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C Blogs of 12/13/2010-12/14/2010 and ScottyGasms


*sigh* Once again I think it's a good idea after noticing Monday wasn't covered to do two days in a row.

Hello once again my lovely dtoiders! Hope you're doing well. Managed to get your Christmas shopping done yet? I'm almost done mine, just gotta write and send a bunch of Christmas cards. I'll be getting my work schedule for next week tomorrow, and I'll figure out what I'm going to do for Christmas day/dinner. Actually thinking of cooking something nice, even if I'm eating it alone.

... don't worry, I have the fire department on speed dial.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to be up for work in less than 5 hours. Good thing I took a nap earlier.

*- Gunsage looks at the best RPGs of 1991, including one of the beloved Space Quest games I love so much
*- Oh man, so many memories of Kings Quest VI <3
*- Personally I think we're in a stage of refinement atm, rather than innovation

A- Mr Cool Name gives us a best-of Wii Christmas buyer's guide
A- Cassandra is okay with dieing... in a video game
A- SephirothX looks back at the year and the things that bugged them
P- Bulltoid episode 13, the GOTY episode
P- Nostaljourney episode 2 talks about some more old Mega Man games

C- Close enough to a contest but with depressingly few entries, guess the death sound!

B- P-Dude wishes Holmes a happy birthday!
C- Mackenzie thanks Dtoid for screwing with their schoolwork
C- CrazEboy7 bah-humbugs all over the place, making an awful mess
C- Persona... looks at their other persona
C- Horrible gaming/dating experiences
I- Welcome back MrSadistic, now romstoppable!
S- Sexualchocolate's blog about his contest winnings
S- Beyamor looks forward to turning 21
S- ittybit's latest update on the 60 day Wii fitness challenge
S- If you hadn't learned, Gawker was compromised! Best change your passwords asap if you haven't already!

D- Dwarf Fortress has a GUI overhaul
D- Dreamcast SHMUP Sturmwind announced!
N- Army Men reboot? Hot damn!
R- Review of Poker Night at the Inventory plus a life update from DaedHead8
R- Sheppy reviews the Gosu card game
T- Meet Jiph, who's going to talk about 2D games
T- Fond memories of holiday gaming
T- Jomonoe wonders in retrospect why Uncharted 2 was so highly regarded
T- Someone isn't looking forward to Uncharted 3, expects more of the same
T- Doctor M3ds thinks about emergent gameplay
T- Nekobun starts a look back at some of their favourite games
T- Looks like Chives' 100 favourite games, one at a time
T- Nic128's thoughts on some recent gaming deals

F- Thoughts on the upcoming Green Lantern and Thor movies
F- DimmuJed wants to see CliffyB work at a Gamestop, Undercover Boss style
F- Looking at movies again, SephirothX gives casting ideas for an Uncharted movie

C- Seems like a cheap advert rather than a proper dev blog
L- Shocking developments concerning the direction of the Uncharted franchise
L- Oh shit, red shirt...

F- Kind of a cool video, but otherwise I don't get it

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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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