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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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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
Fake it until you make it

This month's bloggers wanted prompt is something we stole. You see, by stealing this idea, you have no idea how truly inept I actually am. By pretending to know what I'm doing, I have clearly used my ill-gotten status to meet such big-time celebrities as Darlington Woolie "Pie Stealer" Madden or Sara from [insert pixel indie game studio here].

This month's bloggers wanted was inspired by the internal enjoyment we had at reading TheBlondeBass' promoted blog on faking conversational anime knowledge. And now it seems as good a time as ever to pretend to know what's going on since the new Fate/Grand Order game launched and qtoid is talking about it. I am a big fan of the character design of Artoria in the blue dress, or Artoria in the suit, or Artoria in the red dress. But seriously, we enjoyed the format so much that we want to ask the community for their own ideas at faking it at all sorts of things.

But this prompt is not just for anime, of course. The video game industry is fractured with all sorts of niche interests that only an insane rich person with no job could realistically know everything about. This month's bloggers wanted is about taking a subject you want to offer advice on faking knowledge about in order to help the greater community, for better or for worse. If this doesn't sound serious, don't worry, you're not supposed to take it seriously. You don't have to be an expert in whatever you talk about any more than Bass is an expert in anime.

I seriously don't know if that was a compliment or an insult.

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.

Good luck this month. Only true cowards rely on facts. Real heroes pretend to know what they're doing!



Current Community Contests
PREPARE TO CONTEST - The Master Gaming List Birthday Giveaway!

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

-Stellaris
-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)
-Armello
-Undertale
-ABZU

Thank you to all 282 of you who have made the Master List a successful project over the past year! I will continue updating it into the forseeable future.


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