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Cblogs of 5/19/09 + Pendeltonisms

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So my 22nd birthday is coming up Thursday. I've always had a problem with telling people that; I can't seem to find a good way to point out that it's my birthday, unless I've got a party invitation or something. I always think that if I tell someone I'll come off as a dick who just wants recognition/presents/a blowjob for nothing, but I also hate lame birthdays where people don't say shit to you. Oh darn is it a conundrum. Long story short, BUY ME THINGS FOR THURSDAY!!!!!!!

Alright, enough of whoring out May 21st for my own needs, it's time for some recaps. On today's agenda, we've got BulletMagnet showing us how he got his name, lovely words about Podtoid, and no failure.

In the words of the late great Col. Sanders, "I'm to drunk to taste these cblogs."



*-BulletMagnet teaches game developers exactly how to make a better shmup in this fantastic new Forgotten Essentials article.

*-Though we might not think about it, Achievements can really change the way we approach a game. SilverDragon explains further in this great post.

*-Please, game devs, make kauza cry. He just wanted to shed some tears now and again!

*-A very clean, concise, well-written Eternal Sonata review.

*-Ah, Community Discusses talks about the best and worst of levels, a topic near and dear to my heart.



P-Tubatic makes tears well up in my eyes and Rev’s black heart melt with this post about Podtoid 100.

P-Ugh…FAILCAST recorded tonight.


Oh God I cannot stop listening to these guys...




S-ParaParaKing starts his in-depth look at RPG dungeons with this Persona 3 post.

I-Everyone, welcome Davor Von Pavalanch and his glandular problem to Dtoid!

H-superhobo gives us a few pics of his gaming set-up.



N-Though it’s kinda old now, TewDee let’s us know about the Fallout DLC coming to PSN and the GotY editions, and shares his thoughts.

N-The new Conduit box art looks like a cipher Robert Langdon would need to solve to save the world.

Today, blurrypheonix wrote 2 reviews, using the greatest ratings system ever concocted: Here’s GOW: Chains of Olympus and Professor Hienz Wolff’s Gravity.

R-twister1988 lets us know about the grestest shmup we’ve probably never heard of, Prehistoric Isle 2.

R-Holy shit, this is pretty neat: doctor insidius video-reviews the GP2X Wiz, some sort of handheld not-emulator system.

R-ChillyBilly takes a look at the DSi and…OH GOD THAT LAST PICTURE IS SCARY.

T-Hey, there ARE a bunch of awesome 2D fighters coming out this year. covah thinks it might be a sign of a comeback.



A-Faith, having run out of her usual art medium, makes a pixel art painting that’s quite nice.

F-Oh, Karl Urban…umm, anyway, Rev’s got a new AMC blog posting up.

S-Oooooh! The purdy Little Mac boxing glove from Amazon gets unboxed.



L-Oh Valve, you so crazy!

?-nilcam has a problem, and it involves hardware buying. And possibly meth.


Ah, nothing beats a short recap than a day of no failure.

(Pendelton21)

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About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

About Cblog Recaps

Schedule:
Mondays - Lord Spencer
Tuesdays - Larxinostic
Wednesdays - DeadMoon
Thursdays -OrochiLeona
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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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