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Cblogs of 7/1/09 +PigMaGOPLAYTHESHIP!

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As you can read about in the first Top Sauce blog, Yashoki is contemplating getting his Ship server back online and is trying to gauge intrest. I can not urge you enough to COME OUT AND PLAY WITH US! To quote from Mr. 'shoki himself: "If you've never played The Ship before think of it as Clue meets The Sims. The idea of the game is that you're on a ship with many other passengers and everyone has someone that they must murder. The twist is that you also have to tend to your needs such as eating, sleeping, going to the restroom and showering; all of which are designed to distract you while your murderer hunts you down. The Ship involved a ton of mind games as there will be players trying to make you believe they must hunt you down." That's right. The games so good I had to plagiarize to explain it. For more info I highly suggest you check out Surf's excellent beginners guide for it. It's an amazingly unique and fun experience. The way's of killing people are highly inventive and varied, whether it be a revolver, fire axe, poison syringe or simply lighting them on fire. The game can quickly become and intense cat and mouse chase with the victim ducking in and out of the safe zones in, balancing hunting his own prey, while avoiding his would be assassin. It's a type of game you'll get no where else and that you have to at least experience once.

Hopefully I'll see you there :3 As for now, enjoy the recap!



*-Play The Ship with us!
*-A-Z of Awesome!
*-Very clever good sir
*-Walkyourpath is still young at heart
*-Another Code R title, another sad sigh :(
*-Molotov Cupcake explores the dark underbelly of hype
*-I chuckled
*-Moondi speaks the truth


A-HPV sticks his tongue in his cheek defends the undefendable (15 Reasons Why You Should Love the Terminator Salvation Game)
A-Boatz analyzes Gears of Wars 2 multiplayer and determines that fun can be achived in it
A-HydeGFF spotlights Chalk, an indie game worth our time
A-Waferballs is rather fond of this whole videogame music thing
M-Controllersarus does a very nice monthly musing on story progression. Also his name makes me smile :3


E-Coonskin knows how to prepare


N-Trunxkam45 is rather excited for NeoTokyo
N-SegWAY highlights some new engineer perks coming to WoW
N-And informs of some mysterious “old world’ news
N-It’s not over! Not yet!
T-Nilcam gives his impressions of the new fighter Blazblue
T-As doe Cwal137
T-Nilcam is mad as hell, and he isn’t going to take it anymore!
T-LK404 ponders the stupidity of virtual enemies in relation to grenades
T-Remember the Zodiac? Well Thecfr does.
T-Puppy Licks is a dirty achievement whore, but we all still <3 him ;3
D-Ask Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford questions


A-Faith has made some awesome pearler bead art
M-:( I was rather looking forward to this


?-? indeed


S-Breaking News! Sega going on the console business!
F-According to RAB this is plagerized and I tend to trust men with avatars of Blanka scratching his ass
F-De Bloo won
F-If King3vbo can’t crack this shit, I sure as hell ain’t trying >.>


-(Scary Womanizing Pig Mask)

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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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