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Cblogs of 9-12-09 and 9-13-09 + Strykisms (Taking Care of Business, Act I)


This was not a good week for Recaponia. The weekend recaps never materialized, the Monday recap went up a full 24 hours late, and the Tuesday recap was conspicuously absent. Some people were swamped with other duties, some were under the weather, and some just didn't punch in for work. As a result, the recaps are a mess. It's time to clean up.

I've mentioned before, I can't stand to see work go undone. Even if it seems like a pointless endeavor, I can't rest until it's finished. After I post these weekend recaps, I'll get Tuesday's done. Later tonight, I'll put up my usual Thursday stuff. How do I have time to do four days worth of recaps? Well, I didn't start today, first of all. Second, I've been recovering from my own illness. It's nothing as serious as the the Black Death you cats contracted at PAX, but I've been taking it easy in the house all week because of it. Might as well do something to kill the time.

Let's try not to let affairs go out of control in future, k? Now, on to business!

*- Jimbo wants to play the role of villain. Not an anti-hero. Not a misguided hero. A baby-killing, World War III-initiating, cold-blooded bastard supreme.

*- The upgrades keep coming! You can now link a whole mess of game network IDs to your blog profile, not just XBL Gamertag anymore!

*- PAX doodles! PAX doodles! Come spot yourself in Cutie Honey's PAX doodles!

*- Burch's rant on sexy heroines has resulted in some excellent responses in the blogs. Here is Ace Flibble's take.

*- It's official! Jim Sterling is less than the crusty dog doo on the heel of JOURNALISM.

A- Ha ha! It's "Ready to Friday" reflections on a Saturday!
A- Scion of Mogo penned a clever counter-argument to the "longer games mean better value" debate.
S- This week on Canti-sama's Top Ten Saturday, the bosses of Metal Gear Solid!
S- He actually did it. Genki-JAM showed his special cut of Dragonball Evolution.
S- On this installment of Handheld Hotel, flamecondor reviews Donkey Kong for the Game Boy.
S- Wryview time, children! Have some Beyond Good & Evil!
S- Canti-sama certainly stays busy! For Overrated/Underrated Sunday, it's women in gaming!
M- Trebz hasn't forgotten about Cubivore.
M- Freefall hasn't forgotten about No One Lives Forever 2.
M- Dr Light ate your Magicite hasn't forgotten World Court Tennis.
P- A cute puppy announced that Backwards Compatible Podcast was recording.

W- Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Justice won the DestructoidArtisans Dreamcast 10th anniversay art contest.
E- The King of Dtoiders goes gold! Dun dun dun!
E- Day 1 of The King of Dtoiders OVAAAA!

E- Memphis becomes a little less sucky on October 1st. It's NARP time!
E- These are the crews who will assault your eardrums at MAGFest.
F- Saturday's PS3 SRK schedule. I guess it makes no sense to mention this at this point, but eh.
F- The PS3 Saturday night shooter. Again, kinda pointless to bring it up half a week later.
F- Aaaand the 360 SRK.
D- Uncovered footage of Mr. Destructoid from E3 2007! Ain't she a beaut?
S- This backwater subway ad for the newest Layton game was facepalm-worthy for RoccoAnthony.
S- TheLegendaryMan found a treasure trove in his basement, but where is the photographic proof?
S- You people and your PAX love-a-thons. Stop being so happy, dammit! Here. Hamza was gifted some stuff.
S- tehuberone's pal got a tatoo featuring a collection of Super Mario mushrooms.
S- Are we going to have to hear about PAX all the way until the next one? It's becoming as intrusive as Christmas in October.
I- I'll cut RComBly some slack this time, but short stuff like is a no-no.
I- Oh no! Anonymous has attacked Destructoid! We will all be... oh... ah! Anonymouse! False alarm, guys!
I- Welcome obeliskofaxum into our inner sanctum!
I- I guess this is technically an introduction. In that case... hello, THEJOHN3!
B- I guess we a celebrating Dreamcast's unbirthdays now.
B- Does grrlaction still come around here? Happy birthday to her regardless!

N- As we know by now, this Scribblenauts word list is not complete. Still, I'm not looking at it.
N- Saturday, September 12, 2009. This is your PC and gaming industry week in review.
N- You have until October 2nd to go play Shaiya and possibly win an Alienware laptop.
V- New footage of Final Fantasy Ecks Eye Eye Eye.
R- Goodness me! A review of Mega Man? As in the first one? Umm... k.
R- The triggers on the PS3 controller are bullshit. Here, by these attachments to make those triggers less shitty.
P- garison rocked some Bit.Trip Void while at PAX.
T- KoKoO Psy happened across his Scribblenauts copy some days early by totally legit means, I'm sure.
T- vexed alex cried over The Beatles: Rock Band when he thought no one was looking.
T- Here's king kong five's opinions on the Bethesda-Interplay kerfuffle.
T- It's nintendoll's turn to ride the love train for The Beatles: Rock Band.
T- gcwright90's top ten most memorable video game moments.
T- Are gamers elitist? Is the sky blue? Is water wet?
T- UncleMilkshake bought and rebought a PSP. Seller's remorse is a bitch, ain't it?
T- Cadtalfryn examined totalitarianism within Mirror's Edge.
T- SovietMudkipz didn't like the ending to The Beatles: Rock Band. Pitchforks were raised.
T- Scrapbrain likes to watch TV. Specifically, he likes to watch in-game television programs. Don't you just love those little nuggets?
T- And now Jack Maverick talks Beatles with us.
T- Jonathan Holmes had a brain fart.
T- DaedHead8 wonders if games can be both fun and educational.
T- Here are PsychoSoldier's picks for gaming beefcakes.
T- unstoppablejuggernaut is all mad and shit.
T- Beware the Coalition of Men with Small Wieners.
$- It pays to inspect the endcaps facing the walls of the electronics department. You never know what you'll find on the cheap.

A- garganroo made some nifty digital sketches of Kid from Chrono Cross and Edea from Final Fantasy VIII.
M- If FFVII were a musical, GamingGoddess would choose these songs as character themes.
M- A Tron tribute video featuring Daft Punk jams.
M- The Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver OST has been leaked. Have some tunes.

L- chronoswing helped out with the Steam card linking on the site... BIG BOOBS! WHOOOOOOAAAAA!
R- Confessions of a 4chan troll.
?- My head hurts.

F- Double posting! Hide that shit!

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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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