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C Blogs of 12/30/13 & 01/05/14 + mcgeeisms

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Not much in the way of -isms today. As you can probably tell, the Recaps squad and myself are behind on things and busy. So have some pics today!



* - Handy's 2013 gaming awards. Truly, a good list.

* - Waifus of the year 2013

* - Dreamweaver espouses his love for Citadel; his favorite DLC of all time.

A - Chris Carter's 10 best games of 2013. This guy has sampled the bunch, and like everyone SHOULD have, he included MGRR.

A - Bill Platt's GOTY picks. Spoiler: there are some Nintendo games. :)

P - Pocketoid numbah 45! Crackity & Jackal review all 8 3D classics, and a lot more.

A - Plombo lists the best games he played in 2013, without regard as to when they actually released. Good list!

A - Gray Time runs down the MGS series in chronological order, to prepare for Geound Zeroes.

A - Pocketoid recorded their GOTY episode.



S - The holidays and Nintendo systems seem to go hand-in-hand. taterchimp checks it out and hits wall #1 in Monster Hunter.

S - lostleader had a pretty good year, despite him not finishing his resolution. He's got some more backloggery to conquer for 2014.

C - AlphaDeus needed some help with a broken keyboard. Seems cool now, but you could always check out his music :D

R - Terry 309 reviews Diablo. The original one! Fun fact, you can still play online.

P - domanz gives us a preview of Bravely Default, from Europe (where the game is out.) He seems to like it a lot.

$ - pedrovay2003 alerted us to a smashing deal for the Wii.

T - Cyrus' games of the year, 2013. No other list you'll see has TWO Hatsune Miku games.

T - Terry 309 thinks RTS games should come to Wii U, and I agree wholeheartedly.

T - Reinhold Hoffman wants to highlight Mobygames.com. Anyone familiar?

T - Alex Wilikie wants devs to remove unlockable difficulties and just let us pick our own level of punishment.

T - Why should videogames be stifled for not being "gamey" enough?

T - lostleader decided on his resolution for 2014: he'll be playing the games his friends suggest to him. The Friendly challenge.

R - Terry 309 reviews a game he believes is quite underrated: The Last Remnant.

P - More Bravely Default impressions, this time from Paddy Panic.



V - HDGamer takes a quick look at Windows 8.1.

R - SK120 reminds us to watch the amazing AGDQ 2014 marathon.





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