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LONG BLOG

C Blogs of 02/15/14

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Do to a bit of a mix up, I'll be covering for MacManus. I think he got caught in a timewarp or something, because he did Monday's CAPS this week. (At least someone did, right? HAHA. The last couple Monday's should be up soon.)
They were not numerous, and mostly pocast posts. Phew! S'go.




P - The 'new' Communitoid rolls on and gets a a new name!

P - Benny Disco asks for podcast questions. For M.A.S.S.I.V.E.C.O.C.K.

P - Pocketoid was looking for questions, too! Saturday was podcast day, it seems.



S - Zombie Orwell introduces his real self. He also tells us about his other content, his not-so-perfect teaching job in Mexico, and his real name! He also asks us to check out his stuff, and throw some dollars his way if we like it. His bosses ain't paying him what he earned. I've been there, and it's bullshit. Nice to see you, Brandon. :)

T - I think PopetheRevXXVIII is being half-silly, but he actually managed to hit on a point or two that could help Nintendo.

R - Lexingtongue reviews Outlast, and really dislikes it.



C - Not the best of intros, Mr. Chicken. ManlyChicken is a game-maker. Stop by, say hello, and nudge him for a better introduction, eh?






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