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C-blogs of 5-28-09 and Qalamarisms

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I'll be honest with you, Destructoid... My heart's not in it tonight. I've had a lousy week and the last 24 hours in particular have been a positive cavalcade of unpleasantness. Like any good robot however, I subscribe to the law of the future: You gotta do what you gotta do.



Let's get this over with, shall we? I'm looking forward to taking a shower, crawling into a fetal ball and whimpering for a few hours. My apologies in advance, this will most likely be scourged of the wit and charm I'd like to think I bring to these posts.


*-Genki Jam made me think of a Metal Gear/Shitty Robot Michael Bay Battle Movie crossover, which can never be undone.
*-Vitamin H's Musing looks at the survival horror genre... or does it? Truly, this game is its creators Crowning glory.
*-Megastryke for Editor. Who's with me?
*-Forums are back up! No more BRB.


P-Failcast has produced a podcast which they assure us is NOT about Gurren Lagann. Whatever that is.
S-Goodgamer77's Fake Game Friday was inspired by last week's episode of RFGO! It's a nice idea, I'm sure someone will steal it eventually.
S-Gemsi's EU release list looks a little more promising than the last couple'a weeks.
P-FSA has reached its tenth episode.



Nuthin'. Uh, let's see.

That work for ya? (Tweeted by The Fox Trot guy.)


S-The Toilet Duck takes issue with the WePC ads currently running on Dtoid.
C-Coonskin made some arrangements. CTZ failed at math.
I-Caelas Powdery Cheese Shadowfoot introduced himself. Welcome to Destructoid... I believe you may have overtaken Scary Womanizing Pig Mask in the longest avatar name competition.


N-Grasshopper Studios and XSeed may be parting ways.
N-...Which is Ok, because they confirmed Fragile for a North American release.
N-Which is apparently good news.
N-Flower, Sun and Rain went gold. Delicious copypasta. Rain dude, not Moon.
N- Free DLC is always nice, even better when it's good. In case you hadn't heard, "The Touch" is free for Guitar Hero RIGHT NOW.
T-inFAMOUS has some glitches, same as any other open world game. Aren't we used to this by now?
T-Square's new MMO is codenamed "Rapture." Insert Bioshock joke here.
T-Dragonzigg's E3 predictions.
T-Tubatic, surely you must be aware that John Excrement will be announced in the week leading up to E3.
F-Building a video game canon, week 2.
R-That guy with the long name from above is thinking about trying a new system for game reviews.
R-Haxan's "review" of Zelda: Majora's Mask gets into some serious detail. It's clear he loves the game. My favorite Zeldas have always been the nontraditional ones. MM is about as nontraditional as it gets.
T-Covah is grumpy at Sega's announcement of what amounts to Super Sonic Kart. Not for the reason you might expect, though.
V-Remember that Mega Man 2.5D game trailer that came out a few months ago? Apparently the project has progressed significantly. Capcom, hire Peter Sjostrand. It works for Valve.
T-Nilcam's ponderings pre-E3.
T-PC gaming is looking pretty decent this year.
$-Unreal Tournament 3 will be free on Steam this weekend, and available at a drastically reduced price point.
T-EvilSpants thinks it's a bit odd that the electric urban God carries what is very clearly a Nextel walkie-talkie.


M- Power Glove has an artist list (so far) for Guitar Hero 5.
F-Cowzilla reviewed Drag Me To Hell.
V-Mass Effect 2 dropped a trailer, Covah dropped a pantload.


V-Mr Glider posted a video about a Street Fight and a shrew.
L-Zero Punctuation's "review" of Duke Nukem Forever was spot on. If you haven't seen it yet, I suggest viewing it at your earliest convenience.
V-Something about Persona 3 and a video. What does AMV stand for?
R-Penn Jillette weighed in on the Japanese rape game controversy.
C-Spellcheck, grammar check, and please be aware of the format weirdness from Opera or whatever browser you're using.
V-Substance TV 9 is out.
C- More content, please. Stream of consciousness is fine as long as it doesn't cause the reader to lose theirs.
C-Maybe a picture or a video next time? I appreciate the sentiment, but 2 lines does not a blog post make.


F-This is the wrong way to introduce yourself. Not too late to hide this one.


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