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C blogs of 5-10-10 and Qalamarisms

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Here's hoping Keith makes it into L4D2 as DLC. Or maybe he's already in as a tank.

Nice job today guys, lots of good stuff and very little bad. Let's get to it.


*-It may not be officially official, but GamesAreArt and co. are keeping the Monthly Musings alive in some form. And that's pretty awesome.
*-Stevil's Gamer Obscura series took a look at a sunsoft survival horror game called The Note. Nice use of post-its; I do love a good meta joke.
*-AwesomeExMachina took a detailed look at the good and the bad of side quests.
*-BulletMagnet's Forgotten Essentials series takes on the puzzle genre, indirectly laying out why PopCap has more money than God right about now.
*-It's still in the early stages, but Skribble's working on something that promises to be pretty cool. Or hot. Like dragon's breath.
*- According to his local fundies, Clown Baby is going to hell. Yeah, well, down the hatch.


A-Beyamor's list of why the Pokemon world is superior to our own is hard to disagree with.
A-It's a Gameboy themed article day, as Mike Wuest explains his love of Link's Awakening.
A- There goes the Gameboy theme. But this piece by Time and a Half puts forth some interesting ideas about game development.
P-Podsumaki appears to be gaining steam, especially with the recent release of SSF4. Episode 5 recorded tonight.


C-MrRandyDixon needs a new blog header, and has offered a bounty in the form of a free PS3 game. Get cracking.


E- E3's coming up and Destructoid's AV club could use some help if you've got the chops.
I-Greetings to Justin, who apparently likes Friends and cowboy hats.


N-Covah beat the front page with this video confirmation that LittleBigPlanet 2 is a real thing.
N-Looks like they're making another True Crime game, this time set in... Hong Kong? Isn't half the point of those games seeing the landscape in a 1:1 scale? How many of you have ever been to Hong Kong?
T-Snoogans775 had some thoughts about his experiences with a malfunctioning PS3 and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.
T- CrimeMinister posted a thought experiment involving the Guinness list of the best game series. It kind of went off the rails.
T-Ausgamer might just be the original N64 kid.
T-Wedgewu defends her right to play so-called "casual" games.
R-Metroid Fetus reviewed and recommended an android/iPhone game called Drop7.


A-Hi, I'm Daisy! KodyKoala made a custom statue in tribute to Luigi's sweetie.
A-Faith continues pumpin' the Perler, and HOLY CRAP NEX SIGHTING!


V-ChrisBradshaw posted up a video of a nice-looking Mario 3 Rom hack. If I weren't busy doing the recaps, I'd probably be playing it right now.
V-HybridRain introduced himself by posting this fan tribute to the Assassin's Creed series that he played a part in.
C-This topic has been done to death, the corpse flung onto a highway and dragged for miles by a passing semi truck.
C-I'm not seeing the point of this blog, and the community jab in the comments didn't help.


No fail, but those last two were close. Watch your ass.


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