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C Blogs of 1/7/12 and 1/8/12 + SilverDragonisms


This will be short ....

I played Bulletstorm this week for the first time and it was AWESOME. More first person shooters should be as fun as it is.

I think I'm going to quit playing The Old Republic. I'm not really getting into it like I was hoping, and there's no point in wasting the $15 a month on it with so many games coming out soon, like SSX, Diablo 3, and Mass Effect 3.

That is all for this week.

*-Batthink shares his predictions for 2012

A-RinseWashRepeat tells us what to expect from the gaming industry in 2012

A-Zwoooosh classifies four different types of multiplayer stereotypes.

A-Zyk lists his top 5 disappointments of 2011.

A-Sirromnad tells us all about the past, present, and future of the quick time event.

A-Voltronjones explains why he thinks game publishers like SOPA.

M-Predictions: I Don't (And Can't) Give a Shit

S-The Fantastic World of Japanese Games - Episode 4

S-Mr Gobbldigook shares a bunch of photos from his 2nd day at MAGFest X

S-Acidtechnologic lists the 20 things he learned at MAGFEST this year.

S-WEEDPOWERON lists his web history for the day.

I-BurnxAsxEmbers introduces himself to the community and then continues on to talk about a lot of other video game related stuff.

R-For his first blog on Dtoid, Ymirokk reviews The Old Republic

T-Blakdemon tells us why he loves the Nintendo 3DS so much.

T-More tales of adventuring in the world of Skyrim by Jack The Ripper

T-Skyrim essentially has no rules, so Threshred12 thinks you need to create your own to better enjoy the game.

T-Mark Foster complains about Modern Warfare 3's Content Notice.

T-Threshred12 talks about some of the random glitches he's experienced in Skyrim

T-Karutomaru isn't the biggest fan of Ubisoft, and Rayman Origins is their last attempt to impress him.

T-GrimmTrixX tells us which games he'd like to seen remade or given a sequel.

M-AlphaDeus has released the first pat of his new labum AD Infinitum 1 - Alphadeus

M-SigfriedLion lists his fravorite Xbox360 game music from 2011

R-This Macho Man mod for Skyrim is pretty cool.

R-WriterSteve wrote this blog about FF7 while he was drunk while he was taking a break from watching Labyrinth.

R-Steven Hawking has apparently been alive 70 years this week.

F-This is just pure fail!

F-This is a tweet, not a blog


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Last week, in the quick posts of Destructoid's community, we saw the rise and fall of community manager Wesley J. Russow. He rose to prominence with his immutable power, only to see it come crashing down as the working class clambered beneath him and tore him down. Truly, the life and times of Westopher G. Raggamuffins was a lesson in live fast, burn hot, crash spectacularly.

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