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C-Blog recaps of 2/9/13 + 2/10/13 + (Phil)gasms

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Blarg. It's almost Valentine's Day. *vomits* In my bitter old age, I've grown to hate this holiday. It does nothing but remind me of past failures and my perpetual alone state. Plus I'm just a grumpy asshole from all the pain of my surgery. Been cutting back on the pain pills and just dealing with the constant NEVER ENDING hurt side of my face. But the few times a day I do indulge.... man do I have fun. ENOUGH COMPLAINING!

Let's see.... what have I been playing? A lot of Darkness II. It matches my current mood perfectly and I love soloing the co-op. Been getting down in more Don't Starve of course (next blog coming this week). My second play through of Spec Ops is almost done. It was started by the limbo theory I read in a recent cblog and online in the wiki a few days prior to that. I have to say, after hearing certain things Walker says and experiencing it all again, it's safe to say that's not just a theory. I won't delve too much into that, because spoilers and such.



What else... Walking Dead starts again tonight. My DVR is currently recording the crap out of that. I probably won't watch it for another couple of weeks though. Just not a big TV guy, even though I'm excited to see it. Every time I go to sit down and watch something, I can't help but think of other stuff that needs doing and bam! I'm back up and doing house stuff or tinkering with something.

I am pretty god damn excited for Colonial Marines this Tuesday though. I've heard reports that it isn't that great of game... unless you're a huge fan of the Aliens series though. Quite disheartening, but my buddy pre-ordered from Origin and has been playing since Friday (some weird work around/crack). He said as a fan, it's a 9/10. As just a gamer 6/10 maybe 7. Can't say I'm too shocked, considering how long it languished in development, but I'm still very pleased to hear it's good fan service. A little pissed bug hunt mode is pre-order crap/DLC, but such is life these days. I won't be buying a season pass at all, just don't trust those things. I will grab whatever DLC ends up being decent on it's first Steam sale though. Alright, let's cap this weekend Hoff.

*- Bigboss0110 is a total wuss about Silent Hill 2 and wrote this fantastic blog explaining why. Just joshing ya man :)
*- DerangedGamer writes a very good blog on why trying to be the WoW killer is not going to happen. Well written and thought out.
*- RedSeed shares a fantastic multiplayer story involving one of my favorite mp games of all time: Red Dead Redemption.
*- Ryanclicks writes an excellent blog on the downfall of modern horror and why that is good. I consider this a must read.
*- Pixielated tells us why backwards compatability matters.
*- ReturnerMike hands out some FANTASTIC advice on running a game dev group, that will also help anyone running any type of business.

A- CommandZ writes an interesting article on why moral choice should be left out of games unless it means something.
A- Osga21 gives us a nice guide on using Wiimotes with your Android device. Can't wait to play some Dead Trigger with this.
P- Scary Granules Ep.8: The Arthouse Special, proves Panza has no soul, because he hates Batman. Stupid dolphin...dragon...guy...on rails...
A- Nilcam believes there are some handheld game lessons to be learned from the past.
A- Ronin4life explains the Wii U's greatest crime in this interesting read. Stupid publishers...
A- A dense read, but a good one about the importance of the gaymer label from Neshoba78



S- The Scarecrow followed the yellow brick road to PC gaming. Welcome.
E- Weekend Warriors happened again. I totally did NOT pass out instead of playing Darkness II.
C- Willden1990 ponders if Portal can be a movie. YES! But not the way most jackholes are talking about.
C- Jako21530 brings us some next gen spec rumors. I don't see these happening due to cost, but maybe something close.
C- Wagner has a firm stance on next-gen gaming and gamers attitudes.
C- AndyLonn semi-reviews Wreck it Ralph and ponders the future of retro games.
S- Maycausecancer shares some games that most hate, but he likes.
S- SeymourDuncan17 can't hang with the new Slenderman and tells us why.

R- The Defenestrator reviews iOS title Pixel People. It does sound better than the new SimCity. Eff you EA.
T- Shaxam1029 discovers the pure gaming joy that is Doom 2.
P- Bloodr0se gives us a Colonial Marines preview.
D- ArkCo #10 hits us, with an updated UI for the awesome looking Edge of Space.
T- Naveenwf feels the first hour of Antichamber is the best. A sentiment I'm seeing a lot of.
T- Ryanclicks hits us with a C&C (not the music factory sadly) retrospective.
T- SAL20 loves some Morrowind, but feels the ES series is losing it's edge. I agree.
R- TroyFullbuster reviews Sonic: Unleashed.
T- Some Slender: The Arrival beta impressions from Michael Dangelo. Really looking forward to this one.
R- Zone of Enders HD review from Scrustle
V- Travis Crawford gives ep.30 of his Far Cry vids, which I have not watched because of spoilers. Sorry Travis.
R- Cutie Honey with a very well put together review of the new Corpse Party. Damn the first was so good, can't wait to get this.



C- BobofMainframe gives us a Wii U vid, featuring Rayman and Wreck it Ralph. But I can't hear him and he didn't bother telling us what exactly he was showing us in the blog. Next time Bob.
C- Treeman26 says hello in this short and info lacking intro.
V- Rad Show Epic Battle: John Matrix vs. Rambo. RAMBO ALL THE WAY BABY!




Well that's all for this week folks. I have the strangest craving for a cheeseburger now......


-PhilKenSebben



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