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Cblog Recaps of 3/3/09 + Pendeltonisms

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Wow, what a bitchin’ night. Earlier tonight, I saw, for the first time, Night of The Living Dead. While I had always heard great things about this movie, and knew about it’s cultural influence (all you RE fans should kiss Romero’s feet), I never had the opporitunity to see it. And, thank God, because tonight’s experience was the best: I watched it in a ACTUAL theater, surrounded by movie nerds, who thought the movie was as ridiculously awesome as I did. If you’ve never seen it, I HIGHLY recommend you see it. And, if you ever get the change to see it in a theater, please do so. Also, since this morning, I've had the battle music from Lost Odyssey stuck in my head, and it's made everything I did today that much more epic.

And with that behind us, on to the recaps! Tonight, we’ve got a great addition to the Monthly Musings blogs, opera virtuoso Topher Cantler, and 2 visits from our wonderful robot overlord.

I recapped the cblogs and I Jizzed. In. My pants.



*-Ok, wow (and perfect after the film I saw this evening); How the economic down-turn and RE/RE2 are very similar. Great job!

*-Fantastic new art from GrumpyTurtle, with the most awesome triceratops EVAR.

*-Sharpless has a great new blog (The Gentleman Gamer), and shows us an editorial from that site talking about all the hate Dante’s Inferno is getting.

*-My vote for a front-page Monthly Musings: reminiscing about the greatest gaming-comic series ever, Sonic the Hedgehog (and all spin-offs of said comics and cartoon shows).

*-What a great piece: Jonathan Holmes and his Wii bias blogs about why THIS is the best time for gamers.

*-And my second vote: Expanded universes within video games.

*-A great little series I’d like to point out here: The Obscurer Tribune, home of all off-beat gaming news.



A-A great little blog of pascuz46s favorite video game guns (hell yeah Sky Hammer Mortar!).

2 fantastic articles about the rise of digital distribution: one from Yukai[, and one from NihonTiger90

S-What megatron0016 has been doing this week…IN GAMING.

S-Dtoid Community Discusses: The good, the bad, and the ugly of Gaming Merchandise.

S-A neat new series looking at power-ups, Power Trip takes a look at the Contra Spread Shot.

S-Necros lists off all the games people completed in February 2009.

P-Failcast records tonight…FFFFFFFUUUUUUU



While searching for cool Night of The Living Dead videos, I came across this. So, so strange…




For all those that heard about this on Podtoid last week, Topher Cantler is a karaoke GOD:




N-A rumored COD: Modern Warfare 2 upgrade list.

N-Infinitestrike talks about how the BBFC called the racism claims in RE5 a “non-issue”.

V-One strange, goofy video in the vein of the Half-Life: Full Life Consequences videos.

R-A quick and painless review of a neat little game called Blush.

T-Why michiyoyoshiku refuses to buy another SNK-developed game…yeah…

T-blehman is confused as to why it took him so long to hop on the Bunout:Paradise bandwagon.



A-Faith, crafty one she is (LOL), makes Orlando from FF:Tactics out of perler beads!

A-A screenshot of the most awesome SNES-mash-up to not exist, Metroid 3: The Alien Wars.

F-Great new trailer for Terminator: Slava…HEY, WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING, STEPPING IN ON MY CBLOGS?!!? FUCK YOU!!!

S-Atlus gives away more cool shit, and lets garrison know about it.

S-Ah swag, delicious, delicious swag: MarkoPolo42 got GTA: Chinatown Wars fortune cookies in a cool box!



?-Though the dream is very odd, Wexx dreams the greatest idea in fighting game mash-up history.

?-Lol: Why are all new Will Smith movies shit? He doesn’t rap in them.

?-Neiro shows off what is probably a high-low-off lightswitch inside the new Dtoid helmet. Penises around the world stand at attention.

?-Niero also pops on to let us know about an avatar upgrade he’s performing tonight.



F-Some dong asking for blog content.

F-Follow Good Sir Sadistic’s advice, young man.

F-Diverse scares me in this blog, commenting with “LETS ALL TOUCH PENISES”.

F-…care to elaborate on your little picture here?

F-F$#& good Cblog writing I’m done with it,

(Pendelton21)

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What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

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