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Just have a few things to say, I'll try to keep it short though. Finished Mass Effect 1 and 2 over the past 2 weeks. Those games are awesome, where were they all my life. I played through Paragon as Female Shepard(I heard a bunch about how people like her voice actor and shit) and I fucked Kaiden in mass effect 1. In 2, I "kept with" Kaiden (even though he kinda blew me off for working with Cerberus) and didn't pursue another relationship. Wrex and Grunt are awesome characters, it was cool to see them both talk. Saved everyone at the end. For some reason I had no drive to complete any of the side missions in Mass Effect 2 ATM. I just sicked with all the story missions (dossiers and loyalty missions for the most part). I might do the side missions later, maybe a little before Mass Effect 3 comes out(and I'll totally get that).

I just got Fallout 3 and Darksiders. I haven't played the second, but I've been dicking around in the first one. I'll probably continue seriously on my way, but It's so hard to not save, dick around/cause mayham, and then reload. Especially when you consider the Developer console.

I tried out the Starcraft 2 demo. While I easily beat the story missions on normal, when I did a quick skirmish against a normal computer I totally got steamrolled. Reminds me why I should never play a RTS, but I wish I was good at them.

If you are wondering how I found the time to play all these videogames, well here is the story. I was sick over the last week and this week was spring break. I have work tomorrow (blach) and school soon so that's kinda a bummer but whateves. Anyway, enough of my flipping life, here are the recaps.

Just a note: Please forgive the rudeness in the failtoid, I must be extra mean today.

*-A fellow Recapper gets interviewed.

A-Commentoid Xero Edition.

M-DFA writes a monthly musing about Bioshock.

C-Contest for Halo.

F-NF 360.


F-NF Europe Edition.

I-Lord Death is new here, welcome him or something.

$-Gemsi faithfully lists some deals of the week.

T-Jfisco316 has thoughts about shit.

T-Mr. Kettleman was disappointed by Chrono Trigger.

T-Hakael talks about gaming the system on Metacritic.

T-My top 10 ds games by Salnax.

V-Gunsage has a video about secret of evermore.


F-You suck.

F-Nope still won't stand behind blog spam.



F-You too shitbag

F-Stop sucking plox.


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