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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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The Adaptation

Some things don't belong in this world and yet they are conjured time and again by humans that wish to pay them tribute. A video game, book, comic or TV show becomes popular and later becomes adapted to another medium entirely or, worse, a mobile phone spin-off.

Sometimes you get Telltale's The Walking Dead and other times you get Super Mario Bros.: The Movie -- one a great tribute to the comics and TV shows and the other had its soul stolen and made a '90s movie executive's slave.

And here comes another classic game series with hopes of becoming a Netflix hit as I brace myself and hope it doesn't turn out to be a miserable pile of secrets.

Castlevania is a beloved series and with Konami it's sort of a surprise they'd do anything with it at all after running out the people that made their games good and running the franchise into the ground soon after. Yet here we are with an anime series debuting this week and I'm kind of excited for it.

History should leave me a bit more cynical, sure. I remember the Street Fighter live-action movie, the Zelda cartoon and much more, but Mortal Kombat was perfect in its camp and The Witcher games are pretty faithful to their source material. We even have games being adapted into other kinds of games by different developers. Borderlands is now a looter-shooter and a point-and-click adeventure and that works really well, actually.

So for this month's "Bloggers wanted," we want you head over to the community blogs and tell us about your favorite adaptations of games to other mediums or even your favorite adaptation of another medium to games. Use "The Adaptation: [Your game/title here]" in the title and place "Bloggers Wanted" in the tags.

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