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Cblogs of 8/18/09 + Pendeltonisms

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So, today, at the crack of goddamned dawn, I moved most of my stuff into my new place. I began renting an apartment with a good friend of mine, and almost all of the essentials are moved in. On top of that, I spoke with Bryan from Apocalypse Tattoo in Seattle, as well as Niero, to iron out the plans for the Destructoid Tattoo (mre info later). AND I started a new female character on Fallout 3, which is fast becoming the most fun RPG/shooter I’ve ever played.

It’s been a productive day.

This productiveness even bled into the cblogs today, where you kids once again spoiled me with a dearth of topsauce, the idea for a new cblog game, and…umm…facecock.



*-Another spectacular entry into kjohnson1585’s script for Ratchet and Clank: All or Nothing.

*-A great blog about Stewie32887’s immense love of Star Fox 64, and the lengths he went to get it.

*-Well this is just incredible: TheBigFeel and his team are making a replica Brutal Legend bus for the Red Bull Soapbox Derby race!

*-Say hello to my new ringtone.

*-What happens when a pretentious douchebag does an iPhone game review? Magic, that’s what.

*-One of the best intros I’ve ever recapped; welcome Dim, his amazing game collection, and his striking resemblance to Chris Angel to the community! (Also, props for great TWEWY art)

*-Aberrant Thought’s gorgeous Little Sister tattoo, and a cool story about why he got it.

*-Here come the Koopa Bros.! (Great piece about a great boss battle).

*-Still my favorite series around these parts, Kauza’s 2nd day with dTunes is filled with awesome, so-called “prog rock”.

*-A great Dtoid Discusses about the hot new resurgence of fighting games.



A-An interesting piece about how future titles could be financed by large gaming communities.

A-No, seriously, this new pricing structure with the old PS3 makes no sense.

P-Oh man, FAILCAST. I hope you answer Daxelman’s question.



E-To all the Big Apple kids, come and sing horribly with the Dtoid NY crew!

E-wow, there’s some serious 50 Cent: BiTS video streaming going on here.

S-Rev. Macro shows us another game he’s regretted playing by looking at Sword Quest: Earthworld for the Atari 2600.

B-Happy 2nd Dtoid anniversary, NihonTiger90!



N-BEST. NEWS. EVER. Those amazing Comic Con RE zombie shirts are now gonna be available for preorders of the new RE game!!!!!!

N-Some scans for the awesome new Persona 3: Portable.

N-Seriously, who the hell didn’t see the price drop/Slim announcements from a fucking mile away?

N-Anyone who doesn’t already have one can pick up a Champions Online beta key.

T-Seriously, yu just got the price drop you wanted. Why keep bitching about the little things?

T-Agreat introduction for nyone wanting to get into MMO Erepublik.

T-Wan Sum Dung’s top 10 games list is a Nintendo fap-fest, but a well-deserving fap-fest.


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M-pixelpunx gives us another great look into the gaming music scene with this episode of STFUAJPGM.



L-There is a penis in this blog. Also, WELCOME BACK JUGGS!!!

?-FUCK THAT NEW PS3 IT WOBBLES.

?-Seriously, though, Facecock is WEIRD.

?-The most metal cblog post ever.



F-Well, you DID call it a failblog, so…

F-Let’s play a game; every time you see a really good title attached to a no-avatar’d newcomer, and correctly guess that it’s a front for the furry comic, you get a point. 10 points = free handjob from Hamza at PAX.

-(Pendelton21)
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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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