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Cblogs of 4/5/09 + Jimboisms

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I'm back... reading the cblogs of Destructoid in all its totality and recapping them for your reading pleasure. Your usual Cblog Recapper unfortunately couldn't make the proceedings tonight due to his prior commitment to a swingers convention. Go get them tiger. So since I'm your recapper tonight I thought I would use this opportunity to address the new DSi and a cblogger who has moved on to greener pastures. A gentleman who was a constant fixture on our cblogs. I, of course, am talking about Matthew "Cowzilla" Razak.

Matthew graduates to Weekend Destructoid editor. I would like to extend congratulations to him by his Cblog name one last time and toast. I raise my glass to Cowzilla and wish him much success on a very well earned position. Best of luck brother.

You gotta love a place that hires from the community. Seriously how awesome is Destructoid? That awesome Ladies & Gents. Who's next to move up the ranks of the Destructoid Hierarchy? Next up Nihon Tiger for Editor! Or maybe it will be you.

Now that I have gotten that out of the way, let us take a closer look at what was before. Spoiler Alert: There were a lot of interesting, newsy, strange, fun and plain fail things you may have missed.



*-AARON LINDEH
*-If you remotely like 2-D fighting games check this post OUT.
*-Wild Arms FTW.
*-Gaming Goddess is awesome.
*-A Gamestop anecdote.





A-He likes Turok 2.
A-Mattgoo wants to talk Murder, suicides, and video games. He's a cheerful fellow.
A-WTF?
S-That one mook...blaino.
S-That one mook... Alma.
S-That one mook...cyber akuma!
S-That one mook...visions.
M-For those about to die...
M-For those about to die...
M-For those about to die...
M-For those about to die...




E-ParaParaKing is insane.
S-If my calculations are correct, when this recap hits eighty-eight comments... you're gonna see some serious shit.
S-A cute misguided rant on professional reviews.
S-Comment of the week. There's a funny one in there!




N-Nihon Tiger giving you the 411 in Wii Sports2.
N-The More You Know...
R-BurnZombieRun Review.
R-BEST REVIEW EVAR.
R-Riddick Review. I'm getting this game.
R-Velt reviews Broken Sword for the DS. I in turn question myself why I don't own it yet.
R-The Last Remnant: A review. Guess what? He didn't like it. So did more than half the gaming population.
R-White Knight Chronicles is shit?? HERESY!!
R-Velt reviews H.A.W.X for the PC. And a well written little review it is.
R-Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Review.
T-The Unwrapping of a DSi...OMG. Also no pictures.
T-DSi, a portable system that can use a camra THAT COMES WITH THE CAMERA...OMG.
T-Issun finally has a DSi...OMG.
T-DSi color choice...gay blue or black...OMG.
T-Yes yet another DSi post but wait! This one is pictures in a collage with prior Nintendo handhelds... OMG.
T-Gamestop made him play Guitar Hero.
T-I want this game.
N-Streaming Video, Wii?




P-Backwards Compatible Podcast: Colette Edition!




I'm Wolverine!







F-I love Fail that doesn't beat around the bush. This is Fail without pretentiousness. Refreshing.
F-I love you MEE but that's older than me... and I'm OLD.
F-I love Tim too but this isn't Twitter.
F-You tell me what this is about.
F-A review should never be in the fail category... except for this one.
F-Why?


As always. It's been fun. Til next time I'm needed I think I'll play some Resident Evil 5.

-Y0j1mb0 the Reservist
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About Cblog Recaps

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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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