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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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Villains that did nothing wrong

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.

All said and done, we arrive at the topic of this month’s Bloggers Wanted: Villains that did nothing wrong. Due to communication errors, this entry in the hallowed halls of Bloggers Wanted is a tad late. Regardless, all you have to do is head over to the Community Blog section of the site, and whip up a Cblog about a villain who you feel was secretly the good guy all along.

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