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CBlog o' 9/16/13 + MacMangasms Amazon Just Delivered GTA V OMG Edition

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So I've been pouring over reviews of GTA V. Lot's of interesting opinions and very different reasons for why the specific review liked it. Some marvel at the technical achievement the game is, some the gameplay improvements, some the characters, the list goes on and on. Then I got to Gamespot. The reviewer gave it a 9 and called the game mysogynistic and the shit just hit the fan. Now I haven't played the game yet but man the comments were half ludicrously and half other commenters making doomed attempts at trying to reason with these people. Rather incredible, I'd say. I'd love to have this discussion with you guys one we've all played it.

Sorry guys. Amazon just delivered my copy of GTA V and ain't nobody got time for pictures.

* - Really enjoyed this list of final boss themes.

* - Coldy-ee hits the nail on the head, calling out the bizarre side of the criticism of criticism

A - A fair criticism of Sterling's take on rap vs murder in Jimquisition.



R - Wasley takes a crack at reviewing Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn

V - New Zero Cooly


V - Army takes on Out of this World

R - YES

S - Decent review but would have liked to see a blog to go along with it instead of just the video link.

This is me and my copy of GTA V



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