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C Blogs of 11/3/11 and Late-Sickisms


I've been sick for the last week or so, Guess I didn't have any tiger blood after all. Instead of making up for whatever school work, I've been playing Mass effect 1. It shouldn't be so bad because this day starts off spring break. That game is the bomb. I think I'm somewhat near the end and will be getting Mass Effect 2 soon after this. So without further adu, here is the rest of the recaps.

*-Remember when North Korea was sending shells into South Korea and everyone was saying "HOMEFRONT IS GOING TO HAPPEN" or "Total war pretty soon now". Well Brad Rice dispels the time line of Homefront, using knowledge and reason.

*-Even though I haven't been listening to podcasts in a while, ZeroCool is on my list(Along with TEH and Bombcast). You should listen to this awesome podcast.

A-Lenigod talks about video game endings he liked. Total spoilers for some games I would think.

C-Contest Contest, In your pantstest.

W-Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner.

F- F-R-I-D-A-Y

S-Max scoville and his reflections on the tsunami.

S-Pursley canceled his order on the 3DS because of doctors orders.

$-Gemsi records the deals of the week.

T-Top 10 Creative games according to chris.

T- H Tuttle's wife is gone, weekend for gaming.

T-Harumph wishes 311 was in Rock Band.


T-Caiters had to quit Braid.

T-VensInFurs says if you don't like Limbo, play something else.

T-The Darkerman writes on a weird game.

T- Just because I'm driving reckless.

R-Harvis has a review of bulletstorm.

We are culture-less slobs.

No other

F-Get out.

F-This is not how you do things.


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