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Cblogs of 8/29/09 and 8/30/09 + SilverDragonisms


After getting last week off, I am back to return to my usual weekend cblog recap duties. Did anyone miss me? Speaking of missing someone, I'm going to miss all of you who are going to PAX next weekend. I had originally planned on going and finally meeting all you crazy awesome people in person, but unfortunately things didn't work out. That's ok though, because someone has to stick around and hold down the fort right? All I ask is that someone please buy and pour out a drink in my honor please. I would greatly appreciate that.

As for what's been going on in my gaming life, not much really. I did manage to beat Shadow Complex last Sunday with 100% of all items collected, but since then all of my systems have laid dormant. That game rocks by the way, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is considering buying it. I reviewed it for Gamer Limit, so feel free to check out my review if you're interested. I also went to an all day Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare LAN party on Saturday, which totally rocked. My team pretty much destroyed the other team, and I was usually the top guy, so that was awesome.

All you PS3 fanboys will be happy to hear that I finally went and picked up a copy of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. I have always wanted to play it, but I just never got around to it. Now that it's only $30 I had to jump at the chance, especially since Uncharted 2 comes out in a little under 2 months. Hopefully I'll enjoy it as much as everyone else has. If not, I'm blaming Yojimbo. Actually from now on I think I'm just gonna blame Yojimbo for all of my gaming problems. Sorry old man. ;-)

Well enough about me. Let's get on with the weekend recaps shall we .....

*-Unangbangkay writes a great article about how you just might end up loving Eroge if you give it a chance.

*-Unstoppablejuggernaut takes us on a trip back in time, to remember some of the best Cblog community members that have since left.

*-Grunchk1n and Usedtabe are having a GIRL!!! Everyone congratulate them!

*-Thanks to our wonderful leader, Niero, posting articles on Destructoid can now be done from Google Chrome.

*-CapnCrunk continues mapping out the world of the original Metroid in his series entitled "Metroid and Graph Paper: Part 3."

A-Canti-sama shares his top 10 Mega Man games of all time.

A-CrackieRacooon doesn't think it's easy being a game designer.

S-Playing "Pathologic", Day 11 (part 1)

S- Playing "Pathologic", Day 11 (part 2)

S-Stories from the Past: Diablo and the Dark Side.

M-How to Make Gaming COmmunities Suck Less: Stop talking about PAX!

M-How to make Gaming Communities Suck Less: Commandments of less Suckage

M-How to Make Gaming Communities Suck Less: I know you are, but what am I?

M-How to Make Gaming Communities Suck Less: Steal Something Aweful's Entrance Fee Idea

M-How to Make Gaming Communities Suck Less: Free Speech, the 2-Way Speech

M-I suck at games: The Console Shooter

M-I suck at games: Dishonorably Discharged

M-I suck at Games: RPGs, my favorite game.

M-I Suck at Games: West of a White House

P-The next Backwards Compatible Podcast records tonight, before all the guys head off to PAX

P-Drunkcast episode 7 records tonight.

E-BrainDerailment needs more entries for his Batman PC Contest.

E-STFUAJPGM is giving away a few copies of Blip Festival '08 Live CD. Sign up and enter the contest now.

E-Check out this recap of the Dtoid NY Karaoke Night

E-360 SRK Saturday

E-PS3 SRK Saturday

E-ShiMuNi Night: Jackie Chan is Chun Li Edition

E-Mystery Science Sunday: Warriors of the Wuss Land Edition

S-BiggyP lost all his PS3 trophies when his PS3 got damaged and then replaced.

S-Forest fires near Scrapbrain's house reminds him of the Silent Hill movie.

S-Cataract is pissed that Destructoid still doesn't play nice with Google Chrome.

H-Cadtalfryn bought a shiny new PS3 Slim.

N-In case you missed it, here's a recap of all the PC gaming news from the last week.

T-Lenore Coffee thinks experience points should be given out for your specific actions, not just "because".

T-Tomr4 returns to share some of his most recent thoughts on some games.

T-Volomon shares some magazine scans of Modern Warfare 2.

T-Ali D thinks you should pick up both Left 4 Dead and Killing Floor. He thinks they are both worth their awesomly cheap price.

T-Diceshow7 loves the Spartan Laser from Halo 3.

T-Fadakar tells us why he loves Guitar Hero 5

T-Wifienabled thought this was a horrible summer for games.

T-Flameconder tells us why he loves Star Wars: Episode III for the Nintendo DS.

T-Jimmi G wants you to apply to the Sovereign Forces gaming clan.

T-Cataract thinks he's getting "Burnt Out" from gaming.

T-Thanks to Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Krow is now going to go and play through every Final Fantasy game from I to X. Wish him luck.

T-Magnalon\ rants about the horrible community DotA has spawned, and how it's almost impossible for new players to be accepted.

T-Ace of Knaves explains why he hated the end of Batman: Arkham Asylum.

T-TheRealist871 explains why he doesn't think he wants to see a remake of FF7.

A-Check out this awesome image Jack Maverick drew for Topher

A-Check out these images of a UV art textured gun Sheppy made.

A-Anime Trailer Part: August '09 Edition.

A-CaptainBus thinks GamesTM and EDGE magazine have some sweet covers.

A-Check out this awesome Muramasa Pre-Order Artwork.

M-Check out this music from Dissidia: Final Fantasy.

M-Check out this Marvel vs Capcom 2 Mixed Tape.

R-PacoDG hates how blatantly some people sell pirated games.
L-I laughed.

L-Dead Movie Star shares, in images, why he loves Destructoid. Seriously, why aren't there any pictures of girls in this post?

V-Darkstalkers fan made video.

V-Check out this incredible video of a wireless PC full tracking gamegun. This is freaking AWESOME!!!!

V-The Trophy Whore (video)

V-Wry Guy attempts to master his video capturing skillz with Super Ghouls and Ghosts

V-This guys has apparently never played Monkey Island

F-Oh yeah ... this is fail ...

F-The grammar patrol called, and they want their commas and lower case i's back.


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No matter what the experience was or which game or genre left that strong first impression, such experiences have the potential to open our eyes to the rich history of a series or genre. With any luck, we might find even more to love or something better. A great first experience with RPGs could lead to an undying love affair.

Sometimes a first kiss can be so impactful that the game gets placed on a pedestal and enshrined as a gold standard, which has its own pros and cons. I mean, it is nice to have a basis for comparison, but some folks take it too far. There are people who loved Half-Life, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, or Final Fantasy VII so much that nothing after them really got a fair shake.

So first impressions matter -- they can shape and inform our gaming habits. I grew up on arcades, Nintendo, handhelds, and eventually into RPGs, so much of what I play will be influenced by how I acquired my tastes. I probably like Overwatch a ton because it has a passion for RPG roles, but contextualizes them closer to older shooters focused on objectives more than gear builds and grinding out perks for better killstreaks.

So for this month's Bloggers Wanted, we'd like you head over to the community blogs write about your first kiss, the games that positively influenced you or maybe biased you a little too much for a time. What turned you on to a series or genre? Was it love at first sight? Did it set any expectations in stone or possibly lead you to something better?

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