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C Blogs of 4/26/10 + Cadtalfrisms

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So, I've been in a bad mood all day.Perhaps that has something to do with the ridiculous amount of fail today. Probably. I've been playing Killzone 2 to try to relieve some frustration. So anything I say right now is probably largely going to be negative. Rather than say something not so nice; I'll leave you with this.




*-Beymor made a Gentleman Dinosaur game packed full of Dtoid Memes


A-Ckarasu discusses EV/IV Training in Pokemon

M-E for Effort: GTA IV

M-E for Effort: Dead Space

M-E for Effort: Diversity

M-E for Effort: Art of Bionic Warfare

M-E for Effort: MGS4

P-Podsumaki 3 Tonight!


None of that.


Or this.


T-Thoughts on Game Difficulty

T-Y0J1mb0 gives the now irrelevant Street Fighter IV a nice send off.

T-Some thoughts on 007 games…and is Goldeneye making a comeback?

T-Some grievances with the games industry


M-Piano Journal!

F-QTE has respect for the critic


C-Atleast he’s interested.

C-Could be longer…

?-I have no idea but I loved it


F-What is this? I don’t even…

F-Yep this blog sucks

F-Yeah, this goes here too.

F-Seriously?

F-God, why must you test me?

-(Cadtalfryn)

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