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The last Cblogs of 12/19 and Striderisms?

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First, sorry about the delays on the mysterious episode 8 of the Fapcast. It's the Christmas week countdown, what did you expect? I'm busy! In fact, I guess it's a requirement that Recappers be busy. How often do you see Wrench blog on his actual blog? Or Smurf? Or bbain? Or Phil? (Well, I think Phil's internet is down, so he has an excuse.)

Case in point, I haven't blogged in a while. I mean, actually blogged. Thank god for being a recapper and obligations. Speaking of which, we touch on it on the Fapcast but I might as well mention now in case I'm super late in getting it out: We're looking for a new Recapper.

In a super-secret correspondence that will be public as soon as I publish Fapcast 8 (HA!), ManChild has put himself on hiatus for unspecified but assumably personal reasons. So that means we need a Recapper as long as ManChild is down for the count and by Recapper, we mean someone with guaranteed availability. You're not gonna be a Reservist. You're gonna shoot straight to regular Recapper and hit the ground into a bloody skid mark. So what do we need? Just your time and availability and that's about it. Recapping is a relatively low commitment deal. You just need to be sure you set aside a portion of your night to read through your day's blogs, get the gist of them, share them, and put your thoughts down if you have any. It takes most of us about one or two hours depending on the volume of blogs on what you want to put into your isms or gasms.

So if you're interested, PM your nearest Recapper with your expressed interest. Me (StriderHoang) and ScottyG mention ourselves in the Fapcast, but if you want, you can also PM whoever's actively Recapping the day you think of it like Wrench, bbain, or Smurf for example. Tell us you're interested, and we'll run your name through our complicated machine that will determine whether or not we'll take you on. It's called, a hat. We'll put your name on a scrap of paper, put it in, shake it around, and pick one out at random. TECHNOLOGY!

Meanwhile, on the front of my new 3DS, I've finally managed to get my hands on proper 3DS software. I just downloaded 3d Adventures: Kirby's Adventure, which takes your basic Kirby formula and makes a pretty box of it, and Crashmo, sequel to Pushmo.

I've always heard good things of Pushmo, but never knew that when people talked of it that it was a 3DS downloadable. But now I know that it's a great puzzle game. Pull, slide, and push towers of blocks in an attempt to get to the top. But things aren't always as they seem as you tackle the tower. Blocks will fall, gadgets will introduce weird paths, and puzzles can stop cold with the wrong drops. But it's all in a shiny, colorful package topped off with a cute little sumo dude. And come Saturday, I'll let my girlfriend give the game a shot since we all know she's a puzzle fanatic.

So we all know Ace Attorney 5 is a thing and that it'll be a 3DS game (thank god). I know I'm all over that stuff, but what else should I get? I'm a year behind this 3DS stuff, so I don't know where to begin. Mario 3D Land? Mario Kart 7? Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D? I'm getting Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition off a trade on the forums and Ocarina of Time 3D for Christmas but is there anything else I should know about?

Seriously, I love getting tags for my Mii Plaza and catching up on my Find Mii hat collecting but I gotta actually, you know, play games on my 3DS.

Also, don't visit terriblefate.com. No seriously. You will begin to believe if you visit it.



* - Give the No Named Man your input. While finding ways to like characters outside finding them relatable is only one view, there are people who bat around the term relatable too much

V - Tobbi's video award of the worst 2012 had to offer

A - Settings, and why Klarden has trouble caring about some of them

P - Binary Chode and the curious case of episode twosomes

A - Blast73's remarks on the whole War Z shenani-bananas

S - Mario Kart is about bringing people together and that's why it's on Marcunio's 12 days of Christmas list













A - Snealiv's War Z concept box art is uninspired and that's the joke










~ StriderHoang


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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.

Rules

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

-Stellaris
-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)
-Armello
-Undertale
-ABZU

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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