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Cblogs of 7/21/09 + Pendeltonisms

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There is no better designed level in existence than The Milkman Conspiracy from Psychonauts.

That is all.

Oh, and:

The recap team is now looking for a new regular Monday recapper, as well as additional reserve recappers. It's really a fun position and it lets you read cblogs that you may not have read otherwise, giving you a glimpse at a bit more of this great community. From my experience a recap typically takes 1-2 hours of work, depending on how many cblogs there are of course and whether or not you get distracted (which i've found can VERY easily happen :P).

If you are interested please send a dtoid PM to Conrad Zimmerman.

Alright, now ONTO THE REEEEECAAAAAAPS. On today's wall of text, we've got someone who overshadows the majesty of these fine recaps with his recaps, a use for the $ symbol, and you-know-who's return to the fail section, where he belongs.



*-MUST READ: Check out this wonderful story SuitcoatAvenger wrote about something we've all had to go through sometime.

*-Wow, wanna hear what all of the songs we know about from Guitar Hero 5 sound like? Check out SWE3tMadness' extensive youtube link list.

*-WryGuy liked Mega Man 7. And so should you.

*-In this great Monthly Musing, Sentry shows how every videogame is basically an RPG, as is a gaming life.



A-Why have instructions been reduced to nothing over the years? Nogarda takes a look.

A-Godspeed, WryGuy! I hope you come out of the PC gaming world alive!

A-Wow, check this out; helop kjohnson write a full videogame movie script. NO, SERIOUSLY!

A-EternalDeathSlayer talks about a GameFly rental he just got, and opens up an interesting discussion about game rentals.

S-Another week, another opporitunity to list What'd You Get.

S-An interesting play-by-play of the game Pathologic by altered (now on part 2).

S-And TeknoDwarf gives us part six of HIS run-through of Persona 3: FES.

M-I, the author: Oh no, Link is hearing voices again...

M-I, the author: how to make a story in a straightfoward JRPG.

P-Take a listen to this week's new episode of The Backwards Compatible podcast!



I-Everyone, welcome MrTowel and his awesome Gamertag to Destructoid!

I-And, welcome Wolfman288 and his big fuck you to other gaming sites to Destructoid!

R-A review of, umm...Chibi-Robo: Plug Into Adventure. Yeah, I never heard of it, either.



N-Holy Shit: SingStar Queen.

N-Valve finally decided to show TF2 360 users some love.

T-Shoot: Dyna Geek messed up his copy of Star Ocean 4, right at a good part.

$=DAAAAAAAAAMN; Here's a link to find a PS3 for $279.



A-Faith shows off more great bead sprite work, and talks about her new gamer nephew.

M-Check out this great remix of the SF2 theme, as presented by P4KO.

M-Songs for gamers to fuck to. #1 made me lol.

F-Holy. Fucking. Shit. Sam Raimi might direct a WoW movie.



L-Kid wants to be Optimus Prime; drinks petrol.

L-2 slides from a Powerpoint presentation entitled "Why Bionic Commando Sucks".

L-An interesting take on reviewing Dead Space.

L-Videogame characters based on the look of Mondi. Not the other way around

V-If you enjoy your life, you will NOT click this link, or listen to the song within. I think my soul is bleeding...

?-Ever wonder what that one guy SephirothX has been up to?

?-Shadowkat almost died from extended tornado interraction.



S-So close. Oh well.

F-Thanks for giving us an insight into a particularly interesting Twitter conversation, buddy.

F-This one just sucks.

F-NO.

F-So trivial I can't even muster up any vitriol towards it here.

(Pendelton21)

FPoTD
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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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