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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 04-013-09 and ScottyGasms

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Hello once again my lovely little dtoiders. I hope everybody had a relaxing (or at least productive) Zombie Jesus Day. <3



Not a bad selection of cblogs tonight, even if it did start off with a fail. There's quite a few community contests going on at the moment which is always good to see, so make sure to enter them!

I have to say I agree with JusticeDude in that I was quite underwhelmed by Bioshock. Maybe it's because I didn't buy it until a year after it came out, or that my FPS history is built upon so many classic games, but I just couldn't get into it and quit after only felling three Big Daddies. The story was interesting and I loved fetching the audio journals. Very much reminded me of System Shock 2 where all these little tidbits of story that expanded on the experience were scattered around the world for me to discover if I wanted to. Where the game failed me the most though was the combat. I heard stories about how much fun the Big Daddy fights can be, and was looking forward to them. I had also heard the stories about the vita-chambers, so when I started I made sure those were immediately turned off. When I finally encountered a few Big Daddies though, I was quite disappointed in just how easy they turned out to be. All I had to do to beat them was backpedal and circlestrafe. Heck, I'm pretty sure I could've beaten them with just the wrench if I was patient enough. Maybe that kind of fight is tough if you're new to first person shooters, or given the imprecise controls on a console, but I've been doing that stuff since Wolfenstein 3D so I was pretty disappointed.

Oh well, not like I don't have enough games to play these days. Finally started playing Alien Hominid HD after getting it on sale the other week, and it's pretty damn fun. Definitely a game I'll be playing on easy at first though. ;)


*- Latest entry in Furious Tuscadero's awesome in character tales from the Fallout 3 universe
*- Dtoid Community Discusses: Videogame Movies. CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT!!!


M- etirflita expresses their hate of the majestic video game penguin
A- JerinsFury looks back at Neutopia on the TG16
S- NihonTiger90 didn't get anything this week, but brags about an upcoming show
P- Latest episode of Backwards Compatible podcast is out, with special guest Colette!
M- Bacon Burger talks about how killing the enemies makes them so memorable... and almost likable
S- Latest installment of Power Tr- wait... “pe-kew-kew-kew-kew”???
M- Mr Kite gets so so close, yet at the same time so far away from the sweet sweet smell of Prinny victory


E- Ckarasu doesn't actually enter his own "That One Mook" contest
C- Phalanxxx holds a random drawing for GTA:CW. Enter now!
C- Anus McPhanus rethinks how they're going to give away the Madworld soundtrack
C- Design the dtoid tattoo Pendelton21 will get at PAX, win a prize!
C- JackMaverick shows appreciation for Valkyria Chronicles


S- Kasreyn looks back at their roots, way back to Digger on the PC in 1983
H- Coaldust27's sweet collection
C- madninja reacts to Game Informer's revealing article on Assassin's Creed 2


N- nightv promises news that isn't old with information on the upcoming Japanese Final Fantasy bundles
N- Gamestop releases Demigod early, forcing Gas Powered Games to work on a long weekend :(
T- JusticeDude doesn't like Bioshock either


F- Wow... Deadliest Warrior looks... pretty sweet <3
F- First you say the DB movie is shit, but then you say it isn't that bad? Which is it?
F- skull13666 makes a plea for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
A- Destructoid Artisans profiles Pendelton and his bead/glass work


V- Eh... I still don't find Mega64 very funny most of the time
C- Sirapak isn't allowed to get an Obama poster... writes a cblog instead
L- Wow... crazy lady learns that jumping into a pen of polar bears is a bad idea
L- If you're willing to sit through it, funny video of angry kid playing Pokemon Yellow
R- Erm... the cblog is chaos alright *ba dum tsh*


F- I must say I've never seen such a long and well written blog that does nothing but promote other sites
F- ChildOfLore LOVES Destructoid, but not enough sadly to make a cblog that isn't fail
F- The Phantom Gamer prefers classic hard games, but reacts to differing opinions like a little bitch
F- I never could figure out how to play Zenhak
F- Erm... Zenfar's avatar's giant pixelated head
F- Just... don't even bother clicking on this...

- ScottyG <3
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