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You haven't seen this yet, have you? I just saw it myself a few minutes ago. It picked up 2500 views in about an hour though, so it's well on its way to going viral.

*-If only we could force people to read this before they could sign up for an account. New C-blog boss Kauza drops some advice on those planning their first foray into Destructoid community blogging.
*- Gnarlythotep's Monthly Musing looks at adjustable difficulty and the unfortunate decision to lock the highest level of challenge in some games.
*-It's all too common- we hear about a game only after all hopes of it crossing the Pacific are dashed and dead. Matty125 brings us news of the latest victim.

A-Dakilazical has found new life in an older game thanks to his shiny new 3DS.
A-Portable Nerd gives some first impressions of his experiences with his new 3DS, promising that this will be the first in a series.
A-TriplZero really, really likes Dragon Age 2.
P-Alcoholocast has made episode 24 available. I could really go for one of those word sandwiches right about now.

Once you hear this, you'll poop cinderblocks. Compare and contrast, if you will...

Conclusion: Bianca is the third Mario brother.

E-GameZombie recaps the Game Developer's Conference.
E-Joeisremy invites anyone in the Milwaukee area to a game-themed improv night.
D-Caiters would like your support in her quest to go to E3 on Kmart's dime.
F-Trev could use some help in figuring out what games get played most during the PS3's Friday Night Fights.

R-Gattacast offers up some opinions on Dragon Age 2 so far.
R-Yakulto reviewed THQ's Homefront.
T-jfisco316 thinks Steam is a force for good in the land of PC gaming.
T-Harumph thinks Prey 2 might be worth keeping an eye on.
T-Scissors runs off a list of games he thinks would be great on the new 3DS hardware.
D-JSL would like you to try out his game on Newgrounds and let him know what you think.

A-ThatKidWhoDraws looked at the transformed knight Glenn with a fresh eye.
M-Mratomix thinks the phenomenon of Rebecca Black's Friday has some deeper ramifications.

C-Crime bears truth, and your avatar/name combo doesn't exactly inspire confidence that you're offering up an unbiased opinion.
C-Some context would be nice. Posting up a bunch of 3DS codes looks like gibberish without it.

F- I think you need a "lesson," adbot. And by "lesson" I mean beating.
F- Lol references.
F-A shame Kauza's post didn't go live until after you'd posted this. You can always delete it and try again, though. That was a hint.


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