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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 5/31/09 + SilverDragonisms

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E3 descends upon the gaming world this week, and I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm super excited. Now this isn't a new thing for me, seeing how I'm always excited during the week of E3, but this year is different. After the last 2 disappointing years, I'm ready for the glitz and glammer of the "old E3" to return. If what everyone says is true, E3 looks to come back this year with a vengeance. There should be some huge hardware and software reveals from the big 3 companies (Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft), as well as a ton of jaw dropping games announced by all the major 3rd party developers. Most importantly though, the booth babes will be back, and I don't know about you, but E3 isn't E3 without the booth babes. Yep, this year should be a great E3, so let the craziness begin.

On another note, I went and saw the new Disney/Pixar animated movie UP this weekend. Have any of you seen it yet? If not, you really should go. The movie is absolutely incredible. It's easily one of their best, and most mature movies they've ever made. Pixar is just one of those companies that sets really high expectations before their movies are released, and then beats those expectations every time. Can you imagine how awesome it would be if a video game company could do that. The only two companies I can think of that always does that is Blizzard and Valve. They both set high expectations for their games and they always deliver and/or beat them. It' to bad the rest of the video game industry can't do that.

Anyways, let's get back to the movie UP before I completely lose my train of thought. Please go see this movie. Take your friends, take your girlfriend, take your wife, take your kids, they will all absolutely love it. This is a movie that will not only make you laugh out loud, but will also touch your heart, and possibly even make you shed a few tears in the process. Don't worry though, because if you go and see it in 3D, no one can see you cry, since your tears will be hidden behind your 3D glasses. Yep, I'm afraid that Pixar has once again created an animated film that's so good it rivals the absolute best live action movies that exist, so grab a bucket of popcorn, and a drink, and go see this awesome movie. Trust me you won't regret it.

Now let's get to Sunday's recaps ...






*-Rhadley presents part 3 of his series on Video Game Weapons the World isn't Ready For. This is absolutely HILARIOUS and awesome!

*-Eternalplayer2345 has created the best E3 prediction post that I have seen so far on Dtoid.

*-Loquax has written a song about Gordon Freeman, and sings it here in his first post ever on Dtoid.

*-Jonathan Holmes wants to know what kind of announcement it will take at E3 to finally get you all to buy "the other system" that you don't already own.

*-NihonTiger90 went and found the very first ever Dtoid E3 video. Check it out here!



A-Wam Sum Dung believe it's the characters that make a good RPG, and here he writes a great piece about the how the characters in FF6 made it such a great game.

A-Dimly wants someone to release a good game that actually makes good use of a light gun peripheral

A-Yojimbo hates Video Blogs with a passion, and damnit, he's not going to watch them anymore!!!

S-Tubatic returns for his weekly series Tubaticisms. Check 'em out now!

P-The Backwards Compatible Podcast crew needs your questions because they record the next episode tonight. Get them in now before it's too late!



E-Vote now for the winner of week 2 of Electro Lemon's MS Paint Masterpiece Theatre Contest

E-Win a brand new Punch Out!! t-shirt just by naming your favorite Punch-Out character and explaining why in this new contest hosted by Redface



E-Check out the videos from this Houston mini-NARP

E-Genki-JAM recaps last night's ShiMuNi event.

S-CWal37 looks back at his sophomore year of college and remembers all the good times he had in the world of gaming and Dtoid.

C-FinnE is considering buying a PSP, and he wants you to talk him out of it!



N-There's a major rumor going around that a new Mario game could be announced this week at E3. Could it be true?

N-Another major rumor alert here. Sources have stated that Sony plans on releasing the original FF7 on both PS3 and PSP. Could it be true?

R-Trev reviews inFAMOUS ... sort of ...

R-TeknoDwarf reviews MadWorld

T-GamingGoddess shares her early impressions of The Dark Spire and Izuna 2.

T-Ali D is super excited about the Call of Juarez Limited Edition that's recently been announced.

T-Even though there's a rumor going around about it, Ali D does not a think a new Left 4 Dead game will be announced this year at E3

T-HammerShark wants to know if you can bring R4s onto planes. Do you know the answer?

T-Velt is not too happy that no one knows what Valve's next game will be. He hopes to find out some more information from E3 about this matter.

T-TripleZer0 posts his thoughts on the morality system in inFAMOUS



M-Loquax has written a song about Gordon Freeman, and sings it here in his first post ever on Dtoid.



L-The source of the new PSPGo! design has been officially uncovered!!!!

?-Butmac is bringing back his video show "Live with Butmac".

?-CrocBox hosts Mystery Science Sunday Theatre



R-This is just a horrendous review of GTA4. Please use this as an example of how NOT to review a game.



-(SilverDragon1979)

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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.

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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

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