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Cblogs of 4/7/09 + Pendeltonisms

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Without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite games is Lumines. I haven’t been gaming much on my laptop recently (because it’s shit), but I did some digging last week and found I had Lumines on it. And I’ve played it for about 5 hours each day the past week. I’m not sure if it’s because of the music, the visuals, or the new puzzle type they developed, but I can safely say that Lumines is the greatest puzzle game ever created.

Tetris can suck it.

Alright, now with that flamebait out of the way, let’s move on to the recaps! Today, we’ve got unstopablejuggernaut making me feel like I’m playing Left 4 Dead with him, 2 different views on the new Bionic Commando game, and a few new members joining our ranks.

For you, the day Pendelton recapped the Cblogs was the most important day of your life. For me, it was a Tuesday.



*-FRONT. PAGE. THIS. IMMEDIATELY. A letter to The Combine Overwatch (possibly one of the best things I’ve ever read on the cblogs).

*-ygro looks back on his history of gaming with his first love: PC games.

*-Since there isn’t a section to put blogs I want to have sex with, I guess this will be good enough: juggernaut makes the craziest video ever. And, Jesus Christ, here’s another one.

*-Still my favorite cblog articles, this week’s Dtoid Community Discussion is about GDC.

*-Professor Pew reviews the new Hannah Montana game AND gets put on a sex offender registry at the same time!

*-Who here wants a beautiful, amazingly well-crafted, handmade Destructoid helmet from craineum?

*-THIS IS WHY I LOVE THIS COMMUNITY: megaStryke writes a great response to Tascar’s Nintendo article.

*-Like you didn’t already know this was gonna be up here: today’s GrumpyTurtle pics.

*-Darth Vader mixed with Bricktop from Snatch. Holy shit…

*-Hahaha, a list I never knew could be made: the top 10 JUMPS in gaming. Awesome.



P-FAILCAST records tonight, but won’t be nearly as funny as the image in this post.

P-entrager got interviewed on Dead Pixel Live yesterday!



W-Silverbacks guessed the March Madness bracket better than anyone else, and wins Donkey Kong Jenga!



I-Dtoiders, get drunk and welcome your newest member JackMaverick!

I-And welcome kickacid and his funky-phresh beats.

I-AND welcome Tabris to our community!



N-All of that new RE5 Versus content? It was on the disc already.

R-McSnow gets his hands on Bionic Commando for the 360 (yes, the new one!).

T-And Anus McPhanus shares his thoughts as well.

T-zgerhard has an interesting idea: a new Need For Speed game with old, classic cars.

T-Gawii UK does a short review of Sonic’s UGC, and laments about his loss of gameplay time.

D-elem08 talks more about creating a game for his programming class. Good luck, man!



M-Video games need Offspring songs. Wait…what?

F-My thoughts exactly: the Shadow of The Colossus movie is gonna be fucking terrible.

F-covah does a review of the gorgeous new Valkyria Chronicles anime.



?-Rev Anthony has a new AMC article. Hooray?

?-garison is leaving Dtoid (for a bit). Be sure to check out his pics from Japan at backwards-compatible.com!

?-Someone posted Togail’s design for a crazy-looking motorcycle on another blog, and he’s not sure how.



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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

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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