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Cblogs of 7/7/09 + Pendeltonisms

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I don't know if anyone's seen Dave Chapelle's Bloc Party, but if you haven't, you owe yourself to see this concert masterpiece. I watched it during the recaps tonight, and fell in love with it all over again. In the film, Dave goes to Bed-Stuy in NYC, armed with some of the greatest talents in hip-hop today (Mos Def, The Roots, THE GODDAMN FUGEES, etc.), and a group of people from Dayton, Ohio, and fucking rocks out one aftenoon in September 2005. It's funny, it's heartwarming, and the music is better than incredible. If you have even a passing interest in hip-hop, or Dave Chapelle, please, PLEASE, see this movie. You won't be dissapointed.

Speaking of concert movies, it's time to move onto the recaps! Today, we've got Destructoid helmets, tattoos, and created stages, oh my! Also, there's the return of everyone's favorite failure, and the first crop of new Monthly Musings.

LET'S DO THIS CBLOOOOOOOOOOG RECAPS!!!



*-Wow: Fallout 3 and it's morality makes zombiekiller's head hurt, but in a good way.

*-A wonderful blog about how a first-time WoW player discovers the appeal of the game.

*-So, yeah: Pendelton's getting a Destructoid Tattoo.

*-P Dude makes some damn fine Rorschach custom shoes.

*-If you eat chilli dogs and collect golden rings, the terrorists have won.

*-Since there's a lot of talk about Lucas Arts adveture games going on, Faith decides to show off her awesome Monkey Island/DOTC bead sprites.

*-Well, well, wel, SOMEONE knows how to introduce themselves to the community: Welcome The Kojukinator to Destructoid, everyone!

*-ANOTHER DESTRUCTOID HELMET IS ON THE LOOSE!!!

*-An awesome and well-done review of the Parasite Eve SE soundtrack.



A-Hey, cool! You can vote on the name of Atlus' next game they're sending over here to 'Murca.

A-Take a look at this link to a great article about the life of the Gameboy.

A-Though it's ripping off the A Life Well Wasted episode, check out this blog where we're asked "Why do we play?"

M-I, the Author: The branching stories of Chrono Trigger.

M-I, the Author: User-created content to convey a story.

M-I, the Author: using VW Beetles to...wrestle each other?

M-I, the Author: KILL IT WITH LIQUID FIRE!

P-THIS JUST IN: FAILCAST hates kittens.



W-Congrats go out to JohnnyViral for winning kauza's Fallout 3 contest!
 


E-So,e New England Dtoiders got together and, among other things, RUINED TMNT.

E-Why it's imperitive you look into going to PAX East.

E-There's a picture in this blog of Hamza eating panties. That is all.

E-Hey, Portland Dtoid afficianados! Check out this amazing Retro Gaming Expo coming in September!



N-Just another reason why Canada sucks: they're trying to get rid of videogames.

N-Ever heard of The Underside? Well, then check out this amazing demo for the game.

N-Oh, shit, is there a new Mechwarrior game on the horizon?

T-A look at some of the amazing DBZ PS2 games, and the newest, Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast.

T-Let the rampant speculation about Tatsunoko vs. Capcom's new character additions commence!

T-Why the god-awful Golden Axe 3 is loved by JehutyFromHell.

T-Why do bad things happen to good games, and how are mediocre games released?

T-Tavendale talks about his interesting practice of using Dawn of War games to try out new color schemes for his tabletop figures.

T-Hoborg comes out of fail territory to talk about why he's having trouble playing Dead Rising, even though he owns it.



A-Haxan shows us some art that's gone unpublished on Dtoid. Great work!

F-Hey, anime peeps! Check out these reviews of a few new anime series.



L-GuuZilla discovers an old love letter from a certain cockteasing bitch.



S-Sorry, chief: missed the boat on this by a few days.

F-Man, I've missed putting you down here, Michi.

(Pendelton21)

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Last week, in the quick posts of Destructoid's community, we saw the rise and fall of community manager Wesley J. Russow. He rose to prominence with his immutable power, only to see it come crashing down as the working class clambered beneath him and tore him down. Truly, the life and times of Westopher G. Raggamuffins was a lesson in live fast, burn hot, crash spectacularly.

Wes went from community darling to lovable despot over the course of a few days. It was a thing of beauty to behold. Truly, nothing is better to witness than a real-life heel turn. Wrestling is nothing without these terms after all. A "Face" is a good guy wrestler who fights the man, stands up for the little guy, and fights fairly while still winning. A "Heel", on the other hand, is a despicable, dastardly villain or even anti-hero. I loved Kurt Angle's antics as this gold medal Olympic winner turned wrestler who wasn't necessarily as likable as his gold medals imply. I loved hating that guy! A good heel is fun to hate, and there's nothing quite like the gasp of shock when watching the turn, when a face uses dirty tricks and turns into a heel.

Let me ask you this: is Kratos a hero? Before we see Kratos return in what I'd call Dad of War, let's not forget Kratos’ sordid past as a hero. In the first game, it was a revenge tale. It was a story of a mythical Spartan warrior who wanted revenge on the God of War who betrayed him. But as the series went on, it became a story about the lengths Kratos would go to justify his vendetta against people who wronged him. He would literally destroy the world just to destroy his enemies. Sure, we played as him, and we were taken on a ride, but would you really put your bet behind him and say, "Yeah, look at that hero!"

This month's Bloggers Wanted is about your favorite heel-turns or anti-heroes (in case a heel turn is too specific). Do you like it when Ryu turns into Evil Ryu? Or maybe you like Injustice, with its built in heel-turn Superman? I won't claim to understand the time line of Revolver Ocelot between Snake Eater and Guns of the Patriots, but I love that knucklehead.

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