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So last week I told you all that my wife and I had shockingly sold our house after being on the market for less than two weeks, and that we only had three weeks to find a new one and close on it. Well, I am very excited to announce that ... WE BOUGHT A NEW HOUSE!!!

After looking at 40+ houses in the span of about 5 days, we found one we love and were able to negotiate a price for it. We will also be able to move into it the exact same day we officially sell our current house, just a little under two weeks from now. I can't truly express to you how extremely exited we both are. In the span of one week we were able to sell our current house and buy a new one. It really feels like our lives have been moving a million miles and hour, and we've been struggling to keep up.

Now over the next few weeks we are going to be packing our lives up into a box and preparing to move out. This new house represents a lot of things to us. It's the house we plan on starting a family in together, which is a pretty huge deal ... and that's only the beginning.

I've posted a picture of the front of the house below so you can all check it out. Now let's get on with our weekend recaps shall we.

*-You should all try Tubatic's new game - Rubber Duck Zerocraft.

*-Blindfire just had cataract surgery, and tells us about how terrified he was of the whole experience, and how that relates back to Deus Ex.

A-ManWithNoName lists the top 7 trends he wishes developers would stop using.

A-Zanthis writes a letter to Nintendo, imploring them to change their ways.

A-Cartlidge5329 examines how MMOs will change in the future.

A-Relix Kondor takes a look at the recent string of games EA is removing from Steam, and the "restrictive terms" they're being removed for.

A-Nekobun shares his distaste of online passes and the 3DS eShop.

S-Promoting Thought 5 - Community Content and a call for sandboxes.

S-Source and Sorcery: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines.

M-Motion Controls: The New 3D

M-eSports: Really??

No contests this weekend

E-Learn about the Unofficial Dtoid Steam Group.

C-Alex Bout is writing an article about computer monitors and wants to know what the best computer monitor under $200 we've ever owned is.

S-Fuzzy Chtulhu just upgraded his PC to play the shit out of some new games.

S-Kaggen is back to catch us up on his life.

S-After three years of writing, Nathsies has a lot of people he'd like to thank.

R-StriderHOang reviews the Agents of Change DLC for Brink.

R-RKS reviews God Hand.

R-Karutomaru reviewa Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes.

T-You only have to read the title of this blog to know how VoltySquirrel feels about EA and Origin.

T-Scissors says HAPPY 25th BIRTHDAY to Metroid.

T-Kieran Furlong wants to know why collectors editions of games, like Skyrim, cost so much money in other countries besides the US.

T-RetroSoildier never seems to complete games, because in his heart he never wants them to end.

T-ManWithNoName shares his thoughts on Catherine.

A-Check out this awesome pixel bead artwork that Misstawnii did.

F-Becca shares her thoughts on the "new face" of Studio Ghibli.

No Othertoids this weekend

F-What the hell is this shit?


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