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Cblogs of 8/4/09 + Pendeltonisms

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So Sunday I picked up at a garage sale (for 50 cents) a copy of a book someone told me to get a while back: The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time. For those that don’t know what this is, it’s a fictional account of the murder of a neighbor’s dog done by a fictional autistic kid. Thus, the whole book becomes a case-study of autism. It’s a genius book, and if you have the chance, pick it up. As a little aside, the main character, Christopher, mentions that his favorite games are myst and The 11th Hour. So there’s that.

Alright, onto the recaps. Today, we find out the deal with all this bit nonsense, see that none of you, apparently, can play fighting games, and learn the names of a TON of new Dtoid faces.



*-WHAT. THE. FUCK.

*-Want to know the REAL truth about all this 8-bit/16-bit/32-bit nonsense?

*-Sure, Krow could be a master of many video games. He just doesn’t feel like it.

*-A phenomenal post extolling the various virtues of dialogue in games. A must-read!

*-megaStryke continues his immensely awesome series Off-brand Games by looking at Metal Sl…umm, I mean, Commando: Steel Disaster.

*-For CTZ’s 2nd day of hosting dTunes, he gives us some amazing Daft Punk

*-HOT BUTTERED BISCUITS! NukaCola does some amazing drum work, covering the tunes from MMX.

*-JT IceFire sucks at Team Fortress 2, but is still strangely drawn to it.

*-Elsa unloads her thoughts about this whole Fat Princess-feminism debacle in this great post.

*-A gorgeous pic of Balrog from SF2 made by SuitcoatAvener.

*-And another Suitcoat pic of…some chick from Fallout 3, I assume.



A-For the first time in history, the Wing Commander movie has inspired someone to do something good.

A-Wyrmidon talks about achievements, and why they aren’t all that new.

S-ZeroSignal lists off some games he’s been playing in his rarely-used blog.

S-Here’s a look at the Hong Kong anime-gaming expo knows as Ani-Com.

S-And FalconReaper does the same, while also letting us know about events in his life.

S-randombullseye loves Yakuza; wants it over here now.

S-CLICK HERE TO HELP OUT A GAMING CLUB AT JPINTER’S SCHOOL.

S-Naktu might start blogging about his experiences with the crazy, masochistic Dwarf Fortress.

S-Trying to find love in a world full of buttons and headsets.

M-I suck at games: Wow, a lot of you suck at fighting games. Huh…

M-I suck at games: Seriously is ANYONE good at fighters?

M-I suck at games: Marioland = Navin R. Johnson.

M-I suck at games: Why Lokyar can’t Hadouken.

M-I suck at games: SSBB has shamed Boatz for the last time!



W-Thanks to Airplane! and an awesome image filter, Y0j1mb0 wins a new KOF shirt!

E-Aborto’s UTT contest entry: Rorshach, Sam Fisher, and Fei Long.

E-Aborto’s UTT contest entry: Cyclops, Ken/Akuma, and Venom.

E-Aborto’s UTT contest entry: Razorback, Bang Shishigami, and Scribblenaut’s Maxwell.



E-Wanna see a bunch of sweaty kids in a room together gaming? Then check out these pics of the Dtoid Europe NintendoNarp.

E-Lucky Eurofags might get the chance to play AvP and Bayonetta in Britain this October.

S-Whoa, check out this huge entry altered made about his time in the game Pathologic.

I-Welcome Nic128 and his God-like rhythm game prowess to Destructiod!

I-Also, welcome Spyn Doctor and his SHAMELESS plug to Dtoid!

I-AND welcome FatherChesz and his love for wildly dancing in fromt of others to our lovely site.

I-AND ALSO welcome Cartman and his big bones to our loving family.

I-And, finally, welcome eightxbitxchick, OMG A GURL, to Destructoid. Phew!

P-QUICK! HIDE THE CHILDREN! FAILCAST IS RECORDING TONIGHT!



N-The Big N is bringing Modern Warfare to the Wii…somehow.

N-cadtalfryn is drunk; has gaming news.

T-Click here to see michiyoyoshiku’s immense boner for Tetris.

T-flamecondor wants his mind wiped of some of the games he’s grown to love.



M-HOLY SHIIIIIIIIIIIT DETHKLOK AND MASTADON ARE GOING ON TOUR TOGETHER?!?!?!?!

F-Oh sweet Christ let it be so; there’s a sequel to the SMB movie coming out.

F-Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the greatest animated shows ever.

F-Whoa: Check out screens and footage from the new movie Kick-Ass.



L-SUCK MY DIIIIIIIICK IN 8-BIIIIIIIIIIT.

V-sickNasty did some comedy. And there be video of said comedy. Watching tiem now.

?-Wanna see the final seconds of The Matrix Online, complete with rectal implosion?

?-Ever wonder what the Cblogs would look like with a sprinkling of The Onion?



F-Umm…no.

F-Take it to the forums.

F-Seriously. Forums, dude.

-(Pendelton21)

FPoTD
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What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

My favorite example of this would be Meruem from the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter. While he doesn’t necessarily fit the exact mold I laid out above, he’s easily one of the most dynamic and curious villains I’ve ever come across. For the sake of not spoiling what is perhaps one of the most exciting, action-packed, and tear-inducing arcs in anime history, I won’t delve into the details of what makes Meruem so great. Instead I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen Hunter x Hunter to set aside some time and plow through the series. Really, it’s that good.

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