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Cblogs of 5/9/09 and 5/10/09 + SilverDragonisms


So the big news from the cblog community this weekend was that it's apparently Colette and Samit's birthday. If you didn't know this, then you definitely did not look at the blog section this weekend, because there were "Happy Birthday" blogs posted all over the community front page. Lots of people came out of the woodwork to say Happy Birthday to them both, though I have to say that Colette definitely took the prize for the most blogs written about her in one day. She beat Samit out by a long shot. Better luck next time man.

Before I end this and move on to the recap, I just wanted to send my own personal birthday wishes out to both Colette and Samit. I have never met either of you, but I would definitely like to one day. Hopefully alcohol and gaming would be involved. Happy Birthday you two. Thanks for everything you have done for this site and this community!

Ok now time for this weekend's recaps ...

*-Discarded Couch Sandwich absolutely loves Mysitcal Ninja for the N64. Why don't you?

*-BulletMagnet just got his very first Nintendo DS, and tells us all about why he loves it so much

*-Bunnyrabbit2 explains why Lumines is really a metaphor for life in this great write-up.

A-UglyDUck dissects the rumored Beyond Good and Evil 2 trailer and discusses 5 reasons why it could be "in-game" footage
A-For his first editorial, Ryoma90 takes a look at what the "Sweet spot" is when it comes to game difficulty.
A-Dregs lists of a bunch of games which he thinks are "art". Aren't all games considered pieces of art by definition though?
A-Michiyoyoshiku returns with a vengeance with some random gaming musings!
S-20 Game Boy Games in 20 Days: Day 11 - Sneaky Snakes
S- 20 Game Boy Games in 20 Days: Day 12 - Power Quest
M-Other Worlds Than These: Living in Nightopia
M-Other Worlds Than These: The Middle East
M-Worlds Other Than These: After the Bombs Dropped
P-FailCast Episode 36 is up and ready for you to listen to it.
P-The next Backwards Compatible Podcast records tonight. Get your questions in before it's too late.

S-Half Left gave in a created a Twitter account. In other news, Hell has frozen over!
S-LK404 bought a SWEET Sonic the Hedgehog figurine this weekend. Check it out!
S-Grunchk1n and Usedtab share pictures of their new babies first ultrasound. Congratulations, it's a gamer baby!!!
S-Everyone rejoice. Tehmtnlion has returned!
S-FalconReaper won't be posting a new installment of his "Boss Files" series this week because his PS3 broke.
S-SaintRising updates us on his future gaming plans
I-The Destructoid Artisans get a new member. Say hello to Shadowsinthenyte!
I-Ryoma90 introduces himself to the community
I-SaintRising introduces himself to the community. Everyone be polite and say hi!!!
B-The Birthday celebration continues for Colette
B-Get in line boys and girls. The Colette birthday train is leaving the station!
B-Whoah ... apparently it's Samit's birthday as well. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAMIT!
B-More Birthday wishes for Colette!
B-Samit is the man on his birthday!
B-Everyone loves Colette ... and kittens too!
B-Colette is officially the most popular woman on all of Dtoid
B-NihonTiger90 joins in the Colette birthday action!
H-ChillyBilly shows off his INCREDIBLY AWESOME gaming collection! GO check it out right now.

V-Check out this cinematic teaser trailer for the game Demon's Soul
V-Could this be leaked footage of the new Beyond Good and Evil 2 game?
V-Check out this awesome new Dragon Age Origins video footage
R-BlurryPhoenix reviews Excitebots for the Wii
R-BRP reviews Cryostasis for the PC
T-SpilledMilk plays Spiderman ...
T-SpilledMilk plays Captain America and the Avengers. THis guy has some interesting writeups
T-Themaninthejacket says he's sharing his thoughts on Spider Man: Web of Shadows, but really it's more a straight up review.
T-Hoborg just finished Resident Evil 5, and discusses how much he has enjoyed the entire RE saga of games
T-WashedUpGamer discusses the possibility of a Wild West MMORPG. It would be like Oregon Trail on Steroids.
T-SaintRising loves Fable, Fable II, and just about anything else Peter Molyneux chooses to create and release.
T-Geoffuws 22nd favorite game of all time is .... Freespace 2. Damn this was such an awesome game!!!
T- Geoffuws 21st favorite game of all time is .... Okami. We have a long way to go before he finishes this list.
T-The final boss encounter with Sephiroth in in FF7 is one of Arch649's greatest gaming moments ever!
T-TewDee rants about how much he hates what the multiplayer in GOW2 has turned into!

M-Dregs begins a list of his top 26 favorite music albums. This is a video game site right?
M-Album #24 on Dregs top 25 favorite album list is The Hunters Lullaby by Raine Maida. Seriously Dregs, you are going to create a post for each one of your top 25?
F-MAJOR FIND - First footage of new Prince of Persia movie!
F-Now this is a huge collection of Anime trailers ....

?-This is a blog post advertising a forum post about video game canon ....
?-Don't try this at home kids ...
R-The Backwards-Compatible Podcast bots were looking for a special guest for when the recorded tonight.

F-This is simply a sad attempt to incite a console fanboy flame war
F-This post is full of fail!
F-This blog tricked me with the promise of Duke Nukem footage. DAMN YOU!
F-Seriously, what they hell is this crap! Get it out of here!
F-This is one of those blogs that you don't really want to fail, but you realize the person won't learn anything if you don't fail it and make an example of it!


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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.


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

-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)

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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