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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 03/25/2009 + Sykisms

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I no longer put off buying WiiWare games because of space worries. I don't think people who've never filled their Wii's appreciate how important this SD card feature is.



NIERO - Some news about Dtoid's reviews page

* - 1Up's yearly free games list has evolved into Freeloader, go check it out
* - GrumpyTurtle, you know what to do
* - Some very interesting musings on Resident Evil as a whole
* - Hmmm, I need a tail...
* - Comedy in games, dead? (not while Tim Schafer's alive)
* - Final Fantasy 7, not perfect, but still one of the best



A - A rant on racism by Dudemullet
A - Are we to blame for our sequel culture?
A - Why is there not a modern Rambo game? (there are hundreds, just not called Rambo)
S - Nostalgic Toy Chest: Army Men were cool, then the franchise got raped
S - Tubatic's regular thought dump
S - Indie selections looks at Platformers
AJusticeDude looks at Actraiser: part 1
R - I spent nearly 2 years of college life on FanFiction.net







S - Nintendoll is drunk, you know how this ends
S - Agonofinis is losing his gaming buddies, here's their story
S - Juggernaut's 360 is scaring him
B - UsedTabe is old and his girl is pregnant, tough break
I - Sept is new
C - Check out 13th Dragon's game collection



N - Tales of Vesperia is FINALLY coming out in Europe
N - The fanmade Mother 3 guide has FINALLY SHIPPED!
N - Wondering if Brain Training can cure schizophrenia
N - A very gutsy veto from Utah
T - Some thoughts on Resi 5
T - TheFil liked what he saw from Nintendo at GDC
T - Bioshock 2
T - A reasoned pondering of the possible pitfalls for OnLive
R - I love Trials 2, you should too
R - A review from someone who actually managed to play The Pitt
R - Makai Kingdom review, a game by NIS



A - A wind-up Bob-Omb, awesome
F - I think this is film related
F - Its been a while since Butmac's last video, here's 'Theories of a Gay Vegas'
F - Videogame fan films, a genre that gave us Left 4 Head...







F - I'm in a fail!
F - You do NOT post a blog just to link us to another blog

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About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

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Sometimes a first kiss can be so impactful that the game gets placed on a pedestal and enshrined as a gold standard, which has its own pros and cons. I mean, it is nice to have a basis for comparison, but some folks take it too far. There are people who loved Half-Life, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, or Final Fantasy VII so much that nothing after them really got a fair shake.

So first impressions matter -- they can shape and inform our gaming habits. I grew up on arcades, Nintendo, handhelds, and eventually into RPGs, so much of what I play will be influenced by how I acquired my tastes. I probably like Overwatch a ton because it has a passion for RPG roles, but contextualizes them closer to older shooters focused on objectives more than gear builds and grinding out perks for better killstreaks.

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