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Cblogs of 7/25/09 + SilverDragonisms

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So I'm back after having last weekend off from my usual recap duties. I would like to thank Magnalon and Nintendoll for filling in for me. I was at the beach visiting an old friend, getting some sun, and seeing the new Harry Potter movie. If you haven't seen it yet, and you are a Harry Potter fan, then I highly recommend you go see it. What am I saying? If you are a real Harry Potter fan you already did see the movie.

Speaking of movies, my girlfriend took me with her to go see the new Katherine Heigl movie, The Ugly Truth, tonight. As far as romantic comedies go, this was wasn't so bad. You could definitely do a lot worse guys. It's got Gerard Butler, from the popular movie 300, in it, which was pretty cool. I kept expecting him to say "This is Sparta", but he never did. Oh well. If your girlfriends/wives drag you to this movie, just know you will probably enjoy it.

Let's speak games for just a moment shall we. If you guys haven't played the new PSN game Shatter yet, you really should. This game is totally awesome. It's kind of like Arkanoid, but on crack. Yeah, I would say that a fair description of the game. It's only $7.99, so go pick it up now. I promise you won't regret it.

Ok let's get on with the Saturday recaps shall we.






*-We all wish our dads could be as cool as StevePharma's dad is!

*-Justice has written an incredible review for Wii Sports Resort. Check it out here!

*-Reading this might make you girly, obsessed, or gay ... but you should definitely read it!

*-I never considered Yojimbo cute, until Ashley Davis posted this most recent art work extravaganza. You gotta check her incredible work out!



A-Vexed Alex shares his thoughts of the Nintendo DSi after purchasing one recently



E-Magnalon still has his XBLA/PSN game giveaway contest going on. Check out his twitter feed for a chance to win!



S-Cadtalfryn needs some help buying a new PS3.

S-Learn 10 things about Jack Maverick you never knew.

S-Your Moms Hit Lover wants to love his Wii, but he just can't.

S-DrUniverse doesn't like the Wii either, though he hasn't really played it, so I don't understand how he formed this opinion.

S-nekobun is such an achievement whore he played Altered Beast until he got every achievement.



N-Did you know there is a patch out for Jagged Alliance 2 that adds multiplayer support? Well now you know!

N-It appears MvC2 will track in game stats online.

N-LucasArts is releasing Star Wars: The Force Unleashed "Ultimate SIth Edition

V-Check out this video montage of Ryu combos from multiple Street Fighter games

R-Dexter345 reviews The Secret of Monkey Island.

R-Ryoma90 reviews Devil Summoner

T-Cornflake head shares his thoughts on Madballs

T-nilcam shares his impressions of King of Fighters 12.

T-Apparently Renith is really enjoying Najo Nute and Bolts.

T-garganroo is currently playing MadWorld, that is when his Wii balance board isn't telling him he's gaining weight.

T-EternalDeathSlayer loves Monkey Island, but hates Sonic Unleashed. The man is wise beyond his years!







?-Michiyoyoshiku explains how to get Model 2 games to run.



F-Don't call out the Dtoid staff unless you know you're right!



-(SilverDragon1979)

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Costume Party

When it comes to October, it's pretty easy to come up with an idea for Bloggers Wanted. Halloween presents a lot of options. People will start playing horror games and marathon scary movies, but then there's the ultimate question for the day itself:

"What am I going to wear?"

Costumes are, after all, at the very heart of Halloween's fun. Whether you're playing a game with a canon character like Lara Croft, Spider-Man or a customized character in Monster Hunter World or an MMO, you're still faced with the question of what are you going to look like. Sometimes you even have stat bonuses to further complicate things, while other games have made it so you can have all the lovely stat bonuses and still make something that looks nice to you. Some folks even take this all huge step further and will realize such costumes for real-life cosplay.

As someone that posts often about Final Fantasy XIV, I have spent countless hours obtaining all kinds of armor, weapons and accessories from various corners of the game and only for the reason of it looking cool. In fact, once I have a job at 50, I feel obligated to give each of my jobs a fanciful glowing weapon before I press forward.

And then I give each job their own little pet sidekick, because I have decided my character is a Disney princess. Then I write macros that give them a blend of super sentai/Sailor Moon transformations because henshin a-go-go, baby!

But, if I'm honest, my one true love in regards to outfits in the game is the Invalician Samurai set, which I got from the Rabanastre raid. The design is pulled right from the Final Fantasy Tactics' art concept of the female samurai and is wonderfully realized.

But sometimes looking good comes at a price, too. I remember my favorite look for my Corsair in Final Fantasy XI required me wearing pants that reduced my movement speed by twenty percent and some of the best stat-based builds in Monster Hunter can make you look silly.

So this month's topic for Bloggers Wanted is costumes. Whether the costume is realized in-game or in real-life, we'd like for you to to discuss your favorite creations or tributes to characters, whether it's a custom look, a canon character or even a character skin like you'd find in Overwatch or Fortnite. You can discuss cosplays you've done, or cosplayers you admire. You can even talk about the plights of stat-based function over fashion.

The sky is the limit on this one, so head on over to our community blogs and get to writing! Use the prompt "Costume party: [Your title here]" and be sure to place "Bloggers Wanted" in the tags!

Now if you'll excuse me, I have get Bayonetta dressed up. She's heard about everyone and everything becoming Princess Peach and she would like to remind the world she was ahead of the curve on that.



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