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C Blogs of 2/18/12 and 2/19/12 + SilverDragonisms

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I have JEREMY-LIN-FEVER. Do you???

Most of you probably have no idea what that means, so if you don't I highly recommend googling the name "Jeremy Lin" to see what the big deal is. To give you a quick explanation, the kid is a nobody basketball player from Harvard who's suddenly come out of no where to dominate in the NBA. Two weeks ago he was sleeping on someone's couch because he had no where to live, and now he's the most talked about basketball player in the world. It's incredible.

Yeah I know this has nothing to do with video games, but unfortunately I don't really have much to talk about. I haven't played a single game since I beat Gears of War 3 last week. I bought Batman: Arkham City this week but haven't started playing it yet due to a jammed thumb I got while playing basketball this week. It's all black, blue, swollen, and it hurts like hell.

Well I hope you all had a great weekend. Now let's get on with the weekend recaps shall we.






*-Beginnings: The Life and Times of a Video Game Fanatic

*-Panzadolphin56 takes a look back at what made System Shock 2 so great.

*-Nathsies tends to agree with David Jaffe that story telling in games and "cinematic experiences" are doing more harm to games than good.

*-FIghting Game Sequelitis in the Age of DLC: A Po-Faced Rant.



A-SeymourDuncan17 examines how Mass Effect 3 is changing to appeal to the masses, and wonders if it's a scary thing or a good thing.

A-Swishie lists the pros and cons of HD remakes.

M-Beginnings: Life's Not a Game (It's a series of them)

M-Beginnings: Put it on the Pizza

M-Beginnings: Platforming the Playground

P-Pocketoid Episode 15: Resident Evit Revelations Overload!!

P-Pocketoid Ep 16 Records Tonight w/ Tara Long.



S-Tim ONeil tells us about all the hoops he had to jump through to get his 3DS up and running properly.

S-Sweatmode gives us a quick life update ... a really quick update.



R-Chi-Guy reviews Resident Evil: Revelations and gives us all some tips on playing it.

T-Werebear tells us why Link's Awakening is his favorite Zelda game so far.

T-Chi-Guy is excited for Street Fighter X Tekken to come out, and has started preparing for it by playing SF4.

T-Lostleader shares his impressions after beating Mega Man 4, 5 and 6.

T-Jorshes shares his impressions of Catherine.

T-Glowbear has not been the biggest fan of EA recently ... and explains why in his most recent blog.



The Cblog recaps have no culture this weekend



R-This is indeed a blog about games ... and owning game systems. Please beware of Gears of War 3 POSILERS before you read this short blog.



It's a MIRACLE!!!! There are no Failblogs this weekend!



-(SilverDragon1979)

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History should leave me a bit more cynical, sure. I remember the Street Fighter live-action movie, the Zelda cartoon and much more, but Mortal Kombat was perfect in its camp and The Witcher games are pretty faithful to their source material. We even have games being adapted into other kinds of games by different developers. Borderlands is now a looter-shooter and a point-and-click adeventure and that works really well, actually.

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