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Cblogs of 5/20/09 + Magnalonology

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Welcome welcome faithful bloggers, to Magnalon's first recap. I hope I do a decent job, as day in and day out; I’m thoroughly impressed with the majority of the blogs written here, so I wanted to give something back.

If I had one piece of advice, it would be to “make sure you welcome people in their intro posts”. Also, “don’t be so hard on ThinkGeek, self. You know you love their caffeine mints, the cute monkey, and the fact that they started up in your hometown”.

Today was kind of a random day. I had off from work, then promptly realized I had no Lost to look forward to, or Chuck to catch up on. Is there anything on TV worth watching right now? I’m trying to get into Southland but I’ve been hearing mixed reviews, and Better Off Ted has gotten pretty meh.

Oh! Whether you like it or not, you will be shamelessly forced to check out a power metal song each night that I'm on duty, so get used to it!


*-There's been a lot of "oh I remember this game!" going on lately in the cblogs. Half Left gladly brings it back, and excitedly tells us to play Toonstruck: like right f’ing now.
*-LK4O4 goes outside, and gives us awesome details on Arcade Infinity. He originally heard of the place from RetroforceGO!


M-Kyvon08 gives us his thoughts on Dead Space.
A-SnakeDude4Life rates…well…things! From Ball pythons to Blue Binders, you won’t be disappointed. Do I smell a series?
S-TheDRMaster takes a chance, and introduces a HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL series to Destructoid. Reader beware!


It’s Wednesday, and I know you know what time it is:




S-Garison turns off HydroTonix's 360...or does he?
I-hoyt414 doesn't do blogs, but wishes you would read them already!
B-michiyoyoshiku is getting a Wii for his birthday! Atlas says he should jump off a cliff. What do you think?
I-Yay for first posts with content, and not a two-sentence intro! ErbilT breaks the rules and posts impressions as his first blog.
I-Another intro, this time for Yames101. Her older brother had awesome Ghostbuster and Thundercat toys.
B-Live in "The Big Apple: 3AM?" DtoidNewYork invites you do a showing of Terminator Salvation, and fun times this Saturday.
E-Crunshii just wants a NARP: blog includes Pedo Bear madness!!
S- Dhalamar wants you to know that he plays new games too.
E-Kick off your shoes, and watch a shit-ton of Samurai TV, compliments of Genki-JAM
C-cdj2300 implores you not to buy used games, and support the developers who made them.
E-Forums...we have them. And you can trade cool games with it! ScottyG has the details.


T-Does FUEL have weapon-laden vehicles? If so, ikiryou thinks it should look like this.
T-michaelarby finally gets around to Guitar Hero. What does he think of it? Oooh the suspense!
T-pendelton21 asks us: "Where the hell did that Snoop Dogg game go?!"
T-Rucksack say: Check out this free game now!!
T-Sir Burch: Super Punchout!!>Punch Out!!
N-More MGS5(?) madness from Zippyduda!
N-Another goofy looking sports-related Wii game is coming out.
N-F’ yea! pedrovay2003 is just as excited as I am about Demon’s Souls coming to the US!
N- unangbangkay is probably the biggest Demon’s Souls fan on Destructoid: this has been a long time coming for him.
R- quiche and his awesome avatar give us a review for the Darksiders Story Trailer.
R- covah flipped a coin, and it turned over…EVIL.
T-doctorjones says that UFC for PS3 is broken. I hope your copy is ok.
T- Styles B LKV’s UFC 2009 Impressions. It rocks!
T-You wish these characters were in Punch Out!! Wii: says NihonTiger90.
R-IroN1c lets us know how he feels about Killing Floor.
T-OMG WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT BUY TERMINATOR SALVATION, IT UPLOADS DATA TO SKYNET.


A-Cloud-1409 shows us some pretty kewl flash art.
M-darkair gives us an Earthbound/Mother music extravaganza!
F-Yames101 thinks the new Prince of Persia movie will suck.


R-Electro Lemon thinks Stanley from The Office=Doc Louis.


F-Ask for fail, and you shall receive!
F-Gawii UK says that a man with the gamertag “dodmor” is a cheater! Be on the lookout.
S-TheDRMaster just wants us to know that Zeno Clash 2 is confirmed already!

-(Magnalon)

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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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