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Scraps: Sea kitten goes well with a dry, white wine


Jan 12
// Conrad Zimmerman
Let's not beat around the bush. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals rank up there with Heaven's Gate and the Manson Family in terms of sheer, batsh*t lunacy. We've been hearing a fair bit of them in gaming-related...
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Scraps: No time for love, Dr. Jones


Jan 05
// Conrad Zimmerman
Not a lot of time tonight, I'm afraid, so this is going to be a quickie. I have to get packing for the trip up to CES and I haven't done a damn thing yet. I even have laundry yet to do. I'm so screwed.Anyway, here are stories...
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Scraps: The hammer is my penis


Dec 22
// Conrad Zimmerman
My copy of the Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog DVD arrived from Amazon today, and it's incredibly good. Nevermind how incredible the three act supervillain musical starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day i...

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Scraps: Everyday I'm Twitterin' (12/08/2008)


Dec 08
// Conrad Zimmerman
I did something last week that I swore to myself would never happen. I signed up for a Twitter account. The whole thing always struck me as being horribly self-indulgent and egotistical. Who the hell could possibly care about...
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Scraps: I suffer for you (12/05/2008)


Dec 05
// Conrad Zimmerman
All of my friends are in my living room, laughing and playing Rock Band 2 right now. It sounds like they're having a really good time, once they figure out what songs they're going to play.What am I doing? Putting together yo...
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Scraps: You're heavier than you look


Dec 03
// Conrad Zimmerman
Nick Chester's review of Prince of Persia pushed me over the edge and made me break my sacred vow not to buy any more games this year. Like many, I was concerned about the lack of death, fearing that it would convey a sense t...
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Scraps: Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (12/01/2008)


Dec 01
// Conrad Zimmerman
I've been giving a lot of thought recently as to how I could improve the Scraps column. Don't get me wrong, I've always believed that it provides a valuable service to you in giving you bits of leftover news. There was always...
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Scraps: You're going to wind up in Florida with one arm (11/25/08)


Nov 25
// Conrad Zimmerman
I've been really digging the Netflix Instant Watch feature on the 360. Most of all, their impressive library of documentaries available on the service. I love documentaries but they never wind up being something I feel compel...
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Scraps: WTF are Scraps? (11/24/08)


Nov 24
// Conrad Zimmerman
Been a while, hasn't it? Well, I'd like to blame that fact on how exceptional our news coverage has been of late. And that's exactly what I'm going to do. Why, there's been nary a thing to put in one of these posts for weeks ...
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Weekend Scraps: Like a chubby, British Sinatra (10/17/08-10/19/08)


Oct 19
// Conrad Zimmerman
 What a great weekend this has been. Not a whole lot on the news front, but I suspect that nobody wanted to have to fight for attention from the blogosphere while SingSterling was going on. I kept it on all day and it wa...
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Scraps: Charitable donations (10/14/08)


Oct 14
// Conrad Zimmerman
My local NPR station has been running one of their pledge drives today. Thankfully, they're a little more considerate than in some markets that I've heard and try to limit the length of the drive to as brief a period as possi...
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Scraps: I can't be objective about World at War (10/13/08)


Oct 13
// Conrad Zimmerman
Why not? It's probably because I'm bloody awful at it. I wasn't much good when it came to Call of Duty 4 but this is just depressing. I'm lucky if I can kill half as many times as I get to press the respawn button. If you wan...
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Scraps: This is gonna kill Hamtaro sales


Oct 06
// Conrad Zimmerman
Local news is really funny. As I was watching Heroes tonight (Hiro's "key" is WIN), my local NBC affiliate news had a promo for what we could expect to see on tonight's program. I haven't had a chance to watch it y...
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Weekend Scraps: What was I doing again?


