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LONG BLOG

C-Blogs of 3-29-10 and Qalamarisms

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Man, I'd have loved to have seen this live.

We've got some blogs from people trickling in from PAX, several really nice articles and a few last-minute Monthly Musing submissions. Let's do this.


*-Puppy Lick's travelogue (or TravelBLOG, hur hur hur) might make you want to stab your dagger into a mystical rune.
*-Wedgewu wrote something I've often thought myself but hadn't consciously understood: achievements might be contributing to gamer burnout.
*-NikMonroe's excellent retrospective of PAX East makes me doubly sad I couldn't make it. Still, there's photographic evidence that I was there in spirit at least, thanks to Megastryke.
*-Steel Squirrel writes a rare serious blog in which he eloquently explains why he's looking forward to Super Street Fighter IV.


A-Rogue Cheddar wrote up one of the panels he went to at PAX East called "The Death of Print." nicely done, sir.
A-Rika would like to apply some of the things she's learned from games in real life. This'll end in tears.
A-In a somewhat related article, NoMore extracted some life lessons from the first couple hours of Persona 2.
A-Goggalor wrote a piece complimenting Mr. Curt Schilling on his gaming chops.
A-SirKerrald reminisces about the golden age of the informative, helpful game manual. Remember those?
M-Coldalarm's Musing explores the other definition of sex, and how gender alteration can change your perceptions.
M-Theeron's musing postulates that the reason games are bad at sex is because they don't have any (ahem) experience yet.
S-Nihontiger90's been busy lately, but he's got enough time to ask What'd You Get?


C- You can help select the winner of Stereotoid's banner creation contest.
I forgot to add any Simpsons quotes last week, but for the sake of argument we'll say that Anonymouse caught the unintentional one I did end up using. This week we have one quote hidden among the blogs, can you spot it?


D-Pandaloons is recovering from PAX East. Photos to come.
D-S Pastic was one of the lucky few from Dtoid Australia who attended the opening of The Mana Bar in Brisbane. What's more, he got to do a video interview with The Owner Who Isn't Yahtzee.
C-PacoDG shares some nifty Cosplay photos from Megacon.
I-If this guy's last name isn't Bismarck, I'll be very surprised. Please welcome Autovon to Destructoid.
I-Geardrops decided to initiate blogging procedures after meeting the crew at PAX East. Welcome!
I-Several introductions today. Say hello to FLS119.


N-The upcoming PS3 update is going to remove the ability to install other OSs on your system. SnatchTease brings us the lowdown.
N-Qraze is pissed that his PS3 won't be able to run his HD porn after the update. My condolences, sir.
T-Something about this piece by Cadtalfryn made me think of Wiisucks. Can't imagine why.
T-Beezy603 must really like Modern Warfare 2. Like, REALLY.
T-YoungSkeletor wrote a response to the Postpartum Impressions of Bioshock 2.
T-GameZombie isn't especially impressed by the narrative in Final Fantasy 13.
R-Kraid reviewed Pokemon: Soul Silver. Yeah, that's about right.
R-Wry Guy did a retro review of Super Monkey Ball 2 on the Gamecube. To me, Monkey Ball always felt like it should have been a Dreamcast game.
R-Karutomaru reviewed Dead Space: Extraction on the Wii.


A- Perhaps inspired by the FF6 characters represented in Farmville who turned up on the front page last week, Zavage subverted Zynga's productivity sucker to give the Blue Bomber a little love.
A-RAB found some totally sweet representations of the Street Fighter characters after the Zombie apocolypse.
F-Gamezombie loves some cartoons.
S-Crunshii displays some techlust over an upcoming competitor to the jesus phone.


V-That man has bosoms like mommy! "Yeah, I wish." How could you fap to this, 11 people who did so? HOWWWW?
V-Duncor did a video review of God of War 3.


F-We were doing so well today, too.
F-Thank you, 4chan. Kindly stay on your own side of the river of sewage.
F-Jeez, the adbots must have known Hamza was on vacation or something.
F-If your blog would fit into a single post on Twitter, it is automatically a failure. So I have written, so it shall be.





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