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Cblogs of 8/8/09 and 8/9/09 + SilverDragonisms


So I finally unwrapped my 9 month old copy of Resistance 2, and started playing it for the first time this weekend. I have to tell you, after playing other great games like Killzone 2 and Gears of War 2, this game just does not cut it. I'm almost completely done with the single player campaign and I have not been impressed at all so far. The graphics are sub-par, the story is completely contrived, and the action is very cookie cutter.

You need to understand that I loved the first Resistance: Fall of Man, so I had my hopes high for this sequel. So far those hopes have only been crushed. Now I haven't played the multiplayer yet, and I've heard good things about it, but the single player campaign is just crap. This makes the 2nd game in a row that I have been disappointed with. First there was MadWorld last week, and now Resistance 2 this week. What the hell is going on here?

Besides these crappy games, I have some pretty stressful stuff going on in my personal life right now. All in all, I have to say the last week was pretty shitty for me. I'm hoping things make a turn for the better soon, but right now I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. Anyways, I'm not going to bore you with the details of my personal life, and there are much more important things to talk about, like the Cblog recaps.

*-Jack of No Trades shows off his Mr. Destructoid Robot modeling skillz. Check out all these images he posted, they are awesome!

*-Ashiley Davis updates us all with her most recent artwork. Her stuff is always awesome!

*-Yojimbo explains in painstaking detail, wy KoF12 is BLATANTLY BETTER than BlazeBlue.

*-WalkYourPath writes a great article about why we play games. It is a definite must read, as is most of his stuff.

A-Geneticfoil lists the top 10 hardest games of all time. It is most likely you will agree with many of them.

A-Tubatic think the real reason al the big name games are getting pushed back to 2010 is because of the release of Way of the Samurai 3, which comes out on October 13th.

A-Snoogans775 discusses his view on the whole "Games as Art" debate.

A-Geneticfoil explains why he is not happy with the current state of the Game Industry.

S-The "Building a Video Game Canon" series continues, with an edition on Indie Games.

M-I suck at games: Period

M-I suck at games: Wii Fit

M-I suck at games: Yet still enjoying the affairs that weren't meant to be

M-I suck at games: I'm gonna kill you later anyway, so why do I have to protect you?

M-I suck at games: But Not Forever

M-I suck at games: IWBTG and my waning sanity.

M-I suck at games: Putting the Death in Deathmatch

M-I suck at games: They Makes Me Sick

M-I suck at games: The Death of the Art Behind the 2D Sidescroller

M-I suck at games: Wii Sports Bowling

P-Drunkcast Episode 4 records tomorrow

P-The next episode of the Backwards Compatible Podcast records tonight

W-Using his super advanced ninja skillz, VVVGamer has won a PS3. Check out these awesome pictures to see why he won.

E-Join CrocBox for another edition of Mystery Science Sunday.

E-Quick reminder of the upcoming Dtoid San Francisco meetup.

E-Crocbox previews his line up for this week's Mystery Science Sunday.

E-It's time for another edition of Shoryuken Saturday: PS3 Edition. Come get your fighting addiction fix with all the other Dtoiders.

E-It's time for another edition of Shoryuken Saturday: XBOX 360 Edition. Come get your fighting addiction fix with all the other Dtoiders.

E-Tonight's ShiMuNi includes Bruce Cambpbell

S-Danzflor just wanted to thank everyone in the Dtoid community for being so AWESOME!

S-Ali D really sucks at beating games.

S-Optimus Primeau tells the story of how he got his first Nintendo.

B-Half left sends some happy birthday wishes out to The_Young_Scot.

N-Capcom doesn't know whether people would actually buy a Darkstalkers HD Remix game.

N-Rumor: Barry Burton or Chris Redfield in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.

N-EA Denmark has posted the entire list of songs on the Brutal Legend Soundtrack.

$-There's a huge Indie Game sale going on this weekend on Steam. Complete list of games attached.

V-Check out this video of this Sega Genesis X-Men glitch

V-Does this video confirm Ice-T will be in Gears 3?

T-Ali D is excited that DoubleBear Productions is making a zombie RPG.

T-Tubatic doesn't understand how Dog, from Half-Life 2, can do sign language when he only has 3 fingers.

T-Mcbennet is very happy he bought a PS2-to-USB adapter, so he can use his PS2 controller to play ROMs on his PC.

T-Michiyoyoshiku presents the remastered Sega CD version of Fatal Fury Special.

T-Scary Womanizing Pigmask finally beat Touhou Projects: The Embodiment o the Scarlet Devil, and boy is he happy!

T-Jack Maverick shares his short thoughts on the Brutal Legend soundtrack!

T-Michiyoyoshiku is having PS2 to USB converter issues.

T-Garganroo has issues with the AI in Little King's Story.

T-Nilcam shares his thought on Space Bust-A-Move.

T-Krow shares his continuing Pokemon Adventures.

T-Nic128 gives us a crash course in O2Jam

T-MattDoommaster went out and bought Spliter Cell: Chaos Theory, only to discover he hates the game.

T-Paul G Dormand is excited about Myst for the iPhone.

T-Rifter01 loves Magic: The Gathering: Doel of the Planeswalkers, but hates that he found a horrible glitch in the game.

A-KokoO PSY creates an excellent illustration of Brad and Samit facing off in the moor stadium.

M-NukaCola is back with another VGdrum medley, Mega Man Metal Cover Edition.

F-SyntaxError is excited that the new movie, "Second Skin", paints MMO players in a better light.

V-Science! Guns and Games!

R-Something about Tokyo Game Night SF: 4 finals ....

F-Come one, come all. See FAIL in its natural habitat.


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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.


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

-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)

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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