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C Blogs of 12/10/12 + mcgeeisms

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Running short on time seems to be a recurring theme lately. Let's keep these CAPS above 55 MPH lest we all explode for vaguely-explained reasons.

So this past week, the Recappers all saw that the universe is against them, hence there not being a new Fapcast. Luckily, and completely unrelated in any way, I bought Miami Hotline on sale, so I had something to do. That game is quite something. I am really digging the vibe of the entire thing. The atmosphere created by the simple visuals, colors, and music, mixed with quick, gruesome murder is nothing short of beautiful. But the game does not get along with my PC. So it's been short bursts for me. It's a horrible tease, because I have a feeling I could and would finish that game in one glorious, bloody session. At least I can mainline the soundtrack like a true fiend.

The Hotline Miami OST goes with...anything I guess. Including wrapping presents and baking and drinking. Topical!

Speaking of topical, cream. Speaking of cream, whipped. Speaking of whipped, cream. Shit...loop. Oh well. It almost went somewhere.

CAPPY HOLIDAYS
Also, be on the lookout for end of the year CAPS by the...end of the year.


* - kona has a really good piece regarding the "Gamers" and "Players." It's a divide many of us probably feel, but it's hard to put into words without sounding like a dick. Good job, kona.

* - Where are you? Why are you reading this? Do enjoy hurting people? Joe Fancypants certainly does. Answer the call.

* - Cheesy erections, space people, and the term Dtoidians. It's GlowBear's gaming moment(ish) of 2012!

* - Secret Women’s Business: Labiplasty Surgery

S - Snealiv has a very unfortunate look...back...at Super Monday Night Combat. Maybe these guys shouldn't have abondoned XBLA.

A - I should have figured the Jimquisition was partially responsible for this topic. burningsoup also has some thoughts on dumbing down, easy mode, and options.









T - Little Inferno will probably make you think, but perhaps you should just burn all the things.

T - Esteban Sky Cuevas has played some stuff over the last few weeks, and has some quick thoughts on them stuffs.

T - Noisetank41 got into Hotline Miami as well, as felt compelled to share some thoughts about it.

T - Lenigod's first recommended game of 2012: Kerbal Space Program."Incredibly low barrier of entry, with a seemingly endless skill roof." Well, there ya go! Fits pretty well with the discussed topic of today.





C - hardcoregamer123 is new, so try and be -somewhat- gentle. He could use some pointers.

L - TripleZer0 has a pretty funny way to help you through the 5 stages of backlog grief.

F - Looks like the evening will end with some hot spam.



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