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I've been hella bad at recaps lately. Sorry about that. I should be getting all packed for PAX and junk but I'm just ... not. I'm pretty pro at procrastinating.

So are we all properly psyched for Smash?! I can't believe the 3DS one is going to be out this Summer! That's so soon! I honestly figured both versions would launch side by side this winter, but it's a pretty good idea on Nintendo's part. This will move a bunch of units for both systems. People will buy the 3DS one during the summer (potential) drought and then get the game and a Wii U for Christmas.

I'm also surprised to see such a focus being made on Pokemon, I'm totally fine with it, just surprised. I can't wait to see what other details they have waiting for us!

Hopefully see some of you at PAX this weekend!!





P - Be on Radio Destructoid at PAX East this weekend!

P - BennyDisco and his podcast are at it again. (Rad intro music)







T - I love hearing about people falling in love with gaming all over again right before a kidney transplant

T - Come Meet The New Boss

T - Heres a bunch of bullshit graphs about games and genres and shit

T - ZombiePlatypus Got a Forum Badge For This









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It feels like it's been a decade since we've seen the rise of the crowdfunded game. I'm always surprised when I remind myself that crowdfunding has been a thing long before the first crowdfunded video game, but nowadays a crowdfunded game seems like a dime a dozen.

Of course such a phrase is an incredible disservice to some of the great games that have come out thanks to websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Games like FTL, Shovel Knight, and even Undertale are around thanks to crowdfunding; thanks to people gathering around and literally putting their money where their mouth is, a game they want gets funded and inevitably the greater landscape of gaming benefits from it. Most of the time the landscape gets to benefit from it anyways.

Don't worry though, this month's bloggers wanted prompt isn't an exploratory thesis on the effects of crowdfunding on video game development. We just want you to talk about your favorite games, as long as they were crowdfunded. This topic can be simultaneously broad and narrow, because you can talk about whatever game you want, however you want, as long as it was crowdfunded.
For me, FTL is the original crowdfunded game, and it was great. It was somehow minimalist and incredibly detailed at the same time, and it was all done because a man wanted to do it, but needed the money, and thousands of other people wanted to see where his idea would go. Shovel Knight to me feels like this natural evolution of the classic 8-bit gaming of yore without also throwing myself back to a time when gaming was honestly comparatively archaic. And everyone's talked to death about Undertale, so we all know where I'd go with that.

To participate in this month's bloggers wanted, just start a blog! Oh, and title it "Crowdfunded: [your blog title here]." I bet this month is going to be pretty diverse, since it's basically writing about your favorite crowdfunded game. So I hope to hear about some good games revisited or amazing games no one has heard about.

Remember: Persona 5 was not crowdfunded, but excuse me as I plow through it.

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