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Cblog of 07.08.08 - 07.12.08 5 Day Recap + Arkisms

I was going to post some ridiculous picture to start off this recap, and I was hoping to start off the new recap account with this recap, but I currently don't have photoshop so neither of which is possible. Why? more to follow in arkisms after this epic recap, which I started at 2 am and finished as the sun started rise.

*- Soundtrack to War
*- Workmeng says it like it is
*- Workmengs E3 Predictions
*- ICO for PS3?
*- Chad's going to new jersey
*- PAX for Beginners
*- oh good. it arrived in one piece.
*- Thanks for Calling Destructoid
*- Mainstream Media and Games (NihonTiger90)
*- looks like I'm buying a wii for this
*- RFGO Animation WIP
*- movie remakes in GTA IV
*- this will probably end my life
*- Impossible Plant does Hamza
*- this is awesome
*- Patapon
*- Passing of Michael Turner
*- mirror's edge runners bag.

A- Did We Forget to Grow Up? (Fooliz)
A- Australian Government Sucks (Cowboy TTop)
A- RPG Meaning Lost (CookieMonster)
A- it's not a [genre] game until (mitchie mouse)
S- 10 things I learned this week (Aborto the Fetus)
S- Ready to Friday (Topher Cantler
S- Death by Cartoon 110 (Conrad Zimmerman)
S- Wiifit (Cowzilla)
M- Cammy (Nihon Tiger 90)
M- Kain Highwind (blehman)
M- Gordon Freeman (Eschatos)
M- figaro brothers (ryu89)
M- Nights (MPHTails)
M- Player Created Content (Stephen57)
M- megaman x (nilcam)
M- Tellah (blehman)
M- solidus snake (zen albatross)
M- Zack Fair (The Fil)
M- gregg the grim reaper (excremento)
M- Psymon Stark
P- No Podtoid this week
P- Guitar and BigPopa on Failcast!

C- sevink wants to give you a 360
W- daedead shares his win
W- Haxan wins a Dreamcast

E- VGLIVE Austin
E- Dtoid Stickam
E- some pinball event
E- anime expo 08
E- Texas narp
E- blip festival 2008
E- Florida NARP
E- AX 08
F- solid snake saturdays
F- MGO Saturdays
F- Halo 3 fnf recap
F- Halo FNF
F- 360 FNF
F- gears and tf2 fnf
F- wednesday night whatever
F- TFTuesday
D- Dtoid Helmet in the Haloz
S- yikes
C- What is a gamer?
C- jerrt returns
C- dog meat removed from olympic menus
C- beards
C- More signs of the american economy going down the shitter (oh wait, it's already down the shitter)
C- Cow Appreciation Day
C- sterling vs mxwarlwjrwepltk
C- cops in media, road rash
C- pirates
C- tiff has a fan
C- Yojimbo still hasn't played persona 3? I should fail this.
C- how to cancel xboxlive
C- yahtzee
C- fixed daily hotness
C- I do this. regularly
C- Samit's comin' to PAX
C- more pacification of america
C- gaming shapes who I am
C- things anime cons can do without
C- permanent disbarrment for jt
C- tubatic works in QA
C- SgtBilbo makes a baby
C- pain is fun for children
C- heretic is sorry about something
C- kadosho and the rings aftermath
C- how many games is too many?
C- random bullseye e3 wants
C- nintendo e3 predictions
C- Dale wants to know if he's a sexist pig.
C- E3 2008 Anticipation
C- gaming journalism
C- fooliz coming to the states
C- random musings from silverdragon
I- Mentok the Mindtaker
I- omar
I- supershort923
I- gamerguy 99
I- keebles
I- pizzakiller
I- jackal 27
I- chibicon
B- CronosBlade
H- Fogo
H- JynxShot

