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Cblogs of 7/11/09 and 7/12/09 + SilverDragonisms

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Last night I was unfortunately unable to post the recaps, due to the fact I was a little intoxicated, so I have rolled the entire weekend recap into this one blog. I hope no one minds, but I don't think anyone will because there was a lot of great stuff to read this weekend on the cblogs. I mean just look at the size of that Topsauce section. It's awesome to see so many great blogs being written on the weekends.

I don't know about you, but I had a great weekend. First of all, I had my 100th blog post promoted to the front page, which is pretty awesome. It's only my 3rd blog to ever get promoted, so I guess I have a 3% promotion ratio. I'm not sure if that's good or bad.

Anyways, besides that my girlfriend and I went to the AT&T store to upgrade our cell phones to the new iPhone 3GS this weekend. Unfortunately there were out of stock, so we have to go back later this week to pick ours up, but we are pretty excited. We have both wanted an iPhone for a really long time now, so it will be nice to finally own one. Now I just have to wait for the Desctructoid iPhone app to come out. Is anyone even working on one? If not they should be. Get on that Neiro!

I also beat X-Men Origins: Wolverine this weekend on the XBOX360. That game was pretty damn cool. I wish the movie had been more like the game. An R-rated Wolverine movie would have been so bad ass. Unfortunately I don't think that will ever happen, unless Quentin Tarantino gets a hold of the movie rights. Oh wow, can you guys imagine a Tarantino Wolverine flick? That shit would be off the hook!

Ok now time for the racaps ....






*-Ninja Cameraman writes a great piece post about the morality of gaming characters and how easy it is to get attached to certain characters.

*-Ashley Davis posts some really cute VG artwork which you just have to see to believe!

*-Randombullseye is back with this extremely in-depth entry into his "Old School Games" series. This one is about the Shin Megami Tensei game series.

*-Wry Guy has some ideas on how to make the Dtoid Community a better place, full of very little fail.

*-Check out these really cool images of a Destructoid themed NES that Segasonicdude designed. I don't know aobut you, but I really want on!

*-MarlinClock introduces himself to the community with an awesome introduction. Pay attention all you new people, because this is how to write a proper introduction to the cblog community.



A-Sodaguy22 discusses why games attached to licenses like The Simpsons, Watchmen, and the Sopranos don't all have to be action oriented games.
S-Sudenu updates us on the progress of the huge discussion going on about Video Game Canon in the Dtoid blogs.
S-DocHaus presents Dry Serial: Episode 1.
S-Old School Games: Darkwing Duck.
S-Games Long Forgotten - Floating Runner: Quest for the 7 Crystals
P-Failcast Episode 42 is up and ready to be listened to!
P-There's a new community podcast that starts tomorrow, called "Drunkcast". You should totally check this one out everyone!
P-Refused Classification Podcast - Episode 8.
P-The newest Backwards Compatible podcast recorded tonight. Did you get your questions in on time?



This game looks so crazy!




E-Another edition of Mysters Science Sunday hosted by Crocbox.
S-JoeCamNet's sweet ass Pepsi themed Rock Band guitar, that he won in a Dtoid contest, stopped working thisweek. That sucks man!
S-Flamecondor shows off his Nintendo DSi camera skillz
S-Starfy is Vitaminh's friend.
S-Maxio098ui is attempting to build an arcade machine. CHeck out how he plans to do it.
S-Bwark-Kupo needs your help deciding what game to play next.
I-WW2Fanatic1 quickly introduces himself to the community.
I-Laird introduces himself to the community!



N-Agent MOO's new game, Agent MOO: Maximum Overdeath, is being released soon on the XBOX Live Marketplace. Check out this release video for it!
V-Check out this video of Final Fantasy Gaiden 4 Warriors of Light Gameplay
R-ZServ reviews Battlefield: 1943
R-Pedrovay2003 reviews the Fatal Frame series.
T-Jidai Geki thinks that Bethesda is abusing the Fallout license with all the crazy DLC coming out for it!
T-Which game should Mentok the Mindtaker get next; KoF12 or Blazblue?
T-Kommander Kerf gives his thoughts on how a morality system could be introduced in the next GTA game.
T-Michiyoyoshiku shares his thoughts on Kosenkreuzstilette.
T-Adultsim810 has discovered that a bunch of recent video game characters all look the same!
T-TripleZer0 shares his thoughts on Arcanum and why he never finished playing it the first time around.
T-This has to be the longest blog written about Second Life in the history of Dtoid.
T-After reading this blog, I think it's pretty safe to say that Brlito is extremely unhappy with Bethesda and the way they are handling the Fallout 3 PS3 DLC.
T-The Gamer Kitten's favorite stress relief game is Diablo 2. What's yours?
T-Wry Guy shares his thoughts on Devil Summoner and shows us how the price of the game has skyrocketed the last year or so.



F-It appears that Ryan Reynolds is going to be starring as Green Lantern in the new self titled movie about him.
A-Check out this cool artwork from garganroo



V-It's the Super Sonic Racing song as performed by Thomas the Tank Engine.
V-zgerhard posts a great video about how to properly remove GameStop stickers from game boxes
?-CWal37 and his friends decided to cook 3 Wendy's Baconaters in between 2 Tombstone frozen pizzas, to create one of the most disgusting looking combinations of ALL TIME. You gotta check out these pictures people.
?-It's "the best video game show ever produced ... in Belgium".
?-Mario Marathon 2 is in full swing, as these guys attempt to play mario games to 100% completion for charity.
L-In order to understand Master Chief, you must understand "the Bro".



F-This could have been something really interesting to read, but it's just fail instead.
F-Oh yes, this is full of fail as well.
F-I don't even know what to say about this. I am at a loss for words.



-(SilverDragon1979)

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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.

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