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Cblogs of 4/26/09 + SilverDragonisms

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Today I woke up extra early so that I could make it to my local Best Buy at 11AM for the beginning of their $10 game sale. If the thought of waking up early to be some place at 11AM on a Sunday is hilarious to you, you should know I typically make it a habit to not even wake up before 11AM on Sundays. Suffice to say, my goal was to get to Best Buy in time to pick up a copy of Soul Caliber 4, Devil May Cry 4, and Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword before they were all sold out.

Well when I got to Best Buy there was already a line of about 20 people waiting at the door. I was tempted to just turn around and leave right then, but my awesome girlfriend convinced me to stay anyways. It's a good thing she did because I ended up picking up 2 copies of Soul Caliber 4 for the PS3, and a copy of Ninja Gaiden for the DS. I almost got a copy of Devil May Cry 4, but other people had already grabbed up all the copies before I got a chance to snag one. Suffice to say, I left Best Buy very happy indeed. Now I have an extra copy of Soul Caliber 4 that I need to give away. I just need to decide who to give it away to ....

Oh, I would also like to mention that my Carolina Hurricanes shut out the New Jersey Devils tonight 4-0 at home. I look forward to the 7th and final game of the series on Tuesday night! LET'S GO CANES!!!

All in all, it was a great Sunday. Now time for the recaps ...






*-Check out these incredible Dtoid mosiacs The ToiletDuck created!!!



A-Bwark-Kupo takes us back in time as he recollects the heroes and villains of the original Final Fantasy

A-MrPlow8 lists the top p10 characters who should be in the next Smash Brothers game

S-It's day #4 of Flamecondor's "20 Gameboy games in 20 days" series

M-For Those About to Die: Bob-ombs

M-Those About to Die: Lessons Learned

M-Those About to Die: The Rokkaku Police Force

P-The Bender Podcast - Ep 038

P-The Backwards-Compatible Podcast Records tonight



E-It's the last day to enter Pendelton21's Destructoid Tattoo Contest



S-Styles B LKV shows off the awesome games he got today at play & Trade

S-Chronoswing went to his local Goodwill and picked up a huge selection of awesome games!!!

S-The epic story of a man (PySK) and his SF4 Fighting Stick

S-TeknoDwarf has bad luck today and comes away from the Best Buy $10 game sale broken hearted

S-Tigerfangred91 had a positive trading-in experience at Gamestop

I-Skanneri introduces himself to the Dtoid community



N-Play classic Sierra Point-and-Click adventure games online now!

R-TheRedPepperOfDoom reviews Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

T-FormerAcorn discusses the improvements he would like to see be made to the next Elder Scrolls game



F-Check out this AWESOME Persona movie trailer!!!!



?-Pandas ..... lots and lots and lots of pandas ....



F-ww3pl unfortunately introduces himself to the community with a fail blog ...

F-... and then later in the day ww3pl returns with another fail blog


-(SilverDragon1979)

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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.

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