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The Cblog Fapcast Episode 5 - The sorry game

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As the podcast as a whole is on its way up, each individual episode is on its way down! I finished the RSS feed and sent it away to iTunes for approval. In a few more days perhaps, you can find our podcast on the iTunes store for podcasts! Of course, if you want to simply subscribe to our RSS without using iTunes, you can always use this. Oh, and I might as well use these posts to actually, you know, act like show notes.

We has a site!

Get in on it here!

In this episode...

Phil has been replaced by a robot, Strider is having girlfriend trouble, and Wrench is playing Mech Warrior! Also, Halo 4, Black Ops 2, and gem warfare! The community segment also has intro blogs, Kojima talk, and even a brand new community question!

This week's community question, or c-question if you will, is what games have you loved despite glaring flaws? Go ahead and answer the question via our twitter or even on our goddamn Facebook page! And also send other questions, suggestions, and other social interactions!

Blogs highlighted this week

Andy Lonn - My Second Blog

Earthfield - Introduction Blog

mystakin - They Bleed Pixels teaches without a classroom

Perfidious Sinn - I Suck At Fighting Games: Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

MisterDonut - 007 reasons Hideo Kojima needs to make a 007 Game

siegarettes - DRIVE. OUTRUN.

Panzadolphin56 - Realism Vs. Fantasy - Who Wins?

Keep writing everyone. And thanks for listening!


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It feels like it's been a decade since we've seen the rise of the crowdfunded game. I'm always surprised when I remind myself that crowdfunding has been a thing long before the first crowdfunded video game, but nowadays a crowdfunded game seems like a dime a dozen.

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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