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LONG BLOG

C Blogs of 7/3/10 and 7/4/10 + SilverDragonisms

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I hope everyone has had a happy 4th of July weekend, lighting off fireworks and eating lots of hamburgers and hotdogs. I actually threw a huge party last night with tons of food, friends, and alcohol, but I spent today just relaxing and being lazy. I did manage to get out of my house to see Toy Story 3 for the second time. That movie is freakiní awesome, and if you havenít seen it yet you need to go RIGHT NOW! Donít wait, just get up from your computer and go to the theatre immediately.

So I wanted to bring up a major problem Iíve been having lately. I think I played way to many games in a short period of time at E3 and wore myself out. In other words I think Iíve had a major gaming overload and blown a fuse or something, because ever since Iíve gotten back I havenít been able to play a single video game. I started both Alan Wake and Red Dead Redemption before I left for LA, but Iíve had no desire to pick them back up again to complete them. I even bought Dragon Age: Origins a couple days ago from the big Steam Summer Sale, but I donít even want to play that. What is the matter with me? I need help guys. What should I do?

I have gotten back into reading lately, so that could be whatís stopping me from playing games. Iíve also been writing a lot more lately, so that could be a culprit as well. It does help that there arenít any real good games coming out right now, so itís a great time to take a break from gaming. I do know this drought will come to an end on July 27th when Starcraft II comes out. Iíve put down $100 for the collectorís edition of that game, so you can be damn sure Iím gonna be playing it.

Well thatís enough about me for one night. Letís get you to your regularly schedules weekend recaps.

HAPPY INDEPENDANCE DAY AMERICA!!!






*-C-Blog Interviews Special Edition: Jonathan Holmes, an inquiry into mortality.

*-Niero has jumped onto the C-blogs to let us all know Dtoid will have C-blog groups in 45 days. YAY!!!

*-Dearth of the Author: Why gaming needs stronger creative voices.



M-Alternate Reality: The Hilarity of Evil.

M-Alternate Reality: In a land of videogame violence.

M-Alternate Reality: A Day in the Life.

M-Alternate Reality: Alan Wake, Synchronicity, and the Dark Presence.

M-Alternate Reality: For Science...

P-LAPD Episode 2. This is a great podcast guys, so check it out.

P-Shrine Impulse Episode 4: Touhou



No contests this weekend



E-DtoidSanFrancisco tells us about their upcoming July NARP events. Check them out now!

E-Burningsoup and some friends are planning a Mario 3D game marathon from July 21-23.

E-ShiMuNi TONIGHT: Tim Curry Gets a Clue EDITION!

S-Karutomaru tells us about his first day at the Screwattack Gaming Convention.

S-Karutomaru continues his tales of day 2 and 3 of the Screwattack Gaming Convention.

S-Randombullseye tells us about the game heís been playing this week.

I-Holyetheline finally introduces himself to the Dtoid community.

I-Ultimus Maximus introduces himself to the Dtoid community and brags about being part of the OnliveĒ Founding MembersĒ program.

I-Yadidameng introduces herself to the Dtoid community. Everyone say Hi!


V-Bigby shares a video of the new Mouse and Keyboard converter peripheral for the PS3.

T-Banhammer ponders why super heroes, like Cole MacGrath, always have to look hot and sexy.

T-Kytherno explains why he switched from playing Free MMOís to retail PC games.

T-RoverTHX tells us how to deal with campers and noob tubers in Modern Warfare 2.

T-jc83 shares his quick thoughts on Shadow Complex.

T-Raebus tells us aobut his never ending adventures through Demonís Souls.

T-Chaotical tells us about how heís been playing a lot of Borderlands lately.

T-After blowing his fingers off, Wanderingpixel tells us about his favorite 4th of July game: Metal Wolf Chaos

T-Kytherno thinks more games need realistic time lines and that more PC games need to have more graphical adjustments available.

R-SansJason reviews Mass Effect 2 and tells us what he loved/hated about it. Mainly there is a lot of love.



The C-blogs have no culture this weekend :-(



No OTHERTOIDS ... WTF!!!!



F-Oh I just gotta fail this. Horrible, just horrible!



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