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Cblogs of 4/19/09 + SilverDragonisms

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I went and saw Monsters vs. Aliens this weekend. Has anyone else seen it yet? I personally thought it was just ok. It was a little bit more of a kids movie then I thought it would be, which was unfortunate. Pixar seems to be the only animated studio right now that can seem to find the right mix between adult and kid friendly movies. Oh well. If you haven't seen it, but you're thinking about it, I recommend waiting until the DVD comes out.

So now onto the community and the recaps. For the most part, today was another dreadful Sunday. A couple of people wrote up some good stuff, but for the most part there was a lot of fail going around today. As you can see, the Failtoid section is FULL of blogs for you to take a gander at. The most amusing blog of the day was from a GameStop employee who actually attempted to defend GameStop and it's business practices. You should check it out and decide for yourself whether he did a good job or not. Try not to be too insulted by him when you read his blog though.

Well let's get on with the recaps shall we ...






*-Black Nexus discusses his 2009 E3 Expectations for Sony and Nintendo



A-Dimly talks about his love for all things Guitar Hero, and about how he thinks the franchise has been watered down lately
A-JynxShot, a GameStop employee, defends his place of work and explains why us gamers don't belong there
A-Picklemick wishes the game industry would have just stopped progressing after the N64 and PS1
M-Those About to Die: ME



W-Ckarasu announces the winners to his contest
E-Bwark-Kupo announces a new drawing contest



S-Happyhead's XBOX360 Red Ringed AGAIN!!!
S-Styles B LKV decided to destroy and burn his new Leisure Suit Larry game
S-ParaParaKing recaps his first 2 weeks playing Persona 3
I-10 THings you didn't know about Magnalon
B-Tubatic turns 30 today and shares some of this Tubaticisms
B-Happy Birthday Samit
H-CWal37 reveals a ton of pictures of his gaming setup



N-Zanyruki is working on an iPhone app that will feature a Dtoid Map
N-Spudmastaflash announces that his self made game, Igneous, has gone GOLD!
$-Redface is selling his Sega Genesis to the first reasonable bidder
V-First footage of Rock Band Beatles shown
R-Ckarasu reviews Atelier Iris 2
R-BrainLazy reviews DishWasher Dead Samurai with a Haiku
T-RAB posts his definitive guide to Chun Li in SF4



A-Matthew Blake shares some of his animations with us. If only he could learn how to embed those animations ...
A-Famicase returns for 2009
A-Check out this cool Space Invaders Ice Cube Tray



V-Adorable video of a toddler winning his first game of SF2 with Zangief
R-Half left posts some random but hilarious videos
?-Apparently Optimus prime was arrested today ...
?-Internet Pirates found guilty!



F-Fail #1 of the day
F-I'm not even gonna bother explaining why this failed ...
F-It appears that failure is on the menu today boys
F-Please check your formatting before posting your blogs for fuck's sake
F-I hate failed introduction posts
F-This blog just gets an F for effort



-(SilverDragon1979)

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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
Fake it until you make it

This month's bloggers wanted prompt is something we stole. You see, by stealing this idea, you have no idea how truly inept I actually am. By pretending to know what I'm doing, I have clearly used my ill-gotten status to meet such big-time celebrities as Darlington Woolie "Pie Stealer" Madden or Sara from [insert pixel indie game studio here].

This month's bloggers wanted was inspired by the internal enjoyment we had at reading TheBlondeBass' promoted blog on faking conversational anime knowledge. And now it seems as good a time as ever to pretend to know what's going on since the new Fate/Grand Order game launched and qtoid is talking about it. I am a big fan of the character design of Artoria in the blue dress, or Artoria in the suit, or Artoria in the red dress. But seriously, we enjoyed the format so much that we want to ask the community for their own ideas at faking it at all sorts of things.

But this prompt is not just for anime, of course. The video game industry is fractured with all sorts of niche interests that only an insane rich person with no job could realistically know everything about. This month's bloggers wanted is about taking a subject you want to offer advice on faking knowledge about in order to help the greater community, for better or for worse. If this doesn't sound serious, don't worry, you're not supposed to take it seriously. You don't have to be an expert in whatever you talk about any more than Bass is an expert in anime.

I seriously don't know if that was a compliment or an insult.

Offer advice on anything you can expand your mind on. Want to help people get into character action games? The more Ss you put into its grading system, the cooler it is! Want to convince people to get into the Neptunia series? Just say "Nep-Nep!" and you're all set to convince people of your technical knowledge! Can you get someone into RTS game by just talking about your APM? Someone's bound to believe some random technical jargon you made up!

To get started, start a blog and title it "Faking it: [your blog title here]." Then you can be as serious or facetious as you want as you provide advice on any number of things: learning how to play fighting games, trying a long-running franchise you've probably neglected, or even explaining a game's timeline. Heck, you can probably seriously try on that last one and we still wouldn't believe you.

Good luck this month. Only true cowards rely on facts. Real heroes pretend to know what they're doing!



Current Community Contests
PREPARE TO CONTEST - The Master Gaming List Birthday Giveaway!

Good Morning/Evening/Yesterday, my Friends/Robots/INSERT WAIFU HERE,

More or less a week ago, the Master Gaming List turned one year old. I had a speech prepared, but the blog editor ate it four or five times over the last few days, so I'm kind of winging it now.

Despite all of the threatening and cajoling I initially made to get you all on the list, I never imagined I'd still be adding names a year later (and by "you all", I mostly mean GajKnight). It was kind of a ridiculous undertaking at first, trying to make a semi-permanent, easily-updatable list of everyone's contact info. I'm not even sure what everyone was being hyped over last year that got me to do this.

That said, I'm glad it came together, and this list has lead to many other things for me on Destructoid; whether it was me becoming our laziest, cuddliest Community Manager, or our laziest, cuddliest Reviews-type-person, I have always enjoyed the full love and support of this community.

In thanks, and with the assistance of quite a few others, I've gathered up a number of game keys to give away to you all.

The Contest

I've never run a contest before, so let's keep things simple. Write me a haiku about your favorite game.

Rules

1. The haiku must not include the title of the game.

2. I will accept any other form of structured poetry if you are unable to haiku but can iambic pantameter (you monster).

3. Please state what key you are going for, and a backup if that one is taken (admittedly, it's quantity over variety here)

4. The tentative end date of the contest will be August 13th, and will be bumped at least once during that time.

Available Keys

-Stellaris
-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)
-Armello
-Undertale
-ABZU

Thank you to all 282 of you who have made the Master List a successful project over the past year! I will continue updating it into the forseeable future.


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