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Cblogs o' 1/18/14 + MacMangasms

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It's a well know fact among my friends that I hate football. I think it's the most boring sport - but not today. And I'm looking at you Sherman. 



That interview was so gloriously WWE, I almost pissed myself laughing. 

Now then, speaking of sports, I'm going to gush again about how cool NBA2K14 is. Had a few folks over the apartment last night and firing up the PS4 happened as it usually does when people are around who've never seen it in action before. The go to game to show the system off has always been for me NBA. I can't get over how good it looks, the fact that it gives you real stats and scores while you play is just amazing.



It also is aware of when it's a holiday! The announcers will say something at the beginning of the game and there will be appropriate decorations. So far this has happened for playing it over this weekend and New Year's Day.



What game do you guys play to show off the new generation?



* - This Donkey Kong retrospective was a welcome trip down memory lane for me.

* - Glorious advice for how to achieve a royal blog.



A - Emmy wants an end to the GTA Online cheats. I'm still yet to play this. It sounds to me like it was never fixed.

A - Had enough of Zombies? Reddy makes a great point in this piece that the term "zombie" has become so watered down it can mean anything. I tend to agree.

A - Advice we all wish Nintendo would take.











N - Every-ee let's us all know that SKullgirls is on steam. Really hope this comes to the PS4.











S - A fine video, but be sure to have a blog to go along with it next time.

In all seriousness Sherman's interview might have been the most honest post-game interview I've ever seen.
~MacManus

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