Oct 06
// Conrad Zimmerman
I'm having one of those nights where I'm finding it hard to get anything done. The work is piling up around me and I can't even work up the motivation to procrastinate. You know what helps me get through those times? Dam...
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Scraps: One door opens, 500 stay locked forever (10/1/08)


Oct 01
// Conrad Zimmerman
This post is probably going to seem pretty stupid to you (excluding the news links at the end, which are AWESOME... sorta). You've been warned.Something occurred to me today while I was fiddling around with Silent Hill: Homec...
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Scraps: Quality TV watching (09/29/08)


Sep 29
// Conrad Zimmerman
Do you guys watch Heroes? I was concerned about the show after the way the last season went but it looks like they're getting back on the horse. Hopefully, they can keep things intriguing without bogging it down with too muc...
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Weekend Scraps: Hey Mr. Record Man (9/26/08-9/28/08)


Sep 28
// Conrad Zimmerman
This weekend, The Minibosses and MC Frontalot were in town. Well, The Minibosses live here, but that's neither here nor there. They were performing at a party for Kingdom of Loathing Con V (which was also open to the public) ...
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Scraps: This is how the hype ends (9/25/08)


Sep 25
// Conrad Zimmerman
Let me tell you how my morning went down. I spent the whole night prior working on various posts and playing LEGO Batman for review while I waited for the day's news to start circulating. Then, the venerable Jim Sterling and ...
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Scraps: Impalement! (9/24/08)


Sep 24
// Conrad Zimmerman
The other week, in Scraps, I posted a link to a charity drive called Extra Life. Hosted by Sarcastic Gamer, it's an attempt to raise money for pediatric cancer by getting gamers to solicit pledges and participate in a 24-hour...
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Scraps: Holy Denmarkian Bricks! (9/23/2008)


Sep 23
// Conrad Zimmerman
The LEGO series of games are highly endearing, you know that. I absolutely loved LEGO Star Wars when it came out and still like to pop it in from time to time and have a run at a few levels just for kicks. I don't like Star W...
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Nokori: Nintendo's lineup continues to make me cry


Sep 23
// 8BitBrian
Hopping back into the swing of things with Japanese news, the major CEDEC event is over, and those stories are impossibly long to translate. I haven't yet worked up to translating thousand-word documents yet. So for now, here...
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Scraps: All work and no play (9/22/2008)


Sep 22
// Conrad Zimmerman
I don't really have a lot of time tonight. If it's any indication of how busy I've been, I have only had the opportunity to play through a single level of Mega Man 9. Shameful, I know. I'd wish for more hours in the day, but...
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Weekend Scraps: Like Christmas Eve (09/19/08-09/21/08)


Sep 21
// Conrad Zimmerman
I'm so excited about Mega Man 9 releasing on WiiWare tomorrow that I've started formulating a Blue Bomber holy trinity in my head. It makes sense when you think about it (in a highly obsessive manner completely devoid of reas...
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Scraps: All revved up and no place to go (9/17/2008)


Sep 17
// Conrad Zimmerman
This is probably going to further label me as being old and out of touch with what the kids are into, but I really love Jim Steinman. You'd probably know him best as the guy who wrote every good song that Meat Loaf ever recor...
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Scraps: Energy reserves are low, Captain (9/16/2008)


Sep 16
// Conrad Zimmerman
I'm really tired right now, as an event scheduled far earlier than my usual sleep schedule accommodates forced me to eschew the comforts of my bed last night. This means that my already limited capacity for wit, charm and con...
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Weekend Scraps: Black goat of the ROCK! (9/12/08-9/14/08)


Sep 14
// Conrad Zimmerman
I picked up Rock Band 2 today, as I'm sure many of you did, and have immediately set to work ingesting as much of the experience as I can. It would have been nice to get a full four players together for the afternoon, but it...
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Nokori: Soundtracks galore tonight!


Sep 12
// 8BitBrian
That caught your attention, didn't it? Maybe I should use it for the header for Nokori from now on, just so you guys all know to pay attention. Let's get into this then, shall we? First up is this past week's ranking charts. ...
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Scraps: Takin' it in the Bushidō (9/11/2008)


Sep 11
// Conrad Zimmerman
I went ahead and bought Samurai Shodown II from Live Arcade last night. I already have the game for my Neo-Geo arcade cabinet but it would be nice to have somebody to play it with from time to time. You know what I've realiz...
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Scraps: Good food is too easy to find (9/9/2008)


Sep 10
// Conrad Zimmerman
The grocery store is a really dangerous place for me. See, I love to cook and wandering through the aisles of a supermarket always gives me ideas for various things I could whip up in the kitchen. It takes practically every b...
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Nokori: Use your drill to pierce through the Heavens!


Sep 09
// 8BitBrian
I just got done watching Gurren Lagann. Nothing else matters right now.But, since I can't just make that a post and be done with things, here's what's going on in Japan:There's some new DLC coming out for Phantasy Star Portab...

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