N- Halo Wars Shots
N- Flagship Closes
N- Keytar in Guitar Hero ?
N- Chrono DS Screens
N- Warhammer Age of Reckoning Announcements
N- Too Human Demo
N- Warhammer Features Cut
N- EU VC Update
N- punch out wii
N- algol in SC4
N- Tatsunoko vs Capcom outside the states?
N- RE5 Coop?
N- SFIV Command List
N- something about luminous arc 2
N- Capcom at Comiccon
N- no price drop for ps3
N- rockband drums
N- july 11th uk bargains
N- GTA IV amazon deal
N- rockband 2
N- too human demo next week
N- psn updates
N- Good Old Games
N- Burn out paradise ps3 update
N- EU Releases
N- oneechanbara coming to us
N- star ocean release dates
N- more rockband 2 info
N- ThunderForce IV confirmed
N- gears 2 banned in australia
N- SMT Nocturn Deal
N- animal crossing wii
N- some deals
N- quantum of solace
N- more rockband 2 info
N- more capcom vs tatsunoko
N- Battle Fantasia for US 360
N- Elebits 2
N- rock band dlc 7/8
N- skate it balance controls
N- UT3 amazon deal
N- Morrigon in Tatsunoko VS Capcom? I'm so getting this
V- new metroid sr388 video
V- Tatsunoko VS Capcom
V- Rockband 2 Songs
V- Rockband 2 Looks like Rockband
V- Rockband 2 (same trailer)
V- Killzone 2
V- Chrono Trigger US Trailer
V- Fallout 3 E3 Teaser Trailer
V- Mushroom Men Trailer
V- Star Wars the Force Unleashed Trailer
V- megaman 9 trailer
V- resistance 2 viral
V- Quantum of Solace
V- New Conduit Fooitage
V- beijing 2008
V- the last guy
V- wario land
V- banjo kazooie nuts and bolts
V- schizoid and golf
V- tatsunoko vs capcom
V- 2 new batman lego characters
R- Army of Two
R- RBVegas 2
T- Simpsons Game
T- Flagship Studios
T- Arcade Style Shooters
T- Old School (Zero Wing)
T- Ion Drums
T- relic brings something new to rts?
T- gears of war bots
T- Nihon's e3 Predictions
T- bandwidth raping rumor?
T- adventure games. btw, I want the longest journey 3
T- Chakan
T- Love
T- the MC in fable?
T- pushing the wii
T- The look of megaman 9
T- some motion control stuff on 360
T- the torture game
T- Captain Rainbow and Homophobia
T- dennis dyack
T- powerrangers
T- Casual Games
T- WoW related
T- Chocobo Dungeon
T- super chuck norris brothers is a real game
T- gaming zen
T- made in mexico vs japan
T- christmas rush
T- mirror's edge
T- bioshock trophies
T- WoW Related
T- The Conduit
T- top ten of macho
T- Megaman 9
T- nba jam and out of this world
T- what megaman 9 means for game development
T- schizoid and golf
T- official us star ocean website
T- guitar hero aerosmith
T- another wwII game
T- megaman 6
T- some bionic commando win
T- cliffy b
T- why is wow so popular?
T- rockband 3?
T- thunderforce IV
T- idiots on xbox live
T- more fake rock band 2?
T- is bungie hiding something?
T- is bungie hiding something? 2
T- song summoner
T- top 5 list of bed games
T- still life
T- superstardust HD
T- trophies
T- WoW related
T- dementium the ward
T- I'll believe it when it comes out. sadness.
T- halo cold storage map
T- cliffy b and gears 2
T- pokemon
D- CabinetOS
D- CTF Valhalla
D- Cabinet UI

A- an SC4 Comic
A- necros is racist
A- newgrounds flash collab
A- Podtoid Scribble
A- mercenaries comic?
A- Mega Model Thursday
A- Fanboys does TF2
MA- RFGO animation update
A- Mega Model Wednesday
F- max payne movie
F- Hellboy 2
F- Dark Knight
F- why?
F- blu ray releases
F- max payne
F- American Nightmare
F- hancock
F- Batman Gotham Knight
S- Megaman Lego?
S- Ion Rocker
S- jugs brings in a good new haul
S- some resin toys
S- LBG Papercraft
S- halo 3 weapon replicas made out of cardboard
S- good deal is good
S- toneman shirt
S- Papa hat
S- grow your own one up shroom
S- split reason does yahtzee

