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Cblogs o' 10/7/2013 + MacMangasms

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I don't really watch TV. Not really ever, anymore. Even the Daily Show doesn't do it for me these days, it's just so damn political now. But... I had Breaking Bad. 

HAD

But now it's gone. The ending. I loved it. I adored it actually. Seemed to be the first real series ending I actually appreciated. I'm going through withdrawal, guys. But enough of my first-world problems.

Been playing GTA V almost nonstop lately, though I'm yet to really dive into the online. A few days ago I gave it a shot and it didn't work at all. I've kind of lost interest to be honest. A couple of sessions at my friend's house of just running around hitting other players with cars and I'd had my fill. I'll probably give it another ago.  I really need something to do until Arkham Origins comes out and I'm just not not in the mood for another quicktime adventure from Quantum Emotions. 



So I figure I'll ask you guys the real question... what do I watch/play now?

* - A well done overview of the gaming industry.

* - Can the Legacy of Kain be saved? Benny has the answers.

A - Nocy with some food for thought on the issues sandbox games bring to storytelling.

A - Travy with some Steam Machine speculation for you.

C - MUSICIANS WANTED

E - New fan site celebrating Dragoons.

R - Shuudy with a fine review of Shadow Warrior

P - Strider with a GTA Online brochure for the uninitiated.

R - A thoughtful Killer is Dead review.





L - A new zero cool which is dare I say.... cool

V - New Pocketoid, ya'll!

F - The weekly blog that's just a video link.

But seriously, what ever happened to Huell?

~MacManus

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