the working class clambered beneath him and tore him down. Truly, the life and times of Westopher G. Raggamuffins was a lesson in live fast, burn hot, crash spectacularly.

Wes went from community darling to lovable despot over the course of a few days. It was a thing of beauty to behold. Truly, nothing is better to witness than a real-life heel turn. Wrestling is nothing without these terms after all. A "Face" is a good guy wrestler who fights the man, stands up for the little guy, and fights fairly while still winning. A "Heel", on the other hand, is a despicable, dastardly villain or even anti-hero. I loved Kurt Angle's antics as this gold medal Olympic winner turned wrestler who wasn't necessarily as likable as his gold medals imply. I loved hating that guy! A good heel is fun to hate, and there's nothing quite like the gasp of shock when watching the turn, when a face uses dirty tricks and turns into a heel.

Let me ask you this: is Kratos a hero? Before we see Kratos return in what I'd call Dad of War, let's not forget Kratos’ sordid past as a hero. In the first game, it was a revenge tale. It was a story of a mythical Spartan warrior who wanted revenge on the God of War who betrayed him. But as the series went on, it became a story about the lengths Kratos would go to justify his vendetta against people who wronged him. He would literally destroy the world just to destroy his enemies. Sure, we played as him, and we were taken on a ride, but would you really put your bet behind him and say, "Yeah, look at that hero!"

This month's Bloggers Wanted is about your favorite heel-turns or anti-heroes (in case a heel turn is too specific). Do you like it when Ryu turns into Evil Ryu? Or maybe you like Injustice, with its built in heel-turn Superman? I won't claim to understand the time line of Revolver Ocelot between Snake Eater and Guns of the Patriots, but I love that knucklehead.

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