L- megaman 9 bosses
L- nintendo thinks you're stupid
L- lolololol
R- wii knockoffs
R- free slurpee at 7 11
R- dolphinmobile, random video, hot red head with balloons
R- golden sun or something.
R- same wii knockoff
R- mega 64 panel of doom
V- Emerald Hill Without Rings
V- Screw Attack Top 10 WTF video
V- retard snake
V- sonic sightings
V- mario on to catch a predator
V- mega64: spore ruined my life
V- peach has a big rack
V- megaman no damage, no buster, final destination
V- zero punctuation lego indiana jones
V- crashman is gay?
V- angry video game nerd on superman64
V- sipping the hatorade
V- ladies love nintendo, nintendo loves women?
V- epic boss fight
V- mega64 trolls a bunch of naruto cosplayers
C- trophies
C- headset issues
C- doctor who ds
C- #4
C- #5
C- #6
C- #7
C- #8
?- ?
?- ?
?- ?
?- ?
?- ?
?- ?
?- old argument is still old
?- ?
?- responses to responses?
?- ?
?- something about red vs blue
?- ?
?- ?
?- ?
?- ?
?- trophy whore?
?- diablo 2 keys?
?- brett favre?
?- iphone 3g?
?- ?
?- ninja cats?
?- this isn't over yet?
?- ?
?- ?
?- win 5000 dollars?
?- ?
?- ?

S- old
S- confirmed fake
S- #3?
S- #4
F- I don't get it either
F- #2
F- #3
F- #4
F- #5


I have been working long long hours lately. I've had little time for personal life, personal work, and destructoid. Fortunately, there seems to be a lull in the long hours coming up, which means I'll be able to catch up on things for awhile until the next crunch.

In anycase, the long hours do have the advantage of overtime pay. In the last 3 months, I doubled the amount that I usually put in my savings account, spent about 1500 dollars on games, which as a result my game shelf:

is getting full and I'll have to buy another column very soon. I added some rare games to the collection, including:

which is pretty cool.

the best part though, is I decided to go forward with the long awaited upgrade of my current pc, which I've been pushing the limits of the last 2 years. I gave myself kinda a hard limit in that I would not spend more then a weeks pay on my new computer's parts, so it's not some ridiculous 5 grand computer, but it's pretty decent and far better then what I have now. Here's what I ordered:

RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX mid tower
EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA 512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT Superclocked
ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
Kingston HyperX NVIDIA SLI-Ready 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W
Rosewill RCR-102 52-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader
LG Black 22X DVD+R
2X Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
Rosewill RX750-S-B ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91 750W Power Supply 100

All in all about 1k bucks. This thing should run circles around my current machine, which means I can push more data in maya and handle larger images in photoshop and paint larger canvas's with more complicated brushes in painter. awesome sauce. This also means that I've been preparing my data to move to the new pc, and also reformatting and resetting up my old pc (I'm selling it to a friend), so my usual tools are not available to me, HENCE the Dtoid recap account has been delayed a week.

Everything but the power supply has arrived though:

and I finally found a use for all these dtoid stickers I have:

anyway, I expect to be working normal hours starting next week or the week after, and I look forward to testing the limits of my new machine, so except some new art from me relatively soon.
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About cearkone of us since 1:36 PM on 11.25.2006

~Joe Ark Sun
my game collection
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dtoid year 2 comic

- my name is ark.
- my handle is ceark. it's pronounced say-ark. this is also my psnid/gamertag
- i'm a 27 years old artist.
- destructoid member since it's year 1.

ceark's current all time favorites:
0. persona 3 portable
1. terranigma
3. okami
4. odin sphere
5. valkyrie profile
6. valkyria chronicles
7. breath of fire 4
8. final fantasy 7
9 rune factory 3

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