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Cblogs of 01/17/14 and bbainisms

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Hello friends! I've been playing a bunch of new games this week. Like Wrenchfarm, I bought Nidhogg and Samurai Gunn on Steam. I played them for a bit with my boyfriend, and they were both super fun! I like Nidhogg a bit more, but it I bet Samurai Gunn would be crazy with four players. I've actually been looking forward to Nidhogg for a long time now, so I'm glad it's finally out. I'm a big fan of some of Messhof's older games, like Flywrench (such a great game!) and You Found the Grappling Hook, so when I heard he was working on something new I got pretty excited. And it turned out to be a fantastic game! Well worth the wait! I do wish the online matchmaking worked a little better, but the other modes are awesome, at least.

I've also been playing Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder on the 3DS. I think it's a really great direction for the Chibi-Robo series. The original game was really unique and charming, but it could be kind of a chore to play. It was neat exploring a huge house as a tiny little robot, but the mechanics made exploring seem like more work than it was worth. Photo Finder is more like a mini-game collection rather than an adventure game, which I actually kind of like more. My favorite mini-game so far is the sous-chef game, where you have to find specific foods in a huge fridge. The main part of the game, taking pictures of things to create NostalJunk, is also a neat idea, although it's a bit difficult for me because there's not a lot of great lighting in my apartment. The photos never seem to register very well with the game. Maybe I'll have to start playing when there's a lot of sunlight to use. 


I also really like Telly's new smartphone design!

Lastly, I finally got around to playing and beating Link's Awakening! It was amazing, as I'm sure you all know already. That Wind Fish... 



* - CaimDark is concerned for Nintendo's future, but has faith that they'll find a way to pull through!



A - Ryne Sechrist has some ideas Nintendo's next handheld device.

A - TheDustinThomas' backlog continues to grow, and yet he continues to play games he's already beaten!

A - arkonviox posts some cakes shaped like video game consoles, and leaves us wondering what black or grey frosting would taste like (probably not great...)

A - Reinhold wants to see these 5 games make a return.







I - Say hello to jlalande! He has a hedgehog!

F - Friday Night Fights on Playstation + Kim Jong-Lucas!

F - Friday Night Fights on PC + Charlie Kelly!



R - Terry 309 reviews Diablo Hellfire.

$ - January 17th UK releases and bargains!







R - Another batch of DeviantArt cosplay from Reinhold Hoffmann.

C - A Broken Age review which, ironically, is broken right now.



F - Obvious copypasta from another site.



- bbain

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