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LONG BLOG

C Blogs of 5/18/10 + Super Late-isms

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It's been a long time since I played catch-up for a missed day. Everyone has been on the ball these last few months, but inevitable there would be a hiccup. No biggie. It's been over a week since the 18th, but I don't like leaving gaps in the archive.

So...




*- Chad Concelmo needs (last week he did, at least) questions for his E3 trip.

*- I have no problem with B-movie games.


A- 2BA Master: Tiers are for... well, you know.
A- F*ck Citizen Kane.
S- Kingcrude 4: Heavy Rain has no class.





F- PS3 Fight Club is coming (actually, it's already here).
D- There's a Destructoid online team for Skate 3.
S- Mr Wrighty is gonna be waxing his beam saber.
S- Misstawnii is coming to the end of year one of game college.
C- Newbie Jack Barwell asks whether you like short-and-sweet, open-and-robust, or both in gaming?
C- Here's a thought: Stop giving Microsoft your business.
R- A belated "Goodbye, Anthony" post from captpudge.


V- youkilledmyguy started a "Let's Play" run of Hitman: Blood Money.
T- RetroSoldier will always remember these games.
T- Beezy fires a few shotgun rounds of Alan Wake impressions.
T- Crunshii loves him some anime-speak.
D- anomalous underdog's Death Zone Zero game has a "Doc" unit.


A- youngskeletor painted a Nuka Cola with an iPod app.
M- Deathjazzninja shares his musical acquisitions.


V- A Naruto-Ponyo crossover.
C- Steve Jobs' not being a fan of porn deserves a longer post.


COPY PASTA- Look. A new tag.
COPY PASTA- When will they ever learn?
F- Bad joke.
F- You've burned too many bridges for me to care about your writing anymore.
F- Hmm... I don't think I can let another one of your short posts slide.
F- Smells like stealth trolling to me.
F- Wow.


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