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LONG BLOG

C Blogs of 7/10/10 and 7/11/10 + SilverDragonisms

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I don't have much to share with you all because the truth is I haven't played a video game in over a week. Instead I've been spending all my time reading Starcraft novels, getting caught up with the story for when Starcraft 2 comes out at the end of the month. In the last 5 weeks I've read 4 1/2 novels, and I hope to finish another 2 1/2 before the game comes out. You could say that I'm a little bit obsessed with Starcraft right now, don't ya think?

Besides that I don't really have much else to report. I guess I could mention that I'm selling my house and after being on the market for a little under 2 weeks, I finally have people coming to see it this week. Two different couples actually, so you could say I'm pretty damn excited. The housing market is complete shit right now, so if I could actually sell my house, I would be ecstatic. I know that's not video game related at all, but I thought you might like to know.

Let's get on with the weekend recaps shall we.






*-Bojangles Stringfellow helps us get to know him better by telling us about his two passions that make him a nerd; music and video games.

*-Learning to Play: A Lesson in Game Design.

*-Funktastic once again shows off his ever growing video game collection, which is now up to 1250 games. That's just totally INSANE and AWESOME at the same time.

*-Jonathan Holmes rants about how a lot of people didn't understand the intent of his most recent E3 booth babe video.

*-Om Nom On Souls tells us how to do the faceless hero right.

*-Depth Misconception: Wh3 3D isn't the future.



A-SentinelLyons doesn't think there is simply one game that can be called the "Citizen Kane" of video games. Instead there are lots of games that could be described this way.

S-Piano Journal 7-11-2010 + thoughts.

M-Alternate Reality: Pink Afro

M-Alternate Reality: Your Character and You.

P-Tardcast presents its very first episode EVER!



E-Less than 24 hours left in the World Cup Contest.



E-DtoidToronto NARP Update!

E-ShiMuNi TONIGHT: Tim Curry On a Board EDITION.

E-EUFNF July 16th

S-Chaos Oracle shares impressions of Nintendo's Dragon Quest IX event.

S-Brandon Holmes is an Xbox 360 Achievement Addict.

S-Randombullseye updates us on the games he's been playing the last week.

S-Chaotical tells us about the games he's been playing recently.

I-MuddBstrd introduces himself to the Dtoid community.



N-Apparently, Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2009 is the least played game on the Wii.

N-Important PAX Prime registration information you need to know.

V-Duncor shares his opinions of Transformers: War for Cybertron on this video podcast.

R-TewDee reviews BlackLight: Tango Down.

R-BrandonGF reviews NCAA Football 2011

T-Yadidameng explains why she doesn't want realistic violence in her video games.

T-lv99ron is super excited about the new 2D Mortal Kombat game coming out.

T-Grimstar shares his thoughts on the Starcraft 2 Beta and on Skies of Arcadia.

T-Alex Vostrov tells us the origins of Infested Planet

T-Thevenous1 hopes Kane and Lynch 2 will succeed where the first game failed.



M-Kraid lists 25 Hip Hop albums you need to listen to if you're new to the genre.

F-PanOpticon shares his thoughts on the new Predators movie.



R-Zane Swank thinks he has figured a bunch of NVGR stuff out. See if you agree with him.

R-HoodedMiracle had a weird dream last night, and it caused him to write this horrible blog.

R-In case you didn't know, Spain won the World Cup today!



F-This is fail ladies and gentlemen, plain and simple.



-(SilverDragon1979)



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