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Cblogs of 03-23-09 and ScottyGasms

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Another cblog recap, another late night. Very productive night though! Lots of website work as well as winning a semi-serious competition match in Team Fortress 2. Yay! Slowly wrapping up all these things I gotta stop committing to.

After my quarterly review I thankfully still have a job though, so I guess that makes up for having no time for nearly anything aside from bugging an unfortunate few on gtalk.

The big game that's been keeping me busy the last few days has been Retro/Grade. I won't get too much into it here, as I'm going to post a writeup about it tomorrow, but here's a gameplay video of this rhythm/shooter hybrid:




*- Ali D thinks the upcoming Star Wars MMO may be the one for him
*- A beautiful writeup on a very special grave keeper
*- GrumpyTurtle implies Daisy is into girls
*- A review of Scott Pilgrim... I'm sold!


P- A good find, MoonStorm finds a radio interview with Jason Rohrer
P- Failcast: episode 31 is now available!
A- megaStryke quits gaming, and Jonathan Holmes makes quite the mess tooting his horn
A- oberoi wants to cuddle with the low poly, pedo priest from Gabriel Knight 3
S- Looks like NihonTiger took advantage of the Steam sales this last weekend



H- Part one of Bwark-Kupo's game collection, including epic wallstacking
I- Meet Var Vell, who loves hentai apparently
H- More epic wall stacking from Bwark-Kupo in part two of their game collection
H- Not to be outdone, part one of Clyde's gaming collection. Sadly rug stacking isn't as epic
S- Jim's history comes back to pay him a visit... indirectly
S- HAWP fake movie trailer... Not too shabby
C- Thoughts of point of view, but mostly praising Portal
C- Heh, Pokemon is a pretty messed up world... ^_^
C- The possible future of RPGs, in delicious pie form
H- The second part of Clyde's video game collection
N- Co-op is now confirmed for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2... nice
S- Update on nilcam's SFIV training
C- More reflections on Pokemon
I- Who the hell is Scotty the Tit?



T- Xzeon doesn't like the DSi
D- Oh god, no Pokemon MMO... However will I cope?
T- Mr Gilder laments the move of yet another game series away from sprites
T- I'd like an XBox PI...
T- Y0j1mb0 comes to the Wii's defense
T- Ug... now we're examing the math in the console wars... sorry, but it's too late at night for me to care :(
T- What Spectral thinks would make RE5 better
V- New Punch Out trailer, complete with blackface!!
R- ptcoakley reviews Dawn of War II
T- Jonathan Holmes is lagging behind the others, but also comes to the Wii's defense
D- Failcast and Necros are the next Dtoiders to be immortalized by a game
R- Dead riffs thinks he's Jim... "flash" reviews MGS2 after an hour of play
R- Anubis II / Ninjabread Man reviews
N- The DSi will have GBA games as part of a download service... now just wait forever for the one you want to come out
N- Oh man, I've been waiting for this for so long...
V- Guitar Hero Metallica expert drum runs
V- Hard to tell how gorgeous it is with IGN's shitty little embedded player



S- Epic Guts Man mod... Paint the new joints all yellow and you're set!
F- Bugsport loves Riddick... mostly about the movie
M- Anime hip hop!
M- Mr Dillinger interviews Dillinger Escape Plan



C- Really only here because I just don't get post modern, especially when it applies to video games
C- Some misdirected rage there...
L- Very funny Watchmen/Wall-E parody



What? No fail today?


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