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Cblogs Recaps of 1/29/10 + Y0j1mb0isms

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Been awhile since I've stepped in and did the Cblog Recaps thing. Hell, its been awhile since I've done the whole blogging thing too ( aside from my FNF duties ). I want to say its because I've been busy with real life, which really... I haven't. I'd like to say it could be all the games, new and old, I've been toiling away on, which I actually have but that's not the reason either. I think its because I lost my drive to create a blog here. I feel that I've said all there is to say about our favorite hobby within my close to four hundred blogs here. Fanboyism? Check. DLC? Check. Achievements/Trophies? Check. Sexism in Videogames. Check. The console wars? Check. Art in videogames? Yup. Old school games, New School, online play, try to think about a new angle or take about videogames and chances are I've written about it. I have reached a saturation point in my amateur writing/blogging endeavor where if I were to write/blog again, it would feel forced or worse yet redundant because I personally feel I would be repeating myself.

Which got me thinking.

Why does it seem like everybody is saying the same thing to each other again and again and again? Our general discussions or debates, when looked at or assimilated, all have a familiarity born of retread. Perhaps its me. Yet I can't shake the feeling that nothing substantial is being passed on or shared amongst ourselves. All to often I just see jaded gamers being critical of games not for the purpose of change but for the entertainment value of it. For the perceived coolness. When we're lashing out at games because of something inconsequential like the box art, for Christ's sake, you know we're starting to grasp at straws now. When eighty percent of most gaming podcasts have nothing to do with gaming and instead focus on sophomoric hijinks or nonsensical musings, it just seems we're not growing as a vehicle to cover, critic, and promote videogames like they should be.

With intelligence. With real love for the genre. Instead of prattling on endlessly about silly clownish shit.

Yet occasionally, out of the blue, there will be maybe not something new but something well said. Well illustrated. Well done. And not surprisingly it's found here. While my initiative to blog may be diminished, thank god you all have not stopped doing what you do. Expressing your authentic love for videogames. Because when all is said and done, what we'll remember here is not if this game sucked or that game didn't. What will be remembered is the clarity of your passion.



*-If you haven't read any of The Obscurer Tribunes, you are missing out. Rectify that now.
*-You Sir, have done the impossible. Made me interested in an Indie Game.
*-An example of why Dtoid rocks
*- GrumpyTurltle's NW NARP Videos are required viewing




A-Do the Wrong Thing: The Best Intentions
S-Quick Dragon Questing
M- The Future: Episodic Games
P-Steamtoid Podcast wants your questions...that they'll probably not use.




E-Fatal Destructoid 98 Brackets: A clarification
F-Euro FNF
F-PS# FNF
S-LordKat Interview
C-Mass Effect 2 shenanigans with spoilers.
C-garganroo's journal entry: The First Night
R-Belated New Super Mario Bros Wii review
R-MAG Review and a word about Camping
I-Welcome to Destructoid Samwise.




N-Crutches
V-Ummm...yeah
V-X boX ke$ha Tik Tok parody
T- Battlefield 2 Bad Company impressions
T-ps3fanboy360's take on Mass Effect2. Apparently it's quite good.
$-Videogame Bargains, bargains bargains.




A-That picture will haunt my dreams
F-Lazyhoboguy's thoughts on The Tim and Eric Awesome Show; Great Job!
S- Previously on 90210...




F-What Kryptinite said
F-Twitter.com
F-This isn't a blog. This is an extended tweet.
F-The fail is strong in this one.


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Of course such a phrase is an incredible disservice to some of the great games that have come out thanks to websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Games like FTL, Shovel Knight, and even Undertale are around thanks to crowdfunding; thanks to people gathering around and literally putting their money where their mouth is, a game they want gets funded and inevitably the greater landscape of gaming benefits from it. Most of the time the landscape gets to benefit from it anyways.

Don't worry though, this month's bloggers wanted prompt isn't an exploratory thesis on the effects of crowdfunding on video game development. We just want you to talk about your favorite games, as long as they were crowdfunded. This topic can be simultaneously broad and narrow, because you can talk about whatever game you want, however you want, as long as it was crowdfunded.
For me, FTL is the original crowdfunded game, and it was great. It was somehow minimalist and incredibly detailed at the same time, and it was all done because a man wanted to do it, but needed the money, and thousands of other people wanted to see where his idea would go. Shovel Knight to me feels like this natural evolution of the classic 8-bit gaming of yore without also throwing myself back to a time when gaming was honestly comparatively archaic. And everyone's talked to death about Undertale, so we all know where I'd go with that.

To participate in this month's bloggers wanted, just start a blog! Oh, and title it "Crowdfunded: [your blog title here]." I bet this month is going to be pretty diverse, since it's basically writing about your favorite crowdfunded game. So I hope to hear about some good games revisited or amazing games no one has heard about.

Remember: Persona 5 was not crowdfunded, but excuse me as I plow through it.

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