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C Blogs of 7/17/10 and 7/18/10 + SilverDragonisms

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I have a confession to make to everyone. It has been a little more than 3 years since I last played World of Warcraft, and those of you who know me well remember the horrible effect that game had on my life. For those of you who don't know, let's just say that I allowed the game to completely consume my life, to the point it was actually negatively affecting my social life. When that started happening I quit the game cold turkey, and have never ever looked back.

Well I need to confess that this week ... for the first time in 3 years ... I installed World of Warcraft on my computer and played it again! There's no need to worry though, because it was only a temporary 8 day extension to my account so I could log on and get back some gear that had been stolen from my character.

I did take the opportunity however to try out the Death Knight class and reacquaint myself with the world of Azeroth. What I discovered was that I simply don't like the game anymore. I wasn't having any fun and after about an hour I was literally falling asleep at my keyboard I was so bored. I guess some things just don't age well with time.

Suffice to say, I definitely think my days with World of Warcraft are officially over for good, and I'll never be going back. That's good though because Starcraft 2 comes out in a little over a week, and I'm ready to let it consume my life for a couple months.

Now let's get to those weekend recaps shall we ....






*-BoomingEchoes explains why he thinks Square and Kotaku don't get Final Fantasy anymore.

*-Om Nom On Souls tells us what gaming's biggest failure is ... and I completely agree ...

*-River City Retro: Time Slaughter

*-Last Rites: A journey into the depths of the Void.

*-Benjaminajacobs lists 10 tips for how to play L4D1 and L4D2 without being annoying.



A-Dameon Angell wonders if there's a really a difference between the Xbox360 and the PS3 anymore.

M-Alternate Reality: Instant History.

M-Alternate Reality: The Ultimate Tool

P-Shrine Impulse Episode 5: Kaguya Table.

P-Stereocast Episode 2 is recording tonight, so drop some questions why don't ya!


E-PS3 Fight Club Ranbat Updates.


E-The Dtoid Austin August NARP is coming up fast, so if you are interested in going check out this post.

E-ShiMuNi TONIGHT: Tim Curry walks the plank Edition.

I-Lunacy introduces himself to the Dtoid community. Everyone say hi!

S-LegendPenguin got into the OnLive Beta.

S-SAMA1984 found a website that compares your writing to other authors to see who you write like.

S-Chaotical updates us on the games he's been playing this week.

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

C-jkeller87 thinks it's very impractical to ask for game reviews to be completely objective, without any bias whatsoever.

C-Usedtabe misses the forums.

C-de BLOO is not to happy that the forums are down for maintenance.


T-DinosaurPizza discusses how the suicide mission at the end of Mass Effect 2 is more interesting if people actually die.

T-Do you remember the old PC game Impossible Creatures? I don't either, which is why Floos is here to tell us all about it.

T-Faultymoose thinks survival horror games are a dieing breed.

T-Alex Vostrov compareshis game, Infested Planet, to Alien Swarm

R-Dreamweaver reviews Lost Planet 2


A-Nihil objectively reviews The Guild Season 4. Har har har!

F-jc83 reviews Toy Story 3 (the movie)


V-Tactix shares some video footage from California Extreme.

R-Knutaf tells us the steps he follows to write a blog.


F-This is not a review. It's barely a blog.

F-No we can't hear you.

F-Nope ... we can't hear you either.

F-Lots of fail today I see.



-(SilverDragon1979)

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