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Cblogs of 03-16-09 and ScottyGasms

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Good lord... Maybe I should've waited a few weeks before switching days with Qalamari. Much <3 to mid3vol for keeping me sane over gtalk. :D

It's almost 2am here, so I'll keep this brief. Happy birthday Niero, and happy birthday Destructoid. Well... I suppose it's belated birthday wishes now, but I just spent 3 hours recapping todays' cblogs so deal with it. <3

I was going to make a video, but then I realized that I should have a bit of experience with editing before I decide to do a video that involves editing. Yes though, thank you for providing an awesome community that has left a lasting impression on me for the 18 months I've been a part of this site. Here's to many more years.

Also, I'm going to take you home with me at PAX. Sorry Colette, but he's mine. *HISS*


*- Conrad reminds us that we were all newbies once, and how we can deal with memes
*- Haxan reflects on his time with Destructoid
*- Dtoid Community Discusses: Destructoid! With all previous panel members... sans moi </3
*- Wow, probably too much time in the character creator
*- Mr Dillinger takes a different approach, looks at how gaming is a reflection of the world... worth an extra helping of topsauce



A- A bit late as a Monthly Musing, but an interesting view on single player
S- Altair78's latest entry in what he learned from video games, along with birthday wishes
S- NihonTiger90 once again asks us to show off what we got over the last week
P- The Aerial Block podcast, along with some geese
M- Mr Kite explores the Star Wars expanded universe



C- Bwark Kupo puts out a call for more entries for his contest... probably makes ZombiePlatypus sad



S- stewie32887 brags about his upcoming Killzone 2 review
I- A thin intro, but an into nonetheless
S- NegFactor talks about the Dtoid L4D 360 tourny
S- Xhumation remembers coming to Dtoid through ScrewAttack... I suppose I'm still a G1 as well, so WOO!
S- Bwark Kupo looks back on their time with Destructoid



T- Racism in RE5: CONFIRMED!! No, wait...
R- Gaming Goddess reviews Luminous Arc 2, and gives us more lovely artwork
T- darphfather is unhappy with how videogames are used as a scapegoat
N- Zelnor updates us on the recent school shooting in Germany, says the government doesn't blame video games
R- EternalDeathSlayer reviews RE5, in all its racist glory!
T- GigaMach wonders why RE, a series that has never been primarily about zombies, isn't about zombies
R- Dragonzigg reviews RE5, in its not very racist goodness
T- Thoughts on possible places to take the RE franchise
N- Well, that does it. Time to buy GH:WT
T- thebojangles considers characters missing from SFIV
R- Sgt Cheesecake reviews RE5, amazingly finds no racism



M- stewie32887 asks for recommendations for video game bands
A- Faith looks for an artist to help her with a RE5 clothing idea



L- Atlas discovers a second, hidden layer of racism in RE5
C- I've never understood how one can outright ask strangers to tell them what to do
R- Random gaming thoughts from TMillsap
V- Furyfire informs us about new episodes of There Will Be Brawl



F- mix mucked up his facts badly enough to constitute a fail
F- Thanks for the update


I know this isn't really a meme, but it's 1:30 and I'm not going to make another header image. Just pretend it says BIRTHDAYTOID :P

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Technophile (with the gift of a forum redesign)
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Toneman (with the gift of the best fap I've had over Niero to date)
RAB (with the gift of sexy Rev and a "water pistol")
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