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Cblogs of 03-30-09 and ScottyGasms

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Hello my little dtoiders. Looking through the recaps tonight I've noticed a lot of angst and flaming towards blogs. Particularly by certain people who I have consistently seen excessively flaming. While I'd like to just attribute it to a case of the Mondays (yeah... I went there :P), I definitely think there are a few people here to need to chill the fuck out and stop taking things so seriously. Suck blogs are going to suck which kinda sucks, but you don't need to go on a personal crusade to stamp them out.

Am I alone here? Has anybody else noticed some anger issues within the community lately?

Too late at night to really write about much else, although I did get a missed package notice today. If it's what I think it is I'm going to have a very happy cblog in a few days. ^_^


*- A very nice reflection on The Incredible Edible Egg's gaming/family roots
*- welkstar just made a bunch of new friends he may not want by showing off his Retroforce Game Museum
*- brecksher gives a very good writeup on the Battletech universe


S- Altair78 learns about karma by being humbled in SFIV
P- Backwards Compatible episode... 5? I don't even remember episode 1...
S- NihonTiger90 finally gets SFIV, and wonders what we got recently



E- Recap of the first ever SW Missouri NARP!
S- Rational Animal hurts his knees standing up to play games... but not his fingers ladies and gentlemen
C- SephirothX talks games and cons, and can't make any decisions for himself
C- Heh... I'll bet nilcam "updated" his "Wii" while thinking about Super Punch Out
C- Togail throws up a vote for what he should draw next
I- A very belated, but informative "10 things" post by the apparently gay pedophile, Diverse


R- Count Grishnack reviews Star Ocean The Last Hope
N- Rumours of an Ocarina of Time remake? Guess people got tired of the FF7 remake rumours
R- Diverse reviews Lux Pain, and I learn that the right song in a well done trailer can really spark interest in a meh title
T- Best Name Ever fondly remembers Blast Corps
N- Crunshii brings word of a PS2 price drop
T- Fourth try is a charm for Persona, who posts a nice list of top ten RPG bosses
N- Huh, and here I thought STARING INTO A LIGHTBULB all these years is what made me nearsighted
T- Magnalon wonders why most reviewers didn't like a God Hand, which was intended for only a few people to like... SHOCKING!
N- Screenshots and info for the new TNA iPhone game, which actually looks good... and the title was indeed misleading
R- coonskin05 reviews GH: Metallica
R- Ckarasula reviews Soul Nomad


A- Another awesome piece by Togail, the nurses from Silent Hill
A- The second of three SH pieces by Togail, that I am definitely not getting tired of seeing... also Ron offends
A- Togail continues to dominate the Culturoid category with the final SH piece
F- sylphx breaks Togail's grip on Culturoid with an update on his live action Persona short film


C- Technically written well enough, but all over the place and barely touched on any of the points mentioned
L- Eh, one or two made me chuckle, so close enough
C- The Dr0w Ranger hates lack of info on upcoming games... uses title that makes me think of The GHost <3
V- Geoff posts a meh and a crappy video, and nobody notices thanks to...
V- ... FrankHowley, who totally steals Geoff's thunder by linking to the same meh video with cool cameos
C- Bitch smack of 1000 nightmares aside, that's kind of a crappy game idea
?- Angry Damman points out active Amazon product forums, wears doggy life jackets
R- Creepy raving girl... how is she talking like that?!?
C- All that text, a pointless video, and I still don't know what game they played... I'll guess Killzone 2...


F- Persona scares Blehman away from the cblogs again, which is a guaranteed fail :'(
F- People who are just as guilty of doing it let Persona know where where things should and shouldn't be posted
F- Persona lost the momentum he built up... and a few older community members need to calm the fuck down...
S- Alien Hominid XBLA is half price this week... worth repeating, but still was already mentioned on the site
F- Maybe I'm missing the point... and I hate snake too

- ScottyG <3
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