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Cblogs of 5/27/09 + Magnalonology

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Well, I don't have much to say other than the inFamous demo was amazingly incredible. I've always been a huge fan of the Sly Cooper games, and as an action-whore, this game really delivers. Sure, it could have been fleshed out in regards to a few areas, but it's fun!

I also found a new show to pick up. Strangely, I've never seen The Wire. I'm like 4 episodes into the first season, and I'm loving it. I understand that many critics regard it as the "best show ever made", so if you like crime dramas, watch it!

Oh, and I made a stupid joke regarding Killzone 2's optional controls. Disregard it!

Oh look another rockin' power metal song!


*-Did Y0j1mb0 just predict Jet Set Radio Online? Hell yea!.
*-Chef Pendleton wants to tickle your taste-buds, then rape them.


M-Ooh, baby, do you know what that's worth ? Ooh Tran-syl-vania is a Place on Earth!
P-Pocketoid Episode 1 Records Tonight!
A-Wry Guy asks: "What's with all the Wii hate?"


E-OMG a contest! Walrus want's you to MSPaint yourself to a 50% off Demigod coupon.


E-bahs gives us more amazing Destructoid Trading Card Game goodness!


F-CrocBox will be showing Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Sundays. Sounds cool to me!
M-Ever wanted more FFVI fan-work? 4knuckleshuffle promises to deliver...hard.
M-Music....overload...If you can take youtube embed after embed, Analoge will make you want to play all these games over again.
M-Ani-Wednesday is streaming Zoids, Escaflowne, and one of my all-time favorites, GTO, compliments of Genji-JAM. GTO is about a badass ex-motorcycle gang member that becomes a teacher: with hilarious results!.


T-Some more thoughts on Rapeplay...again
T-Killzone 2 is a clingly slut.
N-unangbangkay has matlocked some photos of attractive anime women for your viewing "pleasure".
T-Wan Sum Dung reminds us how awesome Paper Mario was.
T-Only the hardcore GBA-ers remember this puppy. Durga AI reminds me of an awesome backlight.
T-Another day, another "Should I buy Cross Edge" blog. Tell Covah how awesome it is.
T-It wouldn't be a day on the blogs without more Zippyduda MGS speculation.
T-Slash watermelons and Tengu heads while avoiding bombs on the DS! Wait what? NihonTiger90 has the details.


R-Zippyduda posts one of those Livejournal-ist "things to do before you die" checklists, and I don't know what to think of it!
R-Kojima secretly has another counter, for his counter, which in turn, was a counter for a counter!
R-Mr PORC gives us random videos of random stuff that's "back by popular demand". Maybe this was before my time?


F-FinnE is a "first generation gamer", and Lost Odyssey is his first JRPG. Zuh?
F-Cyber Altair could have made gametoid, but his name and failure prevented it.



Ding! Blogs are done: just sit back, relax, and put some head-phones on:



-(Magnalon)

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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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