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C-blogs of 6-11-09 and Qalamarisms

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Good evening to you, Destructoid. I apologize if I'm a bit terse tonight, I'm sick with some sort of summer cold. It's always a little strange being stuffed up while the weather outside is so nice, but hell, I guess it's good to have an excuse to stay inside all day. It kinda sucks when you're sick enough to feel bad but not sick enough to take time off from work. My doctor hasn't been all that helpful...


(Image drawn by DiscoWeasel)

Anyway. On to the recaps, shall we?


*-Discarded Couch Sandwich wrote passionately and at length about one of the many GBA games that time seems to have forgotten: Kuru Kuru Kururin.
*-Garison is a pretty cool guy eh mails cheez games to Australia and doesn't afraid of anything.
*-I'm not entirely certain what I read just now, but I enjoyed it. SephirothX IS THE LAW.


A-Cadtalfryn examined the casual vs. core stuff with a pretty clear head.
S-Gemsi's EU release list features improved waggle.
A-Cwal37 considers the declining use of the adjective "killer" when applied to video games.


Nada.
In honor of all the Left 4 Dead stuff today, here's the Indian version of Thriller.

If you want the "english lyrics," click here.



I-StonedFox offers to buy everyone a drink. Listerine on the rocks here, please. Welcome to Destructoid.
I-And a pretty basic introduction by Thornack. Welcome to Destructoid.
H-T0pc0w showed off his rig and bra.
H-Cadtalfryn shows off his simple but efficient gaming setup.


N-'Lectro 'Lemon did something dubiously legal to let people know more about Max Payne 3.
N-Unangbangkay considers dubs vs. subs in regards to Muramasa and an interview with Ignition.
V-Kif thinks the new Doom game for iPhone just might be decent.
R-Justice wrote up his impressions of the new Big Surf Island DLC for Burnout Paradise.
T-Dragonzigg did a postmortem of his E3 predictions.
R-BlurryPhoenix reviewed Punch-Out!! for the Wii.
T-Secret Cow enjoyed Spore a whole lot more than I did. The new expansion does look interesting though, I admit.
N-NihonTiger90 brings a trailer for Backbreaker to the forefront. It's an unrealistic sports game... let's hope it's better than NFL Street.
V-Project Natal is apparently far enough along to debut on the late night talk-show circuit.
T-Flogging a deceased equine regarding the Left 4 Dead 2 whining.
T-TheMizarkShow had some final thoughts on the new motion tech that came out of E3.
R-Professor Pew reviewed Prototype.
R-WashedUpGamer reviewed iDracula for the iPhone (of course.) Sounds pretty not-bad.
T-Jack Maverick is slightly less disgusted with Activision than I am.
D-ProlifikStudio shows off a character design for their upcoming game.
$-Amazon's Gold Box special for today was a PS3 for under $400. Nice find, Crunshii.


A-Suitcoat Avenger made a spiffy drawing of Bill from Left 4 Dead cutting a zombie in half with his AK. I like this style, reminds me of 60's advertising.
F-SephirothX has the first picture of the villian from Iron Man 2.
F-So they're making a King of Fighters movie, and the casting was announced. Furyfire rages with the fury of... fire.


R-WanderingPixel wrote a script for a one-act play about how games are born.
V- DreRox paired the new Forza trailer with a Kanye West song. The result is surprisingly fluid.
R-More ads for IRC by Coonskin05. I maintain what I said about the last batch: they don't do what an ad is supposed to.
V-Trev found this wall-breaking video showing how the Nuke scene in Killzone 2 was set up.
?-ZippyDuDa is adding some folks on PSN and had some thoughts about failblogs.
?-AngryEmoGirl may wish to consider cutting down on the caffiene suppositories.
?-Hard to tell if this is a review, a deal, or a recommendation. Maybe a little of all three.


F-We have Forums, and Twitter isn't hard to sign up for. Use one of those next time if your blog posts are going to be this short.
F-Look, the only ladyboys most people around here care about are the ones with spiky hair and bigass swords.
F-You again? Dammit.


-(Qalamari)

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