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C-blogs of 01-08-09 and ScottyGasms

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Man, I need to stop starting these at like 11:00-11:30 at night...

Some big news gaming wise. Booted Mario Galaxy back up, finally deciding that I'm going to beat it. It's such a great game... the orchestral music really makes it shine. More games need orchestral music. Aside from that I've started digging into the games I got from the holiday Steam sale, specifically Aquaria and i-Fluid. Liking both so far. May do writeups on them when I'm done. Also, much <3 to Aerox for being able to get games of L4D going much better than I can.

For non-gaming news, my Taekwon Do instructor thinks I can - and should - go for my black belt this year. Considering I'm only a red stripe right now that'll definitely be a tall order. Essentially it'll be red belt in early February, black stripe by June, and then train all summer hard for black belt in the fall. It'll be tough (for me at least), but doable. If anybody cares I'll provide updates. :)


*- Incognito, Episode 1 is now available. I will definitely be checking out the demo
*- Amazing first post from lovemana23 on his love of gaming music
*- Taterchimp's #1 game ending. Certainly the first "epic" emotional ending that I can think of
*- It's 12:30am so I only skimmed this sadly, but I read enough. Awesome story of a gamer and and how love can burn... especially when the love is hotsauce


P- TheCollegeGamer podcast episode 6 is out!
P- First episode of the Rebelfm podcast, made up of former 1UP staff members
S- Awesome Shirt Thursday - L4D edition!
S- Games Darkanubis87 <3's #1. I remember wanting to play B.O.B. but never did


No contests, so listen to Russel Brand talk about masturbating and gumming women up. He is quite correct on how internet porn can affect one's... routine.



B- Mid3vol's birthday, whom we all <3. Hopefully I'll be in an epic credits someday... :(
C- NihonTiger will miss EGM's, worries about the state of investigative journalism
E- Clance wants a UK narp, looks for ideas
S- Craineum wins some... very random stuff... for his son's epic Mega Man costume.
C- Gamestop/EB does indeed rip us off with trade ins. They would give me only $8 for Lost Odyssey, then turn around and sell it for fifty-fucking-five dollars!! :'(
S- Tactix gets a late secret santa gift from the GHost, who imo has odd chest hair (at least compared to my epic mane)
H- Animal crossing, and gaming setup for FlamesOfChaos. Epic Yoshi plushie too! :D


T- Carpwrist does not want The Office Game
R- Looking back on Mirror's Edge. I actually traded it in after I had enough when I could still get a good amount for it
R- Review of Cube 2... well, the InstaCTF portion of it at least
T- HydroTonix loves his DS... all seven of them
N- Darkknights37 looks forward to Prototype, posts new video
T- BSD challenges that games don't have to always be something new
R- Kif reviews the Skate 2 demo
N- I'm with Tubatic, looks like they just patented a menu system
N- ParaParaKing gives us the PSN updates for the week
R- Seventh Shin reviews CoD:OHGODDOGS!!!
N- Isn't a late-blog, as it has the descriptions whereas the other one just had pictures
D- JoshS commits to making Space Checkers a reality! When is Podcastle going to inspire a game?


A- Bigby fancies up his boring old white shoes!
L- michiyoyoshiku updates us on his comic book reading, reviews what he's read
F- Chad reminds me why I haven't watched tv in 4 years. Not even a dolphin trainer can save that mess
F- BSD isn't looking forward to Descent 2. I need a job that lets me blog as much as him :'(
S- If that's the same GTA4 contest I was in, wtf??? I got my 1600 gamerpoints like 6 months ago :S
F- Covah reviews Resident Evil: Degeneration
A- Epic FF12 drawing by Togail
M- dTunes 64: OHGODWALLOFTEXT edition. Bit of copy/paste fail


?- Guess the nuclear explosion didn't kill him? /spoilers
L- Heh heh... LaxLuster gets himself into a... crappy?... situation
C- Sorry, didn't find the video good. They were trying to hard to be funny imo...


F- A "coming soon" post? Seriously? Ug... might not have failed if you included semi-nude pics, but you didn't so it does.
F- Erm... okay. Yay pirates and ninjas? :S
F- I hope zgerhard is trying to troll, because he definitely isn't being funny or entertaining
F- Wasn't sure what to make of it, but the lack of any reply make me think trolling... and how does one pick hot toes?
S- Not really fail, but it was already posted by JediYoshi

- ScottyG <3

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