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C-Blog recaps of 12/29/12 + 12/30/12 + 12/31/12 + First Philgasms of '13

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Holy crap. It's going to be the same stuff, yet somehow worse again! Anyways, did all see that awesome article that Smurfee put together (feat. art by ChillyBilly)? IT WAS ABOUT YOU GUYS. Yes, yes, we all loves yous heathens. Alright, this is going to be short and sweet. I'm doing Smurfee's and all my own caps.



Before I go though. If you even sort of like survival games, are curious, or just dig the art, buy Don't Starve off of Steam. You get 2 copies right now, due to it still being in beta, but already it's packed with content and features and just keeps getting better. Oh and it's updated every two weeks on the dot, usually. Alright, I'm done pimping my newest obsession. HAPPY EFFIN NEW YEAR! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!



Oh and my girl Willow? Immune to fire damage AND my girl automatically starts fires at night. Mmmm Hmmm.

*- Lostleader did it. 60 god damn games. Bravo.
*- RamWar brings an awesome top five list: 5 Ways To Be A Better Gamer.
*- A very well written and in-depth look at the NeoGeo X by Solar20XX
*- Sir Tobbii brings a late, but great, 12 Days of Podtoid.
*- A very awesome resolutions blog from Cutie Honey.

A- Skid Row Trash shares why Far Cry feels like a next gen title.
A- Kyousuke Nanbu has a message to deliver, in this study of the similarities between the Metal Gear and Naked Gun series.
S- Randombullseye rides in and slaps his December playlist on my eager chin.
S- Welshedderz closes the year with more Rubbish News with Crappy Pictures.
S- The first installment of 12 Step by BrowneyeWinkin. YOU BETTER KEEP WRITING, MR. BUTTHOLE CLOSING AND OPENING.
S- Eric Jackson's Video Game Music Spotlight folks. Check it out. Feat. The Piano collection from FF VII
A- Pixielated shares an article on the great fairy bottling controversy of 2012. I think there may be another layer to this..... maybe.




S- An cool story from Ashke, that centers around a purple PSP.
I- Say hello to Draco. DOOOOOOOOOOO IIIIIT!
C- Stealth gives a list of everything he wants in '13. Bet you can't guess the genre.
S- BadBadLeroyBrown shares a really cool and uplifting personal story of weight loss and overcoming obsticles.
C- Omnikron ponders if he's too old for this shit. Dammit Riggs.
C- Snealiv does a masterful job of pointing out something, in this letter to sports fans.
I- TellEmOff88TellEmOff comes in swinging. Say hello to one our newest members.
C- SephirothX's 2013 predicitions. Read 'em while they're hot!
I- a very nice, lovely intro from LeSamourai.
C- Happy New Year from Solar20XX

T- Jaguarnaut's first impressions of Guild Wars 2
T- Levelseeker shares his games of 2012
T- Solar20XX shares some thoughts on the stunning Knytt Underground. Gorgeous damn game, really.
R- A well written Golden Abyss review from Ctate95.
N- Snealiv helps us relive the biggest stories of the year, but with pictures.
R- Ctate95 reviews Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation...
R- ...and Resistance: Burning Skies. Did someone get a Vita?
R- Troyfullbuster gives us a very good Street Fight X Mega Man 25th anniversary review.
N- Retrofraction shines the light on a distubing thing about the new Rise of The Triad. Ya gots to give Hall his respect.
T- Zekda Maniac gives some short thoughts on Botanicula.
T- Furyfire's Top 5 of '12
T- DaviesAntony's Bottom 5 of '12
R- Ctate95 reviews Madden13 as well. FFS dude. 4 reviews in a weekend? Damn.
R- The mad man Ctate95 reviews, yet ANOTHER game. PASBR gets the treatment this time. You are hard working fella.
T- GlowBear shares some entertaining short reviews of some of 2012's games and even finds the time to pimp her other blogs AND her podcast. *cough*EGO*cough*
T- Hamza's Top Ten. Always nice to see the big guys down here.
T- Mr. MacGregor's favorite 10 from 2012. Binary Domain! WHY DON'T YOU PEOPLE LOVE THIS? FOOLS!




C- Ashke needs to say hi to us and write a little more next time. Still looks promising in premise.
C- Y0UN6R3493R gets revenge on me, for everyone who had to type my last name, but doesn't have much to give us intro-wise or DOTA 2 wise.
R- This is a thing that happened. Brought to you by HightowersWorld.
V- Say hello to Just One Life. A cool video series from Figcoinc.
C- Cyrus shares his games of the year, but could do with some better formatting and maybe some pics.
C- A short sweet blog from Skid Row Trash about mobile gaming, but it could've used some elaboration.

F- God dammit Stealth. You know better.
F- Fucking Stealth. Seriously?

Alright folks, I know the past two weeks was the holidays and stuff. i know we have all been busy as hell. But I've noticed a lot of good stuff, not getting love here in the c-blogs. I know disqus is a cunt on mobiles. I know we can't fap from some mobiles as well. But we have to support each other or great writers and folks are going to disappear thinking we don't appreciate their hard work. Fap and if you can't or don't think it deserves it, comment. I was thinking about this already and then read TellEmOff88TellEmOff's intro and decided to dedicate my last section to it. Let's do a better job from here on out and into 2013. Let's make the C-Blogs the best place on Dtoid. Oh, wait.... WE ALREADY ARE! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. But seriously, support each other. Happy New Year, my loves. Oh and sorry about the crappy formatting. It's too late and I'm too intoxicated to care! Boosh!




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