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Cblogs of 7/20/10 + Pendeltonisms

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Ive had a rather interesting day. This morning I finished playing what has to be the worst game Ive ever laid my hands on. That one situation lead me to have an interesting day, filled with worry about my job, watching Inception (btw, that is a good movie), and eating way too many tacos from different restaurants. So Im in a bit of a funk. Ive decided that to get a bit happier and liven things up, Im going to give the FAILblogs a break. Sure, they still reside on the ass-end of the recaps, but Im going to praise them for the good theyve done, rather than lambaste then for the negativity they bring. Maybe thatll encourage the little rat-fuckers to write something worthwhile =]


*- HEY, LOOK WHAT HAPPENED

*- Wow: garethxxgod talks about being a father. A video game father.

*- This weeks Cblog Interview with the scarred sexual history of Fame Gamer!

*- Another fantastic episode of the series in which BenHaskett tries to play every Dragon Quest game.

*- A wonderful piece by Agent Oli about what he believes is necessary for great gaming.

*- Things you didnt know about that storm cloud motherfucker.

*- Happy one-year cblog anniversary, Stevil!



A- A Valve conspiracy theory that, after careful examination by the cbloggers, turns out to be just a coincidence.



R- A micro-review of Fat Princess.

R- A review of the new time-manipulation shooter Singularity.

R- A not-so-micro review of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

T- What might the future (say, 2040) hold for gaming?

T- Sorry, never played MAG, but I assume this is about it: The Blue Dot.

T- Some words on the ideals of video game journalism.

T- Oh God Want: Han Solo: The RPG.

T- Peeking into the future of Rockstar Games.



M- Nihil fills the void left by the forums with blasphemy of cinema.



L- Hot.



F- Thanks for the repost!

F- Im very happy youve informed us of things we already know!

F- Thanks for coming to the cblogs!

F- Wonderful! Ive always wanted to sign a petition!

F- Hey, great flamewar you started there, pal!

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Villains that did nothing wrong

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.

All said and done, we arrive at the topic of this month’s Bloggers Wanted: Villains that did nothing wrong. Due to communication errors, this entry in the hallowed halls of Bloggers Wanted is a tad late. Regardless, all you have to do is head over to the Community Blog section of the site, and whip up a Cblog about a villain who you feel was secretly the good guy all along.

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