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Cblogs of 04/11/14-04/13/14 and bbainisms

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Hello everyone! I'll be covering three days this week: Friday, Saturday AND Sunday! MacManus has some important business to attend to for the time being, so I'll be taking over Saturdays indefinitely, and Crackity Jones was busy having a grand time at PAX East, so Sunday fell into my lap this week as well. Somehow, there were still less blogs to read than a normal Friday, which was odd... PAX weekends always tend to be super slow for some reason. 

And speaking of PAX, there were a ton of cool indie games that were shown which I'm really excited about. Hyper Light Drifter, Below, Child of Light and Gods Will be Watching all look like games I need to play! The Indie Megabooth always seems to be the coolest part of PAX to me, and I'm glad to see it still didn't fail to deliver this year!


This just looks all kinds of AMAZING!

Unfortunately, I'll have to keep these -isms short. I wanted to post this up before work, and I'm quickly running out of time! Anyway, I'll see you all next weekend!



* - Marche100 is working on a Destructoid-themed visual novel, which should be finished in a few weeks! Awesome!

* - StriderHoang offers some useful advice for navigating the harsh, unforgiving space of FTL with the new weapons from the Advanced Edition.



A - RedHeadPeak wonders if Link has what it takes to rule the world.

A - pk fire played a lot of indie games at PAX and highlights the best of the bunch!

A - SpielerDad has to be careful with who he talks about video games with at work... judgemental ears could be listening.







F - Friday Night Fights on Playstation + Sony love!

F - Friday Night Fights on Xbox + PAX jealousy!



$ - April 11th UK releases and bargains!







V - This video explores strong characters and sex appeal.



F - These spam posts about cheats are getting really old...



- bbain

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