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Cblogs of 8/4/13 + Jinxisms

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Busy week in gaming and game-related stuff for me and everyone I think. Here are some general and personal highlights of the week for me...
 
Andy put up a new Bloggers Wanted assignment Saturday: "What's it like to game with you?" We already have some entries, so check them out. One even seemed Topsauce-worthy to me, wasn't expecting that but it was really good.
 
Alice: Otherlands got funded in the nick of time. McGee is buying the movie rights to Alice back and will be making a series of short animated films based on the Otherlands concept. He sees the original game, Madness Returns, and this as sort of a trilogy. The concept/pitch is really good and I think it's possible we'll get a new game out of this eventually, too *crosses fingers*
 


Legend of Iya's Kickstarter is struggling, though. I hope he manages to get it made even if the Kickstarter fails, I really want this game. Spread the word!
 


I think an interview with the Planetside 2 director on Eurogamer justified my decision to go with an 8-core AMD CPU in the build I made last Thursday. To port the game, they have to optimize it for the PS4's multicore AMD CPU – which he said would benefit PC gamers with AMD CPUs as well. Expect new games to be heavily multithreaded, as it's the only way to get any power out of the slow next-gen console CPUs. On PC, I wouldn't buy a CPU with less than 6 cores at this point
 
Some news also just leaked about the HD9000 Series of graphics cards from AMD. The flagship HD9970 sounds like the Fister Roboto of graphics cards. Might be sticking with AMD after all.
 

 
Speaking of sticky… uh… I mean sticking… I'm really trying hard to stick with games until I complete them. I just finished Strike Suit Zero, a nice space combat title. Now I have to pick something to play next. I have some big titles like Dishonored in my backlog, but I think my next goal will be finishing these games:
                                                                                                                     
Shadowrun Returns
Yes, there will be crazy modding soon, but for now the main campaign is pretty straightforward from what I can tell. Also, elves with collars and neon gas masks? Sign me up! (ps: thank you, Phil!)
 


Remember Me
Enjoyed the first part before I got distracted. Really want to finish this one.
 

 
Skullgirls
It's finally coming out on PC! If you preorder you can play the beta now, I think. Is it sad that I'm super-excited to collect all the trading cards for this? The only bad thing is that you never truly "beat" a fighting game…? Anyway, dibs on Parasoul!
 

 
Misery Mod 2.0 for Stalker: Call of Pripyat
This mod looks incredible, and flat-out brutal. Might wait until I upgrade my GPU, actually, as it sounds really demanding.
 

 
What are you guys planning to play next? And how are you doing at the whole "actually finishing games you start" thing?

And here are you recaps!

* - Gaming With Charlie and Brett - As much origin story as anything, this is a pretty personal and well-written blog about the positive effect games had on Charlie's life.

P - Geek Week Video - VVVGamer's has a couple new video podcasts, focused on the GT Academy competition and racing games complete with some good interviews.

M - Gaming With Crackedbat - Hmmmm I think this blog might be satirical. Nahhhh.

M - Gaming With Troy - TroyFullbuster describes what it's like to game with a perfectionist who doesn't like to lose and is totally hardcore at games like Halo, Mario Party, and Candy Crush. I made one of those up.

M - Gaming With BigBoss0110 - Another Bloggers Wanted response, this time from a guy who seems very much a mix of gaming styles and attitudes - in a good way.

M - Gaming With Alphadeus - Alpha sounds like a fun guy to game with. Positive attitude focused on fun, this I like.




S - The Shattered - Cinderquill tells us why Podtoid's fan community is teh awesome.

T - Politics and Games - Spieler Dad discusses Glorious Mission, a military FPS developed by the Chinese government.

V - Call of Juarez: Gunslinger - General Mills' Plus 10 does a "let's play" sort of video featuring this CoJ title.



Elitist Geek Decor: framed System Shock 2 insert/disc

L - Dudes in Distress - Frank makes a video that is satirizing Tropes vs Women, male gamers' reactions to it, or something. I think it is supposed to be funny so here it is. I hate everything today so my sense of humor is suspect.





It's been a brutal week for me personally. But gaming and my Dtoid time keep me (mostly) sane. You guys rule. And, um, sorry for using a bajillion images...


-Jinx

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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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